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Burien is 14th in Washington out of 190 other cities in Population density (people per sqmi)

Burien is 20th in Washington out of 190 other cities in Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Burien, Washington Border Map - Phone Size

General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Burien Rank Washington US
Current population (2012) 49,410 22nd 6,897,012 313,914,040
Size in square miles 7.4 83rd 66,455.5 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 4,489.6 14th 101.2 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Burien Rank Washington US
Residents younger than 5 6.8% 102nd 6.4% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 22.4% 147th 23.0% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 12.8% 70th 13.2% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Burien Rank Washington US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 85.5% 154th 89.8% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 26.5% 84th 31.4% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Burien Rank Washington US
Race - White 63.5% 165th 81.6% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 5.9% 29th 3.9% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 1.5% 38th 1.8% 1.2%
Race - Asian 9.9% 49th 7.7% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1.8% 20th 0.7% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 5.9% 40th 4.3% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 20.7% 22nd 11.7% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 57.0% 165th 71.6% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Burien Rank Washington US
Female residents 49.7% 156th 50.1% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 21.7% 30th 12.8% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Burien Rank Washington US
Housing units 14,322 31st 2,907,490 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 39.2% 24th 25.7% 25.9%
Households 14,148 31st 2,602,568 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 52.9% 161st 64.4% 66.1%
Home median value $329,100 54th $283,200 $186,200
People per household 2.3 166th 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Burien Rank Washington US
Income per capita $30,983 72nd $30,481 $27,915
Income per household $51,858 129th $58,890 $52,762
Income below poverty line 14.5% 57th 12.5% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Burien Rank Washington US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 2,998 28th 551,340 27,092,908
Retail sales $586,772 34th $92,968,519 $3,917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $18,750 46th $14,380 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $57,010 36th $12,389,422 $613,795,732

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