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People

Total Population 1,653
Male Share of the Population 47.4%
Female Share of the Population 52.6%
Senior Citizens 26%
Employed Population 16+ 521
Age of the Population 49

Families

% of people married 48.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $36,071
% Above Poverty Level 66.6%
% Below Poverty Level 33.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 7.9%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 40%
Median Gross Rent $528
Median House Value $173,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.3%
US/American 0%
English 10.7%
Irish 18.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Burnsville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 26 miles NE of Asheville, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 94 miles NW of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Yancey
Standard Zip Codes 28714
Phone Area Codes 828
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.917
Longitude -82.301

Burnsville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station CELO 2 S
Distance 8.8 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 46 F
Apr Temp 37 to 66 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 68 F
Annual Precip 58.8 inches
Station MARION 2 NW
Distance 22.9 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 48 F
Apr Temp 44 to 69 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 46 to 69 F
Annual Precip 54 inches
Station ASHEVILLE
Distance 25.5 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 46 F
Apr Temp 44 to 67 F
Jul Temp 64 to 84 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 37.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bakersville 487 $23,333
Black Mountain 8,079 $48,111
Mars Hill 2,410 $61,579
Montreat 677 $66,974
Spruce Pine 2,444 $47,639
Weaverville 3,834 $56,406

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Burnsville Public Libraries

Library
Avery-mitchell-yancey Regional Library
237 OLD HIGHWAY 19E
Burnsville, North Carolina
(828) 682-4476

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333 MTN HERITAGE HS ROAD
828-682-6103
Serves 768 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.8

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