South River, NJ
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South River is a medium-sized borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 16,399 people and three constituent neighborhoods, South River is the 123rd largest community in New Jersey.

Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, South River is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, South River is a borough of sales and office workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in South River who work in office and administrative support (15.17%), sales jobs (7.65%), and management occupations (6.26%).

The education level of South River citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 22.78% of adults in South River have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in South River in 2010 was $26,729, which is low income relative to New Jersey, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $106,916 for a family of four. However, South River contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

South River is an extremely ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call South River home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of South River residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. South River also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 23.90% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in South River include Polish, Portuguese, Irish, and German.

In addition, South River has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (30.10%).

The most common language spoken in South River is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.