The Town of South Boston had a population of 8,078 as of July 1, 2020.
The primary coordinate point for South Boston is located at latitude 36.6987 and longitude -78.9014 in Halifax County. The formal boundaries for the Town of South Boston 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.
Alternate Unofficial Names for South Boston: Dabbs, South Boston Depot.
|Total Population||8,078 (100%)|
|Population in Households||7,535 (93.3%)|
|Population in Families||5,806 (71.9%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||543 ( 6.7%)|
|Median Household Income||$39,058|
|Average Household Income||$53,168|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||14%|
|Per Capita Income||$21,928|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||3,908 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||1,832 (46.9%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||1,469 (37.6%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||607 (15.5%)|
|Median Home Value||$127,598|
|Average Home Value||$152,826|
|Housing Affordability Index3||190|
|Average Household Size||2.28|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||0.92%|
|Per Capita Income||1.75%|
|Owner Occupied HU||-0.23%|
The table below compares South Boston to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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.
|Total Population||# 151||75th|
|Population Density||# 337||43rd|
|Median Household Income||# 499||16th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 397||67th|
|Per Capita Income||# 474||20th|
|Diversity Index||# 175||70th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.