Burnsville, North Carolina Population 2024

1,604

Burnsville is a city located in Yancey County North Carolina. Burnsville has a 2024 population of 1,604. It is also the county seat of Yancey County.Burnsville is currently declining at a rate of -0.43% annually and its population has decreased by -0.06% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,605 in 2020.

The average household income in Burnsville is $63,831 with a poverty rate of 29.26%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Burnsville is 37.4 years, 37 years for males, and 38.5 years for females.

Burnsville Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Burnsville was:

  • White: 81.89%
  • Two or more races: 10%
  • Other race: 5.17%
  • Black or African American: 2.31%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.34%
  • Asian: 0.25%
  • Native American: 0.04%
Land Area (mi²)
1.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,017.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.06% (-1)
The current population of Burnsville, North Carolina is 1,604 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,605.

Burnsville, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,94981.89%
Two or more races23810%
Other race1235.17%
Black or African American552.31%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander80.34%
Asian60.25%
Native American10.04%
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Asian

Native American

Burnsville Population by Race

Burnsville Population Pyramid 2024

Burnsville Median Age

37.4

Total

37

Male

38.5

Female

Burnsville Adults

There are 1,755 adults, (542 of whom are seniors) in Burnsville.

Burnsville Age Dependency

96.2

Age Dependency Ratio

44.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

51.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Burnsville Sex Ratio

Female1,11146.68%
Male1,26953.32%

Burnsville Population by Age

Burnsville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All9722.3151.148.9
Non Family4081.1829.770.3
Married3962.8381.618.4
Female1224.2737.762.3
Male462.6515.284.8
showing: 5 rows

3.02

Average Family Size

2.31

Average Household Size

51.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Burnsville Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Burnsville Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Burnsville Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

Burnsville Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$33,679

Average Earnings

$31,058

Average Male

$35,263

Average Female

Burnsville Earnings by Educational Attainment

Burnsville Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Burnsville Language

90.11% of Burnsville residents speak only English, while 9.89% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.79% of the population.

Burnsville Language

Burnsville Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,80540122.22%
Hispanic35424569.21%
Multiple23818376.89%
Other1236452.03%
Black35925.71%
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29.26%

Overall Poverty Rate

33.36%

Male Poverty Rate

24.72%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Burnsville

The race most likely to be in poverty in Burnsville is Multiple, with 76.89% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Burnsville is White, with 22.22% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.28%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.08%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.69%.

Burnsville Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.07%
High School29.65%
Some College19.96%
Bachelors or Greater9.55%
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Burnsville Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed92%
Male Unemployed63.64%
Male Employed15.07%
Female Employed10%
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Burnsville Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Burnsville Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Burnsville Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

44.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.1%

Male Marriage Rate

47.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Burnsville Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Burnsville Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Burnsville Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Burnsville Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

186

Number of Veterans

178

Male Veterans

8

Female Veterans

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Burnsville Veterans by War

count

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Burnsville Veterans by Age

count

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Burnsville Veterans by Race

Burnsville Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

16.67%

Veteran Poverty Rate

51.79%

Veteran Disability Rate

Burnsville Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

52.2%

Labor Force Participation

49%

Employment Rate

6%

Unemployment Rate

Burnsville Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Burnsville Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Burnsville Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

67.39%

Born in Burnsville

96.05%

Native Born

3.95%

Foreign Born

2.86%

Non Citizen

1.09%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.05% of Burnsville residents were born in the United States, with 67.39% having been born in North Carolina. 2.86% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Burnsville Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,569-7-0.44%
20281,576-7-0.44%
20271,583-7-0.44%
20261,590-7-0.44%
20251,597-7-0.44%
20241,604-7-0.43%
20231,611-7-0.43%
20221,618-7-0.43%
20211,625201.25%
20201,605-41-2.49%
20191,64680.49%
20181,63870.43%
20171,63120.12%
20161,629-14-0.85%
20151,643-4-0.24%
20141,647-14-0.84%
20131,661-7-0.42%
20121,668-7-0.42%
20111,675-17-1%
20101,692
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Burnsville Population by Year