Burbank, CA Profile: Facts & Data


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Burbank, California - Basic Facts

The City of Burbank had a population of 106,675 as of July 1, 2020. Burbank 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 Burbank is located at latitude 34.1808 and longitude -118.309 in Los Angeles County. The formal boundaries for the City of Burbank encompass a land area of 17.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Los Angeles County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 607 feet.

The City of Burbank (GNIS ID: 2409939) 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 Burbank is located within San Fernando Valley CCD of Los Angeles County.


Burbank, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 106,675 (100%)
Population in Households 106,081 (99.4%)
Population in Families 82,302 (77.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 594 ( 0.6%)
Population Density 6,161
Diversity Index2 70


Median Household Income $80,707
Average Household Income $107,189
% of Income for Mortgage4 39%
Per Capita Income $42,818
Wealth Index5 103


Total HU (Housing Units) 45,358 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 17,484 (38.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 25,115 (55.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,759 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $756,789
Average Home Value $831,978
Housing Affordability Index3 62


Total Households 42,599
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 25,915
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.32% 0.12%
Households 0.16% -0.01%
Families 0.19% 0.07%
Median Household Income   2.13%
Per Capita Income   2.54%
Owner Occupied HU   0.3%


Burbank, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Burbank to the other 1,521 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 69 96th
Population Density # 177 88th
Median Household Income # 483 68th
Housing Affordability Index # 302 20th
Per Capita Income # 414 73rd
Diversity Index # 682 55th

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