Toms River's senior citizen population increased between 2000 and
2012 despite the recession that some experts say have pushed more people
to urban areas.
from the Star-Ledger, released Monday, said Toms River Township's senior
citizen population rose from 17,898 in 2000 to 19,181 in 2012.
The Ledger report
focused on statewide population trends that show the median age for
outer-ring suburbs – towns on the fringe of the Philadelphia or New York
metropolitan areas – have increased since many so-called "millennials,"
people born between the mid-1980s and early 2000s, are moving to more
urban-style areas with walkable downtowns and quick access to public
The story quoted Tim Evans, research director at
New Jersey Future, as saying outer-ring suburbs often make their
residents car-dependent and may not necessarily meet the needs of an