Brier is a somewhat small city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 6,970 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.
Brier is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Brier is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Brier who work in management occupations (12.72%), business and financial occupations (12.38%), and sales jobs (11.84%).
Of important note, Brier is also a city of artists. Brier has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Brier’s character.
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.
Brier is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the 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 30.97 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 ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Brier, 42.68% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Brier in 2018 was $52,335, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $209,340 for a family of four.
Brier is a very 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 German, English, Norwegian, European, and Irish.
The most common language spoken in Brier is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Arabic.