Toms River, NJ Overview

Toms River, NJ is the 7th largest municipality in New Jersey.  In 2007 voters officially changed the name from the Township of Dover to the Township of Toms River.  It is placed midway between New York City and Philadelphia.  It has several miles of beach front on its Normandy and Ortley beaches.   Toms River's Silverton section and Toms River itself blend into Barnegat Bay. This area provides marinas and inlets to satisfy fisherman and boaters alike.  Besides Ocean front activities Toms River boasts a municipally owned 18-hole golf course, indoor and outdoor ice skating rinks and numerous playgrounds, sport fields, and parks.  Both modern and Victorian architectural styles are graced by the beauty of large old shade trees.  The township has a total area of 53 square miles and houses the largest public library in Ocean County.  Toms River is proud of its safety record and in 2008 it was ranked by the CQ Press as the 9th safest "city" in the United States.


Population Growth (since 2000)1%
Population Density (ppl / mile)2,234.00
Household Size (ppl)2.6
Households w/ Children28%

Housing Stability

Annual Residential Turnover9%
5+ Years in Residency47%
Median Year in Residency4.7

Housing Inventory

Toms River, NJ Housing Inventory 5,4726,05728,19228,1925,47228,192

Market Overview

841 listings with an estimated median price of $309,900

$0 - 100K10
$100K - 200K137
$200K - 300K270
$300K - 400K134
$400K - 500K76
$500K - 600K62
$600K - 700K49
$700K - 800K35
$800K - 900K31
$900K - 1M6
$1M - Max31
Property TypeCount
Single Family702
Lots and Land48
Multi Family3

(Data as of 5/30/2020)

Population Demographics

The population of the community broken down by age group. The numbers at the top of each bar indicate the number of people in the age bracket below.

Toms River, NJ Population Demographics

Total: 90,453


Median Age: 44.13

Climate and Weather

The Temperature chart displays average high and low values for January and July, and is designed to provide an indication of both seasonal and daily temperature variability. The Weather Risk Index indicates the calculated risk of each type of weather event occurring in the future. This risk is based on historical localized storm events and weather patterns. The national average for each type of weather event equals a score of 100, so a score of 200 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Temperature (degrees F)

Toms River, NJ Temperature

Weather Risk

Toms River, NJ Weather Risk


The Community Educational Index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau's Socioeconomic Status (SES) elements. Factors used in creating the index below are income, educational achievement, and occupation of persons within the selected ZIP code. Since this index is based on the population of an entire Zip code, it may not reflect the nature of an individual school.

Education Climate Index

Toms River, NJ Education Climate Index

Highest Education Level Attained

Toms River, NJ Highest Education Level Attained 21,99112,1723,8042,2275,86212,9704,86221,9913,8042,2275,862

Employment and Finance


Toms River, NJ Workforce

Income by dollar range (Median Income: $73,799)

Toms River, NJ Income by dollar range 1,0321,2801,2241,3091,3311,1741,4361,0531,1842,6473,7244,9464,1702,4553,49371998688

Fair Market Rents

The Fair Market Rents show average gross rent estimates based on figures provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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Smoking Ban

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The Crime Index compares the risk or probability of future occurrence of certain types of crime in this community as compared to the national average. The national average for each type of crime equals a score of 1.0, so a score of 2.0 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 0.50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Toms River, NJ Crime

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