Burien, Washington

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Population in 2017: 51,671 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +62.1%
 
Males: 26,679  (51.6%)
Females: 24,992  (48.4%)
Median resident age:

38.3 years
Washington median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 98146, 98148, 98166.

Burien Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2017: $65,168 (it was $41,577 in 2000)
Burien:

$65,168
WA:

$70,979

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $32,328 (it was $23,737 in 2000)

Burien city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $402,319 (it was $172,100 in 2000)
Burien:

$402,319
WA:

$339,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $479,735; detached houses: $501,896; townhouses or other attached units: $487,351; in 2-unit structures: $866,242; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $245,043; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $233,942; mobile homes: $244,860; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $4,447

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,250.

March 2019 cost of living index in Burien: 118.5 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 15.2%
(9.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.8% for Black residents, 19.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 43.8% for American Indian residents, 12.9% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 12.3% for other race residents, 27.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Burien, WA (2017)
    • 25,66449.0%White alone
    • 13,07224.9%Hispanic
    • 6,72312.8%Asian alone
    • 3,6697.0%Black alone
    • 2,4284.6%Two or more races
    • 6961.3%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 2550.5%American Indian alone
    • 320.06%Other race alone

Races in Burien detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Washington and other state lists, there were 43 registered sex offenders living in Burien, Washington as of June 02, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Burien is 1,207 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Burien by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
2
(6.4)
2
(6.4)
1
(3.2)
4
(12.8)
2
(6.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(5.8)
0
(0.0)
2
(4.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(5.9)
4
(7.8)
4
(7.7)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
24
(76.7)
14
(44.8)
16
(51.6)
28
(89.3)
13
(41.6)
52
(163.4)
46
(135.9)
44
(128.2)
37
(74.3)
38
(75.6)
40
(78.9)
43
(84.4)
N/AN/A
Robberies
(per 100,000)
52
(166.1)
59
(188.7)
83
(267.4)
71
(226.5)
62
(198.3)
95
(298.5)
68
(201.0)
95
(276.9)
65
(130.5)
81
(161.1)
75
(147.9)
77
(151.2)
74
(143.7)
66
(126.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
82
(261.9)
104
(332.6)
91
(293.2)
86
(274.4)
90
(287.9)
82
(257.6)
109
(322.1)
126
(367.2)
75
(150.5)
136
(270.5)
84
(165.7)
126
(247.4)
115
(223.4)
113
(216.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
340
(1,086)
383
(1,225)
375
(1,208)
380
(1,212)
352
(1,126)
561
(1,762)
659
(1,948)
584
(1,702)
690
(1,385)
606
(1,205)
504
(994.1)
551
(1,082)
449
(872.2)
332
(636.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,090
(3,482)
1,009
(3,227)
943
(3,039)
844
(2,693)
957
(3,061)
1,171
(3,679)
1,207
(3,567)
1,388
(4,045)
1,398
(2,806)
1,276
(2,538)
1,348
(2,659)
1,364
(2,678)
1,097
(2,131)
1,005
(1,926)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
607
(1,939)
507
(1,622)
392
(1,263)
253
(807.2)
227
(726.1)
375
(1,178)
487
(1,439)
588
(1,714)
524
(1,052)
493
(980.4)
545
(1,075)
666
(1,308)
543
(1,055)
563
(1,079)
Arson
(per 100,000)
26
(83.1)
21
(67.2)
6
(19.3)
12
(38.3)
13
(41.6)
14
(44.0)
10
(29.6)
4
(11.7)
11
(22.1)
13
(25.9)
19
(37.5)
19
(37.3)
9
(17.5)
17
(32.6)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)546.7516.3493.7477.0422.5636.5627.6688.8422.0435.1402.6461.6400.8370.3

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Burien, WA

Crime rate in Burien detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 76 (53 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.02
Washington average:

1.42
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Ancestries: English (4.5%), American (4.5%), German (4.3%), Irish (3.4%), Norwegian (3.2%), Ethiopian (2.5%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1993

Elevation: 250 feet

Land area: 7.44 square miles.

