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COMMUNITY ANALYSIS SCAN

OF

TOMS RIVER, NEW JERSEY

Research based on Library Research Service Community Analysis Scan Form

The form can be accessed at www.lrs.org/public/ca_form.php
June 2009

Glynis Jean Wray

Principal Librarian
Megan Ruisch

Senior Library Assistant
Rebecca Jager Angela Valenzuela Kristen Cancellieri

Librarian Librarian Librarian Trainee

OCEAN COUNTY LIBRARY

Information Services Department

101 Washington Street

Toms River, New Jersey 08753

(732) 349-6200

www.theoceancountylibrary.org

TOMS RIVER BRANCH LIBRARY SERVICE AREA



(image courtesy of www.census.gov)


Effective November 14, 2006, Dover Township was officially renamed Toms River Township. According to Ocean County Library’s Dover Township Community Profile:



Before the 2000 census, considerable confusion arose from the Toms River Census Designated Place or CDP. The Census defined the Toms River CDP as only it the immediate downtown area…. For the 2000 census, local and state government officials requested that the Toms River CDP be redefined. The United States Census agreed with the proviso that a census designated place may not have the same geographical boundaries as a municipality. Now the new Toms River CDP is defined as all of Dover Township except for the two small areas on the barrier island flanking the town of Lavallette and the Dover Township section of Pelican Island.
Source: http://theoceancountylibrary.org/Branches/TR/trcomprofile.htm

PART ONE: POPULATION
1. What is the population of your community Library Service Area (LSA)?
According to the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey, the total population of the Toms River CDP rose from 86,327 in 2000 to an estimated 89,441 during the time period 2005-2007.

Source: United States Census Bureau
2005-2007 American Community Survey for Toms River CDP


http://tinyurl.com/tomsriverasc


2. What is the range of ages of the people living in your community?





Demographic

Estimate

Margin of Error

MALE (TOTAL)

44,778

+/-1,498

Under 5 years

2,921

+/-541

5 to 9 years

2,849

+/-421

10 to 14 years

2,911

+/-490

15 to 17 years

1,713

+/-308

18 and 19 years

999

+/-231

20 years

560

+/-233

21 years

781

+/-242

22 to 24 years

1,768

+/-445

25 to 29 years

2,944

+/-535

30 to 34 years

2,623

+/-380

35 to 39 years

3,380

+/-457

40 to 44 years

3,624

+/-463

45 to 49 years

3,699

+/-468

50 to 54 years

2,960

+/-314

55 to 59 years

2,848

+/-389

60 and 61 years

940

+/-217

62 to 64 years

1,380

+/-259

65 and 66 years

712

+/-155

67 to 69 years

827

+/-187

70 to 74 years

1,297

+/-253

75 to 79 years

1,402

+/-240

80 to 84 years

1,147

+/-251

85 years and over

493

+/-160

Demographic

Estimate

Margin of Error

FEMALE (TOTAL)

47,701

+/-1,147

Under 5 years

2,551

+/-396

5 to 9 years

2,918

+/-459

10 to 14 years

2,932

+/-622

15 to 17 years

1,887

+/-364

18 and 19 years

655

+/-183

20 years

340

+/-187

21 years

776

+/-274

22 to 24 years

1,259

+/-369

25 to 29 years

2,548

+/-486

30 to 34 years

2,883

+/-456

35 to 39 years

3,756

+/-394

40 to 44 years

3,402

+/-402

45 to 49 years

3,825

+/-463

50 to 54 years

3,755

+/-459

55 to 59 years

2,602

+/-348

60 and 61 years

803

+/-181

62 to 64 years

1,448

+/-242

65 and 66 years

699

+/-153

67 to 69 years

1,046

+/-255

70 to 74 years

1,779

+/-260

75 to 79 years

2,180

+/-326

80 to 84 years

1,837

+/-324

85 years and over

1,820

+/-374


ESTIMATED TOTAL
POPULATION




92,479



+/-2,103


Source: United States Census Bureau

2005-2007 American Community Survey for Toms River CDP / B01001.Sex by Age

http://tinyurl.com/tomsriverages
3. What types of households are there in your community?
According to the United States Census Bureau, a household is defined as all of the people who occupy a single housing unit as their usual place of residence.
Households are classified by type according to the sex of the primary householder (in whose name the house is owned, being bought, or rented) and the presence of relatives who are related to him or her by birth, marriage, or adoption.
Nonfamily householders are defined as those living alone or with nonrelatives only.
Source: www.census.gov


