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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  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-
Burnham is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 4,189. Burnham is in Cook County. Living in Burnham offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Burnham there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Burnham and residents tend to be liberal.
About Burnham...
Population
4,189

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$98,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$980
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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Burnham 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
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    71.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    47.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    166.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    641.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,235.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    427.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    18%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    39%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in Burnham

Jobs
C-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$43,983
National
$55,322

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Burnham Reviews

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Burnham has been the place that I lived in my entire life. Growing up Burnham was a good neighborhood to live in,it wasn't perfect but it was okay to live in. Growing up my family,and I were cool with everyone around us. My family,and I knew most of the people on our block,the store owners,and even people who just walked through the neighborhood everyday. Over the years, Burnham has started to slowly change into something bad. Violence started to become a often thing in the neighborhood. Now I would like for things to go back to the way they were,but I know that will never happen.
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Burnham is a very small community. It’s quite and filled with working class people. The neighborhood is very safe considering the police station sits right on the corner. Therefore, out of the 7 years I’ve lived in Burnham there’s been no crimes. I love how clean and quiet it is. I’ve left my door open plenty of time and no one ever came in and took anything. I love the city of Burnham and will not be relocating anytime soon. Also, the mayor comes by your home to welcome you to the neighborhood when you first move into your home.
It has always been a place where it is peaceful and no harm is caused here.Quiet at all times , and people are friendly.