Brick, New Jersey

Brick: A township in Ocean County, New Jersey. It is located on the Atlantic Ocean in eastern New Jersey. Brick is known for its many beaches, its many parks and green spaces, and its many attractions, such as the historic district and the Brick Historical Museum.


Brick is a city located in the county of Ocean in the U.S. state of New Jersey. Its population at the 2010 census was 75,072 and a population density of 1,120 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 76,863 inhabitants.

The city was created 399 years ago in 1624.

Brick Township is a township in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2020 United States Census, the township had a population of 73,620, making it the state's 13th-largest municipality. The average income in Brick was $85,363 in 2017 versus $75,496 statewide. In 2018, Forbes ranked Brick as the 4th most expensive ZIP code in New Jersey.

The township was formed on November 20, 1824 by an act of the New Jersey Legislature from portions of both Dover Township and Howell Township. It is believed that local residents named Brick as such because clay deposits from an outcropping of Raritan Bay made bricks without firing necessary. The name was one of the many names considered for what was then called "New Dublin Township".

Brick's first building was a schoolhouse constructed in 1834 on Grand Street (now known as Broadway). As industry grew along the waterfront areas and railroads were built to transport goods to major cities like Philadelphia and New York City, Brick remained primarily agricultural until after World War II when new housing developments increased its population dramatically...

In 2010 it was named by Money Magazine as one of America's 100 Best Places to Live. As of 2016, Forbes ranked Brick as one of America's 10 most educated small towns (pop 5,000+).

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Location of Brick on New Jersey map.

Quick Facts about Brick

Population : 76,863 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : New Jersey (United States)
County : Ocean County
Postal code : 07100–07199
Phone Area Codes : 862, 973
Area : 67.04 km2
Official name : Newark
Named for : Newark-on-Trent
Altitude : 10 feet / 3 meters
Capital city : Brick is capital of Essex County
Establishment : January 01, 1625 (399 years ago)
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 00:16:31 (16th July 2024)
Density : 1,147 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 2.33% (2010-2020)
Newark  New Jersey at night image
Newark New Jersey at night
Newark  New Jersey at night image


Brick is located at 40°3'33"N 74°8'13"W (40.0592800, -74.1370800). It has 11 neighbors: Belleville, Bloomfield, East Newark, East Orange, Elizabeth, Harrison, Irvington, Jersey City, Kearny, Maplewood and South Orange.

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Brick has 11 neighbours.

  • Belleville township in New Jersey
  • Bloomfield township in Essex County, New Jersey, United States
  • East Newark town
  • East Orange The most populous city in Essex County, New Jersey. It is located in the northeastern part of the county. East Orange is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the New Jersey Performing Arts Center and the East Orange Public Library.
  • Elizabeth The second most populous city in Union County, New Jersey. It is located in central New Jersey. Elizabeth is known for its many manufacturing companies, its many parks and green spaces, and its many attractions, such as the Elizabethport Historical Society and the Elizabethtown Museum of History.
  • Harrison town in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States
  • Irvington township in Essex County, New Jersey, United States
  • Jersey City The second most populous city in New Jersey and the center of the Jersey City metropolitan area. It is located across the Hudson River from Manhattan. Jersey City is known for its diversity, its proximity to New York City, and its many attractions, such as the Liberty State Park and the Statue of
  • Kearny town in New Jersey
  • Maplewood township in Essex County, New Jersey, United States
  • South Orange town in Essex County, New Jersey


The population of Brick increased by 2.33% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
1810 8,008 - 2010 United States Census
1820 6,507 -23.07%
1830 10,953 40.59%
1840 17,290 36.65% 2010 United States Census
1850 38,894 55.55% 2010 United States Census
1860 71,941 45.94%
1870 105,059 31.52% 2010 United States Census
1880 136,508 23.04%
1890 181,830 24.93%
1900 246,070 26.11% 2010 United States Census
1910 347,469 29.18%
1920 414,524 16.18% 2010 United States Census
1930 442,337 6.29%
1940 429,760 -2.93% 2010 United States Census
1950 438,776 2.05%
1960 405,220 -8.28%
1970 381,930 -6.1%
1980 329,248 -16% 2010 United States Census
1990 275,221 -19.63%
2000 273,546 -0.61%
2010 75,072 -264.38% census
2011 75,041 -0.04% estimation process
2012 74,799 -0.32% estimation process
2013 74,782 -0.02% estimation process
2014 74,813 0.04% estimation process
2015 74,763 -0.07% estimation process
2016 74,833 0.09% estimation process
2017 75,297 0.62% estimation process
2018 75,744 0.59% estimation process
2019 76,100 0.47% estimation process
2020 76,863 0.99% estimation process

