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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
South River is a suburb of New York City with a population of 16,345. South River is in Middlesex County. Living in South River offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In South River there are a lot of bars and parks. Many young professionals live in South River and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in South River are above average.
About South River...
Population
16,345

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$289,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,245
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%
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South River Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    48.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    18.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    42.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    103.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    567.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    85.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    21%
    13%

Working in South River

Jobs
C-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$62,332
National
$55,322
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South River is a small town full of diversity. Immigrants come from all over the world! Because of this and the high population of Portuguese, there are numerous delicious restaurants that even people from other towns come to enjoy! Though, this isn't a very 'fun' town after a storm. Being next to a large river threatens our homes with flooding.
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This is a decently small town. Nothing bad really ever happens here, but nothing over the top, either. The community is filled with many cultures though. There are a lot of Portuguese cafes and Polish stores. The events on main street used to be much more exciting. The new community garden is a great addition to the town as well, showing how young adults and children in the community are so willing to help out with their town.
It's your average small town where everyone knows each other. Its basically apart of East Brunswick since that's where mostly everything is. It's a pretty safe area, police are literally everywhere and come immediately when called. Schools are average nothing spectacular. Jobs are easy to get at local stores, restaurants and other establishments.