Brick is a larger medium-sized coastal township (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 73,620 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 township of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Brick who work in sales jobs (13.72%), office and administrative support (13.31%), and management occupations (10.60%).
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 township’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.
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.
The education level of Brick citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.89% of adults in Brick have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Brick in 2018 was $41,675, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $166,700 for a family of four. However, Brick contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Brick is a somewhat ethnically-diverse township. 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 10.30% of the township’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.