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Burlingame, California - Basic Facts

The City of Burlingame had a population of 30,146 as of July 1, 2016. Burlingame ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Burlingame is located at latitude 37.59 and longitude -122.3633 in San Mateo County. The formal boundaries for the City of Burlingame (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.41 sq. miles and a water area of 1.65 sq. miles. San Mateo County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 39 feet.

The City of Burlingame (GNIS ID: 2409945) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Burlingame is located within South San Francisco CCD of San Mateo County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Burlingame population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Burlingame, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 30,146
Population in Households 29,714
Population in Familes 22,776
Population in Group Qrtrs 432
Population Density1 6,843
Diversity Index2 65


Total Households 12,739
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 7,433
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 13,416 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,813 (43.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,926 (51.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 677 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $1,000,001
Average Home Value $1,095,262


Median Household Income $88,510
Average Household Income $132,323
Per Capita Income $56,565
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.73% 0.97%
Households 0.48% 0.81%
Families 0.55% 0.85%
Median Household Income   2.98%
Per Capita Income   1.83%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Burlingame, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Burlingame to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 263 83rd
Population Density1 # 141 91st
Diversity Index2 # 733 52nd
Median Household Income # 226 85th
Per Capita Income # 128 92nd

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