Brush Prairie is a small town in Washington with slightly less than 3,000 residents. Families with children are widely prevalent, as kids aged 5-14 make up an above-average percentage of the population, while young professionals account for a smaller percentage of the town. At an average age of just under 38, the town's residents skew younger than most cities in Washington. Most Brush Prairie residents own their homes, and 9% of residents rent. With a relatively low average rent of $943 a month in the town, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in Washington. Over the course of a year, renters in Brush Prairie will save around $3,200 compared to the state average.
Averaging about 34 minutes, the commute time for Brush Prairie residents is longer than the Washington average of about 29 minutes. Driving a car or truck is the prevailing means of commuting to work, opted for by 39% of residents, while public transit is not used. Few workers commute on foot.
Compared to the national average (5%), Brush Prairie has a large percentage of residents older than 25 who have an Associate's degree (9%). Additionally, 10% possess a Bachelor's degree and 5% have earned a Master's degree or Doctorate. Brush Prairie residents have a wide range of industries from which to choose, the most common four of which are manufacturing, warehousing, retail, and construction. Together, these industries make up 25% of the town's labor force. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 7% of the town's population works in transportation, making it the top field in the town. With an average annual income of around $85,000, Brush Prairie workers earn about the same as the average Washington resident. However, Brush Prairie compares more favorably to the national average ($73,345).