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South River, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of South River is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Middlesex County at latitude 40.4457 and longitude -74.3785. Middlesex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 82 feet.

The formal official name is the Borough of South River, but most people and references simply refer to it as South River, New Jersey.

The P1 Census Class Code for South River indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Borough of South River (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0.15 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for South River: Washington.

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South River, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 16,024
Population in Households 16,013
Population in Familes 13,346
Population in Group Qrtrs 11
Population Density1 5,787
Diversity Index2 63


Total Households 5,639
Average Household Size 2.84
Family Households 4,002
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,982 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,626 (60.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,013 (33.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 343 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $248,379
Average Home Value $282,605


Median Household Income $61,882
Average Household Income $81,417
Per Capita Income $28,663
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.02% 0.35%
Households -0.05% 0.3%
Families -0.09% 0.29%
Median Household Income   3.7%
Per Capita Income   2.8%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


South River, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South River to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 66 88th
Population Density1 # 84 85th
Diversity Index2 # 117 79th
Median Household Income # 360 34th
Per Capita Income # 405 26th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New Jersey Census Data Comparison Tool.