Brier is a city in Snohomish County, Washington, United States. It is bordered by Mountlake Terrace to the west, Lynnwood to the north, Bothell to the east, and the King County line to the south. The population was 6,087 at the 2010 census.
Brier was officially incorporated on February 11, 1965.
Brier is located at 47°47′24″N 122°16′23″W / 47.79°N 122.27306°W / 47.79; -122.27306 (47.790019, -122.273068).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.5 km²), all of it land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 6,383 people, 2,095 households, and 1,766 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,996.6 people per square mile (1,157.0/km²). There were 2,115 housing units at an average density of 992.9 per square mile (383.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 86.42% White, 0.83% African American, 0.66% Native American, 7.77% Asian, 0.16% Pacific Islander, 0.97% from other races, and 3.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.23% of the population.
There were 2,095 households out of which 47.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.9% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.7% were non-families. 11.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.05 and the average family size was 3.29.
In the city the age distribution of the population shows 30.5% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 26.8% from 45 to 64, and 5.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 103.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.7 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $73,558, and the median income for a family was $77,226. Males had a median income of $52,407 versus $37,697 for females. The per capita income for the city was $26,675. About 0.8% of families and 1.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.7% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.
Based on per capita income, one of the more reliable measures of affluence, Brier ranks 68th of 522 areas in the state of Washington to be ranked.
The community holds an annual one-day event in August called SeaScare, a play on the name of Seattle’s Seafair. The event includes a Porch Light Parade, contests, music and a screening of a classic movie, among other activities. It involves nautical themes, in keeping with its Seafair ties. It is supported by the small number of Brier businesses. SeaScare strives for a small town and community feel, explaining the nostalgic events and movie.