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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Burbank is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 29,081. Burbank is in Cook County. Living in Burbank offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Burbank there are a lot of bars, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Burbank and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Burbank are above average.
About Burbank...
Population
29,081

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$174,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,016
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%
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Burbank Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    135.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    6.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    62.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    148.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    848.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    62.3
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    39%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    13%

Working in Burbank

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$55,777
National
$55,322
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Growing up in Burbank, I was involved with plenty of activities such as reading programs and local community get togethers. In Burbank its pretty common for people greet each other because of how tight knit and friendly the community is. I remember going to Reavis my local highschool and joining the cross country team, and then later that year running my first official 5k in the streets of Burbank. My home town is the place where made mistakes, decisions and memories. I wouldn't trade my life in Burbank for any life somewhere else in the world
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I am a third generation Burbank resident. My family came here when it was a new community on the outskirts of the big city, close enough for a short commute, but away from the city's hustle and bustle. While Burbank is busier than it was in the early 1950’s when many of the houses were surrounded by open fields, it still has a small town atmosphere. Children in Burbank only go to Burbank schools, including the high school. Many teachers are former Burbank residents themselves. And while there are many new half a million dollar houses going up where modest cape cods once resided, affordable housing can still be found. Overall Burbank is a good community to raise your family.
It’s a small city with a lot of variety in stores. Walking distance are perfect. Parks are super nice and clean. They should make a bigger water park, with more slides and bigger for the people that live there. Also should have library that is open longer just in case people need to use anything from there. Pace should pass through later through the night. A dog park and able to have more than two dogs. Should have more activities in the district park for older people not just kids. More carnivals around the area during the summer as well as in the spring.