A small city in Washington, Burien has slightly more than 51,000 residents. At an average age of just over 38, the city's population is younger than most cities in Washington. A small majority of residents own their homes (53%) as opposed to renting (47%) in Burien. At $1,171 per month, the average rent is roughly on par with the state average.
Among Burien residents older than 25, 18% have a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree. Burien residents have a plethora of industries from which to choose, the most common four of which are retail, entertainment, healthcare, and manufacturing. Together, these industries account for 25% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many residents work in sales, as 6% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any field. Burien workers earn an average annual income of almost $76K, about $6,000 less than the Washington average. The city's average income, however, is roughly on par with the national average of $73,345.
Burien residents have an average commute of about 31 minutes. Many residents (39%) drive their car to work, while public transportation is used by just 5% of the city. Not many residents commute to work on foot.