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 89,452 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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, 2017)


Total Population 89,452
Daytime Population: Workers 45,383
Daytime Population: Residents 44,233
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 89,616
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.00
Population in Households 88,017
Population in Familes 74,315
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,435
Population Density2 2,297
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $74,877
Average Household Income $96,479
Per Capita Income $36,808


Total Housing Units 37,156 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 26,698 (71.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,871 (18.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,587 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $301,851
Average Home Value $340,100


Total Households 33,569
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 23,685
Average Family Size 3
  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 0.1% 0.33%
Households 0.07% 0.25%
Families 0.02% 0.21%
Median Household Income   1.94%
Per Capita Income   2.42%

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, 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 # 5 99th
Population Density # 301 45th
Diversity Index # 328 40th
Median Household Income # 300 45th
Per Capita Income # 294 46th

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