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Burnsville, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Burnsville had a population of 61,166 as of July 1, 2016. Burnsville ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Burnsville is located at latitude 44.7644 and longitude -93.2794 in Dakota County. The formal boundaries for the City of Burnsville (see map below) encompass a land area of 24.91 sq. miles and a water area of 2.02 sq. miles. Dakota County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 971 feet.

The City of Burnsville (GNIS ID: 2393472) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Burnsville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Burnsville: City of Burnsville.

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Burnsville, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 61,166
Population in Households 60,723
Population in Familes 47,776
Population in Group Qrtrs 443
Population Density1 2,456
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 24,804
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 15,839
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 26,264 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 16,055 (61.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,749 (33.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,460 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $228,027
Average Home Value $244,151


Median Household Income $66,418
Average Household Income $87,088
Per Capita Income $35,461
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.23% 0.23%
Households 0.34% 0.32%
Families 0.19% 0.21%
Median Household Income   2.96%
Per Capita Income   1.86%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Burnsville, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Burnsville to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 15 98th
Population Density1 # 43 95th
Diversity Index2 # 46 95th
Median Household Income # 157 83rd
Per Capita Income # 116 87th

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