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Overview

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 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population29,087
Male Share of the Population49.7%
Female Share of the Population50.3%
Senior Citizens13.8%
Employed Population 16+12,632
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married52.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher12.8%
Median Earnings25+$35,160
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$35,195
Median Earnings With High School Degree$33,019

Wealth

Median Family Income$63,471
% Above Poverty Level88.6%
% Below Poverty Level11.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time33 minutes
% Working from Home1.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.2%
% Using Public Transportation7.2%

Housing

People Living Alone22.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,009
Median House Value$176,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)31.5%
Polish24.6%
Irish10.6%
Arab9.8%
Italian5.5%
Palestinian4.7%
Czech1.8%
English1.6%
Lithuanian1.5%
Romanian1.1%
Swedish1%
Slovak1%
French Except Basque0.9%
Croatian0.9%
African0.7%
Greek0.6%
Moroccan0.6%
Dutch0.5%
Hungarian0.4%
Jordanian0.4%
Scottish0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Norwegian0.2%
Russian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Albanian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Serbian0.1%
German0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
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Burbank Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cook County
Standard Zip Codes60459
Phone Area Codes708
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.74
Approximate Longitude-87.76

Burbank Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationCHICAGO MIDWAY AP 3 SW
Distance0.2 miles
Jan Temp16 to 31 F
Apr Temp40 to 59 F
Jul Temp66 to 85 F
Oct Temp45 to 63 F
Annual Precip38.3 inches
StationCHICAGO UNIVERSITY
Distance9.9 miles
Jan Temp18 to 32 F
Apr Temp42 to 59 F
Jul Temp66 to 84 F
Oct Temp46 to 64 F
Annual Precip38 inches
StationWHEATON 3 SE
Distance15.9 miles
Jan Temp14 to 32 F
Apr Temp38 to 63 F
Jul Temp63 to 87 F
Oct Temp42 to 67 F
Annual Precip37.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bedford Park581$65,703
Bridgeview16,381$61,082
Chicago Ridge14,368$44,937
Hickory Hills13,858$64,829
Hometown4,343$68,889
Oak Lawn56,774$73,210

Burbank Public Libraries

Prairie Trails Public Library District
8449 SOUTH MOODY AVENUE
Burbank, Illinois
(708) 430-3688

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Burbank Public Schools

A E R O Educational Center
7600 Mason Ave
ZIP: 60459
(708) 496-3330
Other
Total Enrollment 109
Edward J Tobin Elem School
8501 Narragansett Ave
ZIP: 60459
(708) 599-6655
Primary
Total Enrollment 284
F B Mccord Elem School
8450 Nashville Ave
ZIP: 60459
(708) 599-4411
Primary
Total Enrollment 293
Harry E Fry School
7805 Mobile Ave
ZIP: 60459
(708) 599-5554
Primary
Total Enrollment 461
J B Kennedy Elem School
7644 Central Ave
ZIP: 60459
(708) 496-0563
Primary
Total Enrollment 385
Liberty Junior High School
5900 W 81st St
ZIP: 60459
(708) 952-3255
Middle
Total Enrollment 754
Luther Burbank Elem School
8235 Linder Ave
ZIP: 60459
(708) 499-0838
Primary
Total Enrollment 581
Maddock Elementary School
8258 Sayre Ave
ZIP: 60459
(708) 598-0515
Primary
Total Enrollment 396
Reavis High School
6034 W 77th St
ZIP: 60459
(708) 599-7200
High
Total Enrollment 1831
Richard Byrd Elementary School
8259 Lavergne Ave
ZIP: 60459
(708) 499-3049
Primary
Total Enrollment 331

Burbank Private Schools

Jordan Baptist School
5040 W 87th St
ZIP: 60459
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 91
Queen Of Peace High School
7659 Linder Ave
ZIP: 60459
Secondary
Total Enrollment 361
St Albert The Great School
5535 State Rd
ZIP: 60459
Elementary
Total Enrollment 137
St Laurence High School
5556 W 77th St
ZIP: 60459
Secondary
Total Enrollment 598
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