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.
Unlike some towns, Brush Prairie isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Brush Prairie are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Brush Prairie is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Brush Prairie who work in sales jobs (15.25%), management occupations (10.07%), and teaching (9.53%).
A relatively large number of people in Brush Prairie telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.25% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
Brush Prairie is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Brush Prairie’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Brush Prairie has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Brush Prairie a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
As is often the case in a small town, Brush Prairie doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The education level of Brush Prairie citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 18.38% of adults 25 and older in Brush Prairie have a college degree.
The per capita income in Brush Prairie in 2010 was $26,117, which is middle income relative to Washington, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $104,468 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Brush Prairie include English, French , Irish, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Brush Prairie is English. Other important languages spoken here include Russian and Spanish.