Burien, Washington Population 2020

53,138

Burien is a city located in Washington. With a 2020 population of 53,138, it is the 25th largest city in Washington and the 749th largest city in the United States. Burien is currently growing at a rate of 1.17% annually and its population has increased by 59.51% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 33,313 in 2010. Spanning over 11 miles, Burien has a population density of 5,293 people per square mile.

The average household income in Burien is $86,284 with a poverty rate of 13.57%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,182 per month, and the median house value is $351,100. The median age in Burien is 38 years, 37.8 years for males, and 38.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 107.3 males.

Burien Demographics

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

  • White: 57.32%
  • Other race: 12.78%
  • Asian: 12.76%
  • Black or African American: 8.00%
  • Two or more races: 7.18%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 1.27%
  • Native American: 0.68%
The current population of Burien, Washington is 53,138, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 51,908.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 33,313.

Burien, Washington Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White29,42257.32%
Some Other Race6,55712.78%
Asian6,54912.76%
Black or African American4,1088.00%
Two or More Races3,6877.18%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander6521.27%
American Indian and Alaska Native3510.68%

Burien Population Pyramid 2020

Burien Median Age

38


Total

37.8


Male

38.4


Female

Burien Adults

There are 39,289 adults, (6,680 of whom are seniors) in Burien.

Burien Age Dependency

57.4

Age Dependency Ratio

20.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Burien Sex Ratio

Female

24,760

48.24%

Male

26,566

51.76%

Burien Households and Families

Burien Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Burien Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married69.1%30.9%
All52.8%47.2%
Non Family39.5%60.5%
Female38.7%61.3%
Male38.4%61.6%

52.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All18,8862.752.8
Married8,6363.4569.1
Non Family6,7051.3239.5
Female2,0623.3238.7
Male1,4833.738.4

3.28

Average Family Size

2.7

Average Household Size

8.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Burien Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,7907.89%
9th to 12th Grade3,75610.62%
High School Graduate8,88425.11%
Some College7,59621.47%
Associates Degree2,9338.29%
Bachelors Degree6,51918.43%
Graduate Degree2,8968.19%

Burien Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White19,92918,3716,905
Hispanic6,4443,351587
Asian4,3053,2511,061
Other Race3,4301,414287
Black2,7672,124478
Multiple Races1,7941,641395
Islander54251418
Native American294165

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 94.83%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 34.65%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,176$42,246$32,764
Less Than High School$26,203$31,997$20,709
High School Grad$32,631$35,107$29,135
Some College$35,137$43,016$29,654
Bachelors Degree$56,684$67,984$47,353
Graduate Degree$67,746$78,854$63,017

$38,176

Average Earnings

$42,246

Average Male

$32,764

Average Female

Burien Language

Burien Language by Age

Burien Language

63.84% of Burien residents speak only English, while 36.16% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 19.53% of the population.

Burien Poverty

Burien Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic12,5512,10516.77%
White24,5792,0528.35%
Black4,0931,32032.25%
Asian6,47680112.37%
Multiple3,64073020.05%
Other6,52071610.98%
Native33211233.73%
Islander6499514.64%

13.57%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.35%

Male Poverty Rate

15.95%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Burien

The race most likely to be in poverty in Burien is Native, with 33.73% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Burien is White, with 8.35% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.41%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.90%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.08%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School21.06%
High School11.26%
Some College10.48%
Bachelors or Greater3.75%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed44.18%
Male Unemployed26.15%
Female Employed8.55%
Male Employed4.79%

Burien Income

Burien Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$62,315$86,284
Families$72,251$98,336
Married Families$87,109$113,111
Non Families$40,339$57,318

Burien Marital Status

Burien Marital Status

Marriage Rates

47.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.7%

Male Marriage Rate

48.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Burien Married by Age and Sex

Burien 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 55-64.

Burien Marital Status by Race

Burien Veterans

2,709

Number of Veterans

2,539

Male Veterans

170

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,021
First Gulf War466
Second Gulf War420
Korea312
World War II96
Name Veterans % of Total
White2,2339.31%
Black1896.47%
Hispanic1171.47%
2 or More1054.63%
Asian992.00%
Indian5216.77%
Hawaiian203.69%
Other110.26%

$Burien Veterans by Education

4.36%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.04%

Veteran Disability Rate

Burien Employment Status

68.3%

Labor Force Participation

64.3%

Employment Rate

5.6%

Unemployment Rate

Burien 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

46.87%

Born in Washington

75.35%

Native Born

24.65%

Foreign Born

14.26%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

75.35% of Burien residents were born in the United States, with 46.87% having been born in Washington. 14.26% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202053,1386151.17%
201952,5236151.18%
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%