Burien

Burien

Located in South King County, just 12 minutes from Seattle and five minutes to SeaTac Airport, sits the vibrant city of Burien.

Welcome to Burien

Located in South King County, just 12 minutes from Seattle and five minutes to SeaTac Airport, sits the vibrant city of Burien. Residents and businesses love the convenience of Burien’s hub location and connectivity from the Burien Transit Center, which offers public transit across the region. Outdoor recreation options are also plentiful, where folks can access acres of parks and trails at locations such as the popular Seahurst Park, which boasts a saltwater beach, playgrounds and forests.

Burien is noted for boutique retail and a large number of foodie restaurants. Olde Burien, which is the historic town center, is a bustling haven of boutiques, businesses and restaurants. And Town Square is home to many community events, including a weekly farmers market, monthly art walks, a local theater and seasonal festivals. And residents appreciate the wide range of convenient healthcare options, with hospitals, clinics, private doctors and various wellness and health club centers peppering the region.

Featuring a lively mix of housing ranging from starter homes, condominiums and townhomes to waterfront estates, Burien is recognized as the third most walkable city in Washington state per Walk Score. With more more than dozen communities in Burien, there's a little something for everyone. Neighborhoods include Beverly Park, Boulevard Park, Cedarhurst, Chelsea Park, Five Corners, Gregory Heights, Lake Burien, Manhattan, North Burien, Olde Burien,  Seahurst, Seola Beach, Shorewood, Shorewood on the Sound, and Three Tree Point.

 

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Overview for Burien, WA

51,646 people live in Burien, where the median age is 39.6 and the average individual income is $42,403. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

51,646

Total Population

39.6 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$42,403

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Burien, WA

Burien has 19,364 households, with an average household size of 2.64. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Burien do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 51,646 people call Burien home. The population density is 5,144.6 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

51,646

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

39.6

Median Age

51.32 / 48.68%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
19,364

Total Households

2.64

Average Household Size

$42,403

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

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White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Burien, WA

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Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby Burien. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Puget Sound Skills Center
PUBLIC
10th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
4/5
Big Picture School
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
2/5
Satellite High School
PUBLIC
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Puget Sound High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Highline Home School Center
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
10th - 12th
No rating available
Highline High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Three Tree Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Gregory Heights Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Hazel Valley Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Sylvester Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
Hilltop Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Seahurst Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Highline Open Doors 1418
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Glendale Lutheran School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Cedarhurst Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Shorewood Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Southern Heights Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Highline Public Schools Virtual Academy
PUBLIC
PreK - 12th
No rating available
St Bernadette School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available

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