Brick zip code is 08723. County name: Ocean, County fips: 34029

People born in Brick (200)

People born in Brick, including German astronomer Emil Ernst, basketball player Granger Hall, Member of the New Jersey General Assembly Peter J. Biondi, .


  • Ron Carey (American actor) he was born in 11/12/1935
  • Harold Lockwood (actor (1887-1918)) he was born in 12/04/1887
  • John Eisele (American middle distance runner) he was born in 18/01/1884
  • Richard Meier (American architect) he was born in 12/10/1934
  • Matty Malneck (American jazz bandleader, violinist, violist and songwriter) he was born in 09/12/1903
  • Shaquille O'Neal (American basketball player) he was born in 06/03/1972
  • Mike Nazaruk (American racing driver) he was born in 02/10/1921
  • Al Haig (American pianist) he was born in 22/07/1922
  • Vinnie Burke (American musician) he was born in 15/03/1921
  • Aaron Burr (American Vice President and politician (1756-1836)) he was born in 06/02/1756
  • William Campbell (American actor) he was born in 30/10/1926
  • Dominic Anthony Marconi (Catholic bishop) he was born in 13/03/1927
  • Philip Roth (American novelist) he was born in 19/03/1933
  • Brian De Palma (American film director and screenwriter) he was born in 11/09/1940
  • Gerard Way (American musician and comic book writer) he was born in 09/04/1977
  • David Marciano (American actor) he was born in 07/01/1960
  • Stephen Crane (American novelist, short story writer, poet, and journalist) he was born in 01/11/1981
  • Ray Liotta (American actor) he was born in 18/12/1954

Schools in Brick

College & universities near Brick, NJ

Code Name City ZIP
481508 Paul Mitchell the School-Jersey Shore Brick (NJ) 08723-3413
407391 Capri Institute of Hair Design-Brick Brick (NJ) 08723
185873 Ocean County College Toms River (NJ) 08754-2001
451398 Yeshiva Toras Chaim Lakewood (NJ) 08701
481438 Yeshiva Yesodei Hatorah Lakewood (NJ) 08701-4946

Stations (22)

Amtrak & bus stations near Brick, NJ

Code Name Address Type
PJC Princeton Junction station 2 Wallace Road RAIL
NBK New Brunswick station French and Albany Streets RAIL
TRE Trenton Transit Center 72 South Clinton Avenue RAIL
MET Metropark station 100 Middlesex-Essex Turnpike RAIL
CWH Cornwells Heights 700 Station Ave. RAIL

Post offices near Brick

Post Office Name City ZIP
Brick Post Office Brick (NJ) 08723
Osbornvill Post Office Brick (NJ) 08723
Lakewood Post Office Lakewood (NJ) 08701
Point Pleasant Bor Post Office Point Pleasant Boro (NJ) 08742
Bay Head Post Office Bay Head (NJ) 08742

Other cities in Ocean County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Ocean County , NJ. (more)

City Name Population Title
Lakewood 107,439 Township in Ocean County, New Jersey
Toms River 95,339 Township of New Jersey
Lacey 29,760 Township in Ocean County, New Jersey
Barnegat 23,988 Township of New Jersey
Point Pleasant 18,902 Borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States
Maple Shade 18,463 Township in Burlington County, New Jersey
Ocean Acres 16,142 Census-designated place in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States
Beachwood 11,434 Borough of New Jersey
Lincoln Park 10,064 Borough in Morris County, New Jersey
Crestwood Village 7,907 Unincorporated community in New Jersey, United States
Forked River 5,244 Census designated place in Lacey Township, Ocean County, New Jersey, United States
Point Pleasant Beach 4,597 Borough in New Jersey, United States
Leisure Village 4,400 Census designated place
Leisure Village East 4,217 Census designated place
Beach Haven West 3,896 Census designated place
South Toms River 3,712 Borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Brick distances to largest New Jersey cities