South Toms River, New Jersey

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South Toms River is a Borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 3,634.

South Toms River was incorporated as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 28, 1927, from portions of Berkeley Township, based on the results of a referendum held on May 3, 1927.[7]



South Toms River sits on the south side of the Toms River, across from Toms River Township, and is bisected by the Garden State Parkway. U.S. Route 9, Route 166 and County Route 530 also pass through the community.

South Toms River is located at 39°56′32″N 74°12′38″W / 39.942351°N 74.210509°W / 39.942351; -74.210509 (39.942351, -74.210509).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.2 km2), of which, 1.2 square miles (3.0 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km2) of it (4.92%) is water.


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 3,634 people, 1,073 households, and 902 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,131.9 people per square mile (1,209.6/km2). There were 1,123 housing units at an average density of 967.8/sq mi (373.8/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 72.56% White, 21.16% African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.69% Asian, 2.50% from other races, and 2.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.27% of the population.

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