Burien, WA

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2022 Population
51,505
0.273% 1-year decline
US Senator
Patty Murray
Democratic Party
US Senator
Maria Cantwell
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
39.5
0.253% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
11.4%
2.64% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$84,583
6% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$566,500
23.2% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Burien, WA had a population of 51.5k people with a median age of 39.5 and a median household income of $84,583. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Burien, WA declined from 51,646 to 51,505, a −0.273% decrease and its median household income grew from $79,797 to $84,583, a 6% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Burien, WA are White (Non-Hispanic) (49%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (14%), Other (Hispanic) (12.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (7.87%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (6.33%).

None of the households in Burien, WA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

87.4% of the residents in Burien, WA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Burien, WA was $566,500, and the homeownership rate was 56.7%.

Most people in Burien, WA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Burien, WA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Burien, WA is home to a population of 51.5k people, from which 87.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 23.5% of Burien, WA residents were born outside of the country (12.1k people).

In 2022, there were 3.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (25.3k people) in Burien, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.22k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 6.65k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

87.4%
2022 Citizenship
86.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 87.4% of Burien, WA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Burien, WA was 86.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Burien, WA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    25.3k ± 1.36k
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    7.22k ± 1.07k
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    6.65k ± 1.14k
21.9%
Hispanic Population
11.3k people

In 2022, there were 3.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (25.3k people) in Burien, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.22k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 6.65k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

21.9% of the people in Burien, WA are hispanic (11.3k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Burien, WA as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

23.5%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
12.1k people
24.9%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
12.8k people

As of 2022, 23.5% of Burien, WA residents (12.1k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Burien, WA was 24.9%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    797 ± 179
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    539 ± 175
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    330 ± 121

Burien, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.48 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Burien, WA employs 27.3k people. The largest industries in Burien, WA are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,555 people), Accommodation & Food Services (3,175 people), and Retail Trade (2,799 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($210,128), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($77,150), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($77,100).

Occupations

27.3k
2022 Value
± 1,324
0.25%
1 Year growth
± 6.81%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Burien, WA grew at a rate of 0.25%, from 27.2k employees to 27.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Burien, WA, are Management Occupations (2,918 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,846 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,477 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Burien, WA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

27.3k
2022 Value
± 1,324
0.25%
1 Year growth
± 6.81%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Burien, WA grew at a rate of 0.25%, from 27.2k employees to 27.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Burien, WA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,555 people), Accommodation & Food Services (3,175 people), and Retail Trade (2,799 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Burien, WA, though some of these residents may live in Burien, WA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$54,280
Median earning men ± $4,009
$46,465
Median earning women ± $1,642

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($90,804), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($85,625), and Information ($76,667).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($70,750), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($69,878), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($62,557).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.62%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.58M people employed in Washington. This represents a 3.62% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.3%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Washington.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Washington went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 58% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (38.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.97%).

Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell are the senators currently representing the state of Washington. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Washington is currently represented by 10 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Washington

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Patty Murray
Senator from Washington3
Assumed office on January 3, 1993
Maria Cantwell
Senator from Washington1
Assumed office on January 3, 2001

Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell are the senators currently representing Washington.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Washington over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Washington

Washington is currently represented by 10 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Washington have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.975% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.954% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.41M), Some college (1.4M), and Bachelors Degree (1.33M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Burien, WA was $566,500 in 2022, which is 2.01 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $459,800 to $566,500, a 23.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Burien, WA is 56.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Burien, WA have an average commute time of 27.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Burien, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Burien, WA is $84,583. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Burien, WA was Census Tract 267 with a value of $99,970, followed by Census Tract 285 and Census Tract 270, with respective values of $95,833 and $93,523.

Property

$566,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$15,372
$11,280
Median Property Taxes
±$703

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Burien, WA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Burien, WA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

56.7%
Homeownership
2022
62.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 56.7% of the housing units in Burien, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 55.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 267
  2. Census Tract 285
  3. Census Tract 270

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Burien, WA was Census Tract 267 with a value of $99,970, followed by Census Tract 285 and Census Tract 270, with respective values of $95,833 and $93,523.

The following map shows all of the places in Burien, WA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$84,583
Median Household Income
± $5,807
19.9k
Number of Households
± 1,113

In 2022, the median household income of the 19.9k households in Burien, WA grew to $84,583 from the previous year's value of $79,797.

The following chart displays the households in Burien, WA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Burien, WA is from Washington.
0.47
2022 Wage GINI in Washington
0.468
2021 Wage GINI in Washington

In 2022, the income inequality in Washington was 0.47 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.285% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Washington was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Washington in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (62.6%)
  2. Worked At Home (13.7%)
  3. Carpooled (13.1%)

In 2022, 62.6% of workers in Burien, WA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (13.7%) and those who carpooled to work (13.1%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

27.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Burien, WA have a longer commute time (27.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.81% of the workforce in Burien, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Burien, WA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Burien, WA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Burien, WA (5.81k out of 51.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 35 - 44 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Burien, WA is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

90.4% of the population of Burien, WA has health coverage, with 49.3% on employee plans, 20.4% on Medicaid, 10.8% on Medicare, 8.85% on non-group plans, and 0.997% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in King County, WA see 828 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.241% decrease from the previous year (830 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 912 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 195 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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828 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in King County, WA

Primary care physicians in King County, WA see an average of 828 patients per year. This represents a 0.241% decrease from the previous year (830 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in King County, WA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.9% under 18 years, 20.3% between 18 and 34 years, 42.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 15% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.6% were men and 49.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.63%
Uninsured
49.3%
Employer Coverage
20.4%
Medicaid
10.8%
Medicare
8.85%
Non-Group
0.997%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Burien, WA declined by 3.11% from 9.94% to 9.63%.

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