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.
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 30.97 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.
Despite being a small city, Brier has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get 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, 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.