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South River, New Jersey
|Borough of South River|
South River, 1936
"A Community With a Proud Past and a Bright Future"
South River highlighted in Middlesex County. Inset: Location of Middlesex County in New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of South River, New Jersey
|Incorporated||February 28, 1898|
|• 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
|Elevation||26 ft (8 m)|
| • 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))|
|GNIS feature ID||0885403|
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
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.
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.
South River is located in the 12th Congressional District
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).
New Jersey Transit bus service is provided on the 811 and 815 routes.
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