Burnsville, North Carolina

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Population in 2017: 1,638 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +0.9%
 
Males: 773  (47.2%)
Females: 865  (52.8%)
Median resident age:

50.2 years
North Carolina median age:

38.8 years

Zip codes: 28714.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $34,999 (it was $21,653 in 2000)
Burnsville:

$34,999
NC:

$52,752

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $30,206 (it was $16,894 in 2000)

Burnsville town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $188,426 (it was $92,700 in 2000)
Burnsville:

$188,426
NC:

$171,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $216,068; detached houses: $230,781; townhouses or other attached units: $124,820; mobile homes: $8,921

Median gross rent in 2017: $500.

March 2019 cost of living index in Burnsville: 81.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 25.0%
(27.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 71.4% for American Indian residents, 28.8% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Burnsville, NC (2010)
    • 1,46586.5%White alone
    • 17610.4%Hispanic
    • 352.1%Black alone
    • 110.6%Two or more races
    • 20.1%American Indian alone
    • 20.1%Asian alone
    • 20.1%Other race alone

Races in Burnsville detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 37 registered sex offenders living in Burnsville, North Carolina as of June 03, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Burnsville is 46 to 1.


Crime rates in Burnsville by year

Type

2005

2006

2009

2011

2012

2014

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(60.2)
1
(61.0)
2
(116.7)
1
(58.8)
0
(0.0)
N/A
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(60.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(58.3)
1
(58.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
11
(671.1)
6
(350.1)
5
(293.8)
1
(60.1)
3
(181.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
9
(541.2)
14
(843.4)
15
(915.2)
21
(1,225)
20
(1,175)
11
(661.5)
3
(181.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
33
(1,984)
44
(2,651)
75
(4,576)
71
(4,142)
65
(3,819)
52
(3,127)
33
(2,000)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
2
(120.3)
3
(180.7)
1
(61.0)
4
(233.4)
2
(117.5)
3
(180.4)
3
(181.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)126.9245.8435.0451.0367.8197.8143.6

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Crime rate in Burnsville detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 8 (8 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.91
North Carolina average:

2.34
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Ancestries: American (22.7%), Irish (11.7%), English (10.5%), Scotch-Irish (9.5%), German (6.9%), African (4.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 2814 feet

Land area: 1.58 square miles.

Population density: 1,037 people per square mile   (low).

Burnsville, North Carolina map

56 residents are foreign born (2.5% Latin America, 0.8% Asia, 0.4% Europe).

This town:

3.1%
North Carolina:

7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,491 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,312 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Asheville, NC (27.5 miles , pop. 68,889).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (96.2 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (481.2 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Bakersville, NC (3.2 miles ),
Spruce Pine, NC (3.6 miles ),
Flag Pond, TN (3.9 miles ),
Mars Hill, NC (3.9 miles ),
Banner Hill, TN (4.0 miles ),
Erwin, TN (4.1 miles ),
Montreat, NC (4.3 miles ),
Black Mountain, NC (4.6 miles )

Latitude: 35.92 N, Longitude: 82.30 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,815 (+99.3%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 329 (47.2%)

Area code: 828

Distribution of median household income in Burnsville, NC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Burnsville, NC in 2017
Burnsville satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 10 buildings, average cost: $72,200
  • 1998: 10 buildings, average cost: $72,200
  • 1999: 11 buildings, average cost: $72,200
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $68,000
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $68,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $85,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $85,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $85,000
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $85,000
  • 2006: 4 buildings, average cost: $400,000
  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $400,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $400,000
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $240,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $250,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $250,000
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $200,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Burnsville, NC residents
Average permit cost in Burnsville, NC
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.0%
North Carolina:

4.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +129 (+8.6%).
Most common industries in Burnsville, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (10.3%)
  • Educational services (10.3%)
  • Health care (9.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.5%)
  • Machinery (4.3%)
  • Public administration (3.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (16.7%)
  • Educational services (6.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.0%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (5.0%)
  • Machinery (5.0%)
  • Health care (5.0%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (15.5%)
  • Health care (14.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (13.6%)
  • Apparel (6.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.1%)
  • Public administration (4.2%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Burnsville, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.1%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (3.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Carpenters (4.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.1%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.8%)

Average climate in Burnsville, North Carolina

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Burnsville, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 62.6. This is about average.

