Burnsville, Mississippi

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Burnsville, Mississippi
Town
Burnsville City Hall
Burnsville City Hall
Location of Burnsville, Mississippi
Location of Burnsville, Mississippi
Coordinates: 34°50′19″N 88°18′51″W / 34.83861°N 88.31417°W / 34.83861; -88.31417Coordinates: 34°50′19″N 88°18′51″W / 34.83861°N 88.31417°W / 34.83861; -88.31417
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Tishomingo
Area
 • Total 4.8 sq mi (12.4 km2)
 • Land 4.8 sq mi (12.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 466 ft (142 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,034
 • Density 217.6/sq mi (84.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 38833
Area code(s) 662
FIPS code 28-09820
GNIS feature ID 0667827

Burnsville is a town in Tishomingo County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 1,034 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

Burnsville is located at 34°50′19″N 88°18′51″W / 34.838564°N 88.314098°W / 34.838564; -88.314098 (34.838564, -88.314098).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.8 square miles (12 km2), of which 4.8 square miles (12 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (0.42%) is water.

Rivers and streams[edit]

Other formations[edit]

Demographics[edit]

City of Burnsville
Population by year [1]

1990 - 949
2000 - 1,034
2004 - 1,032 (estimate)

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,034 people, 412 households, and 285 families residing in the town. The population density was 217.6 people per square mile (84.0/km2). There were 465 housing units at an average density of 97.8 per square mile (37.8/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.07% White, 0.39% Native American, and 1.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.26% of the population.

There were 412 households out of which 35.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.1% were married couples living together, 17.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.6% were non-families. 29.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the town the population was spread out with 29.7% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 9.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 87.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $20,083, and the median income for a family was $27,679. Males had a median income of $28,523 versus $18,333 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,359. About 23.5% of families and 27.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.8% of those under age 18 and 27.9% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Public schools[edit]

  • Burnsville Elementary - grades K-8 with an enrollment of 498 students

Libraries[edit]

  • Burnsville Public Library - has a collection of ~179,000 books and serial volumes

Transportation[edit]

Highways[edit]

Railroads[edit]

  • Southern Railway System

Media[edit]

  • WOWL 91.9 FM radio, owned by Southern Community Services, Inc.

Notable residents[edit]

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