South River, Middlesex County, New Jersey

South River: Borough in Middlesex County, New Jersey


South River is a city located in the county of Middlesex in the U.S. state of New Jersey. Its population at the 2010 census was 16,008 and a population density of 2,102 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 15,624 inhabitants.

The city was created 124 years ago in 1898.

Quick Facts about South River

Population : 15,624 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : New Jersey (United States)
County : Middlesex County
Postal code : 08882
Area : 7.61 km2
Altitude : 26 feet / 8 meters
Establishment : February 02, 1898 (124 years ago)
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 01:30:36 (4th July 2022)
Density : 2,052 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -2.46% (2010-2020)
South River locator map
Location of South River on New Jersey map.
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SouthRiverNJ1936 image


South River is located at 40°26'47"N 74°23'10"W (40.4464900, -74.3859800). It has 2 neighbors: East Brunswick and Sayreville.

South River map

South River has 2 neighbours.


According to census records, the population of South River decreased by 2.46% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 16,008 - census
2011 16,091 0.52% estimation process
2012 16,128 0.23% estimation process
2013 16,121 -0.04% estimation process
2014 16,145 0.15% estimation process
2015 16,131 -0.09% estimation process
2016 16,057 -0.46% estimation process
2017 16,034 -0.14% estimation process
2018 15,948 -0.54% estimation process
2019 15,779 -1.07% estimation process
2020 15,624 -0.99% estimation process

South River zip code is 08882. County name: Middlesex, County fips: 34023

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People born in South River (10)

People born in South River, including novelist Janet Evanovich, composer Alan Howarth, Pro football wide receiver and sportscaster Drew Pearson, .


Schools in South River

College & universities near South River, NJ

Code Name City ZIP
487852 American Institute of Alternative Medicine East Brunswick (NJ) 08816

Stations (24)

Amtrak & bus stations near South River, NJ

Code Name Address Type
NBK New Brunswick station French and Albany Streets RAIL
MET Metropark station 100 Middlesex-Essex Turnpike RAIL
PJC Princeton Junction station 2 Wallace Road RAIL
EWR Newark Liberty International Airport Newark Liberty International Airport RAIL
NWK Pennsylvania Station 1 Raymond Plaza West RAIL

Post offices near South River

Post Office Name City ZIP
South River Post Office South River (NJ) 08882

Other cities in Middlesex County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Middlesex County , NJ. (more)

City Name Population Title
Woodbridge 99,430 Census-designated place in New Jersey, United States
Edison 98,721 Township in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States
Menlo Park 97,687 Township in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States
Old Bridge 65,414 Census-designated place in Old Bridge Township, Middlesex County, New Jersey
Piscataway 57,164 Township in New Jersey, United States
New Brunswick 56,182 City in and county seat of Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States
Perth Amboy 51,309 City in New Jersey
East Brunswick 48,309 Township in Middlesex County, New Jersey
Sayreville 43,855 Borough of New Jersey
Sayreville Junction 42,890 Unincorporated community in New Jersey
South Plainfield 23,965 Borough in Middlesex County, New Jersey
Carteret 23,383 Borough in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States
South Old Bridge 23,233 City in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States of America
Plainsboro 22,709 Township in Middlesex County, New Jersey
Morristown 19,229 Town in Morris County, New Jersey, USA
Iselin 18,695 Unincorporated community in New Jersey, United States

Distance to Other Cities

South River distances to largest New Jersey cities