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The Briar Census Designated Place had a population of 6,119 as of July 1, 2017. Briar ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Briar is located at latitude 32.9835 and longitude -97.5536 in Wise County. The formal boundaries for the Briar Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 20.45 sq. miles and a water area of 1.5 sq. miles. Wise County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 745 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Briar Census Designated Place are located in Wise County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into Parker County, and Tarrant County.

The Briar Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: ) has a U5 Census Class Code which indicates populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Briar Census Designated Place is located within Springtown-Reno Division of Wise County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Briar population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Briar, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,119
Daytime Population: Workers 492
Daytime Population: Residents 3,226
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,718
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.61
Population in Households 6,119
Population in Familes 5,098
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 299
Diversity Index3 32


Median Household Income $59,309
Average Household Income $75,472
Per Capita Income $28,952


Total Housing Units 2,683 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,920 (71.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 420 (15.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 343 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $134,583
Average Home Value $197,277


Total Households 2,340
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 1,652
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.07% 1.18%
Households 1.04% 1.15%
Families 1.01% 1.05%
Median Household Income   3.27%
Per Capita Income   3.06%

Briar, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Briar to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 353 80th
Population Density # 1383 21st
Diversity Index # 1351 23rd
Median Household Income # 414 76th
Per Capita Income # 469 73rd

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