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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Toms River is a suburb of New York City with a population of 88,712. Toms River is in Ocean County. Living in Toms River offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Toms River there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Toms River and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Toms River are above average.
About Toms River...
Population
88,712

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$283,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,405
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    19%
  • Own
    81%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

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Toms River is at its prime time in the summer time. We live right by Seaside so it gets crazy busy here sometimes! But, Toms River is such a family friendly town to live in and I would totally want to raise my own children here. There are so many fun activities year round that can involve anyone! We have so many shops and places to go, which really helps keep the town running and busy. Everyone is so friendly and kind to each other and it is such a positive thing to witness!
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Conveniently located, East dover is slowly becoming North dover so my prediction is East dover raises in value over the next 10 years. Big town so good and bad but if you do some research there are nice places to raise your kids affordably. Mall is fine, lots of entertainment and restaurants. Silverton area is very nice. Most people have an unusually high sense of love for this town which I guess is nice! Public schools arn't too bad either. It's a pretty good town.
My Family and I have lived in Toms River for 16 years, it’s a low crime area, with a wonderful library system and plenty of beautiful parks, lakes and rivers in the area, it’s the Jersey Shore near fun attractions such as Great Adventures, Asbury & Seaside Park. It’s close to both Philly & New York. There’s no night life and no diversity it’s Lily White in fact we live off Whitesville Rd. Recently a huge Orthodox Jewish population has settled here, & all the Whites started running 🏃‍♀️ away. I’ve never seen Whites run from Whites & I’ve never seen soo many for sale signs, in my development, yet all my neighbors who are selling say “I don’t have a racist bone in my body, things that make you go Humm?