Brick Township is a township in Ocean County, New Jersey with a population of 75,072 (as of the 2010 census) making it the state's 13th-largest municipality and the third most populous municipality in Ocean County.

While the majority of Brick Township is located on the mainland, Ocean Beaches I, II and III are situated on the Barnegat Peninsula, a long, narrow barrier peninsula that separates Barnegat Bay from the Atlantic Ocean.

Brick has been noted in several different studies, including:

  • In 2006 Brick earned the title of "America's Safest City", out of 371 cities included nationwide in the 13th annual Morgan Quitno survey.
  • Since the year 2000, Brick has been the safest "city" (population over 75,000) in New Jersey.
  • In 2003 and 2004, Brick Township was ranked as the second safest city in the United States, after Newton, Massachusetts.
  • In 2009, Brick Township ranked No. 6 on Newsmax magazine's list of the "Top 25 Most Uniquely American Cities and Towns," a piece written by current CBS News travel editor Peter Greenberg. In determining his ranking, Greenberg cited Brick's consistent nod as a safe city and that its "commercial development of big-box stores, department stores, and chain restaurants has made it a shopping destination for much of northern Ocean County.

The Brick Public Schools serve students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. The district has 12 schools with an approximate enrollment of 9,000 students, including a pre-kindergarten and kindergarten, 8 elementary schools, 2 middle, and 2 high schools. 




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