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Burnet, TX has a population of 6,161 and is the 5,658th largest city in the United States. The population density is 568 per sq mi, which is 486% higher than the Texas average and 527% higher than the national average. The median age in Burnet is 40, which is approximately 16% higher than the Texas average of 34. In Burnet, 53% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 81% speak English and 19% speak Spanish. 74% of Burnet residents were born in Texas, 21% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 4% were foreign born.
- The average age in Burnet is 16% higher than Texas
- 86% of the population is Caucasian
- 12% of the population is African-American
- 78% of the population is Asian
Cost of Living
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In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.
- The cost of living in Burnet is 2% higher than the Texas average.
- The cost of living in Burnet is 8% lower than the national average.
- The cost of housing in Burnet is 17% lower than the national average.
As you can see, with the average cost of living in Burnet, TX being 92, that puts it 2% higher than the average of Texas and 8% lower than our nation’s average. This simple outline of the cost of living index was formulated using prices of: goods and services (weighted 33%), housing prices (weighted 30%), groceries (weighted 13%), utilities (weighted 10%), transportation (weighted 9%), and health care (weighted 5%). Thus, goods/services, along with housing influences the majority of the cost of living index. The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city’s goods. In the case of Burnet, TX, the price of goods and services are 1% higher than the average of Texas as well as 6% lower than the nation’s average.
- Miller’s Food Store
- Dollar General
- Hill Country Food Mart
- Corner Store
- H&R Food Mart
- Hairston Creek Farms
- Kwik Stop
- Burnet City Utilities
- Pedernales Electric Cooperative
Trash Service/Garbage Collection Company
- Hill Country Recycling Corporation
- Allied Waste Services
- Onsite Disposal
- BFI Transfer Station
- Off Leash TV
- Hyper Fusion LLC
- Northland Communications
- Spectrum Cable TV and Internet
- Svoboda Satellite LLC
- AT&T Internet and TV services
- Spectrum Cable
- Zeecon Wireless Internet
- Time Warner Cable
- Spectrum TV Official
- Bat City TV
- Grande Communications
- Amerisat Authorized Dealer
- Advanced 1
- Metro by T-Mobile
- Hyper Fusion LLC
The city is served by the Burnet Consolidated Independent School District and is home to the Burnet High School Bulldogs. There is a summer camp just outside Burnet called Camp Longhorn that features three branches namely: Inks Lake, Indian Springs and C3.
Places of Worship
Here are some of the churches in the city:
- Church at the Epicenter
- Church of Christ
- East Lake Fellowship
- First Assembly of God
- First Baptist Church
- First Lutheran Church
- First United Methodist Church
- Hoover Valley Baptist Church
- Northside Baptist Church
- Our Mother of Sorrows Parish
- Presbyterian Church of Burnet
- Victory Baptist Church
- First Baptist Burnet
The top employers in the city are:
- Burnet Consolidated Independent School District
- Burnet County Government
- Seton Highland Lakes Hospital
- Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice substance abuse facility
- City of Burnet
- HEB Grocery Store
- Sure Cast
- Hoover Companies
- Southwestern Graphite
- Bilbrough Marble Co.
- Lone Star Industries
- Dash Covers Inc.
Restaurants & Nightlife
Bill’s Burgers, Wings and Things — If you are looking for a good burger in the city then Bill’s is the place to be. They serve some of the best burgers and onion rings around. The burgers are available in several sizes and the fries are amazing too. Do try their Margaritas. They offer charming outside seating with music. Service is great too.
Mama’s Home Cooking — The chicken fried steak is absolutely amazing and the homemade mac and cheese and fried okra are definite must try items on their menu. Do also try the blackened catfish and the grilled chicken too. Service is always exceptional.
Barbq Shak — The place is in the Texas monthly top BBQ joints list. The brisket is moist, very tender and the oak smoke was just right. The staff is extremely friendly. It is a small restaurant with limited parking space. The cole slaw and potato salad are amazing as well as the beans too. The brisket sandwich is amazing too with just the right amount of sauce in it.
Fun Things to Do in Burnet
The city is home to the Highland Lakes, Longhorn Cavern, Inks Lake State Park, the Historic Burnet Square, the Highland Lakes Air Museum, Fort Croghan Museum and Grounds. You can also find the Vanishing Texas River Cruise, Hamilton Creek Park, Galloway Hammond Recreation Center and the Delaware Springs Golf Course. The Historic Square has buildings that date as far back as the 1880s and you can also find a number of unique shops and restaurants in the area.
Burnet truly is a great place to live. If you’d like to talk to us about building your custom home here in Burnet, Texas give us a call. We can’t wait to meet you.