Standburn is located 1.3 miles (2.1 km) south-west of Maddiston, 1.7 miles (2.7 km) north-east of Avonbridge and 4.0 miles (6.4 km) south east of Falkirk.
The entire village is located along a section of the B825 road between Avonbridge and Loan.
According to the 2001 Census, Standburn was recorded as having a resident population of 149, a figure almost unchanged from the census of 1991.
Drumbowie Environment Action Group is a charitable organisation which owns Drumbowie Park to the north of Standburn, this community woodland is open to the public.
Standburn was a mining community with several active pits until the 1950s. The bings from the mining days can still be seen although the land has now been planted with trees and named Gateside Woodland.