Burlingame, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Burlingame, California - Basic Facts

The City of Burlingame had a population of 29,990 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018.

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Burlingame, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 29,990
Population in Households 29,567
Population in Familes 22,875
Population in Group Qrtrs 423
Population Density2 6,808
Diversity Index3 65


Median Household Income $98,127
Average Household Income $147,336
Per Capita Income $63,351


Total Housing Units 13,297 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,088 (45.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,674 (50.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 535 ( 4.0%)
Median Home Value $1,459,986
Average Home Value $1,507,070


Total Households 12,762
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 7,456
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.49% 0.39%
Households 0.39% 0.33%
Families 0.45% 0.37%
Median Household Income   3.59%
Per Capita Income   3.39%

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, 2018 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 # 268 82nd
Population Density # 151 90th
Diversity Index # 732 52nd
Median Household Income # 231 85th
Per Capita Income # 129 92nd

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