Burien’s Workforce is Skilled & Diverse

Burien enjoys a talented, young, multilingual workforce with expertise in health care, retail, restaurants, manufacturing, education, and aerospace. A minority-majority city, 33 percent of Burien citizens can speak a language other than English, and students in Burien’s Highline Public School district speak more than 100 languages at home. This creates expansive opportunities for businesses looking to serve a diverse customer base, and especially those doing business internationally.

muralEnterprising & Creative

The diverse cultural experiences of Burien’s workforce have created a rich and collaborative environment for creatives and entrepreneurs. This is the foundation of Burien’s foodie culture, but also sets the stage for innovation in other industries. Makers and small-scale manufacturers have found the extra space they need in Burien that allows them the room to experiment. When combined with a diverse, creative workforce and a location only minutes away from the fastest-growing region and airport in the country, the sky's the limit.

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Workforce

Total Businesses

1,621

Total Employed

14,589

Workers 16+

25,711

2022 HealthCare/Social Assist

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Businesses

208

Employed

3,225

2022 Retail Trade Businesses

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Businesses

229

Employed

2,214

2022 Other Service excl Pub Admin

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Businesses

250

Employed

1,560

2022 Educational Services - Businesses

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Businesses

61

Employed

1,433

2022 Accommodation/Food Service

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Businesses

148

Employed

1,405

2022 Food Service/Drinking Estab

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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