Burbank, IL
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Burbank is a medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 29,128 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Burbank is the 71st largest community in Illinois.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Burbank is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Burbank is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Burbank who work in office and administrative support (16.89%), sales jobs (10.49%), and food service (6.95%).

One downside of living in Burbank, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.58 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Burbank is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Burbank area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The rate of college-level education in Burbank is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 11.42% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Burbank in 2010 was $21,131, which is lower middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $84,524 for a family of four. However, Burbank contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Burbank is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Burbank home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Burbank residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Burbank also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 29.10% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Burbank include Irish, German, Italian, and Palestinian.

Burbank also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 29.69%.

The most common language spoken in Burbank is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.