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Burnham, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Burnham had a population of 4,088 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Burnham, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,088
Daytime Population: Workers 1,662
Daytime Population: Residents 2,722
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,384
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.07
Population in Households 3,780
Population in Familes 3,168
Population in Group Qrtrs 308
Population Density2 2,205
Diversity Index3 74


Median Household Income $37,939
Average Household Income $51,670
Per Capita Income $20,216


Total Housing Units 1,568 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 862 (55.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 518 (33.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 188 (12.0%)
Median Home Value $129,200
Average Home Value $137,877


Total Households 1,380
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 953
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.39% -0.25%
Households -0.5% -0.32%
Families -0.62% -0.4%
Median Household Income   -1.27%
Per Capita Income   1.01%

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, 2017 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 # 376 73rd
Population Density # 227 83rd
Diversity Index # 45 97th
Median Household Income # 1250 9th
Per Capita Income # 1256 8th

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