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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.

People

Total Population 29,157
Male Share of the Population 48.8%
Female Share of the Population 51.2%
Senior Citizens 13.5%
Employed Population 16+ 12,238
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 51.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11.4%
Median Earnings25+ $34,526
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $28,958
Median Earnings With High School Degree $33,247

Wealth

Median Family Income $61,117
% Above Poverty Level 86.8%
% Below Poverty Level 13.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1%
% Using Public Transportation 6.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 21.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,044
Median House Value $181,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 32.8%
US/American 0%
English 1.4%
Irish 9.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

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

Station CHICAGO MIDWAY AP 3 SW
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
Station CHICAGO UNIVERSITY
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bedford Park 646 $63,750
Bridgeview 16,359 $59,604
Chicago Ridge 14,407 $47,790

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Burbank Public Libraries

Library
Prairie Trails P.l.d.
8449 SOUTH MOODY AVENUE
Burbank, Illinois
(708) 430-3688
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Burbank High Schools

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REAVIS HIGH SCHOOL
6034 W 77TH STREET
708-599-7200
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,631 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18

P R I D E SCHOOL
8058 S MANSFIELD AVE
708-499-0150
A Special Education School
Serves 116 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 6.4

AERO EDUCATIONAL CENTER
7600 S MASON AVE
708-496-3330
A Special Education School
Serves 101 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.3

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