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Population (year 2000): 8,491. Estimated population in July 2005: 8,115 (-4.4% change)
Males: 3,750 (44.2%), Females: 4,741 (55.8%)

Halifax County

Zip code:

Median resident age: 41.2 years
Median household income: $25,964 (year 2000)
Median house value: $72,800 (year 2000)

South Boston, VA residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in South Boston:

  • White Non-Hispanic (50.0%)
  • Black (47.3%)
  • Hispanic (1.4%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • American Indian (0.5%)
  • Other race (0.5%)

Ancestries: United States (10.9%), English (7.5%), German (2.8%), Irish (2.7%).Boston, Virginia

Elevation: 407 feet

Land area: 12.2 square miles

South

For population 25 years and over in South Boston

  • High school or higher: 64.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.9%
  • Unemployed: 9.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 16.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in South Boston town

  • Never married: 26.6%
  • Now married: 46.0%
  • Separated: 4.1%
  • Widowed: 13.4%
  • Divorced: 10.0%

2.2% Foreign born (1.3% Latin America, 0.4% Europe, 0.3% North America).

Population change in the 1990s: +1,248 (+17.2%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NC Durham, (49.7 miles )

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NC Raleigh, (64.0 miles pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (344.2 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: VA (4.3 miles Halifax, Scottsburg, VA (8.6 miles) , Virgilina, VA (14.3 miles) , NC Roxboro, (22.5 miles VA (24.0 miles Brookneal, Milton, NC (24.1 miles) , VA Clarksville, (24.2 miles Phenix, VA (27.9 miles) .


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 14 buildings, average cost: $71,300
  • 1997: 13 buildings, average cost: $72,800
  • 1998: 8 buildings, average cost: $149,000
  • 1999: 17 buildings, average cost: $128,600
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $85,500
  • 2001: 8 buildings, average cost: $89,500
  • 2002: 5 buildings, average cost: $83,600
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings

Latitude: 36.71 N, Longitude: 78.90 W

Area code: 434

South Boston, Virginia business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (30.8%), Educational,health and social services (24.4%), Retail trade (13.2%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,858 (+33.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,561 (50.8%)

Crime in South Boston by Year

Type 2001 2003 2004
Murders 5 0 1
    per 100,000 58.9 0.0 11.8
Rapes 6 0 3
    per 100,000 70.7 0.0 35.3
Robberies 15 18 11
    per 100,000 176.7 212.0 129.5
Assaults 22 19 25
    per 100,000 259.1 223.8 294.4
Burglaries 48 74 197
    per 100,000 565.3 871.5 2320.1
Thefts 245 324 379
    per 100,000 2885.4 3815.8 4463.5
Auto thefts 12 12 14
    per 100,000 141.3 141.3 164.9
358.3 333.3 477.8

Average climate in South Boston, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

South

South Boston-area historical tornado activity is near Virginia state average. It is 34% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/24/1969, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.9 miles away from the South Boston city center killed one person and injured 4 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 10/27/1995, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 10.9 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Jeff Burton - Nextel Cup series NASCAR driver (born: Jun 29, 1967), Michael Tucker - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Philadelphia Phillies, born: Jun 25, 1971).


