South Boston, Virginia

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Population in 2019: 7,588 (90% urban, 10% rural).
Population change since 2000: -10.6%
 
Males: 3,261  (43.0%)
Females: 4,327  (57.0%)
Median resident age:

39.2 years
Virginia median age:

38.5 years

Zip codes: 24592.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $43,585 (it was $25,964 in 2000)
South Boston:

$43,585
VA:

$76,456

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $21,594 (it was $15,872 in 2000)

South Boston town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $139,906 (it was $69,900 in 2000)
South Boston:

$139,906
VA:

$288,800

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $162,630; detached houses: $169,898; mobile homes: $28,958

Median gross rent in 2019: $681.

March 2019 cost of living index in South Boston: 78.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 17.1%
(7.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.2% for Black residents, 50.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in South Boston, VA (2019)
    • 4,49157.3%Black alone
    • 3,00738.4%White alone
    • 1682.1%Asian alone
    • 1542.0%Hispanic
    • 470.6%Two or more races

Races in South Boston detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists, there were 39 registered sex offenders living in South Boston, Virginia as of May 18, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in South Boston is 208 to 1.


Crime rates in South Boston by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(25.0)
2
(25.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.9)
1
(12.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(26.3)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
5
(61.0)
6
(74.9)
5
(63.6)
8
(102.3)
6
(77.2)
4
(48.5)
1
(12.2)
6
(74.6)
2
(25.1)
5
(62.9)
4
(50.4)
1
(12.6)
2
(25.9)
3
(39.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
15
(183.0)
8
(99.9)
16
(203.7)
7
(89.5)
12
(154.4)
15
(182.1)
8
(97.7)
8
(99.4)
8
(100.6)
5
(62.9)
8
(100.7)
16
(202.0)
8
(103.6)
4
(52.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
26
(317.2)
25
(312.2)
8
(101.8)
23
(294.0)
16
(205.9)
15
(182.1)
20
(244.2)
29
(360.3)
24
(301.7)
34
(427.8)
24
(302.1)
20
(252.6)
18
(233.1)
19
(250.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
78
(951.7)
72
(899.2)
77
(980.1)
116
(1,483)
66
(849.4)
100
(1,214)
91
(1,111)
65
(807.7)
66
(829.8)
37
(465.5)
79
(994.5)
56
(707.2)
40
(518.1)
52
(684.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
304
(3,709)
338
(4,221)
324
(4,124)
341
(4,359)
280
(3,604)
320
(3,884)
327
(3,992)
309
(3,839)
327
(4,111)
261
(3,284)
229
(2,883)
234
(2,955)
291
(3,769)
281
(3,697)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
15
(183.0)
20
(249.8)
16
(203.7)
7
(89.5)
6
(77.2)
11
(133.5)
14
(170.9)
10
(124.3)
3
(37.7)
7
(88.1)
7
(88.1)
8
(101.0)
4
(51.8)
6
(78.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
5
(61.0)
1
(12.5)
3
(38.2)
5
(63.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.1)
1
(12.2)
3
(37.3)
2
(25.1)
4
(50.3)
2
(25.2)
1
(12.6)
1
(13.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index396.8454.1433.2452.8384.8405.1339.0381.6336.2325.7348.1297.0289.6352.1

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in South Boston, VA

Crime rate in South Boston detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 31 (29 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.82
Virginia average:

2.27
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Ancestries: American (17.5%), African (7.6%), Ghanaian (4.9%), English (2.4%), German (2.1%), Irish (1.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1884

Elevation: 407 feet

Land area: 12.2 square miles.

Population density: 621 people per square mile   (low).

South Boston, Virginia map

330 residents are foreign born (1.9% Africa).

This town:

4.2%
Virginia:

12.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $731 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $820 (0.5%)

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 ),
Mountain Road, VA (2.4 miles ),
Cluster Springs, VA (2.5 miles ),
Scottsburg, VA (2.7 miles),
Clover, VA (3.6 miles ),
Virgilina, VA (3.7 miles),
Whitesville, VA (3.7 miles ),
Nathalie, VA (4.0 miles)

Latitude: 36.71 N, Longitude: 78.90 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,946 (+37.6%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 1,461 (48.5%)

Area code: 434

Distribution of median household income in South Boston, VA in 2019
Distribution of house value in South Boston, VA in 2019
South Boston satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 13 buildings, average cost: $72,800
  • 1998: 8 buildings, average cost: $149,000
  • 1999: 17 buildings, average cost: $128,600
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $85,500
  • 2001: 8 buildings, average cost: $89,500
  • 2002: 5 buildings, average cost: $83,600
Number of permits per 10,000 South Boston, VA residents
Average permit cost in South Boston, VA
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.9%
Virginia:

