Red Bank is a somewhat small coastal borough (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 12,204 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Red Bank is the 163rd largest community in New Jersey. Red Bank has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.
Housing costs in Red Bank 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.
Red Bank is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 85.40% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Red Bank is a borough of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Red Bank who work in management occupations (10.75%), sales jobs (10.47%), and food service (10.44%).
Red Bank 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.
Even though Red Bank is a smaller borough, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
The education level of Red Bank citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 39.28% of adults in Red Bank have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Red Bank in 2010 was $38,599, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $154,396 for a family of four. However, Red Bank contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Red Bank is an extremely ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Red Bank home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Red Bank residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Red Bank also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 32.94% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Red Bank include Irish, German, English, and Polish.
In addition, Red Bank has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (25.10%).
The most common language spoken in Red Bank is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.