Burien, Washington Population 2019

Burien, Washington's estimated population is 51,908 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Burien, Washington is the 24th largest city in Washington based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 5159.83 people/mi² (1992.21 people/km²).

The overall median age is 38.4 years, 38 years for males, and 38.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 106.1 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were households in the city, with an average size of 2.71 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was %, with a median rent of $/month. The median house has rooms, and has a value of $.

The median income for households in Burien, Washington is $60,732, while the mean household income is $80,550.

Burien Wa Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Burien Wa was:

  • White: 61.99%
  • Asian: 12.23%
  • Other race: 9.80%
  • Black or African American: 7.09%
  • Two or more races: 6.34%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 1.34%
  • Native American: 1.20%

How Many People Live in Burien, Washington?

51,908
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201851,908-142-0.27%
201752,0506151.20%
201651,4357151.41%
201550,7203560.71%
201450,3644020.80%
201349,9624090.83%
201249,5537401.52%
201148,8135881.22%
201048,22516,3444.23%
200031,8814,3811.49%
199027,50013,2006.76%
198014,300-700-0.48%
197015,0005,0004.14%
196010,0000.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White31,449
Asian6,202
Some Other Race4,970
Black or African American3,599
Two or More Races3,217
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander682
American Indian and Alaska Native610

Burien Wa Population Pyramid 2019

Burien Wa Median Age

38.4


Total

38


Male

38.9


Female

Burien Wa Adults

There are 38,764 adults, (6,880 of whom are seniors) in Burien Wa.

Burien Wa Age Dependency

59.1

Age Dependency Ratio

21.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Burien Wa Sex Ratio

Female

24,614

48.52%

Male

26,115

51.48%

Burien Wa Households and Families

Burien Wa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Burien Wa Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married68.3%31.7%
All53.5%46.5%
Female44%56%
Non Family42%58%
Male32.9%67.1%

53.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All18,6062.7153.5
Married8,5143.4668.3
Non Family6,4901.2842
Female1,9653.3944
Male1,6373.6232.9

3.29

Average Family Size

2.71

Average Household Size

7.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Burien Wa Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,6537.65%
9th to 12th Grade3,64910.52%
High School Graduate8,76825.28%
Some College7,79022.46%
Associates Degree2,7427.91%
Bachelors Degree6,40918.48%
Graduate Degree2,6707.70%

Burien Wa Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White20,42718,8226,811
Hispanic6,1363,225475
Asian4,0693,0701,055
Other Race2,4191,058177
Black2,3621,757453
Multiple Races1,5111,354278
Islander52950443
Native American38122117

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 95.27%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 33.34%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,751$40,054$31,454
Less Than High School$23,878$26,560$18,525
High School Grad$30,385$32,965$26,504
Some College$33,991$41,740$29,486
Bachelors Degree$54,853$65,174$45,479
Graduate Degree$67,366$81,944$60,667

$35,751

Average Earnings

$40,054

Average Male

$31,454

Average Female

Burien Wa Language

Burien Wa Language by Age

Burien Wa Language

64.72% of Burien Wa residents speak only English, while 35.28% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 19.25% of the population.

Burien Wa Poverty

Burien Wa Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White25,3182,4189.55%
Hispanic12,2672,34419.11%
Black3,5751,24334.77%
Asian6,14887414.22%
Multiple3,15087427.75%
Other4,93760512.25%
Native57625243.75%
Islander6748712.91%

15.18%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.10%

Male Poverty Rate

17.39%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Burien Wa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Burien Wa is Native, with 43.75% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Burien Wa is White, with 9.55% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.49%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.84%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.56%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School24.87%
High School14.54%
Some College11.36%
Bachelors or Greater2.80%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed47.20%
Male Unemployed27.04%
Female Employed10.22%
Male Employed5.75%

Burien Wa Income

Burien Wa Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$60,732$80,550
Families$71,724$92,292
Married Families$84,575-
Non Families$38,049$53,035

Burien Wa Marital Status

Burien Wa Marital Status

Marriage Rates

47.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.6%

Male Marriage Rate

47.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Burien Wa Married by Age and Sex

Burien Wa Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Burien Wa Marital Status by Race

Burien Wa Veterans

2,753

Number of Veterans

2,610

Male Veterans

143

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,121
First Gulf War496
Korea353
Second Gulf War312
World War II146

Burien Wa Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,3059.04%
Black1636.40%
Hispanic1321.70%
2 or More1317.06%
Asian851.83%
Indian4411.08%
Hawaiian244.54%
Other10.03%

Burien Wa Veterans by Education

3.35%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.88%

Veteran Disability Rate

Burien Wa Employment Status

68.1%

Labor Force Participation

63.6%

Employment Rate

6.4%

Unemployment Rate

Burien Wa Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

47.42%

Born in Washington

76.25%

Native Born

23.75%

Foreign Born

14.48%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

76.25% of Burien Wa residents were born in the United States, with 47.42% having been born in Washington. 14.48% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.