For population 25 years and over in South Boston:
For population 15 years and over in South Boston town:
98 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $725 (0.6%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Durham, NC (49.7 miles , pop. 187,035).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (63.2 miles , pop. 276,093).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (305.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).
Nearest cities: Halifax, VA (2.0 miles ), Scottsburg, VA (2.7 miles) , Virgilina, VA (3.7 miles) , Clarksville, VA (4.5 miles ), Milton, NC (4.5 miles) , Roxboro, NC (4.7 miles ), Brookneal, VA (4.9 miles ), Chase City, VA (5.0 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 36.71 N, Longitude: 78.90 W
Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,030 (+49.3%)
Area code: 434
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in South Boston detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 30 (27 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: +1,248 (+17.2%).
Work and jobs in South Boston: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in South Boston, Virginia
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
South Boston-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Virginia state average. It is 10% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 3/24/1969, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.9 miles away from the South Boston town center killed one person and injured 4 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.
On 10/27/1995, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 10.9 miles away from the town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:South Boston-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Virginia state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 82.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/21/1998 at 05:56:47, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 8.3 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 55.2 miles away from South Boston center
On 5/5/2003 at 16:32:32, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 85.7 miles away from the city center
On 3/15/1991 at 06:54:08, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 10.9 mi) earthquake occurred 90.1 miles away from the city center
On 9/22/2001 at 16:01:20, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, 2.5 LG, Depth: 1.2 mi) earthquake occurred 95.4 miles away from South Boston center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Halifax County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 3
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Hurricanes: 4, Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Greg Vanney - Soccer player, Jeremy Jeffress - Baseball player, Michael Tucker - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Philadelphia Phillies, born: Jun 25, 1971), Michael Tucker (baseball) - Baseball player, Jeff Burton - Busch series NASCAR driver (born: Jun 29, 1967), Ferrell Edmunds - Football player, James E. Edmunds - Politician, Phil Meeler - Baseball player, Tisha Waller - Olympic high jumper.
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Local government website: www.southboston.com/town
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 24.0%
(12.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.7% for Black residents, 21.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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Religion statistics for South Boston (based on Halifax County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 50.56%
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 8
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
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South Boston government finances in 2004(per resident):
4.02% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,075 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
3.81% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,115 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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South Boston fatal accident list:
Nov 25, 1998 05:34 PM, Us-501, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Feb 27, 1987 10:30 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Mar 19, 1987 10:15 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Apr 18, 1983 00:50 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Apr 28, 1983 01:55 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Sep 28, 1980 07:50 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Oct 4, 1980 01:10 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in South Boston)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 84 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in South Boston, VA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 62 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in South Boston)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in South Boston)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Total of 3 patent applications in 2008-2014.