Brush Prairie is a very small town located in the state of Washington. With a population of 2,731 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Brush Prairie is the 169th largest community in Washington.
Housing costs in Brush Prairie are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Washington.
Brush Prairie is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Brush Prairie is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Brush Prairie who work in management occupations (10.26%), sales jobs (8.96%), and office and administrative support (8.52%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.03% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Because of many things, Brush Prairie is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Brush Prairie a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Brush Prairie has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Brush Prairie’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
In Brush Prairie, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.03 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Being a small town, Brush Prairie does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In terms of college education, Brush Prairie is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 26.35% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Brush Prairie in 2018 was $35,055, which is upper middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $140,220 for a family of four. However, Brush Prairie contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Brush Prairie home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Brush Prairie residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Brush Prairie include German, English, Swedish, Irish, and Norwegian.
The most common language spoken in Brush Prairie is English. Other important languages spoken here include Slavic languages and Other Indo-European.