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Burnsville was a rural, primarily Irish, farming community which has grown from 2,700 people in 1960 to become the tenth largest city in the state with a population of over 60,220 people.
Burnsville is home to a regional mall comprised of 1.2 million square feet, more than 3,300 acres of parks and wildlife refuge lands, a variety of recreational opportunities including a major ski resort, over 2,200 businesses, and many fine lodging and dining facilities.
Form of Government
Minnesota has two basic types of cities: those operating under the Statutory City Code and those operating under local charter. Burnsville is a Statutory Plan B city.
Mayor & City Council
Under Plan B, the elected City Council consists of a mayor and four council members. All policy and legislative decisions are the responsibility of the council. The council delegates the administrative duties to a City Manager.
Population – 60,306
Persons 18 and over – 45,782
Children under 18 – 14,524
Median Age – 35.9 years old
Minority Population – 22.5%
Nearly 10% speak a different language other than English at home
Households – 24,283
Average Household Size – 2.47 persons
Owner Occupied Units – 16,051 or 66% of all units
Rental Units – 8,232 or 34% of all units
Median Value of Owner Occupied Dwelling Unit – $149,600
13.8% of total housing units are owned with no mortgage
Median Rent for a Dwelling Unit – $737
Median household income is $57,420
93% of persons 25 and over have graduated from high school
25% have completed a Bachelor’s Degree
10% have a Graduate or Professional Degree
75% of persons over 16 years old are in the workforce
81% drive to work alone
4% use alternative transportation
3% work at home
23 minutes is the average commute time to work
39% of employed residents are in management or professional occupations
16% are employed in service industries
28% work in sales
10% production and transportation
(*from 2007 American Community Survey)
Information from the U.S. Census Bureau.
U.S. Census Bureau "Quick Facts" about Burnsville
Metropolitan Council's Twin Cities Community Profiles
City of Burnsville
Minnesota 100 Civic Center Pkwy Burnsville, MN 55337
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