Burr Ridge is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 10,758 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 92.30% 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 (20.90%), healthcare (20.86%), and sales jobs (13.80%).
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: 18.08% 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". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
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.
In Burr Ridge, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 35.43 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.
In Burr Ridge, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Burr Ridge is a relatively small village. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
If knowledge is power, Burr Ridge is a pretty powerful place. 69.98% of the adults in Burr Ridge have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Burr Ridge in 2018 was $99,684, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $398,736 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, Polish, Italian, and English.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Burr Ridge's cultural character, accounting for 23.88% 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.