South Toms River, New Jersey

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South Toms River, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of South Toms River
Motto: "The Little Town With a Big Heart"
Map of South Toms River in Ocean County. Inset: Location of Ocean County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Map of South Toms River in Ocean County. Inset: Location of Ocean County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of South Toms River, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of South Toms River, New Jersey
Coordinates: 39°56′29″N 74°12′35″W / 39.941422°N 74.209733°W / 39.941422; -74.209733Coordinates: 39°56′29″N 74°12′35″W / 39.941422°N 74.209733°W / 39.941422; -74.209733[1][2]
Country United States
state New Jersey
County Ocean
Incorporated May 3, 1927
Government[5]
 • Type Borough
 • Mayor Joseph M. Champagne (term ends December 31, 2014)[3]
 • Clerk Elizabeth Silvestri [4]
Area[2]
 • Total 1.226 sq mi (3.175 km2)
 • Land 1.171 sq mi (3.032 km2)
 • Water 0.055 sq mi (0.143 km2)  4.50%
Area rank 483rd of 566 in state
20th of 33 in county[2]
Elevation[6] 52 ft (16 m)
Population (2010 Census)[7][8][9][10]
 • Total 3,684
 • Estimate (2012[11]) 3,696
 • Rank 424th of 566 in state
16th of 33 in county[12]
 • Density 3,146.7/sq mi (1,214.9/km2)
 • Density rank 207th of 566 in state
8th of 33 in county[12]
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08757 - Toms River[13][14]
Area code(s) 732[15]
FIPS code 3402969510[16][2][17]
GNIS feature ID 0885404[18][2]
Website boroughofsouthtomsriver.com

South Toms River is a borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 3,684,[8][9][10] reflecting an increase of 50 (+1.4%) from the 3,634 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 235 (-6.1%) from the 3,869 counted in the 1990 Census.[19]

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.[20]

Geography[edit]

South Toms River is located at 39°56′29″N 74°12′35″W / 39.941422°N 74.209733°W / 39.941422; -74.209733 (39.941422,-74.209733). According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 1.226 square miles (3.175 km2), of which, 1.171 square miles (3.032 km2) of it is land and 0.055 square miles (0.143 km2) of it (4.50%) is water.[1][2]

South Toms River sits on the south side of the Toms River, across from Toms River Township.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 405
1940 445 9.9%
1950 492 10.6%
1960 1,603 225.8%
1970 3,981 148.3%
1980 3,954 −0.7%
1990 3,869 −2.1%
2000 3,634 −6.1%
2010 3,684 1.4%
Est. 2012 3,696 [11] 0.3%
Population sources:
1930-2000[21] 1930[22]
1930-1990[23] 2000[24][25] 2010[7][8][9][10]

Census 2010[edit]

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 3,684 people, 1,098 households, and 906.9 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,146.7 per square mile (1,214.9 /km2). There were 1,160 housing units at an average density of 990.8 per square mile (382.6 /km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 67.59% (2,490) White, 19.33% (712) Black or African American, 0.57% (21) Native American, 0.62% (23) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 7.14% (263) from other races, and 4.75% (175) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 19.49% (718) of the population.[8]

There were 1,098 households, of which 36.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.3% were married couples living together, 21.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.4% were non-families. 12.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.36 and the average family size was 3.61.[8]

In the borough, 28.1% of the population were under the age of 18, 10.6% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 25.8% from 45 to 64, and 8.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34.0 years. For every 100 females there were 95.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.8 males.[8]

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $60,408 (with a margin of error of +/- $6,382) and the median family income was $62,750 (+/- $8,524). Males had a median income of $46,370 (+/- $4,313) versus $36,133 (+/- $2,994) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $19,177 (+/- $2,685). About 17.2% of families and 22.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.6% of those under age 18 and 11.5% of those age 65 or over.[26]

Census 2000[edit]

As of the 2000 United States Census[16] 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 per square mile (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.[24][25]

There were 1,073 households out of which 43.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.2% were married couples living together, 22.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.9% were non-families. 12.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.39 and the average family size was 3.63.[24][25]

In the borough the population was spread out with 32.1% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, and 9.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 93.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.5 males.[24][25]

The median income for a household in the borough was $43,468, and the median income for a family was $45,375. Males had a median income of $31,859 versus $24,837 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $16,292. About 11.2% of families and 12.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.4% of those under age 18 and 18.3% of those age 65 or over.[24][25]

Government[edit]

Local government[edit]

South Toms River is governed under the Borough form of New Jersey municipal government. The government consists of a Mayor and a Borough Council comprising six council members, with all positions elected at-large on a partisan basis as part of the November general election. A Mayor is elected directly by the voters to a four-year term of office. The Borough Council consists of six members elected to serve three-year terms on a staggered basis, with two seats coming up for election each year in a three-year cycle.[5]

