Burnham, IL Profile: Facts & Data


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Burnham, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Burnham had a population of 4,030 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Burnham, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 4,030
Population in Households 3,721
Population in Familes 3,136
Population in Group Qrtrs 309
Population Density2 2,174
Diversity Index3 74


Median Household Income $39,025
Average Household Income $51,897
Per Capita Income $20,310


Total Housing Units 1,558 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 856 (54.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 502 (32.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 200 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $133,519
Average Home Value $142,553


Total Households 1,358
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 938
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.52% -0.32%
Households -0.63% -0.42%
Families -0.74% -0.47%
Median Household Income   1.03%
Per Capita Income   1.61%

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, 2018 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 # 379 72nd
Population Density # 234 83rd
Diversity Index # 48 97th
Median Household Income # 1232 10th
Per Capita Income # 1274 7th

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