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Overview

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 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.

People

Total Population 10,753
Male Share of the Population 47.8%
Female Share of the Population 52.2%
Senior Citizens 23%
Employed Population 16+ 4,656
Age of the Population 51

Families

% of people married 62.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 63.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $158,169
% Above Poverty Level 93.8%
% Below Poverty Level 6.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 9.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation 3.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 24%
Median Gross Rent $1,824
Median House Value $647,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 21.9%
US/American 0%
English 6.9%
Irish 17.1%

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

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

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 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
Station CHICAGO OHARE INTL AP
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

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 Population Median Family Income
Clarendon Hills 8,609 $136,250
Darien 22,263 $94,863

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

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