Households By Type

Population Estimate

Total households

33,895

Family households (families)

24,918

With own children under 18 years

12,144

Married-couple families

20,902

With own children under 18 years

9,588

Male householder, no wife present

1,299

With own children under 18 years

752

Female householder, no husband present

2,717

With own children under 18 years

1,804

Nonfamily households

8,977

Householder living alone

7,615

65 years and over

3,980

Households with one or more people
under 18 years of age


12,803

Households with one or more people
65 years and over


9,570

Average household size

2.72

Average family size

3.21


Source: United States Census Bureau
2005-2007 American Community Survey for Toms River CDP

http://tinyurl.com/tomsriverasc



  1. How many people speak a language other than English at home in your community?



Language Spoken at Home

Estimate

Margin of Error

English Only

75,650

+/-1,736

Spanish or Spanish Creole

5,205

+/-1,100

French (including Patois, Creole, Cajun)

320

+/-154

German or other West Germanic languages

266

+/-128

Slavic languages

999

+/-477

Other Indo-European languages

2,608

+/-792

Korean

142

+/-145

Chinese

418

+/-406

Vietnamese

0

+/-158

Tagalog

744

+/-336

Other Asian or Pacific Island languages

111

+/-95

Other and unspecified languages

544

+/-286

TOTAL SURVEYED

87,007

+/-1,787



Source: United States Census Bureau

2005-2007 American Community Survey for Toms River CDP /

C16001.Language Spoken At Home for the Population 5 Years and Over

http://tinyurl.com/tomsriverlanguages


5. State the number of people in your community by race/ethnicity.


Race/Ethnic Origin

# of Residents

% of Population

White

80,349

89.8%

Black or African-American

2,503

2.8%

Hispanic/Latino

6,922

7.7%

Native American / Alaskan

0

0%

Asian

3,035 %

3.4%

Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander

54

0.1%

Other

2,312

2.6%


Source: United States Census Bureau
2005-2007 American Community Survey for Toms River CDP


http://tinyurl.com/tomsriverasc
6. Does your community experience large fluctuations in population during different seasons?
The coastal beaches of Ocean County are a main attraction and draw thousands of seasonal visitors to the area each year. This is a main reason why our community experiences large fluctuations in different seasons.

Ocean County is located 50 miles (80 km) east of Philadelphia, PA, 70 miles (110 km) south of New York, NY and 25 miles (40 km) north of Atlantic City, NJ, making it a prime destination for residents of these cities during the summer. Typical of the Jersey Shore, summer traffic routinely clogs local roadways throughout the season.

There are many varieties of tourists to the Ocean County area. They range from day trippers who enjoy the boardwalks and walking the beaches to people who rent houses for the entire summer. 

For more information, please see the Ocean County tourism website (www.oceancountygov.com)


PART TWO: ECONOMY

1. What is the median family income in your community?



Type of Income
(in 2007 Inflation-Adjusted US Dollars)


Local Estimate

National Average

Margin of Error

Median Household Income

$69,141

$50,007

+/- $2,738

Median Family Income

$82,137

$31,284

+/- $2,738

Per Capita Income

$31,284

$8,745

+/- $26,178


Data taken from United States Census Bureau
2005-2007 American Community Survey for Toms River CDP


http://tinyurl.com/tomsriverasc

2. What percentage of the families in your community live below the poverty line?



Residents Living Below Poverty Level

Local Percentage

National Average

Families

3.6%

9.8%

Individuals

4.6%

13.3%


Data taken from United States Census Bureau
2005-2007 American Community Survey for Toms River CDP


http://tinyurl.com/tomsriverasc


3. What is the percentage of unemployed people in your community?
As of December 2008, the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a 9% unemployment rate in Toms River Township. Out of an estimated labor force of 49,842, a total of 4,488 residents were listed as unemployed and receiving benefits.



