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South River is a borough in Middlesex County, in the New York metro area.

The latitude of South River is 40.446N. The longitude is -74.386W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 82 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 16,041.


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Median household income
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$52,324
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our South River demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· South River Landing
· Willettstown
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 38. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.4 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Alex Wojciechowicz, football player
· Joe Theismann, football player
· Janet Evanovich, author
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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11% of South River residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the South River ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in South River was $23,684, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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21% of South River residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in South River, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $683.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,351.


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Libraries in South River include South River Public Library ... View libraries

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Middlesex County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our South River political report.

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The average commute time for South River workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in South River between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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