Brush Prairie is a very small town located in the state of Washington. With a population of 2,749 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Brush Prairie is the 189th 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 managers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Brush Prairie who work in management occupations (18.29%), office and administrative support (11.28%), and architecture and engineering (6.69%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 19.71% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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 very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Brush Prairie really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Brush Prairie perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
As is often the case in a small town, Brush Prairie doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
In terms of college education, Brush Prairie is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 30.40% of adults in Brush Prairie have a college degree.
The per capita income in Brush Prairie in 2018 was $40,186, which is upper middle income relative to Washington, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $160,744 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 English, German, Irish, Swedish, and Finnish.
The most common language spoken in Brush Prairie is English. Other important languages spoken here include Slavic languages and Other Indo-European.