South River, New Jersey

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South River, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of South River
South River, 1936
South River, 1936
Official seal of South River, New Jersey
Seal
Motto: "A Community With a Proud Past and a Bright Future"
South River highlighted in Middlesex County. Inset: Location of Middlesex County in New Jersey.
South River highlighted in Middlesex County. Inset: Location of Middlesex County in New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of South River, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of South River, New Jersey
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Middlesex
Incorporated February 28, 1898
Government[4]
 • Type Borough
 • Body Borough Council
 • Mayor John M. Krenzel (term ends December 31, 2015)[1]
 • Administrator Andrew J. Salerno[2]
 • Clerk Patricia O'Connor[3]
Area[5]
 • Total 2.918 sq mi (7.557 km2)
 • Land 2.769 sq mi (7.171 km2)
 • Water 0.149 sq mi (0.385 km2)  5.10%
Area rank 340th of 566 in state
17th of 25 in county[5]
Elevation[6] 26 ft (8 m)
Population (2010 Census)[7][8][9]
 • Total 16,008
 • Estimate (2014)[10][11] 16,334
 • Rank 159th of 566 in state
15th of 25 in county[12]
 • Density 5,781.4/sq mi (2,232.2/km2)
 • Density rank 90th of 566 in state
6th of 25 in county[12]
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 08882[13][14]
Area code(s) 732[15]
FIPS code 3402369420[5][16][17]
GNIS feature ID 0885403[5][18]
Website www.southrivernj.org

South River is a borough in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States.

Demographics[change | change source]

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 16,008 people, 5,652 households, and 4,019 families residing in the borough.

South River's largest incoming immigrant population are Asian's, Mexican's and Brazilian populations.

Belarusians in South River[change | change source]

Monument for "Those who fought for Freedom and Independence of Byelorussia"

South River has become a center for Belarusian Americans in the postwar-period. The immigrants reestablished the Belarusian Orthodox parish of St. Eufrasinnia, that previously existed in Germany. In 1953 a Belarusian cemetery was opened, that houses also Radasłaŭ Astroŭski.[20]

Government[change | change source]

Local government[change | change source]

The town government council has a Mayor and a Borough Council. It has 6 members that serve three-year terms. Two members are up for election each year. [4]

Federal Representation[change | change source]

South River is located in the 12th Congressional District[21][8][22][23]

Education[change | change source]

The South_River_Public_Schools serve students in Kindergarten through Twelfth_grade.

As of the 2011-12 school year, the district's four schools had a total enrollment of 2,305 students and 163 classroom teachers [24] [25] [26][27]

Transportation[change | change source]

Roads and highways[change | change source]

The borough had a total of 49.25 miles (79.26 km) of roads 43.50 miles (70.01 km) were maintained by the municipality. 5.75 miles (9.25 km) are maintained by Middlesex County.

The mains roads that travel through are CR 535 and CR 527. Route 18 passes just west of the borough, which provides access to the New_Jersey_Turnpike (Interstate 95).

Public transportation[change | change source]

New Jersey Transit bus service is provided on the 811 and 815 routes.

References[change | change source]

  1. 2015 New Jersey Mayors Directory, New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, as of October 20, 2015. Accessed November 15, 2015.
  2. Borough Administrator, Borough of South River. Accessed August 28, 2012.
  3. Borough Clerk, Borough of South River. Accessed August 28, 2012.
  4. 4.0 4.1 2012 New Jersey Legislative District Data Book, Rutgers University Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, March 2013, p. 151.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 2010 Census Gazetteer Files: New Jersey County Subdivisions, United States Census Bureau. Accessed May 21, 2015.
  6. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Borough of South River, Geographic Names Information System. Accessed March 14, 2013.
  7. DP-1 - Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 for South River borough, Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States Census Bureau. Accessed August 28, 2012.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Municipalities Grouped by 2011-2020 Legislative Districts, New Jersey Department of State, p. 8. Accessed January 6, 2013.
  9. Profile of General Demographic Characteristics: 2010 for South River borough, New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Accessed August 28, 2012.
  10. PEPANNRES - Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014 - 2014 Population Estimates for New Jersey municipalities, United States Census Bureau. Accessed May 21, 2015.
  11. Census Estimates for New Jersey April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014, United States Census Bureau. Accessed May 21, 2015.
  12. 12.0 12.1 GCT-PH1 Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - State -- County Subdivision from the 2010 Census Summary File 1 for New Jersey, United States Census Bureau. Accessed August 9, 2013.
  13. Look Up a ZIP Code for South River, NJ, United States Postal Service. Accessed August 28, 2012.
  14. Zip Codes, State of New Jersey. Accessed August 30, 2013.
  15. Area Code Lookup - NPA NXX for South River, NJ, Area-Codes.com. Accessed August 30, 2013.
  16. American FactFinder, United States Census Bureau. Accessed September 4, 2014.
  17. A Cure for the Common Codes: New Jersey, Missouri Census Data Center. Accessed August 28, 2012.
  18. US Board on Geographic Names, United States Geological Survey. Accessed September 4, 2014.
  19. US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990, United States Census Bureau. Accessed September 4, 2014.
  20. http://www.belarus-misc.org/diaspora/yurevich/sriver.html
  21. Plan Components Report, New Jersey Redistricting Commission, December 23, 2011. Accessed January 6, 2013.
  22. 2015 New Jersey Citizen's Guide to Government, p. 64, New Jersey League of Women Voters. Accessed May 22, 2015.
  23. Districts by Number for 2011-2020, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed January 6, 2013.
  24. 2015 New Jersey Mayors Directory, New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, as of October 20, 2015. Accessed November 15, 2015.
  25. Borough Administrator, Borough of South River. Accessed August 28, 2012.
  26. Borough Clerk, Borough of South River. Accessed August 28, 2012.
  27. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Borough of South River, Geographic Names Information System. Accessed March 14, 2013.