As of the 2010 United States Census, the township had a total population of 91,239. The median home value in Toms River is $273,200. Toms River home values have risen 3.3% over the past year.
The Toms River was known as Goose Creek until it was renamed in the early 18th century for English captain William Toms, farmer and ferryman.
A Safe City: In 2006, Toms River was ranked by Morgan Quitno Press as the 15th safest city in the United States, of 369 cities nationwide. In 2007, Toms River was again ranked as the 14th-safest city in the United States of 371 cities nationwide.
The Census Bureau’s 2006–2010 American Community Survey showed that median household income was $71,934 and the median family income was $83,924. Males had a median income of $59,860 versus $42,192 for females.