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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,736
Male Share of the Population48.2%
Female Share of the Population51.8%
Senior Citizens25.2%
Employed Population 16+4,870
Age of the Population53

Families

% of people married65.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher65%
Median Earnings25+$71,687
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,101

Wealth

Median Family Income$169,655
% Above Poverty Level95.1%
% Below Poverty Level4.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home11.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.4%
% Using Public Transportation3.1%

Housing

People Living Alone24.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,799
Median House Value$645,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)21.6%
German17.6%
Irish16.8%
Italian10.9%
Polish9.5%
English6%
Czech2.8%
Greek2.7%
Swedish2.6%
French Except Basque2.4%
Scottish2.1%
Arab2%
Norwegian1.8%
Lithuanian1.6%
Dutch1.3%
Austrian1.1%
Croatian1%
Russian1%
Serbian0.9%
African0.6%
Hungarian0.6%
Iranian0.6%
Welsh0.5%
Egyptian0.4%
West Indian0.4%
Syrian0.4%
Australian0.4%
Haitian0.4%
Canadian0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Nigerian0.3%
Luxemburger0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Lebanese0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
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Burr Ridge Almanac

CategoryValue
County DuPage County
Standard Zip Codes60527
Phone Area Codes630,708
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.74
Approximate Longitude-87.93

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)

StationCHICAGO MIDWAY AP 3 SW
Distance7.1 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
StationWHEATON 3 SE
Distance9.2 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
StationCHICAGO OHARE INTL AP
Distance16.8 miles
Jan Temp14 to 30 F
Apr Temp38 to 58 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp42 to 62 F
Annual Precip36.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Clarendon Hills8,641$161,131
Darien22,232$98,409
Indian Head Park3,823$117,692

Burr Ridge Public Schools

Burr Ridge Middle School
15w451 91st St
ZIP: 60527
(630) 325-5454
Middle
Total Enrollment 264
Elm Elem School
15w201 60th St
ZIP: 60527
(630) 861-4000
Primary
Total Enrollment 313
Gower Middle School
7941 S Madison St
ZIP: 60527
(630) 323-8275
Middle
Total Enrollment 383
Pleasantdale Middle Sch
7450 Wolf Rd
ZIP: 60527
(708) 246-3210
Middle
Total Enrollment 365

Burr Ridge Private Schools

St Mark Christian Montessori Preschool
15 W 455 79th St
ZIP: 60527
Elementary
Total Enrollment 17
Trinity Lutheran School
11503 German Church Rd
ZIP: 60527
Elementary
Total Enrollment 112
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