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  •   State: 
    Los Angeles County
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    34°10′49″N 118°19′42″W
      Area total: 
    17.35 sq mi (44.94 km²)
      Area land: 
    17.32 sq mi (44.85 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.04 sq mi (0.09 km²)
    607 ft (185 m)
    Incorporated July 8, 1911
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      Dman name cbsa: 
    Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
    Pacific Standard Time (PST) UTC-8:00; Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) UTC-7:00
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    Burbank, Los Angeles County, California, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    6,198.72 residents per square mile of area (2,393.34/km²)
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Burbank is a city in the southeastern end of the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles County, California, United States. Located 12 miles (19 km) northwest of downtown Los Angeles, Burbank has a population of 107,337. The city was named after Dr. David Burbank, who established a sheep ranch there in 1867. The Hollywood Burbank Airport was the location of Lockheed's Skunk Works, which produced some of the most secret and technologically advanced airplanes. Warner Bros. Entertainment, The Walt Disney Company, Nickelodeon Animation Studio, The Burbank Studios, Cartoon Network Studios with the West Coast branch of Cartoon Network, and Insomniac Games are all headquartered in Burbank. In addition, the city contains the largest IKEA in the U.S. and the Burbank Theatre, which opened on November 27, 1893, at a cost of $150,000. It struggled for many years and by August 1900 had its thirteenth manager. The theatre was intended to be an opera house, instead it staged plays and featured leading actors of the day, such as Fay Bainter and Marjorie Rambeau. When The theatre became a burlesque house, it deteriorated into a theatre until a few years later, until it became the Burlesque Theatre. The Burlesques are now located on Olive Avenue, aligned along what is now the road to Cahuenga Pass. The town was once known as "Beautiful Downtown Burbank" on Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.


The city of Burbank occupies land that was previously part of two Spanish and Mexican-era colonial land grants. Dr. David Burbank purchased over 4,600 acres (19 km²) of the former Verdugo holding in 1867. He eventually became known as one of the largest and most successful sheep raisers in southern California. Burbank also later owned the Burbank Theatre, which opened on November 27, 1893, at a cost of $150,000. The theatre featured leading actors of the day, such as Fay Bainter and Marjorie Rambeau, until it deteriorated into a burlesque house. The original plot of land extended from what is now Burbank Boulevard on the north to Grandview Avenue in Glendale, California on the top of theVerdugo Hills. The water system allowed farmers to irrigate their orchards and provided a stronger base for agricultural development. The first train passed through Burbank on April 5, 1874. A boom created by a rate war between the Santa Fe and Southern Pacific brought people streaming into California shortly thereafter, and a group of speculators purchased Burbank's land holdings in 1886 for $250,000, calling the land company Burbank Land, and Development and Company. The townsite had Burbank/Walnut Avenue as the northern boundary as well as the southern boundary as the boundary for the western border of a water system in 1887. The city's name is derived from the word Burbank, which means "bank" in Spanish.


Burbank is located within a seismically active area. At least eight major faults are mapped within 13.5 miles (21.7 km) of Burbank's civic center. The Verdugo Fault, which can reach a maximum estimated 6.5 magnitude earthquake on the Richter Scale, is about 1.4 miles (2.4 km) from the city's civic centre. The San Fernando Fault, located 6 miles (10 km) northwest of Bur Bank's downtown, caused the 6.6 magnitude 1971 San Fernando earthquake. Burbank has a hot-summer Mediterranean climate (Köppen: Csa) with hot summers and mild winters. The highest recorded temperature was 114 °F (46 °C) which occurred on July 6, 2018, and again on September 6, 2020. Average annual precipitation is just over 17 inches, but is highly variable from year to year. Wet years (with well over 20 inches of rainfall) are generally associated with El Niño conditions, and dry years with La Niña conditions. The wettest water year (October to September of the next year) on record was the 201314 season with 5.37 in (136 mm) while the wetest was 194041 with 39.29 in (998 mm). The months that receive the most precipitation are February and January, respectively. The city is bordered by Glendale to the east, North Hollywood and Toluca Lake on the west, and Griffith Park to the south.


