Burr Ridge is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 11,134 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Burr Ridge is the 204th 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.
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: 23.81% 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.
Because of many things, Burr Ridge is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Burr Ridge a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Burr Ridge has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Burr Ridge’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Burr Ridge is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Burr Ridge, the average commute to work is 34.97 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the village, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Even though Burr Ridge is a smaller village, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus 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 70.34% 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 2018 was $102,404, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $409,616 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 23.35% 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.