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 90,463 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

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, 2018)


Total Population 90,463
Population in Households 89,021
Population in Familes 75,408
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,442
Population Density2 2,323
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $77,971
Average Household Income $101,249
Per Capita Income $38,738


Total Housing Units 37,643 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 27,106 (72.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,971 (18.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,566 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $303,301
Average Home Value $347,831


Total Households 34,077
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 23,976
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.23% 0.48%
Households 0.25% 0.44%
Families 0.16% 0.38%
Median Household Income   1.94%
Per Capita Income   2.66%

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, 2018 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 # 298 46th
Diversity Index # 337 38th
Median Household Income # 302 45th
Per Capita Income # 302 45th

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