Toms River, NJ
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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.

Toms River is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (14.44%), sales jobs (12.87%), and management occupations (9.14%).

Because of many things, Toms River is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Toms River really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Toms River perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

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 29.94% of adults in Toms River have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Toms River in 2010 was $35,474, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $141,896 for a family of four. However, Toms River contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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. Important ancestries of people in Toms River include Irish, German, Polish, and English.

The most common language spoken in Toms River is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.