South Toms River, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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South Toms River, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of South Toms River had a population of 3,708 as of July 1, 2017. South Toms River ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for South Toms River is located at latitude 39.9414 and longitude -74.2097 in Ocean County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of South Toms River (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.17 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Ocean County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 26 feet.

The Borough of South Toms River (GNIS ID: 885404) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with South Toms River population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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South Toms River, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,708
Daytime Population: Workers 630
Daytime Population: Residents 2,049
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,679
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.72
Population in Households 3,708
Population in Familes 3,292
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 3,162
Diversity Index3 69


Median Household Income $56,664
Average Household Income $64,140
Per Capita Income $19,131


Total Housing Units 1,184 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 842 (71.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 264 (22.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 78 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $201,731
Average Home Value $238,955


Total Households 1,106
Average Household Size 3.35
Family Households 912
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.09% 0.35%
Households 0.1% 0.31%
Families 0.08% 0.28%
Median Household Income   0.84%
Per Capita Income   2.19%

South Toms River, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South Toms River to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 313 43rd
Population Density # 217 60th
Diversity Index # 96 83rd
Median Household Income # 430 21st
Per Capita Income # 528 3rd

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