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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 88,707. Toms River is in Ocean County. Living in Toms River offers residents a 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
88,707

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$281,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,379
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    19%
  • Own
    81%
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Toms River Rankings

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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
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

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There are several nice places in Toms River, but there are also places to stay away from.The town is very big and its hard to sum it all into one review because it changes depending on where you are. There are many great places to eat and shop, theres always something to do around the town and it is very close to the beach!
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I cannot imagine growing up any place else than Toms River, New Jersey. It has a prime location that cannot be beat. Only an hour an a half train ride from New York City and an hour and a half drive to Philadelphia, its always easy to access two major American cities. Not only is Toms River easily accessible, but it is the best location in the summer. It is just 15 minutes from Seaside Park beach and boardwalk, making it a hit destination in the warm months of the year. From boating to jet skiing to kayaking and more you can never be bored in Toms River. I can honestly say that I would not be the person I am today had I not had the memorable childhood I had growing up here. Especially now that I have gone away for school, there is nothing I love more than Toms River.
Its a great town to grow up in and very family oriented. I love how centrally located it is between the beach, Philadelphia, and New York. The only downside is the amount of families that are being forced to move out because of a religious population growing. Sadly the town of toms river is on a rapid decline lately.