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Burbank, Illinois

Overview

Introduction to Burbank, Illinois

Burbank, Illinois, in Cook county, is 1 miles NW of Oak Lawn, Illinois (center to center) and 11 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois. The city is located in the Chicago metropolitan area.

Burbank History

The area now known as Burbank originally consisted of a few scattered farms. The diagonal State Road connecting Ridgeland/Narragansett Avenues and Cicero Avenue was the earliest road to run through the area. After a number of false starts and faulty plans, the subdivision boom of the 1920s resulted in the proper development of the region. The city was named Burbank after the Luther Burbank Elementary School. It was officially incorporated on April 4, 1970.

Burbank and nearby Attractions

  • Chicago Portage National Historic Site

  • American Police Center & Museum

  • Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture

  • Burbank Baptist Temple

  • Fitzgerald Park

  • Adler Planetarium

Things To Do In Burbank

visitors interested in the historical and cultural background of the city can tour Burbank City Hall and Prairie Trails Public Library. There are a number of historic sites and museums in the neighborhood including the Robert S. Abbott House, Chicago Portage National Historic Site, American Police Center & Museum, and Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture. The Fitzgerald Park, the Newcastle Park, McArthur Park, and Stevenson Park offer a range of recreational facilities. One can also pay a visit to the numerous churches lining the streets of the city or enjoy a fun-filled day at the Summit Shopping Center.

Burbank Transportation

Chicago Midway International Airport is close by.

Burbank Higher Education

Institutes offering higher educational opportunities include the City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College, Moraine Valley Community College, Morton College, and Loyola University Chicago.

Demographics

People

Total Population28,947

Male Share of the Population50.1%

Female Share of the Population49.9%

Senior Citizens13.7%

Employed Population 16+13,030

Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married50.2%

Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher18.4%

Median Earnings25+$37,310

Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$33,705

Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,661

Wealth

Median Family Income$70,938

% Above Poverty Level88.6%

% Below Poverty Level11.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time33 minutes

% Working from Home1.6%

% Walking and Biking to Work1.5%

% Using Public Transportation7.4%

Housing

People Living Alone22.6%

Median Gross Rent$1,037

Median House Value$182,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)33.6%

Polish21.3%

Arab12.2%

Irish11.1%

Palestinian4.9%

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Burbank Almanac

CategoryValue

CountyCook County

Standard Zip Codes60459

Phone Area Codes708

Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago

Approximate Latitude41.74

Approximate Longitude-87.76

Burbank 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

Distance0.2 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

StationCHICAGO UNIVERSITY

Distance9.9 miles

Jan Temp18 to 32 F

Apr Temp42 to 59 F

Jul Temp66 to 84 F

Oct Temp46 to 64 F

Annual Precip38 inches

StationWHEATON 3 SE

Distance15.9 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income

Chicago Ridge14,254$48,958

Hickory Hills14,018$75,839

Hometown4,308$65,000

Oak Lawn56,420$79,666

Burbank Public Libraries

Prairie Trails Public Library District
8449 SOUTH MOODY AVENUE
Burbank, Illinois
(708) 430-3688

 

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Burbank Public Schools

A E R O Educational Center
7600 Mason Ave
ZIP: 60459
(708) 496-3330
Other
Total Enrollment 109

Edward J Tobin Elem School
8501 Narragansett Ave
ZIP: 60459
(708) 599-6655
Primary
Total Enrollment 284

F B Mccord Elem School
8450 Nashville Ave
ZIP: 60459
(708) 599-4411
Primary
Total Enrollment 293

Harry E Fry School
7805 Mobile Ave
ZIP: 60459
(708) 599-5554
Primary
Total Enrollment 461

J B Kennedy Elem School
7644 Central Ave
ZIP: 60459
(708) 496-0563
Primary
Total Enrollment 385

Liberty Junior High School
5900 W 81st St
ZIP: 60459
(708) 952-3255
Middle
Total Enrollment 754

Luther Burbank Elem School
8235 Linder Ave
ZIP: 60459
(708) 499-0838
Primary
Total Enrollment 581

Maddock Elementary School
8258 Sayre Ave
ZIP: 60459
(708) 598-0515
Primary
Total Enrollment 396

Reavis High School
6034 W 77th St
ZIP: 60459
(708) 599-7200
High
Total Enrollment 1831

Richard Byrd Elementary School
8259 Lavergne Ave
ZIP: 60459
(708) 499-3049
Primary
Total Enrollment 331

Burbank Private Schools

Jordan Baptist School
5040 W 87th St
ZIP: 60459
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 91

Queen Of Peace High School
7659 Linder Ave
ZIP: 60459
Secondary
Total Enrollment 361

St Albert The Great School
5535 State Rd
ZIP: 60459
Elementary
Total Enrollment 137

St Laurence High School
5556 W 77th St
ZIP: 60459
Secondary
Total Enrollment 598

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