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Overview

Introduction to Burlingame, California

Burlingame, California is 2 miles NW of San Mateo, California (center to center) and 13 miles S of San Francisco, California. It is in San Mateo county. The city is part of the San Francisco metro area. 

Burlingame History

Burlingame is named after Anson Burlingame, who chose an 1,100 acres site for himself in the region. The town slowly developed, and by 1906 many people from San Francisco came and settled here. The region is often known as the 'City of Trees' due to the number of trees within the city. Most of the residential properties have trees owned and protected by the city. Besides this, the city also has various parks and Eucalyptus groves that add to the overall tree count. The Eucalyptus groves are situated to the west of the city on Interstate 280 and alongside many city streets, like El Camino Real, California Drive and other smaller local streets.

Burlingame and nearby Attractions

  • PEZ Store & Museum
  • Happy World Travel
  • Bayside Park
  • Village Park
  • Ray Park
  • Elite Limousine Inc

Things To Do In Burlingame

The city of Burlingame is dotted with breathtaking beaches where people can enjoy various activities like scuba diving, parasailing, swimming, snorkeling, etc. The city also provides other recreation opportunities like hiking, golf and bike tours. There are various parks in the city, which people can visit at the leisure time. The nightlife of Burlingame is lively with various bars, clubs, movie theaters, restaurants and shopping arcades.

Burlingame Transportation

Burlingame is served by San Francisco International airport.

Burlingame Higher Education

The city is served by Roth-Williams Center for Functional Occlusion.

People

Total Population 29,941
Male Share of the Population 47.4%
Female Share of the Population 52.6%
Senior Citizens 12.7%
Employed Population 16+ 15,387
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 52.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 58.5%
Median Earnings25+ $64,699
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,321
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,730

Wealth

Median Family Income $136,250
% Above Poverty Level 93.1%
% Below Poverty Level 6.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 5.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.8%
% Using Public Transportation 14.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 33.2%
Median Gross Rent $1,645
Median House Value $1,249,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 42.6%
US/American 0.6%
English 6.9%
Irish 12%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Burlingame Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles NW of San Mateo, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 13 miles S of San Francisco, California
County San Mateo
Standard Zip Codes 94010, 94012
P.O. Box Zip Codes 94011
Phone Area Codes 650
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.584
Longitude -122.365

Burlingame Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station RICHMOND
Distance 2.2 miles
Jan Temp 43 to 57 F
Apr Temp 48 to 66 F
Jul Temp 55 to 71 F
Oct Temp 53 to 72 F
Annual Precip 23.3 inches
Station REDWOOD CITY
Distance 10 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 58 F
Apr Temp 45 to 70 F
Jul Temp 55 to 81 F
Oct Temp 49 to 73 F
Annual Precip 20.1 inches
Station WOODSIDE FIRE STN 1
Distance 12.2 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 60 F
Apr Temp 42 to 73 F
Jul Temp 51 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 79 F
Annual Precip 28.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Foster City 32,377 $137,940
Hillsborough 11,253 $250
Millbrae 22,416 $107,466
San Bruno 42,506 $92,684
San Mateo 101,335 $105,790
South San Francisco 66,217 $90,747

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Burlingame Public Libraries

Library
Burlingame Public Library
480 PRIMROSE RD.
Burlingame, California
(650) 558-7474

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Burlingame Hospitals

PENINSULA MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
1783 EL CAMINO REAL
(650) 696-5270
Emergency Service: Yes

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Burlingame High Schools

BURLINGAME HIGH
400 CAROLAN AVE.
650-762-0100
Serves 1,338 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23

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