According to a published report, Toms River had over 4,000 substantially damaged properties after Hurricane Sandy. Now it is down to a few hundred that remain in 2018. It is estimated that approximately 90% of these homes were rebuilt. The number of housing units that were demolished from 2008 to 2017 in Toms River totaled 2,587.

According to the report there were 1,108 demolitions in Toms River in 2013 and an additional 1,117 through 2017.

The second area that represented the largest number of demolished housing units from 2008 to 2017 was Ocean City in Cape May County. The total number of those demolished equaled 1,460.  Downtown Toms River

In Camden City, Camden County, the number of housing units demolished between 2008 and 2017 equaled 1,343. One of the largest residential demolition projects in New Jersey State history was launched in 2015, the county eliminated 591 structures.

Due to its close proximity and low-lying area, Jersey City in Hudson County came in at number four with 1,328 housing units demolished between 2008 and 2017.

Jersey City demolished 483 structures starting in 2015 and into the next two years.
A big reason why damaged houses have been in the bull’s-eye for many municipalities is that those residential properties have a negative impact upon neighborhoods, which bring down the quality of life and the value of neighboring properties.
Statistically Ocean County holds the number one spot for total demolitions between 2008 and 2017, equaling 10,496. Monmouth County came in second with 4,873. Bergen County came in at number 3 with 4,296 demolished properties. And then in the number 4 spot came Cape May with 3,799 properties that were demolished.
The county with the least number of demolitions due to storm damage was Warren County with 246 demolitions.