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Brier, Washington
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Location of Brier, Washington
Location of Brier, Washington
Country United States
State Washington
County Snohomish
Founded 1883
Incorporated February 11, 1965
 • Type Mayor–council
 • Total 2.20 sq mi (5.69 km2)
 • Land 2.20 sq mi (5.69 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
420 ft (128 m)
 • Total 6,087
 • Estimate 
 • Density 3,173.95/sq mi (1,225.24/km2)
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
Area code 425
FIPS code 53-07940
GNIS feature ID 1512029

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 Lake Forest Park 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 / 47.79000°N 122.27306°W / 47.79000; -122.27306 (47.790019, -122.273068).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.13 square miles (5.52 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 3,093
1980 2,915 −5.8%
1990 5,633 93.2%
2000 6,383 13.3%
2010 6,087 −4.6%
2019 (est.) 6,970 14.5%
U.S. Decennial Census
2019 U.S. Census Estimate

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.

In the 2004 US presidential election, Brier cast 57.37% of its vote for Democrat John Kerry.

2010 census

As of the 2010 U.S. census, there were 6,087 people, 2,165 households, and 1,758 families living in the city. The population density was 2,857.7 inhabitants per square mile (1,103.4/km2). There were 2,220 housing units at an average density of 1,042.3 per square mile (402.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 84.9% White, 1.1% African American, 0.5% Native American, 7.6% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 1.4% from other races, and 4.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.0% of the population.

There were 2,165 households, of which 35.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.0% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 18.8% were non-families. 12.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.05.

The median age in the city was 44.4 years. 21.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.6% were from 25 to 44; 39.6% were from 45 to 64; and 9.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.1% male and 49.9% female.


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.


Brier is described as a "one-store and one-restaurant town", with few businesses on its lone commercial strip.

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