Community Profile

burien, wa archView demographic data for Burien, Washington. Click on the infographic below to expand the data and view the corresponding spreadsheets. In addition to the demographic data presented, consider that Burien is part of the South Sound region. We are connected to West Seattle, Whitecenter, Normandy Park, Des Moines, Tukwilla and SeaTac by 509, 1st Avenue and local arterials. Residents of these communities regularly frequent Burien for our downtown shopping and restaurants. Plus, employers can easily pull from this larger area for talent. In addition, we are a short 20-minute drive from downtown Seattle and part of the nation's fastest-growing MSA. 

For more information on Burien's demographics and business opportunities, contact our economic development team. 

City of Burien, WA

Population

Total Population

52,596

Population
Growth Rate

0.00%

Median Age

40

Diversity Index

82.100

Housing & Income

Households

20,032

Total Housing Units

20,819


Owner Occupied

11,005

Renter Occupied

9,028

Vacant

787

Median Home Value

$555,933


Average Home Value

$689,656

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.00%


Per Capita Income

3.70%

Income Projection

Median Household

$80,462 $103,226


Average Household

$114,298 $137,878


Per Capita

$43,409 $52,050

Workforce

Total Businesses

1,621

Total Employed

14,589

Workers 16+

25,711

2022 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

208

Employed

3,225

2022 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

229

Employed

2,214

2022 Other Service excl Pub Admin

cp-industries

Businesses

250

Employed

1,560

2022 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

61

Employed

1,433

2022 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

148

Employed

1,405

2022 Food Service/Drinking Estab

cp-industries

Businesses

143

Employed

1,385

Some
High School

3,020

Graduated
High School

7,663

Associates
Degree

3,440

Bachelor's
Degree

7,909

Graduate
Degree

3,561

Average Commute Time

28 min.



Resident Commuters

24,505

Non-Resident Commuters

1,054

Drive Alone

17,151

Carpooled

3,438

Public

2,563

Work At Home

1,940