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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 28,947. Burbank is in Cook County. Living in Burbank offers residents a sparse suburban 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
28,947

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$182,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,037
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
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
    118.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    17.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    73
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    132.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    639.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    69.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%

Working in Burbank

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$59,912
National
$55,322
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Burbank Reviews

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Overall a safe neighborhood, but is slowly starting to look older. Police are very quick in case of emergency. Reavis High School has great academics filled with teachers who care about their students. Great schools!
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Very diverse community and with clean streets. The community is super family friendly with lots of schools, parks, outstanding library that offers fun programs for kids of all ages. Public transportation is accessible and takes you to midway train station to get to the city. I have heard of neighbors getting things stolen from their cars or break in but luckily I have not had a problem. These kind of things happen everywhere and our police department does whatever they can to keep our neighborhood safe.
Growing up in Burbank it was really easy for me to get to school being that everything is so close. Even after school or just going around the neighborhood, for me at least was very peaceful, and you just do whatever you want without being bothered by someone. I am one of those people who tend to be very active, so I would be going to the gym everyday, which is great. The people there are kind individuals, and have had incidents where I ended up needing assistance with lifting a heavier weight, and someone came running up to help me. I would go out running everyday, and eventually I would end up somewhere that I've never seen before, and it's a nice change in scenery. Even though I've lived in Burbank for a little under two decades I would definitely rate it 5 stars. I hope that others feel the same about this suburb, and if not, you just have to find those moments that make your day a great one. Eventually, when they rack up, you'll get to know why I rated it the way I did.