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Burnham, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Burnham had a population of 4,242 as of July 1, 2016. Burnham ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Burnham is located at latitude 41.6395 and longitude -87.545 in Cook County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Burnham (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.85 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Cook County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 584 feet.

The Village of Burnham (GNIS ID: 2397502) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Burnham is located within Township of Thornton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cook County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Burnham population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Burnham, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,242
Population in Households 3,935
Population in Familes 3,296
Population in Group Qrtrs 307
Population Density1 2,288
Diversity Index2 74


Total Households 1,441
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 997
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,581 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 905 (57.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 536 (33.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 140 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $126,383
Average Home Value $133,122


Median Household Income $35,637
Average Household Income $47,806
Per Capita Income $18,904
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.14% 0.15%
Households 0.11% 0.19%
Families 0.0% 0.12%
Median Household Income   -2.22%
Per Capita Income   0.16%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Burnham, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Burnham to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 371 73rd
Population Density1 # 213 85th
Diversity Index2 # 46 97th
Median Household Income # 1266 8th
Per Capita Income # 1281 6th

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