Burr Ridge is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 10,818 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Burr Ridge is the 215th largest community in Illinois.
Burr Ridge home prices are not only among the most expensive in Illinois, but Burr Ridge real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Burr Ridge is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 93.77% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Burr Ridge is a village of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Burr Ridge who work in healthcare (21.46%), management occupations (20.25%), and sales jobs (13.39%).
Also of interest is that Burr Ridge has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.16% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
In addition, Burr Ridge is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
Burr Ridge is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Burr Ridge’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
In Burr Ridge, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.71 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 being a small village, Burr Ridge has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Burr Ridge. 68.51% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Burr Ridge in 2010 was $70,886, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $283,544 for a family of four.
Burr Ridge is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Burr Ridge home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Burr Ridge residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Burr Ridge include Irish, Polish, Italian, and English.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Burr Ridge's cultural character, accounting for 20.48% of the village’s population.
The most common language spoken in Burr Ridge is English. Other important languages spoken here include Arabic and Indic languages.