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Burns is a town in Dickson County, in the Nashville-Davidson metro area.
One tradition says the community was named for Capt. Burns, a Civil War officer who led a detachment of black soldiers; another says it was named for Scottish poet Robert Burns
The latitude of Burns is 36.053N. The longitude is -87.312W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 801 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,407.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Burns demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Dickson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Nashville area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 37029 ZIP code.
12% of Burns residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Burns ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Burns was $18,368, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Burns residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Burns, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $442. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $733.
Dickson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Burns political report.
The average commute time for Burns workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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