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Overview

Introduction to Brick, New Jersey

Brick, New Jersey, in Ocean county, is 46 miles S of Newark, New Jersey. Brick Township is part of the New York Metro area. It's situated on the mainland, however Beaches I, II and III are located on the Barnegat Peninsula which separates the bay and the Atlantic ocean. In 2006 Brick was named "America's Safest City," out of the 371 cities included in a nationwide study by Morgan Quinto. It has been recognized as a "Tree City USA" by the National Arbor Day Society.

Brick is conveniently located near the prominent attractions in Ocean County. The healthcare industry is the major employer for the county. Tourism, especially during the summer, is a major factor for the area's economy. The region has experienced significant population growth, however it still maintains a large amount of protected open space. A large number of the housing areas are located near rivers, the ocean, Barnegat Bay and lagoons. The township was given its name by Joseph W. Brick, the former owner of an iron works.

Brick History

The Lenape Indians were the original inhabitants. During the early days, the economy was primarily based on fishing and agriculture. Brick was incorporated in 1850. Towards the end of the 1800s and the early 1900s the New Jersey Shore was becoming a popular resort area and the tourism industry became the primary factor for the economy while agriculture declined.

During the 1950s the population increased due to people relocating from the regions's big cities. The completion of the Garden State Parkway in 1954 provided residents with the opportunity to live in Brick and commute to their jobs in New York City.

Brick and Nearby Attractions

  • Garden State Philharmonic
  • Havens Homestead
  • Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
  • Barnegat Light State Park features one of the tallest lighthouses in the country
  • Tuckerton Seaport is a replica of an old maritime village
  • Six Flags Great Adventure is close by

Brick Activities and Recreation

Brick features three beautiful beaches situated along the Barnegat Peninsula. Visitors often stay for the weekend during the summer months. Brick features numerous hotels, motels and B&B's for tourists and many specialty shops. The city is a popular location for Italian cuisine. The Seaside Heights/Seaside Park boardwalk features a large number of rides, unique shops and numerous restaurants and is popular with young people.

The Meadowlands Arena is approximately 45 minutes away. Sandy Hook Park and the beautiful Island Beach State Park which is undeveloped and full of wildlife are close by. The area west of the Garden State Parkway includes state parks and forest lands.

Brick Transportation

The Garden State Parkway and the New Jersey Turnpike are easily accessible. Nearby bus and train transportation centers take residents to New York City Port Authority and Wall Street.

Brick Higher Education

Georgian Court University and Ocean County College are nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population74,969
Male Share of the Population47.9%
Female Share of the Population52.1%
Senior Citizens19.3%
Employed Population 16+36,062
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married50.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher28.5%
Median Earnings25+$46,132
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,962
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,468

Wealth

Median Family Income$90,135
% Above Poverty Level93.3%
% Below Poverty Level6.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time33 minutes
% Working from Home4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.3%
% Using Public Transportation2.3%

Housing

People Living Alone29.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,265
Median House Value$275,100

Ancestry

Italian31.2%
Irish26.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14.2%
Polish8%
English6.5%
Scottish1.9%
Hungarian1.7%
Russian1.5%
Dutch1.4%
French Except Basque1.3%
Norwegian1.3%
Swedish1.3%
Greek0.9%
Czech0.8%
Welsh0.8%
Ukrainian0.7%
Portuguese0.6%
Slovak0.6%
Austrian0.6%
West Indian0.6%
Lithuanian0.4%
Arab0.4%
Jamaican0.4%
Brazilian0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Croatian0.3%
Danishn0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Turkish0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Latvian0.1%
German0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Israeli0.1%
US/American0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
African0.1%
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Brick Almanac

CategoryValue
County Ocean County
Standard Zip Codes8723, 8724
Phone Area Codes732
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.04
Approximate Longitude-74.11

Brick Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationTOMS RIVER
Distance9.5 miles
Jan Temp22 to 41 F
Apr Temp38 to 61 F
Jul Temp64 to 86 F
Oct Temp44 to 67 F
Annual Precip48.8 inches
StationLONG BRANCH OAKHURST
Distance15.4 miles
Jan Temp23 to 41 F
Apr Temp40 to 59 F
Jul Temp66 to 83 F
Oct Temp45 to 65 F
Annual Precip48.6 inches
StationSANDY HOOK
Distance27.8 miles
Jan Temp26 to 38 F
Apr Temp42 to 58 F
Jul Temp68 to 83 F
Oct Temp49 to 64 F
Annual Precip43.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bay Head1,054$125,417
Brielle4,745$154,219
Lakewood97,907$45,796
Manasquan5,812$116,806
Mantoloking276$127,917
Point Pleasant Beach4,594$113,558

Brick Hospitals

Shore Rehabilitation Institute
(Non-profit)
425 Jack Martin Boulevard
(732) 836-4500
Ocean Medical Center
(Non-profit)
425 Jack Martin Boulevard
(732) 840-2200

Brick Public Schools

Emma Havens Young Elementary School
43 Drum Point Rd
ZIP: 8723
(732) 785-3000
Primary
Total Enrollment 875
Lake Riviera Middle School
171 Beaverson Boulevard
ZIP: 8723
(732) 785-3000
Middle
Total Enrollment 957
Ocean County Vocational Technical School Brick Center
350 Chambers Bridge Road
ZIP: 8723
(732) 286-5670
High
Total Enrollment 28
Warren H. Wolf Elementary School
224 260 Chambers Bridge Rd
ZIP: 8723
(732) 785-3000
Primary
Total Enrollment 197
Osbornville Elementary School
218 Drum Point Rd
ZIP: 8723
(732) 785-3000
Primary
Total Enrollment 443
Herbertsville Elementary School
2282 Lanes Mill Rd
ZIP: 8724
(732) 785-3000
Primary
Total Enrollment 222
Brick Township Memorial High School
2001 Lanes Mill Rd
ZIP: 8724
(732) 785-3000
High
Total Enrollment 1673
Lanes Mill Elementary School
1891 Lanes Mill Rd
ZIP: 8724
(732) 785-3000
Primary
Total Enrollment 568
Veterans Memorial Elementary School
103 Hendrickson Avenue
ZIP: 8724
(732) 785-3000
Primary
Total Enrollment 711

Brick Private Schools

Good Hands Day Care
582 Plaza Ter
ZIP: 8723
Elementary
Total Enrollment 13
St Dominic School
250 Old Squan Rd Ste 1
ZIP: 8724
Elementary
Total Enrollment 504
St Paul's Christian School
714 Herbertsville Rd
ZIP: 8724
Elementary
Total Enrollment 90
Ocean Early Childhood Center
58 Princeton Ave
ZIP: 8724
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
Olde Riverside Farm Day School
561 Herbertsville Rd
ZIP: 8724
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
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