Brier, WA
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Brier is a somewhat small city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 6,656 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Brier is the 117th largest community in Washington.

Brier home prices are not only among the most expensive in Washington, but Brier real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Unlike some cities, Brier isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Brier are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Brier is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Brier who work in office and administrative support (12.13%), management occupations (10.18%), and sales jobs (9.12%).

Also of interest is that Brier has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Brier is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Brier a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Brier has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Brier’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Brier, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.06 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Even though Brier is a smaller city, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

The education level of Brier citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 35.39% of adults in Brier have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Brier in 2010 was $40,456, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $161,824 for a family of four.

Brier is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Brier home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Brier residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Brier include English, Norwegian, Irish, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Brier is English. Other important languages spoken here include Vietnamese and Spanish.

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