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): April 21, 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
shareholders voted at the Company's 2005 annual meeting to increase the number
of common shares authorized for issuance from 20 million to 60 million. This
will permit a two-for-one split of the Company's common stock. The effective
date of the stock split will be June 10, 2005. Each shareholder of record will
receive one additional share of common stock for every share of SJI stock they
hold as of the close of business on that day. The split will not change the
proportionate interest a shareholder has in the Company. The new shares will be
distributed by June 30, 2005.

         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 
                     April 21, 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: April 21, 2005          By:  /s/ David A. Kindlick                  
                                   David A. Kindlick
                                   Vice President & Chief Financial Officer