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%).
One of the nice things about Red Bank 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 Red Bank, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Red Bank is a relatively small borough. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
The citizens of Red Bank are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 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.