Brier is a somewhat small city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 6,497 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Brier is the 122nd 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.
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.
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.
A relatively large number of people in Brier telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 16.31% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Because of many things, Brier is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Brier really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Brier perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One downside of living in Brier is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Brier, the average commute to work is 33.35 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
In Brier, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Brier is a relatively small city. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
The education level of Brier ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Brier, 45.87% 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 $53,881, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $215,524 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 English, German, Irish, European, and Norwegian.
The most common language spoken in Brier is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.