Burien, Washington Population 2021

51,038
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Burien is a city located in Washington. With a 2020 population of 51,038, it is the 25th largest city in Washington and the 773rd largest city in the United States. Burien is currently declining at a rate of -0.45% annually but its population has increased by 53.21% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 33,313 in 2010. Burien reached it's highest population of 51,992 in 2017. Spanning over 11 miles, Burien has a population density of 5,084 people per square mile.

The average household income in Burien is $92,284 with a poverty rate of 12.48%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,268 per month, and the median house value is $380,300. The median age in Burien is 37.9 years, 37.4 years for males, and 39.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 105.7 males.

Burien Demographics

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

  • White: 54.78%
  • Other race: 14.24%
  • Asian: 12.90%
  • Black or African American: 8.31%
  • Two or more races: 7.75%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 1.26%
  • Native American: 0.77%
The current population of Burien, Washington is 51,038, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 51,731.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 33,313.

Burien, Washington Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White28,19854.78%
Some Other Race7,33114.24%
Asian6,63812.90%
Black or African American4,2778.31%
Two or More Races3,9887.75%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander6511.26%
American Indian and Alaska Native3940.77%
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Burien Population by Race

Burien Population Pyramid 2021

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Burien Median Age

37.9


Total

37.4


Male

39.1


Female

Burien Adults

There are 39,873 adults, (7,033 of whom are seniors) in Burien.

Burien Age Dependency

56.8

Age Dependency Ratio

21.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Burien Sex Ratio

Female

25,022

48.61%

Male

26,455

51.39%

Burien Population by Age

Burien Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Burien Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married70.3%29.7%
All54.9%45.1%
Male43.4%56.6%
Non Family42.9%57.1%
Female42.2%57.8%

54.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Burien Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All19,2312.6654.9
Married8,4563.4370.3
Non Family7,0851.3142.9
Female2,1873.3842.2
Male1,5033.5943.4

3.26

Average Family Size

2.66

Average Household Size

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Burien Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,0698.45%
9th to 12th Grade3,4829.59%
High School Graduate9,07725.00%
Some College7,44420.51%
Associates Degree3,1788.75%
Bachelors Degree6,98519.24%
Graduate Degree3,0688.45%
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Burien Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Burien Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White20,24118,7657,229
Hispanic6,3663,353628
Asian4,6953,5851,122
Other Race4,0231,741295
Black2,8502,102543
Multiple Races1,8141,667570
Islander54151413
Native American319187

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 95.01%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 35.71%.

Burien Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,512$44,789$35,477
Less Than High School$30,085$32,478$22,959
High School Grad$35,074$38,333$29,099
Some College$38,915$44,994$32,007
Bachelors Degree$57,044$68,357$48,885
Graduate Degree$70,000$81,588$63,849

$40,512

Average Earnings

$44,789

Average Male

$35,477

Average Female

Burien Earnings by Educational Attainment

Burien Language by Age

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Burien Language

63.40% of Burien residents speak only English, while 36.60% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 18.72% of the population.

Burien Language

Burien Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White24,4542,0668.45%
Hispanic12,1911,95016.00%
Black4,2481,22628.86%
Other7,29496313.20%
Multiple3,96360415.24%
Asian6,5675828.86%
Native37712633.42%
Islander6486910.65%

12.48%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.00%

Male Poverty Rate

15.12%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Burien

The race most likely to be in poverty in Burien is Native, with 33.42% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Burien is White, with 8.45% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.89%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.35%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.43%.

Burien Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School19.15%
Some College11.50%
High School9.66%
Bachelors or Greater4.47%

Burien Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed41.53%
Male Unemployed18.81%
Female Employed7.64%
Male Employed4.22%

Burien Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Burien Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$67,402$92,284
Families$79,481$104,140
Married Families$95,897$120,919
Non Families$43,518$64,139
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Income by Household Type

Burien Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.8%

Male Marriage Rate

46.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Burien Married by Age and Sex

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Burien Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Burien Marital Status by Race

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Burien Marital Status

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2,723

Number of Veterans

2,505

Male Veterans

218

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam967
Second Gulf War480
First Gulf War449
Korea277
World War II106

Burien Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+752
65 to 74709
35 to 54555
55 to 64449
18 to 34258

Burien Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,3359.90%
Black1795.91%
Hispanic1141.50%
Asian941.77%
Indian5014.84%
2 or More421.83%
Hawaiian132.40%
Other100.21%

Burien Veterans by Race

Burien Veterans by Education

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3.59%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.67%

Veteran Disability Rate

Burien Veterans by Education

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69%

Labor Force Participation

65.1%

Employment Rate

5.6%

Unemployment Rate

Burien Employment by Age

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Burien Employment by Race

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Burien Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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47.23%

Born in Washington

74.55%

Native Born

25.45%

Foreign Born

14.67%

Non Citizen

10.79%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

74.55% of Burien residents were born in the United States, with 47.23% having been born in Washington. 14.67% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Burien Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202151,038-231-0.45%
202051,269-231-0.45%
201951,500-231-0.45%
201851,731-261-0.50%
201751,9926151.20%
201651,3777131.41%
201550,6643600.72%
201450,3043890.78%
201349,9154040.82%
201249,5117251.49%
201148,7865621.17%
201048,22416,3434.23%
200031,8814,3811.49%
199027,50013,2006.76%
198014,300-700-0.48%
197015,0005,0004.14%
196010,0000.00%

Burien Population by Year