Burbank experienced a 4.8% increase in population between 2000 and 2016, bringing its total population in 2016 to 105,110. Population growth was influenced by Burbank's expanding employment base, high quality public schools, and access to regional transportation routes and metropolitan Los Angeles. According to the Southern California Association of Government's 2016 Demographic and Growth Forecast, the population of Burbank is expected to reach about 118,700 by 2040, an increase of 15% from 2012. In 2010, Burbank had a median household income of $66,240, with 9.4% of the population living below the federal poverty line. The racial makeup of the city was 72.2% White, 2,1% Black or African American, 0.6% Native American, 12,007 (11.6%) Asian, 89 (0.1%) Pacific Islander, 7,999 (7.7%) from other races, and 4,992 (4.8%) from two or more races. There were 44,309 housing units at an average density of 2,549.6 per square mile (984.4/km²), of which 18,465 (44.0%) were owner-occupied, and 23,475 (56.0) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.6%; the rental vacancy rate is 5.3%. 50,687 people (49.0% of. the population) lived in owner- occupied housing units and 52,080 people (50.4%) lived in rental housing units.


Burbank is the second-largest office space market in the San Fernando Valley. The entertainment industry has among the highest office lease rates in the region. As of 2016, only 25% of the city's employed residents worked in Burbank. The city forecasts it will post a deficit for at least the next five years, projecting about $9.4 million in red ink in fiscal year 2017-18 and a deficit of about $27.4million by 202223. The revitalized downtown provides an urban mix of shopping, dining, and entertainment, with apartments above the shopping mall. The Burbank Town Center is a retail complex adjacent to the downtown that was built in two phases between 1991 and 1992 and renamed Burbank City Center in 1992. It would later get renamed Town Center Town Center and undergo a regional redevelopment agreement with San Diego-based Ernest Hahn Media Company to build a regional mall and upscale apartment complex in the center of the district. In 2012, there were 17,587 companies within the city of Burbank and with combined payroll totaling in excess of $13.4 billion. The unemployment rate in the Burbank area stood at 8.4%, or below the state's jobless rate of 10.9%, according to the California Employment Development Department. Back in January 2011, the unemployment rate had reached 10.7%, but by November 2017, the rate was just 3.4%. The city had more than 1,200 home foreclosures, with about three-fourths of them happening from 2007 to 2011.


Burbank is a charter city which operates under a councilmanager form of government. The five-member City Council is elected for four-year overlapping terms, with the Mayor appointed annually from among the council. The Magnolia Power Project, a 328-megawatt power plant located on Magnolia Boulevard near the Interstate 5 freeway, began generating electricity in 2005. In 2015, Burbank reached its 2007 goal of providing 33% renewable energy to the city five years ahead of schedule. As of 2017, the city was getting 35% of its power from renewables. Burbank's current City Hall was constructed from 1941 to 1942 in a neo-federalist Moderne style popular in the late Depression era. One distinctive features of the building is its 77-foot (23 m) cream-colored concrete tower, which serves as the main lobby. The city seal can be found in the trim on the city seal, which can also be found on the trim of the City Council chambers during World War II, although it was covered up for decades until articionados convinced the city to reveal the work. "Four Freedoms" mural in the grand stairway of City Hall illustrates the work of President Franklin Roosevelt, outlined in Franklin Roosevelt's spein of speined marble. The mural was never fully revealed until decades later, when artist Hugo Ballin created a mural in Burbank City Council's City chambers during WW II, which was also covered up until it was fully revealed. The City Council lost a court case in 2000 involving the right to begin meetings with a sectarian prayer.


Burbank is home to several California Distinguished Schools including Luther Burbank Middle School and David Starr Jordan Middle School. According to U.S. News Best High Schools rankings, the district contains three schools that received gold, silver or bronze medals in the publication's latest rankings. Woodbury University is the largest university in Burbank. The nearest community college to Burbank is Los Angeles Valley College, which is west of the city. Lycee International de Los Angeles, a bilingual French American college preparatory school, submitted an application with the city of Burbank to operate a private school for grades 612 on the site of the former General Motors Training Center. The school opened in August 2013 and now features 23 classrooms. The Concordia Schools Concordia Burbank, a K6 private school, is in the city, and has administrative offices in the Burbank Unified School District. During the early 1920s, Burbank was a contender to become the location for the southern branch of the University of California. Planners were considering locating the university in the Ben Mar Hills area near Amherst Drive and San Fernando Boulevard. The seaside community of Rancho Palos Verdes was also considered for the campus. Both sites were eventually bypassed when the Janss Investment Company donated property now known as Westwood to build the University. of California, Los Angeles. The city is also home to a number of smaller colleges, including several makeup and beauty trade schools serving the entertainment industry.


