Burr Ridge is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 10,801 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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 15.55% 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 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.
One downside of living in Burr Ridge, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.74 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
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.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Burr Ridge. 67.72% 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 $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.