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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B-
Burnsville is a town in North Carolina with a population of 1,990. Burnsville is in Yancey County. Living in Burnsville offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. Many retirees live in Burnsville and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Burnsville are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$170,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$493
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    50%
  • Own
    50%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    181.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    181.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,000
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    181.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    18%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

Working in Burnsville

Jobs
C-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$36,310
National
$55,322
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Burnsville Reviews

14 reviews
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Burnsville is a wonderful place to live and shares a rich history with most of the Western North Carolina region. The views are nothing short of majestic. The climate is mild. Residents of Yancey County are most welcoming and upbeat, even at the post office! While traditional employment might be somewhat limited, self-employment opportunities abound. For those who wish to retire in a mountain community, it doesn’t get better. The locale encourages a healthy and practical lifestyle with access to contemporary civilization or the choice to be self-sufficient.
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Beautiful scenery, really nice people, and extremely reasonable living expenses. Have not met one person who has been unfriendly. I think I'm going to love it here!
I love the rural "country" aspects of Burnsville and the events that bring the community together. It has beautiful scenery and a convenient layout. I would like to see change, on an individual basis, of increased respect of others' opinions. Sometimes people can be judgemental and rude.