Population density: 6,948 people per square mile   (high).

Burien, Washington map

13,281 residents are foreign born (11.9% Latin America, 3.3% Asia).

This city:

25.3%
Washington:

13.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,833 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $3,760 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Renton, WA (7.1 miles , pop. 50,052).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (11.0 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (948.3 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Boulevard Park, WA (1.4 miles ),
Normandy Park, WA (1.5 miles ),
Riverton, WA (1.6 miles ),
White Center, WA (1.6 miles ),
SeaTac, WA (1.8 miles ),
Riverton-Boulevard Park, WA (1.8 miles ),
Tukwila, WA (1.8 miles ),
Klahanie, WA (2.2 miles )

Latitude: 47.47 N, Longitude: 122.35 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -10,886 (-20.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,306 (16.7%)

Distribution of median household income in Burien, WA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Burien, WA in 2017

Property values in Burien, WA

Burien satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.3%
Washington:

5.2%
Population change in the 1990s: +2,917 (+10.1%).
Most common industries in Burien, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (8.2%)
  • Construction (7.0%)
  • Health care (6.9%)
  • Educational services (6.6%)
  • Transportation equipment (6.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (11.6%)
  • Transportation equipment (8.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.2%)
  • Educational services (3.7%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (11.4%)
  • Educational services (9.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.9%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.0%)
Most common occupations in Burien, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.5%)
  • Computer specialists (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.2%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.0%)
  • Cashiers (4.4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (3.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.2%)

Average climate in Burien, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Burien, Washington environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 86.8. This is about average.

City:

86.8
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.213. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.213
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 10.6. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.6
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.650. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.650
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 20.8. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 18.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.0
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.41. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.41
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 0.00474. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00474
U.S.:

0.00984

Earthquake activity:

Burien-area historical earthquake activity is near Washington state average. It is 148% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 16.7 miles away from the city center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 28.4 miles away from the city center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 10.5 miles away from Burien center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 7/3/1999 at 01:43:54, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.3 ME, Depth: 25.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 50.4 miles away from Burien center
On 5/3/1996 at 04:04:22, a magnitude 5.5 (5.2 MB, 5.3 MD, 5.5 ML, Depth: 2.5 mi) earthquake occurred 37.8 miles away from the city center
On 2/14/1981 at 06:09:27, a magnitude 5.5 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 71.3 miles away from Burien center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in King County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 26
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 19, Storms: 15, Mudslides: 9, Landslides: 7, Winter Storms: 6, Earthquakes: 2, Heavy Rains: 2, Winds: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Burien topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Burien:

  • HIGHLINE MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 16251 SYLVESTER ROAD SW)
  • BURIEN NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (1031 SOUTHWEST 130TH STREET)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Burien:

  • HIGHLINE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; SEATTLE, WA)
  • RIVERTON GENERAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 3 miles away; SEATTLE, WA)
  • HIGHLINE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; SEATTLE, WA)
  • REG HOSP FOR RESP AND COMPLEX CARE (Hospital, about 3 miles away; TUKWILA, WA)
  • HIGHLINE HOME CARE SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; SEATTLE, WA)
  • RIVERTON HEIGHTS CONVALESCENT HOME (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; SEATTLE, WA)
  • NKC SEATAC KIDNEY CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; SEATAC, WA)

Amtrak stations near Burien:

  • 10 miles: SEATTLE (303 S. JACKSON ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 17 miles: TACOMA (1001 PUYALLUP AVE.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Burien:

  • Seattle Community College-South Campus (about 6 miles; Seattle, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,986)
  • Highline Community College (about 6 miles; Des Moines, WA; FT enrollment: 6,074)
  • Renton Technical College (about 8 miles; Renton, WA; FT enrollment: 2,549)
  • Seattle University (about 10 miles; Seattle, WA; FT enrollment: 5,808)
  • Seattle Central College (about 11 miles; Seattle, WA; FT enrollment: 5,825)
  • Bellevue College (about 13 miles; Bellevue, WA; FT enrollment: 10,940)
  • Seattle Pacific University (about 13 miles; Seattle, WA; FT enrollment: 3,897)

