Burns

Burns, Oregon commonly referred to as the gateway to the Steens Mountains, became a town in 1891 and is the county seat of Harney County. Burns offers the visitor breathtaking scenery, outdoor activities of hiking, fishing, hunting, camping and backpacking with easy access to the Steens Mountains and the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge just 30 miles south of the City on US 205.  The 185,000 acres provides a Mecca for bird watchers as it is the habitat for over 250 species of migratory birds.  

A visit to downtown Burns provides opportunity for visitors to meet the friendly people of this western town, and view collections of arrowheads, art galleries and stores.  A visit to the Harney County Historical Museum is necessary and provides a history of the old west in Burns and Harney County, with historical photos, ranching memorabilia and full room restorations of the old western kitchen. 

For more information, visit cityofburnsor.gov/

Burns

Population

Total Population

2,730

Population
Growth Rate

0.00%

Median Age

48

Diversity Index

35.200

Housing & Income

Households

1,243

Total Housing Units

1,414


Owner Occupied

896

Renter Occupied

347

Vacant

171

Median Home Value

$141,768


Average Home Value

$243,659

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.00%


Per Capita Income

3.48%

Income Projection

Median Household

$40,663 $44,046


Average Household

$64,634 $77,060


Per Capita

$28,530 $33,856

Workforce

Total Businesses

243

Total Employed

1,643

Workers 16+

1,014

2022 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

49

Employed

481

2022 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

25

Employed

223

2022 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

28

Employed

212

2022 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

23

Employed

135

2022 Food Service/Drinking Estab

cp-industries

Businesses

17

Employed

117

2022 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

5

Employed

107

Some
High School

128

Graduated
High School

707

Associates
Degree

168

Bachelor's
Degree

223

Graduate
Degree

116

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

1,014

Non-Resident Commuters

0

Drive Alone

601

Carpooled

41

Public

0

Work At Home

157