Burr Ridge is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 10,758 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Burr Ridge is the 215th largest community in Illinois.
Burr Ridge home prices are not only among the most expensive in Illinois, but Burr Ridge real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Burr Ridge is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 92.30% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Burr Ridge is a village of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Burr Ridge who work in management occupations (20.90%), healthcare (20.86%), and sales jobs (13.80%).
Also of interest is that Burr Ridge has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 18.08% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
In addition, Burr Ridge is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
Because of many things, Burr Ridge is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Burr Ridge really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Burr Ridge perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
In Burr Ridge, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 35.43 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Despite being a small village, Burr Ridge has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
If knowledge is power, Burr Ridge is a pretty powerful place. 69.98% of the adults in Burr Ridge have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Burr Ridge in 2018 was $99,684, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $398,736 for a family of four.
Burr Ridge is a very ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Burr Ridge home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Burr Ridge residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Burr Ridge include Irish, German, Polish, Italian, and English.
Burr Ridge also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 23.88%.
The most common language spoken in Burr Ridge is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Arabic.