Burnsville, NC
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Burnsville is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 1,660 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Burnsville is the 328th largest community in North Carolina.

Unlike some towns 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 town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Burnsville who work in sales jobs (13.46%), food service (11.35%), and management occupations (10.00%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Burnsville spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.91 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.

Being a small town, Burnsville does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The percentage of adults in Burnsville who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.96% of the adults in Burnsville have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Burnsville in 2010 was $23,705, which is upper middle income relative to North Carolina, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $94,820 for a family of four. Burnsville also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 33.40% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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, English, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.

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

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