Toms River CDP, New Jersey

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Toms River is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated area located within Toms River Township and is the county seat of Ocean County, New Jersey. It is part of a larger Toms River Township (formerly Dover Township). The area is named for Toms River, whose estuary flows through the community and empties into Barnegat Bay.

Toms River Township and the census-designated place are not co-extensive but are centered on the county seat of Ocean County[1]. In addition to the census-designated place, which includes all of mainland Toms River Township, Toms River Township includes two small CDPs: Dover Beaches North (2000 Census population of 1,785) and Dover Beaches South (1,594), both of which are located on the Barnegat Peninsula. Thus, as defined by the Census Bureau based on 2000 Census data, over 96% of Toms River Township's population is located in Toms River CDP.

As of the United States 2000 Census, the CDP had a total population of 86,327.

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Geography

Toms River is located at 39°58′45″N 74°10′03″W / 39.979270°N 74.167512°W / 39.979270; -74.167512Coordinates: 39°58′45″N 74°10′03″W / 39.979270°N 74.167512°W / 39.979270; -74.167512 (39.979270, -74.167512).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 105.2 km2 (40.6 mi²). 102.0 km2 (39.4 mi2) of it is land and 3.2 km2 (1.2 mi2) of it (3.05%) is water.

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