As of 2013, the Mayor of South Toms River Borough is Democrat Joseph M. Champagne, Jr., whose term of office ends December 31, 2014.[27] Members of the Borough Council are Council President Edward F. Murray (D, 2014), Oscar Cradle, Sr. (R, 2014), Gregory J. Handshy (D, 2015), Ernest Reevey (D, 2015), Marvin C. Sykes (D, 2013) and Donald J. Williams (D, 2013).[28][29][30][31]

Federal, state and county representation[edit]

South Toms River is located in the 3rd Congressional District[32] and is part of New Jersey's 9th state legislative district.[9][33][34] Prior to the 2011 reapportionment following the 2010 Census, South Toms River had been in the 10th state legislative district.[35]

New Jersey's 3rd Congressional District is represented by Jon Runyan (R, Mount Laurel Township).[36] New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Cory Booker (D, Newark; took office on October 31, 2013, after winning a special election to fill the seat of Frank Lautenberg)[37][38] and Bob Menendez (D, Paramus).[39][40]

For the 2014-15 Session, the 9th District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Christopher J. Connors (R, Lacey Township) and in the General Assembly by DiAnne Gove (R, Long Beach Township) and Brian E. Rumpf (R, Little Egg Harbor Township).[41] The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township).[42] The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).[43]

Ocean County is governed by a Board of Chosen Freeholders consisting of five members, elected on an at-large basis in partisan elections and serving staggered three-year terms of office, with either one or two seats coming up for election each year as part of the November general election.[44] At an annual reorganization held in the beginning of January, the board chooses a Director and a deputy Director from among its members. As of 2014, Ocean County's Freeholders (with department directorship, party affiliation, residence and term-end year listed in parentheses) are Freeholder Director Joseph H. Vicari (Public Works, Senior Services; R, Toms River, term ends December 31, 2014),[45] Freeholder Deputy Director John C. Bartlett, Jr. (Finance, Parks and Recreation; Pine Beach, 2015),[46] John P. Kelly (Law and Public Safety; Eagleswood Township, 2016),[47] James F. Lacey (Transportation; Brick Township, 2016)[48] and Gerry P. Little (Human Services; Surf City, 2015)[49][50][51] Constitutional officers elected on a countywide basis are County Clerk Scott M. Colabella (R, 2015, Barnegat Light),[52][53] Sheriff Michael Mastronardy (R, 2016; Toms River) and Surrogate Jeffrey Moran (R, 2018, Beachwood).[54][55][56]

Politics[edit]

As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 2,065 registered voters in South Toms River, of which 562 (27.2%) were registered as Democrats, 345 (16.7%) were registered as Republicans and 1,157 (56.0%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There was one voter registered to another party.[57] Among the borough's 2010 Census population, 56.1% (vs. 63.2% in Ocean County) were registered to vote, including 77.9% of those ages 18 and over (vs. 82.6% countywide).[57][58]

In the 2008 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 60.9% of the vote here (879 cast), ahead of Republican John McCain with 36.9% (533 votes) and other candidates with 1.4% (20 votes), among the 1,443 ballots cast by the borough's 2,233 registered voters, for a turnout of 64.6%.[59] In the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 49.1% of the vote here (627 ballots cast), outpolling Democrat John Kerry with 48.6% (621 votes) and other candidates with 1.1% (22 votes), among the 1,277 ballots cast by the borough's 2,073 registered voters, for a turnout percentage of 61.6.[60]

In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 52.8% of the vote here (431 ballots cast), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 37.0% (302 votes), Independent Chris Daggett with 6.1% (50 votes) and other candidates with 1.8% (15 votes), among the 816 ballots cast by the borough's 2,157 registered voters, yielding a 37.8% turnout.[61]

Education[edit]

Public school students in Kindergarten through twelfth grade attend the Toms River Regional Schools, a regional public school system primarily in Toms River Township that also serves students from Beachwood, Pine Beach and South Toms River.[62]

Transportation[edit]

Roads and highways[edit]

The borough had a total of 16.49 miles (26.54 km) of roadways, of which 9.86 miles (15.87 km) are maintained by the municipality, 4.48 miles (7.21 km) by Ocean County and 1.34 miles (2.16 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation and 0.81 miles (1.30 km) by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority.[63]

The Garden State Parkway bisects the borough, connecting Beachwood to the south and Berkely Township to the north, and includes Interchange 80.[64][65] U.S. Route 9 heads from Beachwood to the east and begins a concurrency with the Garden State Parkway at exit 80.[66] County Route 530 (Dover Road / South Main Street) traverses the borough from Berkeley Township to the southwest to its eastern terminus just over the border with Toms River Township.[67] Route 166 (Main Street) clips the northeastern corner of the borough, running from Beachwood in the south to Toms River in the north. [68]

Public transportation[edit]

New Jersey Transit provides bus service between the borough and Atlantic City on the 559 bus route.[69]

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