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Overview

Introduction to Burbank, California

Named for dentist and industrialist David Burbank of New Hampshire, Burbank, California was founded in May of 1887. Located in the eastern portion of the San Fernando Valley, Burbank is approximately a 15 minute drive up the Santa Ana Freeway (I-5), northwest from the center of Los Angeles and about a 45 minute drive South on I-5 to Anaheim. The Bob Hope airport in Burbank is actually the closest airport to downtown Los Angeles.

In 1867 Dr. David Burbank bought over 9,000 acres of undeveloped land in California. Anticipating the pending boom in the economy because of the developing railroad industry. Burbank sold the rail rights to the land to the Southern Pacific Railroad for $1. Speculators later formed a company who bought the property and named the city, Burbank. In 1887 the land company began offering farm lots for sale.

Burbank has been called the "Media Capital of the World." ABC, NBC, Warner Bros., Nickelodeon, and the Walt Disney Company all have major operations in Burbank. Downtown Burbank has been called "one of southern California's most appealing urban centers" by Sunset magazine.

Nearby colleges include Woodbury University, Intercoast Colleges, and CES College. Some of the majors offered include Architecture, Business Administration & Management, and Fashion/Apparel Design. Those not able to attend on campus programs can alternatively take online courses which may include Education courses, Psychology courses, as well as home health aid training.

Burbank Arts, Culture, Shopping and Entertainment

Some of the attractions in Burbank include:

  • The Colony Theatre
  • The Media City Center Shopping Mall
  • The Falcon Theatre
  • The Creative Arts Center
  • About 15 miles to the south you can visit the major theme park attractions of nearby Anaheim including Disneyland

Burbank residents also have easy access to all of the attractions of Los Angeles county.

Southern California is rich in professional sports attractions. Burbank's location provides its residents with easy access to many professional sports teams, including:

  • Baseball:
    • Major League Baseball (MLB) - The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
    • Minor League Baseball (MiLB) - The Inland Emprie 66ers and the Lancaster JetHawks. The 66ers are a Class A Advanced affiliate of the Seattle Mariners, and the JetHawks are a Class A Advanced affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.
  • Basketball:
    • NBA - The Los Angeles Clippers and the Los Angeles Lakers.
    • WNBA - The Los Angeles Sparks.
  • Football:
    • Arena Football League (AFL) - The Los Angeles Avengers.
  • Lacrosse:
    • Major League Lacrosse (MLL) - The Los Angeles Riptide.
  • Soccer:
    • Major League Soccer (MLS) - Club Deportivo Chivas USA and the Los Angeles Galaxy.
    • The United Soccer League (USL) - The Los Angeles Storm, and Southern California Seahorses who play in the USL Premier Development League.
  • Hockey:
    • National Hockey League (NHL) - The Los Angeles Kings and the Anaheim Mighty Ducks.

Demographics

People

Total Population104,583
Male Share of the Population48.2%
Female Share of the Population51.8%
Senior Citizens15%
Employed Population 16+52,442
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married47.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher40%
Median Earnings25+$44,630
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,971
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,405

Wealth

Median Family Income$84,527
% Above Poverty Level88.5%
% Below Poverty Level11.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home6.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work4%
% Using Public Transportation2.4%

Housing

People Living Alone31.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,446
Median House Value$611,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)40.3%
US/American12.5%
German7.9%
Irish6.4%
English5.6%
Italian5%
Arab2.4%
French Except Basque2.1%
Polish1.9%
Scottish1.5%
Russian1.4%
Iranian1.1%
Swedish1.1%
Norwegian0.9%
Syrian0.9%
Dutch0.9%
Lebanese0.7%
Hungarian0.6%
African0.6%
Welsh0.6%
Croatian0.5%
Ukrainian0.4%
Greek0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Portuguese0.3%
Afghan)0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Czech0.3%
Slovak0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Bulgarian0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Australian0.1%
Ugandan0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Basque0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
South African0.1%
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Burbank Almanac

CategoryValue
County Los Angeles County
Standard Zip Codes91501, 91502, 91504, 91505, 91506
P.O. Box Zip Codes91503, 91507, 91508, 91510
Company Zip Codes91521, 91522, 91523, 91526
Phone Area Codes323,747,818, 213, 310, 626
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude34.19
Approximate Longitude-118.29

Burbank Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationBURBANK VALLEY PUMP PLNT
Distance1.5 miles
Jan Temp42 to 68 F
Apr Temp50 to 75 F
Jul Temp62 to 89 F
Oct Temp54 to 82 F
Annual Precip17.4 inches
StationPASADENA
Distance9.3 miles
Jan Temp44 to 68 F
Apr Temp50 to 76 F
Jul Temp61 to 89 F
Oct Temp55 to 83 F
Annual Precip21 inches
StationU C L A
Distance11.3 miles
Jan Temp49 to 66 F
Apr Temp53 to 69 F
Jul Temp62 to 77 F
Oct Temp59 to 75 F
Annual Precip18.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Beverly Hills34,627$141,721
Glendale197,895$66,671
Los Angeles3,918,872$57,055
Pasadena140,268$90,003
West Hollywood35,661$92,867

