South Hill, VA 23970 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 23970: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
South Hill, VA 23970

Not Acceptable, USPS
Southill, VA 23970
Union Level, VA 23970

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 517
  • Single Family Addresses: 3,434
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 73
  • County: Mecklenburg County
  • Centroid: Latitude 36.728, Longitude -78.135
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 23970 has segments in 2 Counties / Independent Cities (Lunenburg, Mecklenburg).

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South Hill, VA 23970 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 7,940
Daytime Population: Workers 6,192
Daytime Population: Residents 4,145
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 10,337
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.30
Population in Households 7,693
Population in Familes 6,075
Population in Group Qrtrs 247
Population Density2 72
Diversity Index3 58


Median Household Income $39,441
Average Household Income $53,071
Per Capita Income $22,992


Total Housing Units 3,887 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,981 (51.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,386 (35.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 520 (13.4%)
Median Home Value $134,464
Average Home Value $165,762


Total Households 3,367
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 2,124
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.25% -0.09%
Households -0.21% -0.05%
Families -0.39% -0.18%
Median Household Income   1.01%
Per Capita Income   2.22%

South Hill, VA 23970 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 23970 to the other 870 ZIP Codes in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 279 68th
Population Density # 460 47th
Diversity Index # 166 81st
Median Household Income # 689 21st
Per Capita Income # 577 34th

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