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South River – New Jersey
South River Borough was initially formed as the town of Washington within East Brunswick Township in 1870. It was incorporated as a borough in 1898. It has a total area at 2.9 square miles, 4.42% of which is water.
The 2000 Census registered 15,322 inhabitants. This figure rose to a 15,689 as of a July 2009 estimate. There were 5,769 housing with a median value of $150,000 in 2000. The estimated median house or condo value in 2009 was more than double at $330,430. In January 2011, the cost of living index was 23.1% higher than the national average.
In the decades of the 50’s to 80’s, there was a large influx of Polish, Russian and Portuguese immigrants. Now, Mexicans and Brazilians represent the largest immigrant population.
The most usual ancestries are Polish (18.9%), Italian (14.6%), Irish (13.0%), German (12.5%), Portuguese (9.3%), and Russian (4.5%). The ethnic composition in 2000 was 83.55% White, 9.66% Hispanic or Latino of any race, 6.06% African American, and 3.54% Asian. Today, there are 4,032 foreign-born residents (13.6% Europe, 9.0% Latin America, 2.8% Asia). More than half (54.1%) of the residents were aged 25 to 64 years. Those younger than 18 and 65 years old and over were 23.0% and 14.6%, respectively. The median age was 36 years.
Almost a third (32.3%) of the 5,606 households had children under the age of 18 living with them. More than half (55.2%) of the households were married couples residing together. Non-family and individual households represented 28.9% and 23.3%, respectively.
In 2000, the median household income was $52,324 and the per capita income $23,684. According to 2009 estimates, these figures had risen to $62,932 and $28,547, respectively. The median family income was $62,869. Male median income was $42,186 versus $31,098 for females. About 4.9% of the residents were below the poverty line.
South River Criminal Defense
In 2010, the Police Department consisted of 38 full-time law enforcement employees, including 32 police officers. The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 262 major crimes in 2009. This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 16.7 and a violent rate of 2.4. There were no murders or bias crimes. The 2009 reports included 3 rapes, 6 robberies, 29 assaults, 40 burglaries, 251 cases of domestic violence, and 40 cases of police force.
Independent data for 2010, which do not consider bias crimes, domestic violence or police force, show 3 rapes, 4 robbery, 25 assaults, 31 burglaries, 191 thefts, 2 arsons and 6 motor vehicle thefts. There were no murders.
The 2010 data for highest educational level of residents age 25 and over reveal that 18.83% did not complete high school versus 36.30% who did. Those with some college or associate’s degree represented 20.87%. Holders of a bachelor’s degree were 16.70% versus 20.65% statewide. Those with a graduate degree were 7.31% versus 12.05% statewide.
From 2005 to 2009, most males were engaged in construction (25%), manufacturing (12%) and retail trade (8%). Females were employed in health care and social assistance (17%), educational services (12%), and retail trade (11%).