Public high schools in Burien:

  • HIGHLINE HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 225 S 152ND ST, Grades: 9-12)
  • BIG PICTURE SCHOOL (Location: 440 S 186TH ST, Grades: 7-12)
  • PUGET SOUND HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 18010 8TH AVE SOUTH, Grades: 11-12)
  • GATEWAY TO COLLEGE (Location: 614 SW 120TH STREET, Grades: 10-12)
  • THE LEARNING CENTER (Location: 614 SW 120TH STREET, Grades: 9-12)
  • HIGHLINE HOME SCHOOL CENTER (Location: 18367 8TH AVENUE SOUTH, Grades: KG-12)

Private high school in Burien:

  • JOHN F KENNEDY CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 860, Location: 140 S 140TH ST, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Burien:

Private elementary/middle schools in Burien:

  • ST FRANCIS OF ASSISI SCHOOL (Students: 474, Location: 15216 21ST AVE SW, Grades: KG-8)
  • THREE TREE MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 131, Location: 220 SW 160TH ST, Grades: PK-6)
  • GLENDALE LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 42, Location: 13455 2ND AVE SW, Grades: PK-6)
See full list of schools located in Burien

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Burien: Manhattan Center (A), Secoma Beach (B), Burien 400 Building (C), Three Tree Point Light (D), Salmon Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant (E), Tri - Med Ambulance (F), Lakeside Milam Recovery Center (G), Sea Mar Burien Medical Clinic (H), Village Concepts - El Dorado West Retirement Community (I), Life Care Center of Burien (J), King County Fire Protection District 2 Station 29 (K), Planetree Library (L), Burien Library (M), King County Fire Protection District 2 Station 28 Headquarters (N), King County District Court Southwest Division (O). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Burien include: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (A), First Church of Christ Scientist at Burien (B), Highline Christian Church (C), Evergreen Church (D), Church of Christ Burien (E), Highline United Methodist Church (F), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (G), Our Saviours Lutheran Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Burien Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Salmon Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Burien include: Mosier Memorial Park (1), Seahurst Park (2), Chelsea Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Big Brother's Bingo (Amusement & Theme Parks; 225 South 140th Street).

Hotel: Best Western International (14416 2nd Avenue Southwest).

Birthplace of: Dave Upthegrove - Politician, Jill Kintner - Bicycle motocross rider, Jerrod Sessler - Racing driver and inspirational speaker.

King County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Washington:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

60.5%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.4%
Whole state:

7.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

People in group quarters in Burien in 2010:

  • 119 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 86 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 47 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 28 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 10 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 6 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 4 people in in-patient hospice facilities

People in group quarters in Burien in 2000:

  • 172 people in nursing homes
  • 44 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 30 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 14 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 7 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Banks with branches in Burien (2011 data):

  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Burien at 222 S.W. 150th Street, branch established on 1934/04/01; North Burien Financial Center Branch at 14300 First Avenue South Suite B, branch established on 1994/08/08. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Burien Branch at 800 Sw 152nd St, branch established on 1987/06/30. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company

For population 15 years and over in Burien:

Marital status in Burien, WA
  • Never married: 33.7%
  • Now married: 48.2%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 11.4%

For population 25 years and over in Burien:

  • High school or higher: 81.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.7%
  • Unemployed: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.4
Washington average:

11.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Burien
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Burien:

(Burien, Washington Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Burien, WA (based on King County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic278,34071
Evangelical Protestant204,523711
Other119,713329
Mainline Protestant104,806304
Orthodox12,25720
Black Protestant7,03024
None1,204,580-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 439
King County:

2.37 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 29
Here:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 220
King County:

1.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 399
This county:

2.16 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2,027
This county:

10.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
King County:

6.7%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

20.5%
Washington:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
King County:

14.6%
Washington:

13.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Burien:

48.5%
Washington:

49.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

44.8%
Washington:

45.8%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.5
State:

28.4

People feeling badly about themselves:
Burien:

22.1%
State:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Burien:

11.3%
State:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Washington:

6.8

Overweight people:
Burien:

32.7%
State:

32.6%

General health condition:
This city:

54.4%
Washington:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Burien:

78.0%
Washington:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Burien, WA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 16$85,918$64,4390$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 13$70,690$65,2522$6,522
Parks and Recreation 10$57,366$68,83923$28,282
Other Government Administration 8$50,812$76,2188$7,244
Financial Administration 7$42,288$72,4942$8,842
Judicial and Legal 2$15,136$90,8160$0
Other and Unallocable 1$5,296$63,5521$2,194
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 57$327,506$68,94936$53,084

Burien government finances - Expenditure in 2013 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $5,874,000 ($113.68)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,456,000 ($28.18)
    General - Other: $492,000 ($9.52)
  • Current Operations - Parks and Recreation: $2,693,000 ($52.12)
    Central Staff Services: $1,949,000 ($37.72)
    Financial Administration: $1,535,000 ($29.71)
    Sewerage: $1,439,000 ($27.85)
    Regular Highways: $1,244,000 ($24.08)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $831,000 ($16.08)
    Housing and Community Development: $675,000 ($13.06)
    General - Other: $596,000 ($11.53)
    Natural Resources - Other: $365,000 ($7.06)
    Police Protection: $73,000 ($1.41)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,129,000 ($21.85)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Police Protection: $9,562,000 ($185.06)
    Other - Correctional Institutions: $846,000 ($16.37)
    Other - Health - Other: $753,000 ($14.57)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Natural Resources - Other: $17,000 ($0.33)
    Police Protection: $13,000 ($0.25)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($0.02)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($0.02)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,668,000 ($90.34)

Burien government finances - Revenue in 2013 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,544,000 ($49.23)
    Regular Highways: $1,999,000 ($38.69)
    Other: $804,000 ($15.56)
    Parks and Recreation: $669,000 ($12.95)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $209,000 ($4.04)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,346,000 ($26.05)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,193,000 ($23.09)
    Fines and Forfeits: $197,000 ($3.81)
    Special Assessments: $93,000 ($1.80)
    Interest Earnings: $24,000 ($0.46)
    Rents: $18,000 ($0.35)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,672,000 ($71.07)
    Other: $1,813,000 ($35.09)
    General Local Government Support: $651,000 ($12.60)
    Housing and Community Development: $581,000 ($11.24)
  • Tax - Property: $6,702,000 ($129.71)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $6,249,000 ($120.94)
    Public Utilities Sales: $3,920,000 ($75.86)
    Other License: $1,026,000 ($19.86)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $887,000 ($17.17)
    Other Selective Sales: $582,000 ($11.26)
    Amusements Sales: $462,000 ($8.94)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $50,000 ($0.97)

Burien government finances - Debt in 2013 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,981,000 ($638.29)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $31,450,000 ($608.66)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,530,000 ($29.61)

Burien government finances - Cash and Securities in 2013 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,594,000 ($69.56)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,030,000 ($155.41)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $270,000 ($5.23)

6.61% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($79,392 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.61%
Washington average:

7.39%

0.11% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,122 average AGI)
King County:

0.11%
Washington average:

0.11%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Snohomish County, WA  0.80% ($69,312 average AGI)
from Pierce County, WA  0.66% ($53,673)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.22% ($98,405)


6.25% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($79,246 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.25%
Washington average:

6.40%

0.15% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,693 average AGI)
King County:

0.15%
Washington average:

