Burr Ridge, Illinois

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Burr Ridge, Illinois

Introduction to Burr Ridge, Illinois

Burr Ridge, Illinois, in Du Page county, is 8 miles E of Bolingbrook, Illinois and 16 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois. The village is considered part of the Chicago metropolitan area. Burr Ridge has a population of 10,408.

Burr Ridge History

The gently rolling hills of Burr Ridge were carved by glaciers at the end of the last ice age. Much of the village lies on the Valparaiso Moraine. A tributary of the Des Plaines River, named Flagg Creek, runs through Burr Ridge. In 1917, the International Harvester Company purchased 414 acres of land for an experimental farm. This is where IHC tested the world's first all-purpose tractor, the 'Farmall.' In the same year, the Cook County Prison Farm began operating. The village was finally incorporated in 1956.

Burr Ridge and nearby Attractions

  • Trinity Lutheran Church
  • Oak Grove County Forest Preserve
  • Devon Park
  • American Police Center & Museum
  • Chicago Portage National Historic Site
  • Ernest Hemingway's birthplace

Things To Do In Burr Ridge

Oak Grove County Forest Preserve provides the chance to observe and photograph wildlife in their natural habitat. Devon Park, Stevens Park, Walker Park and Whittaker Park also have popular recreational facilities.

Burr Ridge Transportation

Chicago Midway International Airport is nearby.

Burr Ridge Higher Education

Moraine Valley Community College, Elmhurst College and the College of Dupage provide higher education to the people of Burr Ridge.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Burr Ridge Well-Paid Single Men
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Burr Ridge Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Burr Ridge Well-Paid Single Women
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Burr Ridge People in Middle Class or Better
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Burr Ridge College Educated Adults
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Burr Ridge Public Transportation Use
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Burr Ridge Low Rate of Poverty
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 17% Burr Ridge Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Burr Ridge, Illinois

Comparing Burr Ridge 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
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 10 10
Age of the Population 10 10
Racial Diversity 8 9
Male Share of the Population 7 7
Senior Citizens 5 5
Female Share of the Population 4 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10
College Educated Adults 10 10
People Above Poverty 10 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 10
Working at Home 9 10
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 8
People Living Alone 2 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 1
Affordability of Rents 1 1

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Burr Ridge Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles E of Bolingbrook, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 16 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois
County Du Page
Standard Zip Codes 60527
Phone Area Codes 630
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.74
Longitude -87.92

Burr Ridge Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.1 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
Station WHEATON 3 SE
Distance 9.2 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
Distance 16.8 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 36.2 inches
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Burr Ridge Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 10,408 100%
Male 5,087 48.9%
Female 5,321 51.1%
Under 18 2,767 26.6%
18+ 7,641 73.4%
65+ 1,478 14.2%
Median Age 44
Average Family Size 3.22
White 8,919 85.7%
African-American 102 1%
Asian 1,138 10.9%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0%
Other 78 0.7%
Mixed Race 165 1.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 304 2.9%

Estimated Burr Ridge Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 10,949
Growth 541
Growth % 5.2%

Burr Ridge 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
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.5%
Irish 14%
German 13.6%
Italian 12.4%
Polish 8.5%
English 6.8%
US/American 3.7%
Czech 3.7%
Greek 2.2%
Dutch 2.2%
Czechoslovakian 1.5%
Norwegian 1.4%
Swedish 1.2%
French (except Basque) 1%
Serbian 1%
Croatian 0.9%
Scottish 0.8%
Slovak 0.8%
Scandinavian 0.7%
Egyptian 0.7%
Syrian 0.6%
Lithuanian 0.6%
Danish 0.6%
Russian 0.5%
Scotch-Irish 0.5%
Iranian 0.5%
Hungarian 0.4%
Arab/Arabic 0.4%
Yugoslavian 0.4%
European 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
Northern European 0.3%
Armenian 0.3%
Estonian 0.3%
Romanian 0.3%
French Canadian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Burr Ridge, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Burridge (60527)
Willow Brook (60527)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Burr Ridge 10,408 $151,126
Clarendon Hills 7,610 $103,532
Darien 22,860 $87,412
Indian Head Park 3,685 $78,443
Westmont 24,554 $64,472
Willow Springs 5,027 $66,886
Willowbrook 8,967 $76,100
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