Burnham is a very small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 4,229 people and just one neighborhood, Burnham is the 362nd largest community in Illinois.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some villages, Burnham isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Burnham are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Burnham is a village of sales and office workers, professionals and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Burnham who work in office and administrative support (21.21%), sales jobs (7.42%) and healthcare (6.44%).
Also of interest is that Burnham has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
In Burnham, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.15 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Despite the fact that it is a small village, Burnham has quite a few people who take public transportation – mostly the train - for their daily commute to work. This helps to fill a real need in the village for affordable transportation.