City:

62.6
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 39.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

39.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 5.84. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.84
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Burnsville-area historical tornado activity is below North Carolina state average. It is 52% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/10/1980, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 18.1 miles away from the Burnsville town center injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 50.9 miles away from the town center killed 4 people and injured 52 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Burnsville-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 182.4 miles away from Burnsville center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 93.7 miles away from Burnsville center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 142.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 87.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 91.1 miles away from Burnsville center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 212.5 miles away from Burnsville center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Yancey County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Burnsville topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Burnsville:

  • HOSPICE OF YANCEY COUNTY (856 GEORGE'S FORK ROAD)
  • BROOKSIDE REHABILITATION AND CARE (PO BOX 248)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Burnsville:

  • BRIAN CTR HEALTH AND REHAB/SPRUC (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; SPRUCE PINE, NC)
  • THE HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE CENTER OF MITCHELL C (Hospital, about 14 miles away; SPRUCE PINE, NC)
  • MAYLAND DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; SPRUCE PINE, NC)
  • SPRUCE PINE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 14 miles away; SPRUCE PINE, NC)
  • MADISON HEALTH AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; MARS HILL, NC)

Airports and heliports located in Burnsville:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Burnsville:

  • University of North Carolina at Asheville (about 26 miles; Asheville, NC; Full-time enrollment: 3,312)
  • East Tennessee State University (about 27 miles; Johnson City, TN; FT enrollment: 12,774)
  • Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (about 29 miles; Asheville, NC; FT enrollment: 6,992)
  • Tusculum College (about 32 miles; Greeneville, TN; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • Western Piedmont Community College (about 37 miles; Morganton, NC; FT enrollment: 2,205)
  • Northeast State Community College (about 40 miles; Blountville, TN; FT enrollment: 4,480)
  • Appalachian State University (about 41 miles; Boone, NC; FT enrollment: 17,362)

Public elementary/middle school in Burnsville:

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Library in Burnsville:

  • AVERY-MITCHELL-YANCEY REGIONAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $761,886; Location: 289 BURNSVILLE SCHOOL ROAD; 159,114 books; 2,973 audio materials; 4,488 video materials; 56 state licensed databases; 197 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Burnsville: Mount Mitchell Boys Camp (A), Toecan Ranger District Office (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Mitchell Branch (A), Tantrough Branch (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Carolina Country Inn (600 West Main Street), Colonial Guest Rooms (211 East Main Street), Blue Ridge Motel (204 West Blvd).

Birthplace of: John S. Arrowood - Judge, Ken Holcombe - Baseball player.

Yancey County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Burnsville and their reported violations in the past:

BURNSVILLE, TOWN OF (Population served: 3,802, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • OCCT/SOWT Study/Recommendation - In MAR-31-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (APR-14-2010), St Public Notif requested (APR-14-2010), St Compliance achieved (APR-28-2010)
  • Public Education - In DEC-01-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-21-2010), St Formal NOV issued (APR-21-2010), St Compliance achieved (APR-28-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure Submit IDSE/Subpart V Plan Rpt - In JUL-02-2010, Contaminant: DBP STAGE 2. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-27-2011)
  • Water Quality Parameter M/R - Between APR-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (APR-14-2010), St Public Notif requested (APR-14-2010), St Compliance achieved (APR-28-2010), St Public Notif received (FEB-18-2011)
  • Initial, Follow-up, or Routine Source Water M/R - In MAR-31-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (APR-14-2010), St Public Notif requested (APR-14-2010), St Compliance achieved (APR-28-2010)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-29-2008), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-29-2008), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUN-26-2008), St Compliance achieved (MAY-21-2012)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-18-2007), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-18-2007), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUN-26-2008), St Public Notif received (JUN-27-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAY-21-2012)
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 39 regular monitoring violations
  • One other older monitoring violation
MT MITCHELL STATE PARK (Population served: 2,400, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
TOE RIVER CAMPGROUND (Population served: 185, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
MT PLEASANT BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 120, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In FEB-10-2010, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-11-2010), St Public Notif requested (MAY-11-2010), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-11-2010)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JAN-2010 and MAR-2010, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-08-2010), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-08-2010), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUL-28-2010), St Case dropped (OCT-08-2010), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2010)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
SOUTH ESTATOE BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 80, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
MT MITCHELL BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
HIGH PASTURES (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
WINDOM UNITED METH CHURCH (Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In MAR-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-05-2005), St Public Notif requested (MAY-05-2005), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JAN-22-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUN-11-2010), St Intentional no-action (JUN-11-2010)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Burnsville that have no violations reported:

  • HIGGINS FWB CHURCH (Population served: 140, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LOW GAP FWB CHURCH (Population served: 65, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NORTH BEND FWB CHURCH (Population served: 60, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • HIGH PASTURES - LAUREL LODGE (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

2.1 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

52.4%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

5.0%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

People in group quarters in Burnsville in 2010:

