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Burien is a city in King County, in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue metro area.

The community was named for Lake Burien, which was named for settler Gottlieb Burian

The latitude of Burien is 47.470N. The longitude is -122.345W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 377 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 31,116.


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Median household income
Local
$41,577
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Burien demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 196. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 6.2 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • OctoberFest/ Von Boorian Days - Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 2007
Dates often change. Check Burien web sites and events links in the sections below.
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 138
Municipal address:
415 S.W. 150th St.
Burien, WA 98166

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14% of Burien residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Burien ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Burien was $23,737, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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21% of Burien residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Burien, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $612.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,342.


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Libraries in Burien include Burien Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Burien include Highline Times-Des Moines News

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King County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Burien political report.

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The average commute time for Burien workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Burien between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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