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
  • County: Middlesex County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.444, Longitude -74.383
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 434
  • PO Box Addresses: 146
  • Residential Addresses: 5,544
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 227
    • Single Family Addresses: 5,317

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Database updated: February 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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South River, NJ 08882 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 16,229
Daytime Population: Workers 3,573
Daytime Population: Residents 8,082
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 11,655
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.72
Population in Households 16,218
Population in Familes 13,549
Population in Group Qrtrs 11
Population Density2 5,601
Diversity Index3 67


Median Household Income $67,189
Average Household Income $84,115
Per Capita Income $29,428


Total Housing Units 6,049 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,534 (58.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,139 (35.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 376 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $312,556
Average Home Value $345,345


Total Households 5,673
Average Household Size 2.86
Family Households 4,033
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.05% 0.22%
Households -0.08% 0.13%
Families -0.09% 0.13%
Median Household Income   2.75%
Per Capita Income   2.83%

South River, NJ 08882 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 08882 to the other 579 ZIP Codes in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 208 64th
Population Density # 113 81st
Diversity Index # 130 78th
Median Household Income # 393 32nd
Per Capita Income # 448 23rd

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