Location of Burns, Wisconsin
|• Total||48.4 sq mi (125.2 km2)|
|• Land||48.3 sq mi (125.2 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)|
|Elevation||801 ft (244 m)|
|• Density||20.3/sq mi (7.8/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1582891|
Burns is a town in La Crosse County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 949 at the 2010 census. It is part of the La Crosse, Wisconsin Metropolitan Statistical Area. The unincorporated communities of Burns and Burns Corners are located in the town.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the unincorporated township has a total area of 48.4 square miles (125.3 km²), of which, 48.3 square miles (125.2 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.04%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 979 people, 349 households, and 276 families residing in the town. The population density was 20.3 people per square mile (7.8/km²). There were 367 housing units at an average density of 7.6 per square mile (2.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.37% White, 0.10% Native American, 0.92% Asian, and 0.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.10% of the population.
There were 349 households out of which 34.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.0% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.9% were non-families. 15.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.09.
In the town, the population was spread out with 27.5% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 26.1% from 45 to 64, and 10.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 116.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 111.9 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $41,620, and the median income for a family was $44,375. Males had a median income of $29,000 versus $21,797 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,947. About 6.2% of families and 6.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.6% of those under age 18 and 11.1% of those age 65 or over.
- John Bradley, Wisconsin State Representative, lived in the town; was a town supervisor.
- Orrin Fletcher, Wisconsin State Representative, was born in the town; Fletcher served as chairman of the Burns Town Board.
- David Vaughan, Wisconsin State Representative, lived in the town; served as justice of the peace.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Callary, Edward. Place Names of Wisconsin. Madison, Wis.: University of Wisconsin Press. p. 44. ISBN 978-0-299-30964-0.