0.13%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Snohomish County, WA  1.24% ($71,246 average AGI)
to Pierce County, WA  1.00% ($57,641)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.15% ($81,611)
Businesses in Burien, WA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven2Nissan1
Ace Hardware1Panda Express1
Albertsons2Payless1
Arby's1Quiznos1
AutoZone1RadioShack1
Blockbuster1Rite Aid1
Circle K1Safeway1
Curves1Sprint Nextel1
Dairy Queen1Starbucks3
Fashion Bug1T-Mobile2
GNC1Taco Bell1
GameStop1Toyota1
Honda1Trader Joe's1
Jack In The Box2U-Haul1
Kroger2UPS2
Little Caesars Pizza1Vons1
McDonald's2Walgreens1
Nike3

Strongest AM radio stations in Burien:

  • KOMO (1000 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KYCW (1090 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KVI (570 AM; 5 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)
  • KKOL (1300 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KNWX (1210 AM; 28 kW; AUBURN-FEDERAL WAY, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KRIZ (1420 AM; 10 kW; RENTON, WA; Owner: KRIZ BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KYIZ (1620 AM; 10 kW; RENTON, WA; Owner: KRIZ BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBLE (1050 AM; 5 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: SACRED HEART RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Burien:

  • KQBZ (100.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KMTT (103.7 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KNDD (107.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KYPT (96.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KBSG-FM (97.3 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KISW (99.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KRWM (106.9 FM; BREMERTON, WA; Owner: SEASCAPE RADIO, INC.)
  • KBKS (106.1 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KING-FM (98.1 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: CLASSIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KLSY-FM (92.5 FM; BELLEVUE, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO INC.)
  • KPLU-FM (88.5 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • KWJZ (98.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ORCA RADIO, INC.)
  • KZOK-FM (102.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KMPS-FM (94.1 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KJR-FM (95.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KUBE (93.3 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KPLZ-FM (101.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KNHC (89.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: SEATTLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS)
  • KUOW (94.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON)
  • KEXP-FM (90.3 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON BOARD OF REGENTS)

TV broadcast stations around Burien:

  • KSTW (Channel 11; TACOMA, WA; Owner: UPN TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • K58DP (Channel 58; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KING-TV (Channel 5; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KING BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTWB-TV (Channel 22; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KOMO-TV (Channel 4; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE TV, L.L.C.)
  • KCTS-TV (Channel 9; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KCTS TELEVISION)
  • KIRO-TV (Channel 7; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KIRO-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • K57HB (Channel 57; EUREKA, CA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KHCV (Channel 45; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: NORTH PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KWPX (Channel 33; BELLEVUE, WA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • KONG-TV (Channel 16; EVERETT, WA; Owner: KONG-TV, INC.)
  • K68DL (Channel 68; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KCPQ (Channel 13; TACOMA, WA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION NORTHWEST, INC.)
  • KWDK (Channel 56; TACOMA, WA; Owner: PUGET SOUND EDUCATIONAL TV, INC.)
  • KBTC-TV (Channel 28; TACOMA, WA; Owner: BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE)
  • K67GJ (Channel 67; POINT PULLEY, ETC., WA; Owner: KIRO-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KWOG (Channel 51; BELLEVUE, WA; Owner: AFRICAN-AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO.OF BELLEVUE, INC.)
  • KTBW-TV (Channel 20; TACOMA, WA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING OF WASHINGTON)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Burien fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 18Number of bridges
  • 233ft / 71.3mTotal length
  • $69,061,000Total costs
  • 550,312Total average daily traffic
  • 19,731Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Burien, WA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31960-1969
  • 151970-1979
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Burien, WA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

