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Burnsville, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Burnsville had a population of 61,820 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Burnsville: City of Burnsville.

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Burnsville, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 61,820
Daytime Population: Workers 35,845
Daytime Population: Residents 28,768
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 64,613
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.05
Population in Households 61,380
Population in Familes 48,297
Population in Group Qrtrs 440
Population Density2 2,482
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $67,413
Average Household Income $88,755
Per Capita Income $35,945


Total Housing Units 26,356 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,968 (60.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,969 (34.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,419 ( 5.4%)
Median Home Value $238,211
Average Home Value $253,585


Total Households 24,937
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 15,930
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.34% 0.3%
Households 0.37% 0.33%
Families 0.24% 0.24%
Median Household Income   1.99%
Per Capita Income   2.32%

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, 2017 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 # 16 98th
Population Density # 43 95th
Diversity Index # 47 95th
Median Household Income # 175 81st
Per Capita Income # 129 86th

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