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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Burien demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the King County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Seattle area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 98166 ZIP code.
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.
21% of Burien residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Burien, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $612. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,342.
Libraries in Burien include Burien Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Burien include Highline Times-Des Moines News
King County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Burien political report.
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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