Demographics

Burnsville although 97% developed, continues to be a good place to start and grow your business. Despite the amount of development Burnsville still has commercial and industrial land available for development. Utilities are already in place throughout the city of Burnsville making it easier for businesses to relocate.

Location: Burnsville is positioned between two major highway arteries, 35 W & 35 E. Burnsville also has access to rail (there are two major railroad lines), river barge (the nation’s second largest inland port on the Minnesota and Mississippi rivers) and air passenger and freight services (Mpls-St. Paul International Airport & Hubert H. Humphries Airport).

  • County: Dakota
  • Region: East Twin Cities Metro
  • Distance from Minneapolis: 14 miles
  • US Congressional District: 2
  • MN Legislative District(s): Senate 51 & 56 – House 51A, 56A, 56B
  • Population of Burnsville(2010 Census): 60,306
  • Population of Dakota County (2010 Census): 398,552

DETAILED 2010 CENSUS FIGURES

  • Population: 60,306
  • Persons 18 and over: 44,782
  • Children under 18: 14,524
  • Median Age: 35.9
  • Minority Population: 22.5%
  • 10% speak a different language 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

EDUCATION

  • 93.6% of persons 25 and over have graduated high school
  • 25.8% have completed bachelor’s degree
  • 9.6% have a graduate or professional degree

EMPLOYMENT

  • 75.2% of persons over 16 years old are in the workforce
  • 81.2% drive to work alone, 8.5% carpool, 4% use alternative transportation, 3.6% work at home
  • 23.4 minutes is the average commute time to work
  • 39% of employed residents are in management or professional occupations
  • 15.3% are employed in service industries
  • 28% work in sales
  • 5.2% Construction
  • 10.1% production and transportation
  • Median Household Income is $63,688
  • Median Family Income $78,129

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