Burnsville, MN

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Living in Burnsville

Burnsville is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 64,317 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Burnsville is the 14th largest community in Minnesota.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Burnsville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Burnsville is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Burnsville who work in office and administrative support (12.06%), management occupations (10.61%), and sales jobs (9.92%).

Also of interest is that Burnsville has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.26% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

The citizens of Burnsville are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 39.65% of adults in Burnsville have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Burnsville in 2018 was $36,575, which is upper middle income relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $146,300 for a family of four. However, Burnsville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Burnsville is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Burnsville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Burnsville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Burnsville include German, Norwegian, Irish, Swedish, and English.

The most common language spoken in Burnsville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.