Burr Ridge, IL
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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 91.78% 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 management occupations (20.13%), sales jobs (18.10%), and healthcare (17.67%).

A relatively large number of people in Burr Ridge telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.36% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

Because of many things, Burr Ridge is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Burr Ridge really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Burr Ridge perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

One downside of living in Burr Ridge, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.85 minutes every day commuting to work.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Burr Ridge. 63.55% 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 $75,087, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $300,348 for a family of four.

Burr Ridge is a very 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 German, Italian, Polish, and English.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Burr Ridge's cultural character, accounting for 20.26% of the village’s population.

The most common language spoken in Burr Ridge is English. Other important languages spoken here include Arabic and Spanish.

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