Burbank Public Libraries

Burbank Public Library
110 N. GLENOAKS BLVD.
Burbank, California
(818) 238-5551

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Burbank Hospitals

Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center
(Non-profit)
501 So. Buena Vista

Burbank Public Schools

Joaquin Miller Elementary
720 E. Providencia Ave.
ZIP: 91501
Primary
Total Enrollment 738
Ralph Emerson Elementary
720 E. Cypress Ave.
ZIP: 91501
Primary
Total Enrollment 596
Burbank High
902 N. Third St.
ZIP: 91502
High
Total Enrollment 2606
Burbank Usd Community Day
223 E. Santa Anita Ave.
ZIP: 91502
High
Total Enrollment 24
George Washington Elementary
2322 N. Lincoln St.
ZIP: 91504
Primary
Total Enrollment 465
Horace Mann
3401 Scott Rd.
ZIP: 91504
John Muir Middle
1111 N. Kenneth Rd.
ZIP: 91504
Middle
Total Enrollment 1408
Thomas Jefferson Elementary
1900 N. Sixth St.
ZIP: 91504
Primary
Total Enrollment 749
Bret Harte Elementary
3200 W. Jeffries Ave.
ZIP: 91505
Primary
Total Enrollment 676
Luther Burbank Middle
3700 W. Jeffries Ave.
ZIP: 91505
Middle
Total Enrollment 1102
Magnolia Park
827 Avon St.
ZIP: 91505
Other
Total Enrollment 23
Off Campus Learning Center
3811 Allan Ave.
ZIP: 91505
Other
Total Enrollment 1
Providencia Elementary
1919 N. Ontario St.
ZIP: 91505
Primary
Total Enrollment 376
R. L. Stevenson Elementary
3333 Oak St.
ZIP: 91505
Primary
Total Enrollment 572
Theodore Roosevelt Elementary
850 N. Cordova St.
ZIP: 91505
Primary
Total Enrollment 633
Burroughs High
1920 Clark Ave.
ZIP: 91506
High
Total Enrollment 2649
David Starr Jordan Middle
420 S. Mariposa St.
ZIP: 91506
Middle
Total Enrollment 1080
Monterey High (continuation)
1915 Monterey Ave.
ZIP: 91506
High
Total Enrollment 170
Options For Youth-burbank Charter
1610 W. Burbank Blvd., Ste. 700
ZIP: 91506
Other
Total Enrollment 1075
Thomas Edison Elementary
2110 W. Chestnut St.
ZIP: 91506
Primary
Total Enrollment 542
Walt Disney Elementary
1220 W. Orange Grove Ave.
ZIP: 91506
Primary
Total Enrollment 393
William Mckinley Elementary
349 W. Valencia Ave.
ZIP: 91506
Primary
Total Enrollment 452

Burbank Private Schools

Bellarmine-jefferson High School
465 E Olive Ave
ZIP: 91501
Secondary
Total Enrollment 224
St Robert Bellarmine Elementary School
154 N 5th St
ZIP: 91501
Elementary
Total Enrollment 205
First Lutheran School
1001 S Glenoaks Blvd
ZIP: 91502
Elementary
Total Enrollment 30
Little Angels
721 S San Fernando Blvd
ZIP: 91502
Elementary
Total Enrollment 46
Study Circle Preschool & Kindergarten
310 E Alameda Ave
ZIP: 91502
Elementary
Total Enrollment 14
St Francis Xavier School
3601 Scott Rd
ZIP: 91504
Elementary
Total Enrollment 282
Abc School House
4102 W Victory Blvd
ZIP: 91505
Elementary
Total Enrollment 2
Burbank Montessori Academy
217 N Hollywood Way
ZIP: 91505
Elementary
Total Enrollment 20
Media Center Montessori Preschool
3711 W Clark Ave
ZIP: 91505
Elementary
Total Enrollment 6
New Generation
3821 W Victory Blvd
ZIP: 91505
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
Providence High School
511 S Buena Vista St
ZIP: 91505
Secondary
Total Enrollment 401
Burbank Edu-care Preschool
1709 W Victory Blvd
ZIP: 91506
Elementary
Total Enrollment 6
Montessori Children's Academie
2400 W Burbank Blvd
ZIP: 91506
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
Music Box Preschool & Kindergarten
720 S Main St
ZIP: 91506
Elementary
Total Enrollment 13
St Finbar Parish School
2120 W Olive Ave
ZIP: 91506
Elementary
Total Enrollment 304
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