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, Burnsville isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Burnsville are a mix 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%).

Residents of the town have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.91 minutes getting to work every day.

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

The education level of Burnsville citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 18.96% of adults 25 and older in Burnsville have a college 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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