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%).
Because of many things, Brick is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Brick a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Brick has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Brick’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Brick, the average commute to work is 30.36 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Brick is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Brick area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
The percentage of people in Brick who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.25% of adults in Brick 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.