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 72,507 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 (14.47%), sales jobs (13.37%), and management occupations (9.58%).
Also of interest is that Brick has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
In terms of college education, Brick is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 29.58% of adults in Brick have a college degree.
The per capita income in Brick in 2018 was $40,579, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $162,316 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. Brick also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.33% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Brick include Italian, Irish, German, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Brick is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.