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Burnsville, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Burnsville had a population of 526 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Burnsville is located at latitude 38.8555 and longitude -80.6527 in Braxton County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Burnsville (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Braxton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 810 feet.

The Town of Burnsville (GNIS ID: 2390763) 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 Burnsville is located within Northern District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Braxton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Burnsville 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 Burnsville: Laforme's Store, Lumberport.

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Burnsville, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 526
Daytime Population: Workers 176
Daytime Population: Residents 286
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 462
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.88
Population in Households 526
Population in Familes 414
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 498
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $29,594
Average Household Income $44,943
Per Capita Income $18,293


Total Housing Units 259 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 153 (59.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 59 (22.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 47 (18.1%)
Median Home Value $92,021
Average Home Value $114,542


Total Households 212
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 137
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 0.43% 0.23%
Households 0.46% 0.19%
Families 0.41% 0.15%
Median Household Income   0.02%
Per Capita Income   1.55%

Burnsville, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Burnsville to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia 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 # 239 41st
Population Density # 261 36th
Diversity Index # 152 63rd
Median Household Income # 359 12th
Per Capita Income # 339 17th

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