Hospitals/medical centers near South Boston:
  • HALIFAX-SOUTH BOSTON COMM HOSP (about 6 miles; HALIFAX, VA)
  • PERSON COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 21 miles; ROXBORO, NC)
  • GRANVILLE MEDICAL CENTER (about 33 miles; OXFORD, NC)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to South Boston:
  • DANVILLE REGIONAL (about 32 miles; DANVILLE, VA; ID: DAN)
  • LYNCHBURG REGIONAL/PRESTON GLENN FLD (about 47 miles; LYNCHBURG, VA; ID: LYH)
  • RALEIGH-DURHAM INTL (about 59 miles; RALEIGH/DURHAM, NC; ID: RDU)
Other public-use airports nearest to South Boston:
  • WILLIAM M TUCK (about 5 miles; SOUTH BOSTON, VA; ID: W78)
  • MARKS MUNI (about 26 miles; CLARKSVILLE, VA; ID: W63)
  • CHASE CITY MUNI (about 29 miles; CHASE CITY, VA; ID: CXE)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 12 $24,228 $24,228 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 10 $17,209 $20,650 0 $0
Firefighters 8 $23,318 $34,977 0 $0
Financial Administration 5 $12,954 $31,089 0 $0
Police - Other 4 $8,984 $26,952 8 $8,258
Police Protection - Officers 28 $77,184 $33,078 0 $0
Other Government Administration 5 $16,164 $38,793 7 $1,800
Other and Unallocable 10 $20,046 $24,055 1 $576
Water Supply 13 $31,673 $29,236 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1 $3,246 $38,952 1 $770
Parks and Recreation 2 $4,446 $26,676 19 $8,130
Sewerage 10 $23,125 $27,750 0 $0
Health 2 $4,860 $29,160 4 $6,414
Totals for Government 110 $267,438 $29,175 40 $25,948
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to South Boston:
  • VANCE-GRANVILLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 44 miles; HENDERSON, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,076)
  • DUKE UNIVERSITY (about 47 miles; DURHAM, NC; FT enrollment: 11,898)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL (about 48 miles; CHAPEL HILL, NC; FT enrollment: 22,324)
  • LIBERTY UNIVERSITY (about 50 miles; LYNCHBURG, VA; FT enrollment: 5,348)
  • DURHAM TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 52 miles; DURHAM, NC; FT enrollment: 2,338)
  • NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL UNIVERSITY (about 52 miles; DURHAM, NC; FT enrollment: 4,487)
  • LONGWOOD COLLEGE (about 54 miles; FARMVILLE, VA; FT enrollment: 3,557)
Public high school in South Boston:
  • HALIFAX COUNTY HIGH (Students: 1,626; Location: HIGH SCHOOL CIR; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in South Boston:
  • CENTERVILLE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 43; Location: 3200 HALIFAX ROAD; Grades: KG - 12)
  • WELLSPRING ACADEMY (Students: 31; Location: 4131 BIRCH ELMO RD; Grades: PK - 12; Boys only)
Public primary/middle schools in South Boston:
  • HALIFAX COUNTY MIDDLE (Students: 981; Location: 1011 MIDDLE SCHOOL CIR; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • C.H. FRIEND ELEM (Students: 353; Location: 601 MARSHALL AVE; Grades: 03 - 06)
  • SOUTH OF DAN ELEM. (Students: 349; Location: 1011 SOUTH OF DAN RD; Grades: KG - 03)
  • WASHINGTON-COLEMAN ELEM (Students: 301; Location: 1927 JEFFRESS BLVD; Grades: KG - 02)
  • CLUSTER SPRINGS ELEM. (Students: 280; Location: 1011 CLUSTER SPRINGS ELEM RD; Grades: 04 - 06)
  • TURBEVILLE ELEM. (Students: 143; Location: 1010 SCHOOL HOUSE RD; Grades: KG - 06)

Notable locations in South Boston: South Boston Water Works (A), South Boston City Hall (B), Carrington Memorial Library (C).

Shopping Centers: Halifax Square Shopping Center (1), Centerville Shopping Center (2), Hubbs Mill Plaza Shopping Center (3).

Churches in South Boston include: Church of God (A), Saint Paschals Church (B), Second Baptist Church (C), Bell Chapel (D), Berry Hill Church (E), Deliverance Church (F), Trinity Church (G), Trinity Episcopal Church (H).

Cemeteries: Oak Ridge Cemetery (1), The Peaceful Tabernacle (2), Halifax Memorial Gardens (3).

Creek: Poplar Creek (A).

Park in South Boston: Halifax County Fairgrounds (1).

Post office: (A).  


South Boston compared to Virginia state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
  • Population density below state average for cities.
Strongest AM radio stations in South Boston:
  • WSBV (1560 AM; daytime; 3 kW; SOUTH BOSTON, VA; Owner: LINDA WALLER-BARTON)
  • WHLF (1400 AM; 1 kW; SOUTH BOSTON, VA; Owner: WILLIS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLLL (930 AM; 10 kW; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: HUBBARD'S ADVERTISING AGENCY, INC.)
  • WDNC (620 AM; 5 kW; DURHAM, NC)
  • WETC (540 AM; 8 kW; WENDELL-ZEBULON, NC; Owner: CAROLINA REGIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRVA (1140 AM; 50 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRBZ (850 AM; 10 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: ALCHEMY COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP #1)
  • WBTM (1330 AM; 5 kW; DANVILLE, VA)
  • WDVA (1250 AM; 5 kW; DANVILLE, VA; Owner: MITCHELL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSML (1200 AM; 10 kW; GRAHAM, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in South Boston:
  • WHLF-FM (95.3 FM; SOUTH BOSTON, VA; Owner: JLC PROPERTIES, INC)
  • WQOK (97.5 FM; SOUTH BOSTON, VA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WZZU (97.9 FM; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: TRAVIS MEDIA L.L.C.)
  • WKVE (106.7 FM; SEMORA, NC; Owner: SOUTHERN ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • WNRS-FM (89.9 FM; SWEET BRIAR, VA; Owner: SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE)
  • WRVL (88.3 FM; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: LIBERTY UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • WAKG (103.3 FM; DANVILLE, VA; Owner: PIEDMONT BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKRX (96.7 FM; ROXBORO, NC; Owner: ROXBORO BROADCASTING COMPANY)
TV broadcast stations around South Boston:
  • WWAY (Channel 3; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • W71AH (Channel 71; SOUTH BOSTON, ETC., VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W73AJ (Channel 73; SOUTH BOSTON, ETC., VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

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