Brier is a somewhat small city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 6,560 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.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Brier is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Brier is a city of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Brier who work in management occupations (19.86%), sales jobs (11.59%), and business and financial occupations (11.05%).
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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.07% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
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 31.54 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.
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 citizens of Brier are among the most well-educated in the nation: 42.32% of adults in Brier have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Brier in 2018 was $50,786, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $203,144 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, European, Norwegian, and Irish.
The most common language spoken in Brier is English. Other important languages spoken here include Arabic and Italian.