Brick, NJ
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Brick is a larger medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 74,267 people and 17 constituent neighborhoods, Brick is the tenth largest community in New Jersey.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Brick is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Brick is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Brick who work in office and administrative support (16.59%), sales jobs (13.27%), and management occupations (9.98%).

Brick is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

In terms of college education, Brick is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 27.70% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Brick in 2010 was $35,195, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $140,780 for a family of four. However, Brick contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Brick is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Brick home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Brick residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Brick include Irish, German, Polish, and English.

The most common language spoken in Brick is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.