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.

South River is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, South River is a borough of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in South River who work in office and administrative support (15.25%), management occupations (7.50%), and sales jobs (7.30%).

Even though South River is a smaller borough, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

The education level of South River citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 22.01% of adults in South River have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in South River in 2010 was $26,721, 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 $106,884 for a family of four. However, South River contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

South River is a very 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 24.07% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in South River include Italian, Irish, Portuguese, and German.

South River also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 28.79%.

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