Burien Relocation Guide

Burien Relocation Guide

Burien is located in King County, Washington, located south of Seattle. As of the 2010 Census, Burien’s population is 33,313, which is a 2.9% increase since incorporation.

In early May 2009, both King County and the City of Burien passed resolutions to place an annexation vote on the August 18th primary ballot. The annexation area voted on had an area of about 1,600 acres (6.5 km2) and approximately 14,000 citizens. The ballot issue was approved by a majority of North Highline residents, and on April 1, 2010, North Highline became part of Burien.   After the annexation vote, a special census was conducted, and it was determined that the newly annexed area had 14,292 residents. This resulted in a new population total of 46,022, making Burien the 21st largest city in Washington State.

Burien’s downtown area underwent several renovations completed in 2009. The new towncenter includes 70,000 square feet of retail space, more than 400 condominiums with a plaza/park area, plus underground parking.

The median income for a household in the city was $41,577, and the median income for a family was $53,814. Males had a median income of $39,248 versus $29,694 for females. The per capita income for the city was $23,737. About 6.9% of families and 9.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.1% of those under age 18 and 6.1% of those age 65 or over.

For more local information, visit…

City of Burien
The official website of the City of Burien.

Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce
Includes local community and business information as well as local links.