Brush Prairie, Washington

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Brush Prairie is a census-designated place (CDP) in Clark County, Washington, United States. The population was 2,384 at the 2000 census.

Based on per capita income, one of the more reliable measures of affluence, Brush Prairie ranks 57th of 522 areas in the state of Washington to be ranked.



Brush Prairie is located at 45°43′44″N 122°32′32″W / 45.72889°N 122.54222°W / 45.72889; -122.54222 (45.728934, -122.542143)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 7.8 square miles (20.3 km²), all of it land.


Brush Prairie was named by Elmarine Bowman, daughter of Merrit and Maddora Bowman, for a brushy prairie and swamp near her father's homestead. The Bowmans were one of the first white families to settle in the area.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,384 people, 868 households, and 671 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 304.8 people per square mile (117.7/km²). There were 902 housing units at an average density of 115.3/sq mi (44.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 96.14% White, 0.21% African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.71% Asian, 0.21% Pacific Islander, 0.59% from other races, and 1.85% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.68% of the population. 21.0% were of German, 8.9% United States or American, 8.7% Irish, 8.4% Norwegian, 6.8% English and 6.7% French ancestry according to Census 2000. 97.5% spoke English and 2.5% Spanish as their first language.

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