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.
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 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.
In Brier, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.97 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
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.
Brier is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 42.68% of adults in Brier have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
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.