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Site of the Burns Indian Reservation

Burns is a city in Harney County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Robert Burns, Scottish poet.

The latitude of Burns is 43.586N. The longitude is -119.053W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 4,154 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,880.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$26,658
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Burns demographic reports
Burns is on the Harney Desert.
Cattle ranchers settled here in the 1880s.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 2. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.7 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Harney County Fair - Sept. 4-9, 2007
  • County Music Jamboree - June 14-16, 2007
Dates often change. Check Burns web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Ochoco National Forest, Malheur National Wildlife Refuge
Historic sites and museums: Harney County Historical Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Burns demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Harney County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 97720 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

21% of Burns residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Burns ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Burns was $16,224, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

7% of Burns residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

Entertainment
Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
Burns festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Burns, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $352.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $630.


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Libraries in Burns include Harney County Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Burns include Burns Times-Herald

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Politics

Harney County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Burns political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Burns workers is 12 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

Travel

Hotels in Burns include Best Inn, Days Inn Ponderosa.

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