Toms River, NJ Profile: Facts & Data

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Toms River, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Toms River Census Designated Place had a population of 91,907 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Toms River is located at latitude 39.9537 and longitude -74.1979 in Ocean County. The formal boundaries for the Toms River Census Designated Place 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.

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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Toms River, NJ Housing Affordability Index is 118
State of New Jersey Housing Affordability Index is 91
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Toms River, NJ Wealth Index is 159
State of New Jersey Wealth Index is 148
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 91,907
Population in Households 90,525
Population in Familes 76,444
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,382
Population Density 2,354
Diversity Index1 35
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $84,992
Average Household Income $111,159
Per Capita Income $41,639
Wealth Index3 159

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 37,621 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 27,851 (74.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,557 (17.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,213 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $303,038
Housing Affordability Index2 118
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 34,408
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 24,278
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.37% 0.43%
Households 0.32% 0.37%
Families 0.28% 0.34%
Median Household Income   1.56%
Per Capita Income   2.13%

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, 2019 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 Density # 292 47th
Diversity Index # 334 39th
Median Household Income # 274 50th
Per Capita Income # 285 48th

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