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Burns, Tennessee
Motto(s): 
A hometown community
Location of Burns in Dickson County, Tennessee.
Location of Burns in Dickson County, Tennessee.
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Dickson
Government
 • Type Mayor-Council
Area
 • Total 3.39 sq mi (8.79 km2)
 • Land 3.39 sq mi (8.78 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
801 ft (244 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,468
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,456
 • Density 429.63/sq mi (165.89/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
37029
Area code(s) 615
FIPS code 47-09880
GNIS feature ID 1305550
Website http://townofburnstn.net

Burns is a town in Dickson County, Tennessee, in the United States. It is part of the Nashville-DavidsonMurfreesboroFranklin Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,468 at the 2010 census.

Geography

Burns is located in southeastern Dickson County at 36°3′15″N 87°18′58″W / 36.05417°N 87.31611°W / 36.05417; -87.31611 (36.054264, -87.315978). It is bordered to the southwest, west, and northwest by the city of Dickson. Tennessee State Route 47 passes through the center of the town, leading west 5 miles (8 km) to the center of Dickson and northeast 7 miles (11 km) to White Bluff. Tennessee State Route 96 passes through the town west and south of its center; it leads northwest 2.5 miles (4.0 km) to U.S. Route 70 and southeast 8 miles (13 km) to Interstate 40 within the city limits of Fairview.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Burns has a total area of 3.7 square miles (9.7 km2), of which 0.01 square miles (0.02 km2), or 0.16%, is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 386
1970 456 18.1%
1980 777 70.4%
1990 1,127 45.0%
2000 1,366 21.2%
2010 1,468 7.5%
Est. 2019 1,456 −0.8%
Sources:

2020 census

Burns racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 1,397 88.81%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 29 1.84%
Native American 5 0.32%
Asian 8 0.51%
Pacific Islander 2 0.13%
Other/Mixed 64 4.07%
Hispanic or Latino 68 4.32%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 1,573 people, 627 households, and 460 families residing in the town.

Pop culture

The Midstate Boys Detention Center in the 1987 comedy film Ernest Goes to Camp was shot here.

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