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0.81% growth
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Median Household Income
1.55% growth
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2.88% growth
Median Property Value
5.83% growth

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The economy of Burien, WA employs 24,475 people. The economy of Burien, WA is specialized in Wholesale trade; Real Estate, Rental & Leasing; and Transportation & Warehousing, which employ respectively 1.61; 1.54; and 1.49 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Burien, WA are Manufacturing (2,781), Retail trade (2,673), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (2,598), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($58,375), Finance & Insurance ($50,189), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($44,802).

Median household income in Burien, WA is $54,546. Males in Burien, WA have an average income that is 1.21 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,057. The income inequality of Burien, WA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Burien, WA. In King County, WA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 25-34 and 25-34, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 119 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $7,678. Yakima County, WA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Washington.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Burien, WA is from the county of King County, WA.

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Burien, WA is home to a population of 50,187 people, from which 86.2% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Burien, WA is composed of 25,870 White residents (51.5%), 12,045 Hispanic residents (24%), 5,393 Asian residents (10.7%), 3,124 Black residents (6.22%), and 2,753 Two+ residents (5.49%). The most common foreign languages in Burien, WA are Spanish (8,531 speakers), Vietnamese (1,793 speakers), and African Languages (995 speakers), but compared to other places, Burien, WA has a relative high number of Mon-Khmer, Cambodian (741 speakers), Other Pacific Island (573 speakers), and Vietnamese (1,793 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Burien, SeaTac, Tukwila Cities & White Center PUMA, WA awarded 813 degrees. The student population of Burien, SeaTac, Tukwila Cities & White Center PUMA, WA is skewed towards females, with 369 male students and 444 female students. Most students in Burien, SeaTac, Tukwila Cities & White Center PUMA, WA are White (309 and 38%), followed by Unknown (151 and 18.6%), Black or African American (114 and 14%), and Asian (94 and 11.6%). The largest universities in Burien, SeaTac, Tukwila Cities & White Center PUMA, WA by number of graduates are Everest College-Renton (260 and 32%), University of Phoenix-Western Washington Campus (179 and 22%), and ITT Technical Institute-Seattle (152 and 18.7%). The most popular majors in Burien, SeaTac, Tukwila Cities & White Center PUMA, WA are Medical Assistant (133 and 16.4%), Dental Assisting (44 and 5.41%), and Baking & Pastry Arts (37 and 4.55%). The median tuition costs in Burien, SeaTac, Tukwila Cities & White Center PUMA, WA are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Burien, WA is $290,500, which is 1.42 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $274,500 to $290,500, a 5.83% increase. The homeownership rate of Burien, WA is 52.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Burien, WA have an average commute time of 26.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Burien, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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