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Burns, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Burns is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Harney County at latitude 43.5883 and longitude -119.0613. Harney County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 4,153 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Burns, but most people and references simply refer to it as Burns, Oregon.

The P1 Census Class Code for Burns indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Burns (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Burns, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 2,651
Population in Households 2,585
Population in Familes 1,895
Population in Group Qrtrs 66
Population Density1 747
Diversity Index2 30


Total Households 1,231
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 696
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,490 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 731 (49.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 500 (33.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 259 (17.4%)
Median Home Value $80,122
Average Home Value $110,739


Median Household Income $32,454
Average Household Income $42,453
Per Capita Income $19,767
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -1.33% -1.1%
Households -0.91% -1.06%
Families -0.79% -1.3%
Median Household Income   2.7%
Per Capita Income   3.04%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Burns, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Burns to the other 377 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oregon by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 129 66th
Population Density1 # 231 39th
Diversity Index2 # 168 56th
Median Household Income # 351 7th
Per Capita Income # 286 24th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Oregon Census Data Comparison Tool.