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Burnsville, Minnesota

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The location of Burnsville

Welcome to Burnsville ...

The city of Burnsville is located in Dakota County.

The location of Burnsville has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Burnsville has a population of 61,203 people<2> (see below for details).

Burnsville was established in 1855.

The community of Burnsville is 960 feet [293 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Burnsville lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Burnsville: (952)

The ZIP codes for Burnsville: 55306, 55337<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Burnsville had a population of 60,306 people (which is 15.13% of the total population of Dakota County). This makes Burnsville the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Burnsville represents 1.14% of the total population of Minnesota (which has 5,303,925 people), making it the state's 14th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 60,306 people, the population of Burnsville has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 60,220 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Burnsville had an population of 61,203 people. This is an increase of 1.49% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.63% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Burnsville.

Communities Also Named Burnsville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 9 communities that are also named Burnsville - they are located in Alabama, Indiana, Mississippi, New Brunswick, North Carolina (2), Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Burnsville.

Websites for Burnsville ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Burnsville. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Burnsville. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Burnsville. Our list includes 5 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Burnsville:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Burnsville ...

Looking for more information about Burnsville? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Burnsville, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Burnsville.

Communities near Burnsville ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Minneapolis   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the North (N) of Burnsville

Located in Hennepin County

Saint Paul   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Burnsville

Located in Ramsey County

Plymouth   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Burnsville

Located in Hennepin County

Woodbury   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Burnsville

Located in Washington County

Eagan   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Burnsville

Lakeville   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of Burnsville

Eden Prairie   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Burnsville

Located in Hennepin County

Minnetonka   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Burnsville

Located in Hennepin County

Edina   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Burnsville

Located in Hennepin County

Saint Louis Park   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) of Burnsville

Located in Hennepin County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Burnsville.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Minnesota

About Dakota County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Burnsville:

The official website for Dakota County:

The official website for State of Minnesota:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Burnsville.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Burnsville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Burnsville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Burnsville or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Burnsville) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Burnsville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Burnsville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Burnsville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.7648, Longitude: -93.2794     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Burnsville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






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