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Burton is a township in McHenry County, in the Chicago metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Burton. For links to other places called Burton, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Burton is 42.457N. The longitude is -88.22W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 846 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 3,997.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Burton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the McHenry County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 60081 ZIP code.
30% of Burton residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Burton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Burton was $26,628, compared with $21,587 nationally.
21% of Burton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Burton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $619. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,711.
McHenry County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Burton political report.
The average commute time for Burton workers is 41 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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