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South River, New Jersey
Borough of South River
South River, 1936
South River, 1936
Official seal of South River, New Jersey
"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
 • Type Borough
 • Body Borough Council
 • 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
26 ft (8 m)
 • Total 16,008
 • Estimate 
 • Rank 159th of 566 in state
15th of 25 in county
 • Density 5,781.4/sq mi (2,232.2/km2)
 • Density rank 90th of 566 in state
6th of 25 in county
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (Eastern (EDT))
ZIP codes
Area code(s) 732
FIPS code 3402369420
GNIS feature ID 0885403

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


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

Belarusian monument in South River
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.


Local government

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.

Federal Representation

South River is located in the 12th Congressional District


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


Roads and highways

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

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

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