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Overview

Introduction to South River, New Jersey

South River, New Jersey, in Middlesex county, is 2 miles NW of Old Bridge, New Jersey and 22 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey. It is part of the surrounding Middlesex - Somerset - Hunterdon metro area.

South River History

The area that is now known as South River was originally established as a part of East Brunswick Township in February of 1870. The present name of South River was adapted in 1870. The area became an independent town in February, 1898.

South River and nearby Attractions

  • Metlar-Bodine House Museum
  • Rutgers Gardens and Helyar Woods
  • New Jersey Convention Expo - Raritan Center
  • Jamesburg County Park
  • Pigeon Swamp State Park
  • Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary

Things To Do In South River

There are a number of parks in and around the area, as well as water bodies which serve well as places where people go to relax and also pursue physical activities like jogging and various sports. There are some interesting places around the area which include museums and also a bird sanctuary.

South River Transportation

The Newark International Airport provides air transportation facilities.

South River Higher Education

Higher studies can be pursued at Middlesex County College, Rutgers University, Devry Institute and Union County College.

Demographics

People

Total Population16,305
Male Share of the Population50.9%
Female Share of the Population49.1%
Senior Citizens12.1%
Employed Population 16+8,043
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married45.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher23.5%
Median Earnings25+$40,220
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,657
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,260

Wealth

Median Family Income$79,460
% Above Poverty Level88.7%
% Below Poverty Level11.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.1%
% Using Public Transportation4.8%

Housing

People Living Alone26.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,146
Median House Value$276,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)35.7%
Polish11.1%
Italian10.9%
Portuguese9.4%
Irish7.2%
German6.9%
Brazilian2.9%
Russian2.8%
Hungarian2.3%
English2%
Ukrainian1.6%
Slovak1.2%
Scottish1%
Arab1%
Greek0.8%
Swedish0.8%
Egyptian0.8%
Lithuanian0.6%
African0.6%
West Indian0.5%
Guyanese0.5%
French Except Basque0.4%
Dutch0.4%
Norwegian0.3%
Serbian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Macedonian0.2%
Lebanese0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
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South River Almanac

CategoryValue
County Middlesex County
Standard Zip Codes8882
Phone Area Codes732
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.44
Approximate Longitude-74.37

South River Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationNEW BRUNSWICK 3 SE
Distance2.8 miles
Jan Temp21 to 38 F
Apr Temp40 to 61 F
Jul Temp64 to 85 F
Oct Temp43 to 65 F
Annual Precip48.7 inches
StationFREEHOLD MARLBORO
Distance11.5 miles
Jan Temp21 to 39 F
Apr Temp40 to 61 F
Jul Temp64 to 85 F
Oct Temp43 to 66 F
Annual Precip46.7 inches
StationNY WESTERLEIGH STAT IS
Distance19.2 miles
Jan Temp25 to 40 F
Apr Temp42 to 62 F
Jul Temp67 to 86 F
Oct Temp47 to 66 F
Annual Precip48.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
East Brunswick48,404$121,857
Milltown7,016$120,011
Old Bridge66,573$101,597
Piscataway57,432$101,425
Sayreville44,260$89,732
Spotswood8,418$100,037

South River Public Libraries

South River Public Library
55 APPLEBY AVENUE
South River, New Jersey
(732) 254-2488

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South River Public Schools

South River Elementary School
81 Johnson Place
ZIP: 8882
(732) 613-4073
Primary
Total Enrollment 619
South River High School
11 Montgomery Street
ZIP: 8882
(732) 613-4014
High
Total Enrollment 603
South River Middle School
3 Montgomery Street
ZIP: 8882
(732) 613-4073
Middle
Total Enrollment 554
South River Primary School
22 David Street
ZIP: 8882
(732) 613-4006
Primary
Total Enrollment 504

South River Private Schools

Darul Arqam School
8 Thomas St
ZIP: 8882
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 262
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