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 75,457 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 (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 very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Brick really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Brick perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
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 30.40 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The 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.
The per capita income in Brick in 2018 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.