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Burbank, Los Angeles County, California
|County||Los Angeles County, California|
45 km² (17.4 mi²)
0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) 0.12%
|Time zone||Pacific: UTC-8|
|City of Burbank Official Website|
New Hampshire-born dentist David Burbank purchased the land that became the township of Burbank in 1867 and established a sheep ranch on it. The township was founded in 1887 and the City of Burbank was incorporated in 1911.
The Lockheed Company was located in Burbank from 1932 until the late 1990s. Burbank saw its greatest growth during World War II due to Lockheed's wartime manufacturing activities. The Bob Hope Airport (formerly known as the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena airport), is the second-largest airport in commercial traffic volume in Los Angeles County after LAX and one of the most active in the United States.
A prominent resident of early Burbank was World Heavyweight Boxing Champion James Jeffries .
NBC has its west coast US operations based there, and it is where the Tonight Show is recorded. In the 1960's the comedy television show Laugh-In was broadcast from what they famously, and ironically, referred to as "Beautiful Downtown Burbank"
Burbank is located at 34°10'49" North, 118°19'42" West (34.180170, -118.328341).
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 100,316 people, 41,608 households, and 24,382 families residing in the city. The population density is 2,232.4/km² (5,782.4/mi²). There are 42,847 housing units at an average density of 953.5/km² (2,469.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 72.18% White, 2.06% Black or African American, 0.55% Native American, 9.15% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 9.88% from other races, and 6.04% from two or more races. 24.87% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 41,608 households out of which 28.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.8% are married couples living together, 11.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 41.4% are non-families. 33.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.39 and the average family size is 3.14.
In the city the population is spread out with 22.3% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 35.4% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 12.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 94.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 90.7 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $47,467, and the median income for a family is $56,767. Males have a median income of $41,792 versus $35,273 for females. The per capita income for the city is $25,713. 10.5% of the population and 8.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 13.3% of those under the age of 18 and 9.0% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
Much of Burbank's economy is based on the entertainment industry. Hollywood is considered to be a symbol of the glamorous entertainment industry, but much of the actual production takes place in south Burbank, near Griffith Park. Many small companies that work on video processing and distributing are also located there. The following companies are headquarted in south Burbank on Alameda and Olive Avenues:
- Coral Cafe
- Fry's Electronics
- Psychic Eye Bookshop
Burbank is the birthplace of:
- Debbe Dunning, actress
- Wil Wheaton, actor and writer
- Bonnie Raitt, singer/songwriter
- Sean Penn, actor/activist
- City of Burbank - Official
- City of Burbank Community Development Department - Official
- Burbank Chamber of Commerce
- Burbank community website
- Burbank Airport Authority
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