Tokomaru are supported by Linton to the north and Shannon to the south. The major risks in the area are the local primary school, Stevenson Steel, Opiki Primary School, RSA and the town hall.
Tokomaru is a small rural farming district 20kms from Palmerston North and 16kms from Shannon on State Highway 57 with a population of 800. The major industry in Tokomaru is farming and structure steel manufacture. Most residents in Tokomaru are employed in Palmerston North City or Linton Military Camp.