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Burnsville
  • Suburb of Minneapolis, MN

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  1. Public Schools
    grade B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C+
  3. Housing
    grade B
  4. Nightlife
    grade B+
  5. Good for Families
    grade A minus
  6. Diversity
    grade A
  7. Jobs
    grade B+
  8. Weather
    grade C+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A minus
  12. Commute
    grade A minus

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Burnsville is a suburb of Minneapolis with a population of 61,311. 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 above average.

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About Burnsville...
Population
61,311

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$247,500
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,228
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    102.8
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    1.6
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    19.6
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    44
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    212.1
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,249.4
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    182.7
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    national  12%

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