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Burr Ridge is a village in DuPage County, in the Chicago metro area. (The community straddles DuPage and Cook counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
The village was named for bur oaks growing on a local ridge.
The latitude of Burr Ridge is 41.748N. The longitude is -87.918W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 702 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 10,781.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Burr Ridge demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the DuPage County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Chicago area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 60480 ZIP code.
17% of Burr Ridge residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Burr Ridge ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Burr Ridge was $58,518, compared with $21,587 nationally.
58% of Burr Ridge residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Burr Ridge, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $1,130. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,767.
DuPage County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Burr Ridge political report.
The average commute time for Burr Ridge workers is 32 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Burr Ridge between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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