Burlingame, California

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Burlingame is a city in San Mateo County, California. It is located on the San Francisco Peninsula and has a significant shoreline on San Francisco Bay. The city is named after diplomat Anson Burlingame. It is renowned for many surviving examples of Victorian architecture and its high residential quality of life.[citation needed] Burlingame was settled by wealthy San Franciscans looking for a better climate for their second homes.[citation needed] Beginning in the 1960s a population increase and its proximity to the San Francisco International Airport generated airline support services growth. As of the 2000 U.S. Census, Burlingame had a population of 28,158.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 15.6 km² (6.0 mi²). 11.2 km² (4.3 mi²) of it is land and 4.4 km² (1.7 mi²) of it (28.19%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 28,158 people, 12,511 households, and 6,956 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,510.8/km² (6,496.2/mi²). There were 12,869 housing units at an average density of 1,147.5/km² (2,968.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 70.88% White, 1.1% African American, 0.23% Native American, 13.78% Asian, 0.48% Pacific Islander, 3.62% from other races, and 3.96% from two or more races. 17.64% of the population were Hispanic of any race.

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