WASHINGTON, D. C. 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT
                     Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
                         Securities Exchange Act of 1934

         Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 3, 2005

                          SOUTH JERSEY INDUSTRIES, INC.
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

                            (Commission File Number)

          New Jersey                                      22-1901645
  (State of incorporation)                     IRS employer identification no.)

                 1 South Jersey Plaza, Folsom, New Jersey 08037
          (Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

                                 (609) 561-9000
              (Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

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Item 8.01.    Other Events

         South Jersey Industries, Inc. (the "Company") announced today that its
Board of Directors has approved a 2-for-1 split of the Company's common stock,
contingent upon approval by the Company's shareholders of a proposal to increase
the number of authorized shares of the Company's common stock. The proposal will
be voted upon at the Company's 2005 annual meeting of shareholders to be held on
April 21, 2005. The Board of Directors has not yet determined the record date or
the effective date of the stock split. Such information will be announced upon
determination by the Board.

         A copy of the press release announcing the stock split is attached as
Exhibit 99 hereto.

Item 9.01.    Exhibits

(c)  Exhibits

Exhibit Number       Description   

         99          Press release issued by South Jersey Industries 
                     dated March 3, 2005.


         Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934,
the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

                                  SOUTH JERSEY INDUSTRIES, INC.

Date: March 3, 2005              By:  /s/ David A. Kindlick                  
                                      David A. Kindlick
                                      Vice President & Chief Financial Officer