Hollywood Burbank Airport, until late 2017 known as Bob Hope Airport, serves over 4 million travelers per year with six major carriers and over 70 flights daily. Noise from the airport has been a source of concern for nearly decades. The construction of major freeways through and around the city of Burbank starting in the 1950s both divided the city from itself and linked it to the rapidly growing Los Angeles region. Burbank contains about 227.5 miles (366.1 km) of streets, nearly 50 miles (80km) of paved alleys, 181 signalized intersections and 10 intersections with flashing signals. In 2006, Burbank opened its first hydrogen fueling station for automobiles. In 2012, the state Transportation Commission approved $224.1 million in funding for the improvements to the Golden State Freeway (I-5) in the Burbank area. The projected California High-Speed Rail route will pass through the city and include a stop near Downtown Burbank. The train will connect the San Francisco area to Los Angeles, traveling at speeds up to 220 mph (350 km/h) at some points. The Burbank Chandler Bike Path is popular with cyclist and pedestrians alike. Commuters can use Metrolink and Amtrak for service south into Downtown, west to Ventura and north to Palmdale and beyond. In the late 1970s Burbank became part of the Vergo Fire Communications Center under a joint agreement with Glendale and Pasadena. All three cities were experiencing a lot of issues with fire dispatching at the time.

Sister cities

Burbank is twinned with several other cities. The city has a population of 1.2 million. It is located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. It also has a long-standing relationship with the city of New York. The town has a history of being involved in World War II and the First World War. It was also involved in the Second World War, and the Battle of the Bulge, as well as the Second Battle of Gettysburg. It has been named after the town of Burbank, New Jersey, which was founded in 18th century. The name of the town is also used as a nickname for the town's main street, the Main Street. It's also known as the "Main Street of the City" or "Main St. of the city" for its central location in the town centre. The main street is named after its central business district, which dates back to the 19th century, and is called the Main St. area. The Main Street area is known as "The Main Street" or the "Old Main" in the city. The downtown area is called "The New Main" and is the "New Main" part of the "Central Business District" The town's name is derived from the name of its oldest residents, who first settled in the late 1800s and early 1900s, when the town was called "Burbanks" The city is also known for its association with New York City.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Burbank, Los Angeles County, California = 1. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 52. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 10. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Burbank = 6.2 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 107,337 individuals with a median age of 40 age the population grows by 5.62% in Burbank, Los Angeles County, California population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 6,198.72 residents per square mile of area (2,393.34/km²). There are average 2.43 people per household in the 43,335 households with an average household income of $62,343 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 10.30% of the available work force and has dropped -6.24% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 17.22%. The number of physicians in Burbank per 100,000 population = 213.2.


The annual rainfall in Burbank = 23 inches and the annual snowfall = 0.2 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 36. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 286. 89 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 43 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 46, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Burbank, Los Angeles County, California which are owned by the occupant = 41.64%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 50 years with median home cost = $400,460 and home appreciation of -8.08%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $7.73 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $4,940 per student. There are 22 students for each teacher in the school. 8437.96% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 20.64% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 8.30% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Burbank's population in Los Angeles County, California of 1,958 residents in 1900 has increased 54,82-fold to 107,337 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 51.25% female residents and 48.75% male residents live in Burbank, Los Angeles County, California.

    As of 2020 in Burbank, Los Angeles County, California are married and the remaining 48.41% are single population.

  • 27.6 minutes is the average time that residents in Burbank require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    77.17% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 11.82% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 2.60% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 3.97% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Burbank, Los Angeles County, California, 41.64% are owner-occupied homes, another 56.15% are rented apartments, and the remaining 2.21% are vacant.

  • The 56.73% of the population in Burbank, Los Angeles County, California who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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