77 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Burien)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Burien, WA)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • STATION, Wtr Twr Approx 1.3 Mi Frm Elev Pnthse Of Seatac Prkng Term (Lat: 47.458972 Lon: -122.297611), Structure height: 37.2 m, Call Sign: WNTH391,
    Assigned Frequencies: 23025.0 MHz, Grant Date: 10/11/1995, Expiration Date: 10/11/2000, Cancellation Date: 01/21/2001, Phone: (206) 431-4050
  • STATION, Sw 112th & 3rd Ave Sw (Lat: 47.503417 Lon: -122.337056), Overall height: 57 m, Call Sign: WNTU401,
    Assigned Frequencies: 2136.40 MHz, 2147.60 MHz, Grant Date: 02/18/1994, Expiration Date: 02/18/1999, Phone: (206) 296-6521
  • WA-SEA260B, 17882 Des Moines Way, South (Se13xc104) (Lat: 47.441750 Lon: -122.325056), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Overall height: 35.1 m, Call Sign: WQHA887,
    Assigned Frequencies: 21825.0 MHz, 21825.0 MHz, 21825.0 MHz, 21825.0 MHz, 21825.0 MHz, 21825.0 MHz, 21825.0 MHz, 21925.0 MHz, 21925.0 MHz, 21925.0 MHz... (+10 more), Grant Date: 05/09/2017, Expiration Date: 06/14/2027, Certifier: Nadja S Sodos-Wallace, Registrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (800) 572-8256, Fax: (703) 433-4483, Email:
  • JUSTICE CNTR, 19010 First Avenue South (310567 / Burien / Training) (Lat: 47.432444 Lon: -122.333361), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 41.5 m, Overall height: 45.7 m, Call Sign: WRAI754,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11265.0 MHz, 11465.0 MHz, Grant Date: 11/29/2017, Expiration Date: 11/29/2027, Certifier: Anthony D Minor, Registrant: King County Radio Communications Services, 855 S 192nd St, Suite 1000, Seatac, WA 98148, Phone: (206) 263-8104, Fax: (206) 205-1350, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • 633 Sw 148th Street (Lat: 47.470083 Lon: -122.342333), Call Sign: KDS787, Licensee ID: L00004383,
    Assigned Frequencies: 35.5800 MHz, 35.5800 MHz, Expiration Date: 04/01/1999, Cancellation Date: 08/18/1998, Registrant: Western Telepage, Inc., 1250 Connecticut Ave, Washington, DC 20036

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

130 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Burien)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

23 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Burien)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 6 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED101$268,326111$276,639781$249,89516$129,2361$1,472,34038$214,7211$138,490
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED8$251,8258$251,96590$261,3034$72,1530$04$200,8151$253,910
APPLICATIONS DENIED10$281,06837$317,869267$278,20413$65,7260$030$185,3851$136,060
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN12$252,21624$359,295156$260,8112$191,5051$34,000,00019$244,7321$190,220
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$257,4200$029$320,6393$190,2830$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0267.00 , 0274.00, 0275.00, 0276.00, 0278.00, 0279.00, 0280.00, 0285.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 6 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED16$283,28314$307,6660$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$201,3608$347,0251$171,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$366,8932$423,4050$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$399,9202$221,9900$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$214,8900$01$214,890

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0267.00 , 0274.00, 0275.00, 0276.00, 0278.00, 0279.00, 0280.00, 0285.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Burien, WA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Burien, WA - Value

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 195. The highest number of fire incidents - 266 took place in 2006, and the least - 135 in 2012. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Burien, WA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (40.0%), and Outside Fires (33.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Burien, WA
    • 1,25140.0%Structure Fires
    • 1,03333.0%Outside Fires
    • 44914.3%Other
    • 39612.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Burien, WA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Burien, WA
  • 55.2%Utility gas
  • 31.0%Electricity
  • 11.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.6%Wood
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Burien, WA
  • 78.1%Electricity
  • 17.2%Utility gas
  • 2.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Wood
  • 0.3%Other fuel
  • 0.1%No fuel used


Burien compared to Washington state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.

Burien on our top lists:

  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of auto thefts per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 100 least-safe cities (highest city-data.com crime index) (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index per police officer (population 5,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 100 high-educated but low-earning cities (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 100 most racially diverse cities (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of males (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of rapes per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest city-data.com crime index, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Vietnam (population 500+)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other South Central Asia (population 500+)"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 100 fastest growing cities from 2000 to 2014 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other congregations"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
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