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 92,830 people and 26 constituent neighborhoods, Toms River is the sixth largest community in New Jersey.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.85% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
The education level of Toms River citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.76% of adults in Toms River have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Toms River in 2018 was $43,510, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $174,040 for a family of four. However, Toms River contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Toms River is a somewhat 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 Black or African-American. 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.