A small city located in New Jersey, South River has approximately 16,000 residents. The city's population, with an average age of just under 38, skews younger than most cities in New Jersey. Home ownership is more common than renting in the area, and 36% of residents rent. At $1,244/month, the average rent is roughly the same as the state average.
South River has a relatively high concentration of residents older than 25 with a high school degree or equivalent (23%) compared to the national average. Further, 16% have earned a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree. There are four primary industries in South River: construction, retail, education, and healthcare. Together, these industries account for 28% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 8% of the city's population works in sales, making it the top field in the city. South River workers earn an average annual income of around $79K, a bit less than the state average. South River, however, compares more favorably to the national average of $73,345.
South River has an average commute time of about 34 minutes. Many residents (42%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transit is not extensively used. A small percentage of commuters (2%) walk to work, though the number is higher than the national average.
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