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South Hill, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of South Hill had a population of 4,540 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for South Hill is located at latitude 36.7257 and longitude -78.1289 in Mecklenburg County. The formal boundaries for the Town of South Hill (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.83 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Mecklenburg County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 449 feet.

The Town of South Hill (GNIS ID: 2391422) 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 Hill population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 4,540
Daytime Population: Workers 5,936
Daytime Population: Residents 2,417
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,353
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.84
Population in Households 4,428
Population in Familes 3,443
Population in Group Qrtrs 112
Population Density2 462
Diversity Index3 59


Median Household Income $40,962
Average Household Income $54,625
Per Capita Income $23,593


Total Housing Units 2,257 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,015 (45.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 934 (41.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 308 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $145,158
Average Home Value $165,000


Total Households 1,949
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 1,188
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 -0.33% -0.11%
Households -0.27% -0.07%
Families -0.24% -0.2%
Median Household Income   1.05%
Per Capita Income   2.22%

South Hill, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South Hill 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 # 200 66th
Population Density # 383 36th
Diversity Index # 157 74th
Median Household Income # 425 28th
Per Capita Income # 374 37th

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