Data taken from United States Bureau of Labor Statistics

http://data.bls.gov/
PART THREE: INDUSTRY

1. What are the largest employers in your community in terms of total number of employees?
Over 3,000 Employees

    • Saint Barnabas Health Care System (4,700 employees)

    • Six Flags Theme Parks, Inc. (4,340 employees)

    • Lakehurst Naval Engineering Station / Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (4,226 employees)


1,000-3,000 Employees

    • Toms River Regional School System (2,500 employees)

    • Ocean County Government (2,038 employees)

    • Brick Township Board of Education (1,646 employees)


500-1,000 Employees

    • Lakewood Township Board of Education (1,000 employees)

    • Wal-Mart (925 employees)

    • Lacey Township Board of Education (764 employees)

    • Ocean County College (717 employees)

    • Toms River Township Municipal Offices (669 employees)

    • Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital (500 employees)


Source: Ocean County Department of Planning Data Book April 2008

Leading Employers In Ocean County

http://tinyurl.com/OCemployers


2. What are the top five industries in your community?
Food Services and Drinking Places

    • 793 businesses

    • 10,580 employees

    • $13,666 average annual wage


Ambulatory Health Care Services

    • 886 businesses

    • 9,546 employees

    • $42,232 average annual wage


Food and Beverage Stores

    • 349 businesses

    • 7,928 employees

    • $20,221 average annual wage

Hospitals

    • 12 area facilities

    • 7,127 employees

    • $42,646 average annual wage

Nursing and Residential Care Centers

    • 108 area facilities

    • 6,715 employees

    • $26,084 average annual wage


Data taken from Ocean County Department of Planning Data Book April 2008

Business and Employment for the Largest Industries in Ocean County 2003

http://tinyurl.com/OCindustries

3. Approximately how many home-based businesses are in your community?
As of March 15, 2009, the Reference USA database listed 579 home-based businesses in Toms River Township.
Data obtained from Reference USA

www.referenceusa.com

4. How many of there of each of the following?


Type of Service

# of Local Providers

Local Newspapers

8

Local Radio Stations

1

Local Television Stations

0

Video Retail/Rental Stores

7

Music Retail Stores

3

Book Retail Stores

4

Cable Television Providers

2

Internet / Electronic Services

26


Source: Reference USA / SuperPages

www.referenceusa.com

www.superpages.com
PART FOUR: EDUCATION

1. List the public and private schools in your community.




TYPE OF EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION


# PUBLIC


# PRIVATE


Preschools / Nursery Schools


0


22



Elementary Schools (K-6)


12*


6



Middle/Junior High Schools (7-8)


3


6



High Schools (9-12)


3


1



Special Education Schools




0



1



Vocational/Technical Schools


2


0



Colleges/Universities


1


0





  • Beachwood and Pine Beach Elementary Schools are included in the Toms River Regional School District.



Data taken from Ocean County Schools Interlink http://www.occis.com/cis/interlink/
Toms River Regional Schools http://trschools.com
New Jersey Department of Education http://www.nj.gov/education/directory/schools.shtml


Reference USA www.referenceusa.com

SuperPages www.superpages.com


2. Approximately how many home-schooled students are there in your community?
According to Homeschooling in New Jersey,
New Jersey law states that “parents have a constitutional rite to choose the type and character of education they feel is best suited for their children.” To comply with this law, homeschooling parents must insure that all children between the ages of six and sixteen receive instruction equivalent to that provided in the public schools.
http://www.homeschoolinginnewjersey.com/gettingstarted/legal/statelaws.aspx

Despite its legality in our state, a variety of factors – including fear of criticism and negative public opinion – have resulted in uneven reporting among homeschooling families. Accurate local statistics are difficult to obtain via state or federal educational sources.
A report issued by the National Household Education Surveys Program (NHES) in 2007 estimated the number of children aged 5-17 being homeschooled in the United States as 1,508,000 – or 2.9% of the K-12 population. Of these, approximately 85% (1,281,800 children) were reported as “homeschooled only” – in other words, receiving education solely at home with no part-time enrollment in any outside educational institution.
3. List the number of people in your community (25 and older) with the following educational levels:



Demographic

Estimate

Margin of Error

MALE (TOTAL)

30,276

+/-1,014

Less than 9th grade

1,087

+/-298

9th-12th grade, no diploma

2,377

+/-411

High school graduate
(including equivalency)


10,117

+/-768

Some college, no degree

5,472

+/-523

Associate’s degree

2,269

+/-433

Bachelor’s degree

5,472

+/-597

Graduate / professional
degree


3,220

+/-440

FEMALE (TOTAL)

