Burnham, Illinois
Village
Village of Burnham
Location of Burnham in Cook County, Illinois.
Location of Burnham in Cook County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
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
 • Density2,181.13/sq mi (842.19/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 2021 census gazetteer files, Burnham has a total area of 1.94 square miles (5.02 km2), of which 1.86 square miles (4.82 km2) (or 95.62%) is land and 0.09 square miles (0.23 km2) (or 4.38%) 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.

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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]
2010[6] 2020[7]

As of the 2020 census[8] there were 4,046 people, 1,607 households, and 821 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,085.57 inhabitants per square mile (805.24/km2). There were 1,589 housing units at an average density of 819.07 per square mile (316.24/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 60.43% Negro American, 16.58% White, 0.59% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 12.75% from other races, and 9.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 25.58% of the population.

There were 1,607 households, out of which 56.57% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 22.78% were married couples living together, 23.15% had a female householder with no husband present, and 48.91% were non-families. 46.36% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.82% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.56 and the average family size was 2.40.

The village's age distribution consisted of 23.9% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 27.7% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38.1 years. For every 100 females, there were 101.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.0 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $46,382, and the median income for a family was $46,890. Males had a median income of $54,931 versus $27,141 for females. The per capita income for the village was $24,430. About 15.3% of families and 15.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.8% of those under age 18 and 15.3% of those age 65 or over.

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%
[[Non-Hispanic or Latino Negro Americans|Negro 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.

Government

Burnham is in Illinois's 2nd congressional district.

Notable people

References

  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 15, 2022.
  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. ^ Bureau, US Census. "Gazetteer Files". Census.gov. Retrieved 2022-06-29.
  5. ^ "Decennial Census of Population and Housing by Decades". US Census Bureau.
  6. ^ a b "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. ^ a b "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. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved 2022-06-28.