Burnsville, MN
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Burnsville is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 61,481 people and 14 constituent neighborhoods, Burnsville is the 14th largest community in Minnesota.

Burnsville real estate is some of the most expensive in Minnesota, although Burnsville house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Burnsville is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Burnsville is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Burnsville who work in office and administrative support (13.48%), sales jobs (12.11%), and management occupations (10.18%).

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.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Burnsville is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Burnsville area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The citizens of Burnsville are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 36.88% of adults in Burnsville have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Burnsville in 2010 was $32,545, which is wealthy relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $130,180 for a family of four. However, Burnsville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Burnsville is a very 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 Norwegian, Irish, Swedish, and English.

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