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 74,422 people and 17 constituent neighborhoods, Brick is the tenth largest community in New Jersey.

Brick is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (17.46%), sales jobs (14.24%), and management occupations (9.75%).

Brick is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Brick’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

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.

One downside of living in Brick, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.36 minutes every day commuting to work.

The overall education level of Brick is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.25% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Brick in 2010 was $36,311, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $145,244 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 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 Polish.