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Burnett is a town in Dodge County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 919 at the 2000 census. The census-designated place of Burnett is located in the town, and the unincorporated community of Rolling Prairie is located partially in the town.
The town was named for Ellsworth Burnett, a government surveyor who was killed by Indians in 1836.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 36.5 square miles (94.4 km2), of which 36.2 square miles (93.7 km2) is land and 0.3 square mile (0.7 km2) (0.74%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 919 people, 330 households, and 265 families residing in the town. The population density was 25.4 people per square mile (9.8/km2). There were 353 housing units at an average density of 9.8 per square mile (3.8/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.59% White, 0.33% African American, 0.65% from other races, and 0.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.87% of the population.
There were 330 households, out of which 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.9% were married couples living together, 4.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.4% were non-families.