  • 101 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 33 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 17 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 5 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Burnsville in 2000:

  • 110 people in nursing homes
  • 9 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 5 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Banks with branches in Burnsville (2011 data):

  • PNC Bank, National Association: West Bypass Branch at 530 West Bypass, branch established on 1988/08/15. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Burnsville Main Branch at 109 Town Square, branch established on 1970/04/20. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company: Burnsville Branch at 364 East Bypass, branch established on 1973/01/23. Info updated 2011/10/11: Bank assets: $20,566.4 mil, Deposits: $17,596.8 mil, headquarters in Raleigh, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 433 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancshares, Inc.
  • United Community Bank: Burnsville Branch at 291 East Us Highway 19e, branch established on 2004/02/17. Info updated 2009/06/23: Bank assets: $6,977.4 mil, Deposits: $6,170.1 mil, headquarters in Blairsville, GA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 106 total offices, Holding Company: United Community Banks, Inc.
  • TD Bank, National Association: Burnsville at 600 West By-Pass, branch established on 1997/12/15. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The

For population 15 years and over in Burnsville:

Marital status in Burnsville, NC
  • Never married: 19.2%
  • Now married: 52.4%
  • Separated: 4.8%
  • Widowed: 12.1%
  • Divorced: 11.5%

For population 25 years and over in Burnsville:

  • High school or higher: 81.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.7%
  • Unemployed: 4.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.2
North Carolina average:

11.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Burnsville
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Burnsville, NC (based on Yancey County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,80829
Mainline Protestant1,51217
Catholic1901
Black Protestant1181
Other91
None11,200-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
This county:

2.72 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Here:

0.54 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Yancey County:

3.26 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Here:

3.81 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.0%
State:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

23.8%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Yancey County:

11.9%
State:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Burnsville:

52.8%
North Carolina:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

49.7%
State:

44.6%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.3
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

19.5%
State:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

10.5%
North Carolina:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Burnsville:

7.0
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

34.5%
North Carolina:

33.6%

General health condition:
Burnsville:

56.4%
North Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

76.0%
North Carolina:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Burnsville, NC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 11$28,401$30,9836$2,390
Water Supply 7$17,965$30,7978$15,862
Financial Administration 3$5,603$22,4120$0
Sewerage 3$5,840$23,3608$12,871
Firefighters 1$2,942$35,30422$2,490
Other Government Administration 1$3,886$46,63210$3,073
Other and Unallocable 1$3,116$37,3922$1,968
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 2$2,951
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 22$8,276
Airports 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 27$67,753$30,11280$49,881

Burnsville government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $1,561,000 ($952.99)
    Water Utilities: $1,041,000 ($635.53)
    Liquor Stores: $669,000 ($408.42)
    Police Protection: $558,000 ($340.66)
    Financial Administration: $225,000 ($137.36)
    Regular Highways: $177,000 ($108.06)
    Local Fire Protection: $124,000 ($75.70)
    Parks and Recreation: $111,000 ($67.77)
    Central Staff Services: $88,000 ($53.72)
    Solid Waste Management: $83,000 ($50.67)
    General - Other: $63,000 ($38.46)
    Housing and Community Development: $15,000 ($9.16)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $25,000 ($15.26)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Health - Other: $3,000 ($1.83)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $70,000 ($42.74)
    Police Protection: $31,000 ($18.93)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $203,000 ($123.93)

Burnsville government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $847,000 ($517.09)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $11,000 ($6.72)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $6,000 ($3.66)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $204,000 ($124.54)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $61,000 ($37.24)
    Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($3.05)
    Fines and Forfeits: $5,000 ($3.05)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,151,000 ($702.69)
    Liquor Stores: $670,000 ($409.04)
  • State Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $1,012,000 ($617.83)
    General Local Government Support: $250,000 ($152.63)
    Highways: $51,000 ($31.14)
    Other: $27,000 ($16.48)
  • Tax - Property: $832,000 ($507.94)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $264,000 ($161.17)
    Other License: $23,000 ($14.04)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $7,000 ($4.27)

Burnsville government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,376,000 ($840.05)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,230,000 ($750.92)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $146,000 ($89.13)

Burnsville government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,901,000 ($1160.56)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $84,000 ($51.28)

5.75% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($37,734 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.75%
North Carolina average:

7.88%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Buncombe County, NC  1.33% ($31,146 average AGI)
from Mitchell County, NC  0.93% ($26,456)
from McDowell County, NC  0.34% ($24,667)


4.93% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($36,877 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.93%
North Carolina average:

