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Burns Harbor is a town in Porter County, in the Chicago metro area.
The community was named for Burns Waterway, a drainage channel completed in 1926.
The latitude of Burns Harbor is 41.625N. The longitude is -87.133W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 610 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 767.
The city's port now handles shipments of steel, coal, fertilizer, potash, salt and grain.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Burns Harbor demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Porter County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Gary area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 46368 ZIP code.
19% of Burns Harbor residents report German ancestry, and 19% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Burns Harbor ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Burns Harbor was $23,344, compared with $21,587 nationally.
9% of Burns Harbor residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Burns Harbor, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $571. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $780.
Porter County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Burns Harbor political report.
The average commute time for Burns Harbor workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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