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 ci.burns.or.us/

Burns

Population

Total Population

2,699

Population
Growth Rate

-0.38%

Median Age

46

Diversity Index

31.700

Housing & Income

Households

1,250

Total Housing Units

1,496


Owner Occupied

879

Renter Occupied

371

Vacant

246

Median Home Value

$88,007


Average Home Value

$178,702

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

-0.23%


Per Capita Income

1.88%

Income Projection

Median Household

$38,755 $41,585


Average Household

$56,571 $61,759


Per Capita

$26,305 $28,878

Workforce

Total Businesses

227

Total Employed

1,376

Workers 16+

904

2020 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

49

Employed

310

2020 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

22

Employed

192

2020 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

26

Employed

186

2020 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

22

Employed

124

2020 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

5

Employed

113

2020 Other Service excl Pub Admin

cp-industries

Businesses

26

Employed

104

Some
High School

177

Graduated
High School

489

Associates
Degree

178

Bachelor's
Degree

199

Graduate
Degree

54

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

869

Non-Resident Commuters

35

Drive Alone

725

Carpooled

19

Public

0

Work At Home

88