South River, NJ 08882 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 08882: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
South River, NJ 08882

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 422
  • Single Family Addresses: 5,330
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 218
  • County: Middlesex County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.444, Longitude -74.383
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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South River, NJ 08882 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 16,501
Population in Households 16,490
Population in Familes 13,789
Population in Group Qrtrs 11
Population Density1 5,630
Diversity Index2 67


Total Households 5,751
Average Household Size 2.87
Family Households 4,099
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,143 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,620 (58.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,131 (34.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 392 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $300,708
Average Home Value $337,624


Median Household Income $68,090
Average Household Income $83,724
Per Capita Income $29,205
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.11% 0.33%
Households -0.04% 0.23%
Families -0.07% 0.21%
Median Household Income   2.55%
Per Capita Income   1.47%
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 08882 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 08882 to the other 580 ZIP Codes in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 205 65th
Population Density1 # 110 81st
Diversity Index2 # 131 78th
Median Household Income # 386 34th
Per Capita Income # 444 24th

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