South River, New Jersey

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South River is a Borough in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 15,322.

What is now South River was originally formed as the town of Washington within East Brunswick Township on February 23, 1870. South River was incorporated as an independent borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 28, 1898, replacing Washington town.[4]



South River is located at 40°26′40″N 74°22′54″W / 40.444356°N 74.381756°W / 40.444356; -74.381756 (40.444356, -74.381756).[5] Elevation is 80 feet.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.9 square miles (7.6 km2), of which, 2.8 square miles (7.3 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km2) of it (4.42%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 15,322 people, 5,606 households, and 3,985 families residing in the borough. The population density was 5,444.7 people per square mile (2,105.3/km2). There were 5,769 housing units at an average density of 2,050.0/sq mi (792.7/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 83.55% White, 9.66% Hispanic or Latino, 6.06% African American, 0.12% Native American, 3.54% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 3.83% from other races, and 2.85% from two or more races.

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