Burnham, Illinois
Village
Village of Burnham
Location of Burnham in Cook County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Coordinates: 41°38′8″N 87°33′5″W / 41.63556°N 87.55139°W / 41.63556; -87.55139Coordinates: 41°38′8″N 87°33′5″W / 41.63556°N 87.55139°W / 41.63556; -87.55139
Country United States
StateIllinois
CountyCook
TownshipThornton
Incorporated1907
Government
 • TypeCouncil–manager
 • PresidentRobert E. Polk
Area
 • Total1.94 sq mi (5.02 km2)
 • Land1.85 sq mi (4.80 km2)
 • Water0.09 sq mi (0.22 km2)  4.62%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total4,046
 • Density2,100/sq mi (810/km2)
Standard of living (2007-2011)
 • Per capita income$18,234
 • Median home value$143,200
ZIP code(s)
60633
Area code(s)708
Geocode17-09798
FIPS code17-09798
Websitehttps://burnham-il.gov

Burnham is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 4,046 at the 2020 census.[2] The ZIP code is 60633.

Burnham has a Chicago ZIP code, and is often mistakenly considered part of Chicago. It is, however, an independent municipality lying just south of the Chicago city limits.

Burnham was named for Telford Burnham who drew its plat; not, as is widely assumed, by Chicago city planner and architect Daniel Burnham.

There are two sections of Burnham. The westernmost section surrounds Torrence Avenue, a north–south street. Torrence Avenue leaves this part of Burnham via a bridge, with Chicago on the other side. The eastern section surrounds Burnham Avenue, another north–south street. This section of Burnham ends at Brainard Avenue, where the Hegewisch neighborhood of Chicago lies on the other side. Upon entering Chicago, Burnham Avenue becomes Avenue O.

Geography

Burnham is located at 41°38′8″N 87°33′5″W / 41.63556°N 87.55139°W / 41.63556; -87.55139 (41.635535, -87.551284).[3]

According to the 2010 census, Burnham has a total area of 1.956 square miles (5.07 km2), of which 1.87 square miles (4.84 km2) (or 95.6%) is land and 0.086 square miles (0.22 km2) (or 4.4%) is water.[4]

Surrounding areas

Burnham is bordered by Chicago to the north, Calumet City to the south and west, and Hammond, Indiana, to the east.

  Chicago
  Chicago
Hammond, Indiana
  Calumet City
 
Hammond, Indiana
  Calumet City
Hammond, Indiana
  Calumet City

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910328
1920795142.4%
193099425.0%
1940865−13.0%
19501,33153.9%
19602,47886.2%
19703,63446.7%
19804,03010.9%
19903,916−2.8%
20004,1706.5%
20104,2060.9%
20204,046−3.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

2020 census

Burnham, Illinois - Demographic Profile
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race / Ethnicity Pop 2010[6] Pop 2020[7] % 2010 % 2020
White alone (NH) 729 491 17.33% 12.14%
Black or African American alone (NH) 2,587 2,419 61.51% 59.79%
Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH) 15 2 0.36% 0.05%
Asian alone (NH) 21 12 0.50% 0.30%
Pacific Islander alone (NH) 0 0 0.00% 0.00%
Some Other Race alone (NH) 10 15 0.24% 0.37%
Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH) 39 72 0.93% 1.78%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 805 1,035 19.14% 25.58%
Total 4,206 4,046 100.00% 100.00%

Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.

2010 Census

As of the census of 2010, there were 4,206 residing in the village. The racial makeup of the village was 26.1% White, 61.9% African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 8.9% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 19.1% of the population.

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 4,170 people, 1,449 households, and 970 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,244.8 people per square mile (865.6/km2). There were 1,539 housing units at an average density of 828.5 per square mile (319.5/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 34.80% White, 54.17% African American, 0.22% Native American, 1.01% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 7.58% from other races, and 2.21% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 15.23% of the population.

Ancestries: Polish (12.8%), Irish (5.7%), German (4.5%), Italian (2.8%), Subsaharan African (2.3%), English (1.7%).

There were 1,449 households, out of which 36.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.2% were married couples living together, 20.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.0% were non-families. 28.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.31.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 27.6% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 32.1% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.6 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $39,053, and the median income for a family was $44,350. Males had a median income of $37,559 versus $27,885 for females. The per capita income for the village was $16,747. About 9.4% of families and 9.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.3% of those under age 18 and 4.4% of those age 65 or over.

Government

Burnham is in Illinois' 2nd congressional district.

Notable people

References

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 14, 2020.
  2. ^ "Burnham village, Illinois". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 26, 2022.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  4. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2020-02-13. Retrieved 2015-08-02.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing from 1790". US Census Bureau. Retrieved January 24, 2022.
  6. ^ "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE - 2010: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) - Burnham, Illinois". United States Census Bureau.
  7. ^ "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE - 2020: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) - Burnham, Illinois". United States Census Bureau.
  8. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.