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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
Burnsville is a suburb of Minneapolis with a population of 61,283. Burnsville is in Dakota County and is one of the best places to live in Minnesota. Living in Burnsville offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Burnsville there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Burnsville and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Burnsville are highly rated.
About Burnsville...
Population
61,283

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$237,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,164
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%
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Burnsville Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    128.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    16.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    39
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    302
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,138.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    178.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Burnsville

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$70,600
National
$55,322
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I moved to Burnsville in my Freshman year of High School and graduated from BHS. I have moved in and out of Burnsville but currently back living there. I guess in someway that tells you a lot. I enjoy the diversity in Burnsville. I love all of the trees and my favorite part is Burnsville Parkway especially during winter when all of the trees are lit up with Christmas lights. I believe Burnsville is safe and amazing place to raise a family. There isn't much going on in Nightlife scene but that's all just a highway away anyway! There is lots of great affordable and healthy living in Burnsville. In the summer I like to go to Crystal Beach.
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Burnsville is a very diverse community! We love our neighbors dearly and feel that our community is a great place to live. The schools are also pretty good, but not in comparison to the nearby schools. We don’t have a very good nightlife, but the community is very family-friendly besides not having a community swimming pool:-/
Close to everything - shopping, grocery, entertainment. Great suburb! Close to both St. Paul and Minneapolis.