South River, New Jersey

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South River, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of South River
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
Coordinates: 40°26′44″N 74°22′42″W / 40.445652°N 74.378459°W / 40.445652; -74.378459Coordinates: 40°26′44″N 74°22′42″W / 40.445652°N 74.378459°W / 40.445652; -74.378459[1][2]
Country United States
State New Jersey
County Middlesex
Incorporated February 28, 1898
Government[6]
 • Type Borough
 • Mayor John M. Krenzel (term ends December 31, 2015)[3]
 • Administrator Andrew J. Salerno[4]
 • Clerk Patricia O'Connor[5]
Area[2]
 • 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[2]
Elevation[7] 26 ft (8 m)
Population (2010 Census)[8][9][10]
 • Total 16,008
 • Estimate (2012[11]) 16,137
 • 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[16][2][17]
GNIS feature ID 0885403[18][2]
Website www.southrivernj.org

South River is a borough in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 16,008,[8][9][10] reflecting an increase of 686 (+4.5%) from the 15,322 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 1,630 (+11.9%) from the 13,692 counted in the 1990 Census.[19]

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.[20]

Geography[edit]

South River is located at 40°26′44″N 74°22′42″W / 40.445652°N 74.378459°W / 40.445652; -74.378459 (40.445652,-74.378459). According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 2.918 square miles (7.557 km2), of which, 2.769 square miles (7.171 km2) of it is land and 0.149 square miles (0.385 km2) of it (5.10%) is water.[2][1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 1,796
1900 2,792 55.5%
1910 4,772 70.9%
1920 6,596 38.2%
1930 10,759 63.1%
1940 10,714 −0.4%
1950 11,308 5.5%
1960 13,397 18.5%
1970 15,428 15.2%
1980 14,361 −6.9%
1990 13,692 −4.7%
2000 15,322 11.9%
2010 16,008 4.5%
Est. 2012 16,137 [11] 0.8%
Population sources: 1890-1920[21]
1890-1910[22] 1910-1930[23]
1930-1990[24] 2000[25][26] 2010[8][9][10]

Census 2010[edit]

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 16,008 people, 5,652 households, and 4,019 families residing in the borough. The population density was 5,781.4 per square mile (2,232.2 /km2). There were 5,957 housing units at an average density of 2,151.4 per square mile (830.7 /km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 76.18% (12,195) White, 7.13% (1,142) Black or African American, 0.31% (50) Native American, 4.84% (775) Asian, 0.06% (9) Pacific Islander, 8.18% (1,309) from other races, and 3.30% (528) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 18.20% (2,913) of the population.[8]

There were 5,652 households, of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.5% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.9% were non-families. 22.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.32.[8]

In the borough, 22.6% of the population were under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 26.1% from 45 to 64, and 11.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37.2 years. For every 100 females there were 103.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.5 males.[8]

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $62,284 (with a margin of error of +/- $9,691) and the median family income was $78,109 (+/- $8,122). Males had a median income of $51,599 (+/- $6,269) versus $46,014 (+/- $3,025) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $28,178 (+/- $1,766). About 4.4% of families and 6.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.9% of those under age 18 and 10.1% of those age 65 or over.[27]

Census 2000[edit]

As of the 2000 United States Census[16] 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 per square mile (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.[25][26]

Most common ancestries of the population are Polish (18.9%), Italian (14.6%), Irish (13.0%), German (12.5%), Portuguese (9.3%), Russian (4.5%).[28]

There were 5,606 households out of which 32.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.2% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.9% were non-families. 23.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.23.[25][26]

In the borough the population was spread out with 23.0% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 33.4% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 97.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.7 males.[25][26]

The median income for a household in the borough was $52,324, and the median income for a family was $62,869. Males had a median income of $42,186 versus $31,098 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $23,684. About 3.7% of families and 4.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.9% of those under age 18 and 7.3% of those age 65 or over.[25][26]

A large Polish, Russian, and Portuguese immigrant population moved into the borough in the 1950s-1980s. Today South River's largest incoming immigrant population are Mexican and Brazilian populations.[citation needed]

Government[edit]

Local government[edit]

South River is governed under the Borough form of New Jersey municipal government. The mayor is elected directly by the voters to a four-year term of office. The Borough Council consists of six members elected to serve three-year terms on a staggered basis, with two seats coming up for election each year.[6]

