Toms River, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Toms River, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Toms River Census Designated Place had a population of 88,271 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Toms River is located at latitude 39.9949 and longitude -74.1878 in Ocean County. The formal boundaries for the Toms River Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 38.94 sq. miles and a water area of 1.79 sq. miles. Ocean County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 20 feet.

The Toms River Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390394) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Toms River Census Designated Place is located within Township of Toms River, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ocean County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Toms River population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Toms River: Goose Creek, Main Branch Toms River, North Branch Toms River, Toms Creek, Tom's River, Toms River Bay.

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Toms River, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 88,271
Population in Households 86,837
Population in Familes 73,227
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,434
Population Density1 2,267
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 33,096
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 23,343
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 36,830 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 26,423 (71.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,673 (18.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,734 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $290,788
Average Home Value $331,608


Median Household Income $73,675
Average Household Income $94,347
Per Capita Income $35,983
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.09% 0.19%
Households -0.14% 0.11%
Families -0.21% 0.06%
Median Household Income   2.02%
Per Capita Income   1.48%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Toms River, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Toms River to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 5 99th
Population Density1 # 302 45th
Diversity Index2 # 327 40th
Median Household Income # 297 46th
Per Capita Income # 295 46th

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