New Census Figures Show Burien’s Current, ‘Unofficial’ Population Is 47,605


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Recently-released census figures show that Burien’s current, total population is “unofficially” now at 47,605, up from the previously-announced estimate of ~46,000.

As we’ve previously reported, this makes Burien the state’s 21st largest city, just above Olympia (2010 population: 45,500), and below Richland (2010 population: 48,580) and Kirkland (48,580).

One interesting anecdote to the revised numbers shows that the number of minorities in Burien (not including the annexation area) grew 57.8% between 2000 and 2010, and currently make up 38.5% of the population. Hispanics or Latinos are Burien’s largest minority group, making up 20.7% of the City’s population, according to the city’s newsletter.

Here’s the city’s full announcement:

Census Shows Burien’s Growth
The recently released census figures that show Burien’s 2010 population at 33,313, an increase of 1,432 residents over the 2000 census. but the figures do not include the City’s new North Highline residents.

A separate census of the annexation area conducted by the City showed a population of 14,292, unofficially bringing the City’s total population to 47,605.

The federal census found the number of minorities in Burien (not including the annexation area) grew 57.8 percent between 2000 and 2010 and currently make up 38.5 percent of the population.

Hispanics or Latinos are Burien’s largest minority group, making up 20.7 percent of the City’s population.

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One Response to “New Census Figures Show Burien’s Current, ‘Unofficial’ Population Is 47,605”
  1. Chris says:

    Wow, if Burien breaks 50,000 in population, then they’ll be a pretty big player in regional issues. Cities with 50,000 or more get to sit at the table and/or vote on regional policy issues as a member of the Suburban Cities Association of King County. Burien is already a member, but they don’t vote I believe.

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