Burien, Washington 

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+62.0% since 2000

Unemployment Rate


Cost of Living

137.5 / 100

Median Home Price


Median Income


Comfort Index (Climate)

9.5 / 5.5

summer / winter

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Best Places to Live in Burien, Washington

Burien, WA is a city located in King County, Washington on the Puget Sound. It has a population of around 51,000 people and offers many amenities from its wide variety of shops and restaurants to trails for biking and running as well as parks like Sixteenth Avenue NW Park. Burien also has a vibrant nightlife with multiple music venues and bars for locals to enjoy. In addition to this, the town holds numerous cultural festivals throughout the year which draw visitors from across the Pacific Northwest. Regional center - East shore of Puget Sound in west-central Washington.
State: Washington
County: King County
Metro Area: Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue Metro Area
City: Burien
Zip Codes: 98168 98146 98166 98148
Cost of Living: 37.5% higher
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 125 ft above sea level

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What Bert Has To Say About Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue Metro Area

Seattle is a lively and cosmopolitan city beautifully set in a dramatic backdrop of water, forests and mountains. The main downtown area sits on a narrow, hilly strip of land between Puget Sound to the west and Lake Washington to the east. Modern skyscrapers rise on high hills in the city center, with residential units lining the lower areas along the water and north of downtown.


The unemployment rate in Burien is 7.1% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Burien jobs have increased by 2.6%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Burien's cost of living is 37.5% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Burien's Cost of Living

August, July and September are the most pleasant months in Burien, while December and January are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, King county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 75.0% to 22.2%. More Voting Stats

Burien's population is 51,646 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 54.9%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 28.9 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Burien is . Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 4.0%.

Burien public schools spend $12,575 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 18.4 students per teacher in Burien. More Education

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Housing Market in Burien

It's a good time to buy in Burien. Home Appreciation is up 4.0% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Burien is .

Reviews for Burien   3 Reviews
Scary place after dark. - 4/26/2019
This town used to be nice. In the past 3 years it has become terrible. Street gangs, murders and drug dealing. Leaving as soon as I... Read More

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Small town with leading edge planners - 11/3/2009
I have lived in Burien since 1972. It is currently going through a Renaissance. Having become incorporated in the early '90s, its city council has fresh and forward... Read More

Damn, Summer's Over 10 months of clouds and rain - 12/19/2007
Run down but trying to come back. Cost of living is high and some neighborhoods are shabby although, some are pretty nice. Ten minutes from Seattle makes a short... Read More

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