Burlingame has the 1025th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 5.7% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Burlingame is part of the San Francisco metro area. Unemployment in the San Francisco area is 3%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. San Francisco has the 7th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Burlingame is above average at $72,740, and the median cost of a home in Burlingame is over $1,000,000, which is above the national average. 58% of workers in Burlingame hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 95% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Burlingame. 70% of Burlingame workers drive to work alone, 8% take public transit, 11% carpool, and 10% walk. People in Burlingame spend an average of 28 minutes commuting to work, which is longer than the national average of 26 minutes.