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Burns, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The Town of Burns had a population of 1,569 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Burns is located at latitude 36.0502 and longitude -87.298 in Dickson County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Burns (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.73 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Dickson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 801 feet.

The Town of Burns (GNIS ID: 2405348) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Burns is located within Commissioner District 6, a minor civil division (MCD) of Dickson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Burns population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Burns: Burns Station, Grade Fortytwo, Halls Station.

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Burns, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,569
Daytime Population: Workers 267
Daytime Population: Residents 796
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,063
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.68
Population in Households 1,565
Population in Familes 1,330
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 420
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $53,124
Average Household Income $74,902
Per Capita Income $28,714


Total Housing Units 675 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 467 (69.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 158 (23.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 50 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $179,412
Average Home Value $204,131


Total Households 625
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 454
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.92% 1.0%
Households 0.89% 0.97%
Families 1.62% 0.87%
Median Household Income   2.83%
Per Capita Income   3.59%

Burns, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Burns to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 229 47th
Population Density # 253 41st
Diversity Index # 173 60th
Median Household Income # 72 83rd
Per Capita Income # 59 86th

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