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Welcome to Burien ...

The pronunciation of Burien: BYUR-ee-en<1>

The coastal city of Burien is located on Puget Sound.

Burien is located in King County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Burien has a population of 50,997 people<2> (see below for details).

The community of Burien was established in 1870.

Burien is 300 feet [91 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Burien lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

The ZIP code for Burien: 98166<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Burien had a population of 33,313 people. This makes Burien the county's 12th most populous community.

The population of Burien represents 0.5% of the population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 31st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 33,313 people, the population of Burien increased 4.49% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 31,881 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Burien had an population of 50,997 people. This is an increase of 53.08% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 59.96% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Burien.

Communities near Burien ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Burien and not the distance if you drove it.<5>.

Community   2016
Auburn   [Map]   77,472   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Bellevue   [Map]   141,400   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Federal Way   [Map]   96,757   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Kent   [Map]   127,514   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Kirkland   [Map]   87,701   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Redmond   [Map]   62,458   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Burien.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Burien. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Burien. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Burien.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Burien:

Websites for Burien ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Burien ...

Looking for more information about Burien? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Burien, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Burien.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Burien. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation. While it might not be exactly right, it should be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Burien.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Burien - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Burien). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Burien or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Burien. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Burien) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Burien. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Burien

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Burien. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.4704, Longitude: -122.3470     [Map].

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Burien.