Burnsville, MS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Burnsville, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Town of Burnsville had a population of 977 as of July 1, 2016. Burnsville ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Mississippi. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Burnsville is located at latitude 34.832 and longitude -88.3187 in Tishomingo County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Burnsville (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Tishomingo County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 463 feet.

The Town of Burnsville (GNIS ID: 2405349) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Burnsville is located within Supervisor District 2, a minor civil division (MCD) of Tishomingo County.

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.

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


Total Population 977
Population in Households 977
Population in Familes 800
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 205
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 405
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 265
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 479 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 257 (53.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 149 (31.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 74 (15.4%)
Median Home Value $60,991
Average Home Value $69,942


Median Household Income $22,686
Average Household Income $33,677
Per Capita Income $13,720
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.69% 0.63%
Households 0.73% 0.59%
Families 0.87% 0.45%
Median Household Income   0.91%
Per Capita Income   1.17%
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, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Burnsville to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi 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 # 209 43rd
Population Density1 # 293 19th
Diversity Index2 # 354 2nd
Median Household Income # 326 10th
Per Capita Income # 312 14th

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