Burnside is one of the 77 community areas in Chicago. The 47th numbered area with a population of 2,006. Burnside is in Cook County and it is located on the city's far south side. Burnside has a history founded in the sweat and toil of the railroads that converged in the area and provided early development. This strong work ethic has continued to grow steadily over the years as the community has created new job opportunities with the establishment of nearby Chicago State University. Living in Burnside offers residents an urban suburban mix feel. Sprawling parkland, a public swimming pool, plenty of intramural sports and clubs, outdoor concerts, and a penchant for fun, family-oriented activities keep this Chicago neighborhood lively and entertaining to residents of all ages and interests.