Brigantine is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 9,204 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Brigantine is the 214th largest community in New Jersey.
Housing costs in Brigantine are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New Jersey.
Brigantine is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 88.82% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Brigantine is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Brigantine who work in office and administrative support (15.11%), food service (14.95%), and management occupations (12.18%).
Another notable thing is that Brigantine is a major vacation destination. Much of the city’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Brigantine’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
One of the nice things about Brigantine 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.
In Brigantine, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Brigantine is a relatively small city. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
The population of Brigantine is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 34.44% of adults in Brigantine have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Brigantine in 2010 was $37,415, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $149,660 for a family of four. However, Brigantine contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Brigantine home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Brigantine residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Brigantine include Italian, German, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Brigantine is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Gujarathi.