As of 2013, the mayor of South River is John M. Krenzel (R, term of office ends December 31, 2015).[29] Members of the Borough Council are Council President Matthew Vaughn (2013), Peter Guindi (2014), Shawn Haussermann (D, 2015), Jim Hutchison (2013), Jim Jones (D, 2015) and Thomas Roselli (2014).[30][31]

Federal, state and county representation[edit]

South River is located in the 12th Congressional District[32] and is part of New Jersey's 18th state legislative district.[9][33][34]

New Jersey's Twelfth Congressional District is represented by Rush D. Holt, Jr. (D, Hopewell Township).[35] New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Cory Booker (D, Newark; took office on October 31, 2013, after winning a special election to fill the seat of Frank Lautenberg)[36][37] and Bob Menendez (D, North Bergen).[38][39]

For the 2014-15 Session, the 18th District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Peter J. Barnes III (D, Edison) and in the General Assembly by Patrick J. Diegnan (D, South Plainfield) and Nancy Pinkin (D, East Brunswick).[40][41] The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township).[42] The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).[43]

Middlesex County is governed by a Board of Chosen Freeholders, whose seven members are elected at-large to serve three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with two or three seats coming up for election each year. At an annual reorganization meeting held in January, the board selects from among its members a Freeholder Director and Deputy Director. As of 2014, Middlesex County's Freeholders (with committee chairmanship, party affiliation, residence and term-end year listed in parentheses) are Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios (Ex-officio on all committees - D, term ends December 31, 2015; Carteret),[44] Freeholder Deputy Director Carol Barrett Bellante (County Administration - D, 2014; Monmouth Junction, South Brunswick Township),[45] Kenneth Armwood (Business Development and Education - D, 2016; Piscataway),[46] Charles Kenny (Finance - D, 2016; Woodbridge Township),[47] H. James Polos (Public Safety and Health - D, 2015; Highland Park),[48] Charles E. Tomaro (Infrastructure Management - D, 2014; Edison)[49] and Blanquita B. Valenti (Community Services - D, 2016; New Brunswick).[50][51][52][53][54] Constitutional officers are County Clerk Elaine M. Flynn (D; Old Bridge Township),[55] Sheriff Mildred S. Scott (D, 2016; Piscataway)[56] and Surrogate Kevin J. Hoagland (D, 2017; New Brunswick).[51][57]

Politics[edit]

As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 7,901 registered voters in South River, of which 2,520 (31.9%) were registered as Democrats, 1,186 (15.0%) were registered as Republicans and 4,193 (53.1%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 2 voters registered to other parties.[58]

In the 2008 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 54.9% of the vote here (3,148 cast), ahead of Republican John McCain with 42.5% (2,434 votes) and other candidates with 1.7% (95 votes), among the 5,729 ballots cast by the borough's 8,078 registered voters, for a turnout of 70.9%.[59] In the 2004 presidential election, Democrat John Kerry received 51.8% of the vote here (2,763 ballots cast), outpolling Republican George W. Bush with 46.1% (2,460 votes) and other candidates with 0.8% (63 votes), among the 5,331 ballots cast by the borough's 7,591 registered voters, for a turnout percentage of 70.2.[60]

In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 53.2% of the vote here (1,916 ballots cast), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 38.2% (1,378 votes), Independent Chris Daggett with 6.5% (235 votes) and other candidates with 0.9% (32 votes), among the 3,604 ballots cast by the borough's 7,787 registered voters, yielding a 46.3% turnout.[61]

Education[edit]

The South River Public Schools serve students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. Schools in the district (with 2010-11 enrollment from the National Center for Education Statistics[62]) are South River Primary School[63] (grades K-2; 549 students), South River Elementary School[64] (3-5; 582), South River Middle School[65] (6-8; 522) and South River High School[66] (9-12; 672).[67]

History[edit]

South River was originally part of East Brunswick Township. Originally referred to as Washington, the community eventually split away as did Spotswood and Milltown.[20]

Name changes[68]
  • 1683-1720: Commonly referred to as South River Landing.
  • 1720-1784: Name changed to Willettstown after settler Samuel Willett.
  • 1784-1870: Name changed to Washington and referred to as Washington Village, Washington Woods, and Little Washington. The current name was considered at the suggestion of Abraham Barkelew, one of the original settlers in the town.
  • 1870–present: Village name officially changed to South River.
  • 1897: South River becomes borough.[20]

Transportation[edit]

New Jersey Transit bus service is provided on the 811 and 815 routes.[69]

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).

Notable people[edit]

Notable current and former residents of South River include:

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