Burbank, Illinois

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Burbank, Illinois

Introduction to Burbank, Illinois

Burbank, Illinois, in Cook county, is 1 miles NW of Oak Lawn, Illinois (center to center) and 11 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois. The city is located in the Chicago metropolitan area. Burbank has a population of 27,902.

Burbank History

The area now known as Burbank originally consisted of a few scattered farms. The diagonal State Road connecting Ridgeland/Narragansett Avenues and Cicero Avenue was the earliest road to run through the area. After a number of false starts and faulty plans, the subdivision boom of the 1920s resulted in the proper development of the region. The city was named Burbank after the Luther Burbank Elementary School. It was officially incorporated on April 4, 1970.

Burbank and nearby Attractions

  • Chicago Portage National Historic Site
  • American Police Center & Museum
  • Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture
  • Burbank Baptist Temple
  • Fitzgerald Park
  • Adler Planetarium

Things To Do In Burbank

visitors interested in the historical and cultural background of the city can tour Burbank City Hall and Prairie Trails Public Library. There are a number of historic sites and museums in the neighborhood including the Robert S. Abbott House, Chicago Portage National Historic Site, American Police Center & Museum, and Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture. The Fitzgerald Park, the Newcastle Park, McArthur Park, and Stevenson Park offer a range of recreational facilities. One can also pay a visit to the numerous churches lining the streets of the city or enjoy a fun-filled day at the Summit Shopping Center.

Burbank Transportation

Chicago Midway International Airport is close by.

Burbank Higher Education

Institutes offering higher educational opportunities include the City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College, Moraine Valley Community College, Morton College, and Loyola University Chicago.

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High Points

Burbank strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 15% Burbank Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Burbank, Illinois

Comparing Burbank to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 7 5
Senior Citizens 7 5
Male Share of the Population 7 7
Well-Paid Single Men 5 5
Female Share of the Population 5 4
Racial Diversity 4 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 10
Portion of People Married 9 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 7
People in Middle Class or Better 7 7
Median Family Income 6 8
College Educated Adults 1 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 9
Walking and Biking to Work 4 7
Short Commute Times 2 2
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 5 2
Housing Recently Built 4 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 3
People Living Alone 2 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 2

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Burbank Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 1 miles NW of Oak Lawn, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 11 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois
County Cook
Standard Zip Codes 60459
Phone Area Codes 708
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.733
Longitude -87.779

Burbank Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.2 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 31 F
Apr Temp 40 to 59 F
Jul Temp 66 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches
Distance 9.9 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 32 F
Apr Temp 42 to 59 F
Jul Temp 66 to 84 F
Oct Temp 46 to 64 F
Annual Precip 38 inches
Station WHEATON 3 SE
Distance 15.9 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 67 F
Annual Precip 37.9 inches
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Burbank Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 27,902 100%
Male 13,630 48.8%
Female 14,272 51.2%
Under 18 7,016 25.1%
18+ 20,886 74.9%
65+ 3,921 14.1%
Median Age 36.9
Average Family Size 3.44
White 25,299 90.7%
African-American 73 0.3%
Asian 490 1.8%
American Indian & Alaskan 47 0.2%
Other 1,102 3.9%
Mixed Race 885 3.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3,095 11.1%

Estimated Burbank Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 27,634
Growth -268
Growth % -1%

Burbank Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Polish 29.9%
Irish 14.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.2%
German 9.7%
Italian 8.8%
Arab/Arabic 3.2%
Lithuanian 2.7%
US/American 2.5%
English 1.9%
Czech 1.5%
Palestinian 1.3%
Greek 1.2%
French (except Basque) 1%
Slovak 0.9%
Swedish 0.7%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
Croatian 0.5%
Dutch 0.5%
Russian 0.4%
Scottish 0.4%
Norwegian 0.3%
Hungarian 0.3%
Jordanian 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Burbank 27,902 $56,279
Bedford Park 574 $57,250
Bridgeview 15,335 $52,490
Chicago Ridge 14,127 $56,314
Hickory Hills 13,926 $61,972
Hometown 4,467 $49,911
Oak Lawn 55,245 $60,057

Burbank Public Libraries

Prairie Trails P.l.d.
Burbank, Illinois
(708) 430-3688
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Starbucks in Burbank

(As of 2005)
Burbank-78th & Cicero
7788 S. Cicero Ave.
Burbank-79th & Harlem
8021 S. Harlem Ave.
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Burbank High Schools (2004)

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6034 W 77TH STREET
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,631 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18

A Special Education School
Serves 116 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 6.4

A Special Education School
Serves 101 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.3

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