Fords Prairie is a small town in Washington with a population of just over 1,000. Retirees account for a greater percentage of the population (27%) here than nationally (14%), while young adults are less well-represented. Overall, the town's residents, at an average age of just under 46, skew older than most cities in Washington. Home ownership is more common than renting in Fords Prairie, and 35% of residents rent. Renting remains an affordable option, though, as the town boasts a relatively low average rent of $595 per month. Over the course of a year, renters in Fords Prairie will save around $7,400 compared to the state average.
Fords Prairie has an average commute time of about 23 minutes, quicker than the Washington average of about 29 minutes. Driving is the typical means of commuting to work, opted for by 28% of workers, while public transit isn't used. Not many workers commute on foot.
Six percent of the population in Fords Prairie works in retail, making it the most common industry. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 5% of the town's population works in sales, which ranks as the top profession in the town. Fords Prairie workers bring in an average annual income of just under $40,000, around $42,000 less than the average Washington resident. The town's average income also trails the national average of $73,345. Fords Prairie has a high number of residents over the age of 25 with an Associate's degree (10%) compared to the national average (5%). Further, 6% have earned a Bachelor's degree and 5% possess a Master's degree or Doctorate.
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