Toms River is a larger medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 88,802 people and 27 constituent neighborhoods, Toms River is the sixth largest community in New Jersey.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Toms River is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Toms River is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Toms River who work in office and administrative support (14.04%), sales jobs (11.56%), and management occupations (9.82%).
Because of many things, Toms River is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Toms River a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Toms River has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Toms River’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Toms River is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
The education level of Toms River citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.62% of adults in Toms River have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Toms River in 2018 was $38,754, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $155,016 for a family of four. However, Toms River contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Toms River is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Toms River home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Toms River residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Toms River also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.45% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Toms River include Italian, Irish, German, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Toms River is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.