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Overview

Introduction to Toms River, New Jersey

Toms River, New Jersey, in Ocean county, is 51 miles E of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania . It is part of the surrounding Monmouth - Ocean metro area.

Toms River History

It is a common belief that the town of Toms River was named after Thomas Luker, a local ferryman. Originally, it was a part of the Township of Shrewsbury. Toms River was founded in 1768 as Dover Township and was incorporated on February 21, 1798. In 1914, Toms River made an initial attempt to secede from Dover Township, but it as unsuccessful. A second attempt was made in 1926. Though it is still a part of Wider township, the area was renamed Toms River on November 14, 2006.

Toms River and nearby Attractions

  • Ocean County Historical Museum
  • Cattus Island County Park
  • Waterhouse Museum
  • Winding River Park Ice Skating
  • Dover Twp Shelter Cove Beach
  • Insectropolis

Things To Do In Toms River

Toms River offers dinner and sightseeing cruises on the River Lady. In addition, the town also includes public golf courses, parks, museums and ice-skating facilities for its residents and visitors. You can also spend your leisure hours at the shopping centers and movie theaters of Toms River.

Toms River Transportation

The closest major airport is Philadelphia International.

Toms River Higher Education

Ocean County College is the local college.

Demographics

People

Total Population91,133
Male Share of the Population49.1%
Female Share of the Population50.9%
Senior Citizens19.2%
Employed Population 16+42,421
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married52.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher31.5%
Median Earnings25+$45,940
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,977
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,068

Wealth

Median Family Income$87,500
% Above Poverty Level93.8%
% Below Poverty Level6.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.4%
% Using Public Transportation1.7%

Housing

People Living Alone26.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,340
Median House Value$283,400

Ancestry

Italian32.8%
Irish26.1%
German17.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)16.7%
Polish9.6%
English6.5%
French Except Basque2%
Russian1.8%
Hungarian1.5%
Dutch1.4%
Swedish1.2%
Scottish1.2%
Portuguese1.1%
Ukrainian0.9%
Norwegian0.9%
Greek0.8%
Lithuanian0.8%
Arab0.6%
Czech0.5%
Slovak0.4%
Welsh0.4%
African0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Romanian0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Moroccan0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Latvian0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Cypriot0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
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Toms River Almanac

CategoryValue
County Ocean County
Standard Zip Codes8753, 8755, 8757
P.O. Box Zip Codes8754, 8756
Phone Area Codes732,848,908
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude39.95
Approximate Longitude-74.18

Toms River Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationTOMS RIVER
Distance1 miles
Jan Temp22 to 41 F
Apr Temp38 to 61 F
Jul Temp64 to 86 F
Oct Temp44 to 67 F
Annual Precip48.8 inches
StationLONG BRANCH OAKHURST
Distance24.1 miles
Jan Temp23 to 41 F
Apr Temp40 to 59 F
Jul Temp66 to 83 F
Oct Temp45 to 65 F
Annual Precip48.6 inches
StationTUCKERTON
Distance25.8 miles
Jan Temp23 to 42 F
Apr Temp40 to 62 F
Jul Temp66 to 87 F
Oct Temp45 to 68 F
Annual Precip45.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Beachwood11,153$77,218
Berkeley41,554$66,147
Island Heights1,613$83,947
Pine Beach2,211$106,528
Seaside Heights2,881$41,250
South Toms River3,731$68,828

Toms River Public Libraries

Ocean County Library
101 WASHINGTON STREET
Toms River, New Jersey
(732) 349-6200

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Toms River Hospitals

Saint Barnabas Behavioral Health Center
(Non-profit)
1691 United States Highway 9
(732) 914-1688
Childrens Specialized Hospital At Toms River
(Non-profit)
94 Stevens Road
(732) 914-1100
Community Medical Center
(Non-profit)
99 State Highway 37 West
(732) 557-8000
Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital Of Toms River
(Proprietary)
14 Hospital Drive
(732) 244-3100

Toms River Public Schools

Cedar Grove Elementary School
179 Cedar Grove Road
ZIP: 8753
(732) 505-5830
Primary
Total Enrollment 874
East Dover Elementary School
725 Vaughn Avenue
ZIP: 8753
(732) 505-5840
Primary
Total Enrollment 685
Hooper Avenue Elementary School
1517 Hooper Avenue
ZIP: 8753
(732) 505-5850
Primary
Total Enrollment 726
North Dover Elementary School
1759 New Hampshire Avenue
ZIP: 8753
(732) 505-5860
Primary
Total Enrollment 594
Ocean County Vocational Technical School Toms River Center
1299 Old Freehold Road
ZIP: 8753
(732) 473-3100
High
Total Enrollment 14
Ocean Regional School
1141 Old Freehold Rd
ZIP: 8753
(732) 505-4180
Other
Silver Bay Elementary School
100 Silver Bay Road
ZIP: 8753
(732) 505-5880
Primary
Total Enrollment 610
Toms River High School East
1225 Raider Way
ZIP: 8753
(732) 505-5665
High
Total Enrollment 1490
Toms River High School North
1245 Old Freehold Road
ZIP: 8753
(732) 505-5702
High
Total Enrollment 2364
Toms River High School South
55 Hyers Street
ZIP: 8753
(732) 505-5738
High
Total Enrollment 1391
Toms River Intermediate School East
1519 Hooper Avenue
ZIP: 8753
(732) 505-5777
Middle
Total Enrollment 1350
Toms River Intermediate School North
150 Intermediate North Way
ZIP: 8753
(732) 505-5800
Middle
Total Enrollment 1276
Walnut Street Elementary School
60 Walnut Street
ZIP: 8753
(732) 505-5900
Primary
Total Enrollment 758
Washington Street Elementary School
500 West Earl Court
ZIP: 8753
(732) 505-5910
Primary
Total Enrollment 379
West Dover Elementary School
50 Blue Jay Drive
ZIP: 8753
(732) 505-5920
Primary
Total Enrollment 393
Ocean Co Juv Det Ctr
165 Sunset Avenue, Po Box 2191
ZIP: 8754
(732) 341-1365
High
Joseph A. Citta Elementary School
2050 Lakewood Road
ZIP: 8755
(732) 818-8550
Primary
Total Enrollment 636

Toms River Private Schools

Cherry Lane Child Care & Learning Center
806 Main St 808
ZIP: 8753
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
Ocean County Christian Academy
1380 Old Freehold Rd
ZIP: 8753
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 81
St Joseph Grade School
711 Hooper Ave
ZIP: 8753
Elementary
Total Enrollment 624
The Goddard School
36 Bey Lea Rd
ZIP: 8753
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
Toms River Nursery School & Kindergarten
1404 Old Freehold Rd
ZIP: 8753
Elementary
Total Enrollment 22
Dover Country Day School
1172 Church Rd
ZIP: 8755
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
Grace & Peace Academy
1563 Old Freehold Rd
ZIP: 8755
Elementary
Total Enrollment 100
Hilltop Nursery School & Kindergarten
1917 Route 37 W
ZIP: 8757
Elementary
Total Enrollment 2
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