Toms River, NJ

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2022 Population
92,827
1.12% 1-year growth
2022 Median Age
42.3
0.937% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
6.99%
6.59% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$92,012
7.3% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$356,100
15.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
45,484
0.386% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Toms River, NJ had a population of 92.8k people with a median age of 42.3 and a median household income of $92,012. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Toms River, NJ grew from 91,798 to 92,827, a 1.12% increase and its median household income grew from $85,752 to $92,012, a 7.3% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Toms River, NJ are White (Non-Hispanic) (78.7%), White (Hispanic) (4.54%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.94%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.45%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (3.03%).

None of the households in Toms River, NJ reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.5% of the residents in Toms River, NJ are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Toms River, NJ are Ocean County College (1,466 degrees awarded in 2022), Ocean County Vocational-Technical School (214 degrees), and American Institute-Toms River (141 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Toms River, NJ was $356,100, and the homeownership rate was 80.6%.

Most people in Toms River, NJ drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 30.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Toms River, NJ was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Toms River, NJ is home to a population of 92.8k people, from which 96.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 9.13% of Toms River, NJ residents were born outside of the country (8.48k people).

In 2022, there were 17.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (73.1k people) in Toms River, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.21k White (Hispanic) and 3.66k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.5%
2022 Citizenship
96.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.5% of Toms River, NJ residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Toms River, NJ was 96.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Toms River, NJ
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    73.1k ± 1.44k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    4.21k ± 767
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    3.66k ± 731
10.9%
Hispanic Population
10.1k people

In 2022, there were 17.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (73.1k people) in Toms River, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.21k White (Hispanic) and 3.66k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

10.9% of the people in Toms River, NJ are hispanic (10.1k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    273,669 ± 12,652 people
  2. Dominican Republic
    204,992 ± 10,992 people
  3. Mexico
    104,320 ± 7,885 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Jersey was India, the natal country of 273,669 New Jersey residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 204,992 and Mexico with 104,320.

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Foreign-Born Population

9.13%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
8.48k people
8.75%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
8.03k people

As of 2022, 9.13% of Toms River, NJ residents (8.48k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Toms River, NJ was 8.75%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,656 ± 273
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,248 ± 347
  3. Korea
    516 ± 149

Toms River, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.33 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Toms River, NJ employs 45.5k people. The largest industries in Toms River, NJ are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,566 people), Retail Trade (5,651 people), and Educational Services (5,177 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($97,396), Public Administration ($94,958), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($85,977).

Males in New Jersey have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $77,965. The income inequality in New Jersey (measured using the Gini index) is 0.489, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

45.5k
2022 Value
± 1,784
0.386%
1 Year growth
± 5.48%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Toms River, NJ grew at a rate of 0.386%, from 45.3k employees to 45.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Toms River, NJ, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,134 people), Management Occupations (5,266 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (4,796 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Toms River, NJ.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

45.5k
2022 Value
± 1,784
0.386%
1 Year growth
± 5.48%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Toms River, NJ grew at a rate of 0.386%, from 45.3k employees to 45.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Toms River, NJ, are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,566 people), Retail Trade (5,651 people), and Educational Services (5,177 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Toms River, NJ, though some of these residents may live in Toms River, NJ and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$68,709
Median earning men ± $2,826
$42,437
Median earning women ± $4,007

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($104,559), Information ($97,396), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($82,522).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($102,500), Construction ($60,977), and Wholesale Trade ($59,531).

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Civics

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Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Toms River, NJ awarded 1,821 degrees. The student population of Toms River, NJ in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 3,411 male students and 4,624 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Toms River, NJ are White (1,288 and 70.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (287 and 15.8%), Black or African American (89 and 4.89%), and Two or More Races (54 and 2.97%).

The largest universities in Toms River, NJ by number of degrees awarded are Ocean County College (1,466 and 80.5%), Ocean County Vocational-Technical School (214 and 11.8%), and American Institute-Toms River (141 and 7.74%).

The most popular majors in Toms River, NJ are Liberal Arts & Sciences (461 and 25.3%), General Studies (442 and 24.3%), and General Business Administration & Management (195 and 10.7%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 8,035 students enrolled in Toms River, NJ, 42.5% men and 57.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 5,224 records, of which 56.7% were women and 43.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 195 degrees awarded
  2. 461 degrees awarded
  3. 442 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Toms River, NJ was General Business Administration & Management with 195 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,466 degrees awarded
  2. 214 degrees awarded
  3. 141 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Ocean County College with 1,466 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 702 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Toms River, NJ, which is 0.627 times less than the 1,119 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,288 degrees mean that there were 4.49 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 287 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($5,320) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($438) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.15% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.13% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.92M), Bachelors Degree (1.77M), and Some college (1.3M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Toms River, NJ was $356,100 in 2022, which is 1.26 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $307,700 to $356,100, a 15.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Toms River, NJ is 80.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Toms River, NJ have an average commute time of 30.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Toms River, NJ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Toms River, NJ is $92,012. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Toms River, NJ was Census Tract 7223 with a value of $161,587, followed by Census Tract 7232 and Census Tract 7227.02, with respective values of $139,113 and $122,143.

Property

$356,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,382
$28,336
Median Property Taxes
±$1,080

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Toms River, NJ the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

80.6%
Homeownership
2022
60.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 80.6% of the housing units in Toms River, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 80.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 7223
  2. Census Tract 7232
  3. Census Tract 7227.02

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Toms River, NJ was Census Tract 7223 with a value of $161,587, followed by Census Tract 7232 and Census Tract 7227.02, with respective values of $139,113 and $122,143.

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Household Income

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$92,012
Median Household Income
± $3,577
35.2k
Number of Households
± 1,486

In 2022, the median household income of the 35.2k households in Toms River, NJ grew to $92,012 from the previous year's value of $85,752.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Toms River, NJ is from New Jersey.
0.489
2022 Wage GINI in New Jersey
0.49
2021 Wage GINI in New Jersey

In 2022, the income inequality in New Jersey was 0.489 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.278% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for New Jersey was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New Jersey in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (78.8%)
  2. Worked At Home (11.3%)
  3. Carpooled (7.49%)

In 2022, 78.8% of workers in Toms River, NJ drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11.3%) and those who carpooled to work (7.49%).

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Commute Time

30.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Toms River, NJ have a longer commute time (30.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 5.59% of the workforce in Toms River, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

6.99% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Toms River, NJ (6.4k out of 91.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Males 65 - 74 and then Females 75+.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Toms River, NJ is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

94.9% of the population of Toms River, NJ has health coverage, with 53.3% on employee plans, 13.4% on Medicaid, 15.3% on Medicare, 11.9% on non-group plans, and 0.776% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Ocean County, NJ see 2428 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.59% increase from the previous year (2390 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1681 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 549 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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2,428 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Ocean County, NJ

Primary care physicians in Ocean County, NJ see an average of 2,428 patients per year. This represents a 1.59% increase from the previous year (2,390 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.2% under 18 years, 19.1% between 18 and 34 years, 39.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.7% were men and 52.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.15%
Uninsured
53.3%
Employer Coverage
13.4%
Medicaid
15.3%
Medicare
11.9%
Non-Group
0.776%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Toms River, NJ declined by 12.5% from 5.88% to 5.15%.

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