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 75,026 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 (15.11%), sales jobs (14.17%), and management occupations (8.86%).
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.
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.
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 30.40 minutes every day commuting to work.
The overall education level of Brick citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.01% of adults in Brick have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Brick in 2010 was $39,655, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $158,620 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. Brick also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.12% 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.