Burlingame, CA

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2022 Population
30,995
0.472% 1-year decline
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
US Senator
Laphonza Butler
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
40.9
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
5.02%
19.2% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$165,940
10.5% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$2M

About

In 2022, Burlingame, CA had a population of 31k people with a median age of 40.9 and a median household income of $165,940. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Burlingame, CA declined from 31,142 to 30,995, a −0.472% decrease and its median household income grew from $150,182 to $165,940, a 10.5% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Burlingame, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (52%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (28%), Other (Hispanic) (5.68%), Two+ (Hispanic) (4.1%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.93%).

None of the households in Burlingame, CA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

87.1% of the residents in Burlingame, CA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Burlingame, CA was $2M, and the homeownership rate was 52.2%.

Most people in Burlingame, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 31.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Burlingame, CA was 2 cars per household.

About the photo: The CalTrain station in Burlingame, CA. Built in the Mission Revival style by the Southern Pacific Railroad, this survivor of the 1906 Earthquake (built 1894!) is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is also a California Historical Landmark.

Population & Diversity

Burlingame, CA is home to a population of 31k people, from which 87.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 29.8% of Burlingame, CA residents were born outside of the country (9.24k people).

In 2022, there were 1.86 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (16.1k people) in Burlingame, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.67k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 1.76k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

87.1%
2022 Citizenship
87.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 87.1% of Burlingame, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Burlingame, CA was 87.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Burlingame, CA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    16.1k ± 938
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    8.67k ± 781
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    1.76k ± 518
13.6%
Hispanic Population
4.22k people

In 2022, there were 1.86 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (16.1k people) in Burlingame, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.67k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 1.76k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

13.6% of the people in Burlingame, CA are hispanic (4.22k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Burlingame, CA as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

29.8%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
9.24k people
30.2%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
9.39k people

As of 2022, 29.8% of Burlingame, CA residents (9.24k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Burlingame, CA was 30.2%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    382 ± 158
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    99 ± 160
  3. Korea
    90 ± 76

Burlingame, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.86 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Burlingame, CA employs 16.7k people. The largest industries in Burlingame, CA are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (3,506 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,802 people), and Manufacturing (1,290 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($195,917), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($178,231), and Information ($171,000).

Occupations

16.7k
2022 Value
± 1,080
−2.03%
1 Year decline
± 9.32%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Burlingame, CA declined at a rate of −2.03%, from 17.1k employees to 16.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Burlingame, CA, are Management Occupations (3,511 people), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1,551 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,318 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Burlingame, CA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

16.7k
2022 Value
± 1,080
−2.03%
1 Year decline
± 9.32%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Burlingame, CA declined at a rate of −2.03%, from 17.1k employees to 16.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Burlingame, CA, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (3,506 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,802 people), and Manufacturing (1,290 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Burlingame, CA, though some of these residents may live in Burlingame, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$102,226
Median earning men ± $11,092
$91,362
Median earning women ± $10,173

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($179,327), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($170,184), and Manufacturing ($155,820).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($179,552), Information ($167,821), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($120,750).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.57%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 17.9M people employed in California. This represents a 2.57% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in California.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in California went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 63.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (34.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.07%).

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing the state of California. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from California

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Alex Padilla
Senator from California3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Kamala Harris, who had become Vice President of the United States.
Laphonza Butler
Senator from California1
Assumed office on October 3, 2023
Appointed to the seat following the death of Dianne Feinstein.

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing California.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in California over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from California

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for California have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 2.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 2.26% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Some college (6.9M), High School or Equivalent (6.8M), and Bachelors Degree (6.36M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Burlingame, CA was $2M in 2022, which is 7.09 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $2M to $2M, a 0% change. The homeownership rate in Burlingame, CA is 52.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Burlingame, CA have an average commute time of 31.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Burlingame, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Burlingame, CA is $165,940. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Burlingame, CA was Census Tract 6050 with a value of $200,893, followed by Census Tract 6052 and Census Tract 6053, with respective values of $184,107 and $174,464.

Property

$2M
Median Property Value 2022
±N/A
$6,399
Median Property Taxes
±$455

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Burlingame, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Burlingame, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

52.2%
Homeownership
2022
71.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 52.2% of the housing units in Burlingame, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 53.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 6050
  2. Census Tract 6052
  3. Census Tract 6053

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Burlingame, CA was Census Tract 6050 with a value of $200,893, followed by Census Tract 6052 and Census Tract 6053, with respective values of $184,107 and $174,464.

The following map shows all of the places in Burlingame, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$165,940
Median Household Income
± $11,609
12.3k
Number of Households
± 773

In 2022, the median household income of the 12.3k households in Burlingame, CA grew to $165,940 from the previous year's value of $150,182.

The following chart displays the households in Burlingame, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Burlingame, CA is from California.
0.498
2022 Wage GINI in California
0.497
2021 Wage GINI in California

In 2022, the income inequality in California was 0.498 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.107% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in California across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (58.3%)
  2. Worked At Home (20.1%)
  3. Public Transit (10.2%)

In 2022, 58.3% of workers in Burlingame, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (20.1%) and those who used public transit to get to work (10.2%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

31.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Burlingame, CA have a longer commute time (31.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.33% of the workforce in Burlingame, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Burlingame, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Burlingame, CA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

5.02% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Burlingame, CA (1.54k out of 30.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 45 - 54, followed by Males 35 - 44 and then Females 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Burlingame, CA is White, followed by Asian and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

96.8% of the population of Burlingame, CA has health coverage, with 67.1% on employee plans, 5.87% on Medicaid, 10.7% on Medicare, 12.7% on non-group plans, and 0.398% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in San Mateo County, CA see 939 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.78% decrease from the previous year (956 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 948 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 231 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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939 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in San Mateo County, CA

Primary care physicians in San Mateo County, CA see an average of 939 patients per year. This represents a 1.78% decrease from the previous year (956 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in San Mateo County, CA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.9% under 18 years, 17.1% between 18 and 34 years, 44.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 52.1% were men and 47.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.18%
Uninsured
67.1%
Employer Coverage
5.87%
Medicaid
10.7%
Medicare
12.7%
Non-Group
0.398%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Burlingame, CA grew by 12.8% from 2.82% to 3.18%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Burlingame, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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