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, Brick isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Brick are a mix 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 (16.14%), sales jobs (13.30%), and management occupations (9.91%).

One of the nice things about Brick is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

One downside of living in Brick, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.27 minutes every day commuting to work.

The overall education level of Brick is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 26.27% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Brick in 2010 was $34,383, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $137,532 for a family of four. However, Brick contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Black or African-American. 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.