34,383

+/-815

Less than 9th grade

989

+/-269

9th-12th grade, no diploma

2,548

+/-402

High school graduate
(including equivalency)


13,148

+/-828

Some college, no degree

5,137

+/-535

Associate’s degree

3,163

+/-490

Bachelor’s degree

6,878

+/-671

Graduate / professional
degree


2,520

+/-366


Data taken from United States Census

2005-2007 American Community Survey for Toms River CDP

C15002.Sex By Educational Attainment for the Population 25 Years and Over

http://tinyurl.com/tomsrivereducation
PART FIVE: COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL SERVICES

1. List the medical care organizations in your community.
General Acute Care Hospitals


Ambulatory Surgery/Care Facilities

    • SOCH Center for Sleep Disorders

    • Ocean Medical Imaging Center

    • Toms River X-Ray / CT / MRI Center

    • Physicians’ Surgi-Center LLC

    • Toms River Surgery Center LLC

    • Ocean Endosurgery Center

    • MultiTherapy Center, Inc.

    • Center for Advanced Radiation Oncology

    • X-Ray Associates of Toms River

    • Ocean Health Initiatives at Dover

    • Edison Imaging Associates / Advanced Medical Imaging of Toms River

    • Ocean Orthopedic Associates, PA

    • MultiSleep and Diagnostics, Inc.

    • Ocean Upright MRI

    • Open MRI of Central Jersey

    • FMC John J. DePalma Renal Center


Rehabilitation Hospitals or Services

    • HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Toms River



Psychiatric Hospitals

    • Saint Barnabas Behavior Health Center, Inc.


Hospices

    • Holy Redeemer Hospice

    • Community Medical Center VanDyke Hospice

    • Hospice of New Jersey


Home Health Agencies

    • Ocean County Board of Health

    • Community Medical Center Home Health Program


State of New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services

Division of Health Facilities Evaluation and Licensing

http://www.state.nj.us/health/healthfacilities/

2. List the social services providers in your community.
Long-Term Adult Care Facilities

    • Arbors Care Center

    • Bey Lea Village Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

    • Children’s Specialized Hospital

    • Community Medical Center TCU

    • Green Acres Manor

    • HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital

    • Holiday Care Center

    • Kensington Manor Care Center

    • Rose Garden Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

    • Shore Meadows Rehab and Nursing Center


Assisted Living Residences

    • Brandywine Assisted Living at Toms River

    • Brentwood Assisted Living

    • The Haven at Manchester

    • Magnolia Gardens

    • The Residence At Toms River


3. Estimate the number and types of the following organizations in your community.
For civic and community organizations please refer to the following link:

http://tinyurl.com/OCResources


4. If there are government offices in your community, please list them and the type of service they provide.

For a complete listing of all Toms River government offices and departments, please refer to the official township government link:

http://www.tomsrivertownship.com/
For a complete listing of all Ocean County government offices and departments, please refer to the Library’s official county government resource page:

http://tinyurl.com/OCGovernment

PART SIX: LIBRARY SERVICES
1. What other libraries are in your community?
Academic Libraries

    • Ocean County College Library
      College Drive
      Toms River, New Jersey 08754-2001
      (732) 255-0400


Source: http://www.ocean.edu/library/welcome.html
Government or Municipal Libraries

    • Ocean County Law Library
      118 Washington Street, Room 103
      Toms River, New Jersey 08753



Source: http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/ocean/vic14-l.htm
Institutional Libraries

    • Richard L. Strickler Research Center
      Ocean County Historical Society
      26 Hadley Avenue
      Toms River, New Jersey 08753



Source: http://www.oceancountyhistory.org/our-research-center.php
High School Media Centers


Middle School Media Centers

    • Toms River Intermediate East

    • Toms River Intermediate North

    • Toms River Intermediate South


Elementary School Media Centers

    • Beachwood Elementary School

    • Cedar Grove Elementary School

    • East Dover Elementary School

    • Hooper Avenue Elementary School

    • Joseph A. Citta Elementary School

    • North Dover Elementary School

    • Pine Beach Elementary School

    • Silver Bay Elementary School

    • South Toms River Elementary School

    • Walnut Street Elementary School

    • Washington Street Elementary School

    • West Dover Elementary School Source: http://www.trschools.com/library/



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