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The Town of Burnsville had a population of 1,660 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Burnsville is located at latitude 35.9164 and longitude -82.2974 in Yancey County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Burnsville (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Yancey County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,825 feet.

The Town of Burnsville (GNIS ID: 2405350) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Burnsville is located within Township of Burnsville, a minor civil division (MCD) of Yancey County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Burnsville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Burnsville, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,660
Population in Households 1,602
Population in Familes 1,241
Population in Group Qrtrs 58
Population Density1 1,053
Diversity Index2 36


Total Households 719
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 422
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 900 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 411 (45.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 309 (34.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 181 (20.1%)
Median Home Value $178,968
Average Home Value $217,944


Median Household Income $32,827
Average Household Income $45,009
Per Capita Income $20,695
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.31% -0.04%
Households -0.37% -0.03%
Families 1.44% -0.19%
Median Household Income   2.05%
Per Capita Income   2.0%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Burnsville, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Burnsville to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 354 52nd
Population Density1 # 205 72nd
Diversity Index2 # 474 36th
Median Household Income # 572 23rd
Per Capita Income # 429 42nd

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