South Boston, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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South Boston, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of South Boston had a population of 7,927 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for South Boston is located at latitude 36.7118 and longitude -78.9134 in Halifax County. The formal boundaries for the Town of South Boston (see map below) encompass a land area of 13.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Halifax County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 400 feet.

The Town of South Boston (GNIS ID: 2391421) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with South Boston population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for South Boston: Dabbs, South Boston Depot.

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


Total Population 7,927
Daytime Population: Workers 6,262
Daytime Population: Residents 5,163
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 11,425
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.44
Population in Households 7,384
Population in Familes 5,700
Population in Group Qrtrs 543
Population Density2 607
Diversity Index3 57


Median Household Income $28,934
Average Household Income $45,020
Per Capita Income $19,630


Total Housing Units 3,879 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,742 (44.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,511 (39.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 626 (16.1%)
Median Home Value $123,099
Average Home Value $153,559


Total Households 3,253
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 1,909
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 -0.37% -0.53%
Households -0.41% -0.53%
Families -0.57% -0.68%
Median Household Income   0.36%
Per Capita Income   1.97%

South Boston, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South Boston to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 151 75th
Population Density # 340 43rd
Diversity Index # 167 72nd
Median Household Income # 578 3rd
Per Capita Income # 522 12th

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