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Burnsville, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Burnsville had a population of 1,641 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

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Burnsville, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,641
Population in Households 1,583
Population in Familes 1,230
Population in Group Qrtrs 58
Population Density2 1,041
Diversity Index3 38


Median Household Income $35,470
Average Household Income $48,732
Per Capita Income $22,606


Total Housing Units 883 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 398 (45.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 318 (36.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 167 (18.9%)
Median Home Value $198,077
Average Home Value $221,106


Total Households 716
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 419
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.38% -0.06%
Households -0.33% -0.03%
Families 1.0% -0.24%
Median Household Income   1.67%
Per Capita Income   2.17%

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, 2018 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 # 353 52nd
Population Density # 213 71st
Diversity Index # 469 37th
Median Household Income # 575 22nd
Per Capita Income # 411 45th

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