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 93.62% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Burr Ridge is a village of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Burr Ridge who work in management occupations (23.85%), sales jobs (15.82%), and healthcare (15.16%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Burr Ridge telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 15.55% 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". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

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.

In Burr Ridge, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.74 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.

Even though Burr Ridge is a smaller village, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Burr Ridge, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Burr Ridge is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 67.72% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Burr Ridge in 2010 was $88,623, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $354,492 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 Irish, German, Italian, Polish, and English.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Burr Ridge's cultural character, accounting for 20.98% of the village’s population.

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


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