7.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Mitchell County, NC  1.03% ($29,968 average AGI)
to Buncombe County, NC  0.90% ($28,818)
to McDowell County, NC  0.46% ($21,321)
Businesses in Burnsville, NC
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
CVS1RadioShack1
Chevrolet1Subway1
Decora Cabinetry1U-Haul2
FedEx1U.S. Cellular1
H&R Block1UPS1

Strongest AM radio stations in Burnsville:

  • WKYK (940 AM; 5 kW; BURNSVILLE, NC; Owner: MARK MEDIA, INC.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WTOE (1470 AM; 5 kW; SPRUCE PINE, NC; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY MEDIA, INC.)
  • WKJV (1380 AM; 25 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: INTERNATIONAL BAPTIST OUTREACH MISSIONS)
  • WEMB (1420 AM; 5 kW; ERWIN, TN; Owner: W E M B, INC.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWRN (1350 AM; 10 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLACK MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WWNC (570 AM; 5 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WBRM (1250 AM; 5 kW; MARION, NC; Owner: WBRM, INC.)
  • WGOC (640 AM; 10 kW; BLOUNTVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPWT (870 AM; daytime; 10 kW; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, TN; Owner: INFORMATION COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Burnsville:

  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WQUT (101.5 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WECR-FM (102.3 FM; BEECH MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WPJO (99.3 FM; ELIZABETHTON, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHCB (91.5 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUC. COMMUNICATION CORP)
  • WETS-FM (89.5 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WXBQ-FM (96.9 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WZJS (100.7 FM; BANNER ELK, NC; Owner: HIGHLAND COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATES, LLC)
  • WKSF (99.9 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQNQ (104.3 FM; OLD FORT, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCQR-FM (88.3 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • W214AP (90.7 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WAEZ (94.9 FM; GREENEVILLE, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WTFM (98.5 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WTPT (93.3 FM; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: UPSTATE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • W220CD (91.9 FM; ENKA, NC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WCQS (88.1 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • W237AR (95.3 FM; HAZELWOOD, ETC., NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WQNS (104.9 FM; WAYNESVILLE, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Burnsville:

  • W67DV (Channel 67; BURNSVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W60CS (Channel 60; BURNSVILLE, NC; Owner: WYFF HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W02AT (Channel 2; BURNSVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W12AU (Channel 12; BURNSVILLE, NC; Owner: WLOS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WASV-TV (Channel 62; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SOUTH CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WCYB-TV (Channel 5; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: APPALACHIAN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WHNS (Channel 21; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • W42AX (Channel 42; BAKERSVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WUNE-TV (Channel 17; LINVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W23BQ (Channel 23; ASHEVILLE, ETC., NC; Owner: CAROLINA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W28AO (Channel 28; SPRUCE PINE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • Burnsville, North Carolina
  • Fatal accident count9
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents11
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:2
  • Fatalities9
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents25
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents1
  • North Carolina average
  • Fatal accident count8869
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents13321
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons2969
  • Fatalities9705
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents21481
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents1406
See more detailed statistics of Burnsville fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 33Number of bridges
  • 148ft / 44.9mTotal length
  • 65,670Total average daily traffic
  • 7,836Total average daily truck traffic
  • 131,340Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
New bridges in Burnsville, NC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 31940-1949
  • 61950-1959
  • 61960-1969
  • 71970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Burnsville, NC
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Burnsville)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Burnsville, NC)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 165 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Burnsville)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Burnsville)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 7 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 79. The highest number of fire incidents - 147 took place in 2015, and the least - 16 in 2003. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Burnsville, NC When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (57.9%), and Outside Fires (25.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Burnsville, NC
    • 78057.9%Structure Fires
    • 34825.9%Outside Fires
    • 1118.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1077.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Burnsville, NC
Most common first names in Burnsville, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John10977.8 years
William9876.6 years
Mary9874.7 years
James9474.5 years
Charles5973.9 years
Robert5174.5 years
George4077.8 years
Martha3582.4 years
Roy3275.3 years
Fred3078.1 years
Most common last names in Burnsville, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hensley13078.2 years
Wilson12075.9 years
Edwards9877.1 years
Robinson9277.7 years
Ray8778.4 years
Young7779.5 years
Boone5777.0 years
Higgins5680.1 years
Fox5574.3 years
Mcintosh5482.2 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Burnsville, NC
  • 43.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 17.1%Electricity
  • 16.1%Utility gas
  • 15.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 7.8%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Burnsville, NC
  • 68.2%Electricity
  • 17.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.8%Utility gas
  • 2.8%Wood
  • 1.2%Solar energy
  • 1.2%No fuel used


Burnsville compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
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