Toms River, New Jersey is the 2nd largest town in Ocean County. The town is believed to be named after Thomas Luker, who ran a ferry across Goose Creek (now the Toms River) in the mid-1700s.
Toms River is 70 miles south of Manhattan and 55 miles east of Philadelphia. Toms River borders fellow Ocean County municipalities of Berkeley Township, Brick Township, Island Heights, Jackson Township, Lakewood Township, Lavallette, Manchester Township, Seaside Heights and South Toms River.
The population of Toms River is just under 100,000 residents.