Burns, Tennessee

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Burns is a town in Dickson County, Tennessee, United States. It is part of the Nashville-DavidsonMurfreesboroFranklin Metropolitan Statistical Area. The 1987 comedy film Ernest Goes to Camp was shot here. The population was 1,366 at the 2000 census.


Burns is located at 36°3′15″N 87°18′58″W / 36.05417°N 87.31611°W / 36.05417; -87.31611 (36.054264, -87.315978)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.6 square miles (6.7 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,366 people, 549 households, and 396 families residing in the town. The population density was 525.2 people per square mile (202.9/km²). There were 582 housing units at an average density of 223.8/sq mi (86.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.19% White, 1.76% African American, 0.95% Native American, 0.37% from other races, and 0.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.51% of the population.

There were 549 households out of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.5% were married couples living together, 12.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.7% were non-families. 21.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the town the population was spread out with 23.1% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 33.2% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 12.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 98.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $38,641, and the median income for a family was $43,370. Males had a median income of $31,827 versus $22,171 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,368. About 3.3% of families and 4.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.4% of those under age 18 and 11.0% of those age 65 or over.


Coordinates: 36°03′15″N 87°18′58″W / 36.054264°N 87.315978°W / 36.054264; -87.315978

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