Burnsville MN Community Profile

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History of Burnsville

In 1852, the first settlers came to Burnsville.  They were John McCoy Martin, Patrick and Thomas Burns, David Nixon and John Woodruff. Rail access came in 1864 and the settlement eventually became a resort town. By 1950, the town was still quite small with a population of 583 people with one schoolhouse. It was only in the 1960s that the town saw tremendous growth. After incorporation into Burnsville Township in 1964, mass housing projects soon followed.


Statistic Burnsville Minnesota National
Population 61,059 5,383,661 314,107,084
Population density (sq mi) 2,452 67 91
Median age 36.5 37.6 37.4
Male/Female ratio 1.0:1 1.0:1 1.0:1
Married (15yrs & older) 55% 58% 55%
Speak English 82% 89% 79%
Speak Spanish 8% 4% 13%
  • The average age in Burnsville is 3% lower than Minnesota
  • 85% is Caucasian
  • 59% is African-American
  • 96% is Asian

Burnsville MN Cost of Living

Index Burnsville Minnesota National
Cost of living index 108 102 100
Index Burnsville Minnesota National
Goods & Services index 108 106 100
Groceries index 106 105 100
Health care index 106 110 100
Housing index 116 101 100
Transportation index 101 98 100
Utilities index 96 91 100

The cost of living in Burnsville is 6% higher than the Minnesota average.
The cost of living in Burnsville is 8% higher than the national average.
The cost of housing in Burnsville is 16% higher than the national average.

Goods & Services

Item Burnsville National avg. Difference
Haircut $24.24 $15.56 55.8%
Beauty Salon $34.24 $36.11 5.2%
Toothpaste $3.32 $2.47 34.4%
Shampoo $1.04 $0.96 7.4%
Movie $9.88 $10.13 2.4%
Bowling $4.12 $4.74 13.1%


Item Burnsville National avg. Difference
Ground Beef $4.14 $3.98 4.0%
Fried Chicken $2.00 $1.41 42.1%
Milk $2.23 $2.06 8.1%
Potatoes $3.30 $2.98 10.5%
Pizza $10.53 $9.47 11.1%
Beer $8.81 $8.79 0.2%

Health Care

Item Burnsville National avg. Difference
Optometrist $81.38 $101.04 19.5%
Doctor $133.98 $107.44 24.7%
Dentist $85.91 $90.42 5.0%
Ibuprofen $11.82 $9.28 27.4%
Lipitor $416.78 $426.50 2.3%

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median Income Per Year Per Month Max Budget (28% DTI) Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners $78,868 $6,572 $1,840 $2,366
Renters $41,997 $3,500 $980 $1,260

How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Burnsville, MN, as well as what the average cost of living is. Generally, a good rule to follow is that the debt-to-income (DTI) level you want to maintain is 28 percent or less of your income on your rent or mortgage payment and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. In Burnsville, MN homeowners have a median income of $78,868. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $1,840 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $41,997, which means there is a maximum of $980 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

Schools in Burnsville

The city is being served by the Burnsville Independent School District 191. There are two high schools, six middle schools and ten elementary schools.  20 percent of students in Burnsville attend Independent School District 196 which include Apple Valley High School and middle school as well as Echo Park Elementary School located in Burnsville.  Approximately 10 percent of Burnsville students attend Independent School District 194 which include: Orchard Lake Elementary, Kenwood Trail Middle School and Lakeville North High School.

Places of Worship

  • Ascension Lutheran Church
  • Church of the Risen Savior Parish
  • Episcopal Church of the Nativity
  • Faith Covenant Church
  • Berean Baptist Church
  • Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
  • Holy Ghost Temple Church of God
  • Grace United Methodist Church
  • Spirit of Truth Church
  • Destiny Christian Church
  • James Lutheran Church
  • International Outreach Center
  • Fellowship of Kings


Businesses Based in Burnsville, MN

The city’s top employers are:

  • Independent School District 191
  • Fairview Ridges Hospital
  • UTAS Sensor Systems
  • Northern Tool + Equipment
  • Pepsi Cola Bottling
  • YRC
  • Mackin Educational Resources
  • Cub Foods
  • Frontier communications
  • AMS Holding

The 2nd biggest industry in Burnsville is manufacturing. Industrial areas are located in the north and southwest portions of the city while service and utilities are mostly located in the north particularly on Highway 13.

Restaurants & Nightlife

Porter Creek Hardwood Grill Restaurant – food is great, service impeccable, the place is perfect for a quiet romantic dinner for two or for a business meet. The pork chops are a  must try.

Chianti Grill Restaurant – This is an Italian restaurant that has a different vibe than other similar places in the country. It has a county Italian feel sort of like an Italian winery. The spinach ravioli is great and the veal Marsala is likewise superb.

Jensen’s Café Restaurant – Definitely the best breakfast place in the city. Staff is attentive, helpful and friendly. Do check out the cheesy hashbrowns and the omelette. Pancakes are homemade and beautifully done.

Fun Things to Do In Burnsville

Parks – The city maintains 1,800 acres of parkland, which is spread throughout 79 parks.

Water Sports – Due to the proximity to the Minnesota River, boating, jet skiing, swimming and fishing are very popular pastimes.

Theater – The Ames Performing Arts Center features two theatres including a thousand seat Proscenium stage.  Enjoy presentations of classical music, comedy, jazz and rock.

Burnsville Minnesota truly is a great place. If you’d like to talk know more about our concrete flooring services in Burnsville, give us a call.  We can’t wait to meet you.