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Brier, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Brier had a population of 6,487 as of July 1, 2016. Brier ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Washington. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Brier is located at latitude 47.7924 and longitude -122.2737 in Snohomish County. The formal boundaries for the City of Brier (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.13 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Snohomish County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 410 feet.

The City of Brier (GNIS ID: 2409909) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Brier is located within Edmonds Division of Snohomish County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Brier population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Brier, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 6,487
Population in Households 6,469
Population in Familes 5,648
Population in Group Qrtrs 18
Population Density1 3,046
Diversity Index2 40


Total Households 2,297
Average Household Size 2.82
Family Households 1,819
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,358 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,013 (85.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 284 (12.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 61 ( 2.6%)
Median Home Value $394,715
Average Home Value $441,857


Median Household Income $101,604
Average Household Income $115,747
Per Capita Income $41,369
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.02% 1.41%
Households 0.95% 1.35%
Families 0.55% 1.32%
Median Household Income   1.4%
Per Capita Income   1.85%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Brier, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brier to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 167 74th
Population Density1 # 81 87th
Diversity Index2 # 267 58th
Median Household Income # 35 95th
Per Capita Income # 70 89th

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