4.6%
Population change in the 1990s: +1,248 (+17.2%).
Most common industries in South Boston, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (13.5%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (8.7%)
  • Educational services (8.7%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (6.3%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.4%)
  • Construction (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (8.9%)
  • Construction (7.2%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (6.8%)
  • Health care (5.8%)
  • Wood products (5.7%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (5.0%)
  • Educational services (4.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (21.5%)
  • Educational services (12.7%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (10.7%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (7.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.8%)
  • Social assistance (3.7%)
Most common occupations in South Boston, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.8%)
  • Registered nurses (5.2%)
  • Cashiers (4.7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.2%)

Average climate in South Boston, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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South Boston, Virginia environmental map by EPA

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Tornado activity:

South Boston-area historical tornado activity is near Virginia state average. It is 39% 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 above Virginia state average. It is 43% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 98.7 miles away from South Boston center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 122.7 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 82.1 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:18, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 86.0 miles away from South Boston center
On 8/25/2011 at 05:07:52, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 4.2 mi) earthquake occurred 100.0 miles away from South Boston center
On 8/24/2011 at 00:04:36, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 ML) earthquake occurred 98.5 miles away from South Boston center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Halifax County (19) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Tropical Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
South Boston topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in South Boston:

  • BERRY HILL NURSING HOME (621 BERRY HILL ROAD)
  • SOUTH BOSTON MANOR (406 OAK LANE)
  • TWIN OAKS CONV HME (406 OAK LANE)
  • WOODVIEW (103 ROSEHILL DR)
  • WOODVIEW, THE (103 ROSEHILL DRIVE)
  • RENAL CARE GROUP - SOUTH BOSTON (2043 HAMILTON BLVD)
  • COMMONWEALTH HOME HEALTH INC (425 MAIN ST)
  • HALIFAX HOME HEALTH (2204 WILBORN AVENUE)

Airports and heliports located in South Boston:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to South Boston:

  • Danville Community College (about 30 miles; Danville, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,747)
  • Vance-Granville Community College (about 36 miles; Henderson, NC; FT enrollment: 3,232)
  • Liberty University (about 47 miles; Lynchburg, VA; FT enrollment: 61,625)
  • Central Virginia Community College (about 48 miles; Lynchburg, VA; FT enrollment: 2,759)
  • Duke University (about 49 miles; Durham, NC; FT enrollment: 14,652)
  • Longwood University (about 50 miles; Farmville, VA; FT enrollment: 4,565)
  • Lynchburg College (about 51 miles; Lynchburg, VA; FT enrollment: 2,456)

Public high school in South Boston:

Private high schools in South Boston:

  • CARLBROOK SCHOOL (Students: 112, Location: 3046 CARLBROOK RD, Grades: 9-12)
  • CENTERVILLE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 47, Location: 3200 HALIFAX RD, Grades: KG-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in South Boston:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in South Boston: South Boston Water Works (A), South Boston City Hall (B), Carrington Memorial Library (C), Halifax County Rescue Squad (D), South Boston Fire Department (E), South Boston Police Department (F), South Boston Fire and Rescue Squad (G), The Woodview (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Centerville Shopping Center (1), Halifax Square Shopping Center (2), Hubbs Mill Plaza Shopping Center (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in South Boston include: Berry Hill Church (A), Centerville Baptist Church (B), Faith Community Church (C), Bell Chapel (D), Deliverance Church (E), Ebenezer Church (F), Faith Church (G), Main Street Church (H), McCanless Memorial Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: The Peaceful Tabernacle (1), Halifax Memorial Gardens (2), Oak Ridge Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Pond Branch (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in South Boston: Halifax County Fairgrounds (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotels: Days Inn South Boston VA (2050 Philpott Road), Hilltop Motel (3040 Bill Tuck Hwy), Budget Inn (2075 Philpott Road), Best Western Howard House Inn (2001 Seymour Dr), Hudson Motel (1200 Bill Tuck Highway), Charles Bass House Bed & Breakfast (1505 North Main Street).

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.

Halifax County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in South Boston and their reported violations in the past:

HCSA- LEIGH STREET PLANT (Population served: 11,388, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-17-2005), St Public Notif requested (AUG-17-2005), St Public Notif received (SEP-20-2005), St Compliance achieved (AUG-29-2006)
CARLBROOK SCHOOL (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in South Boston that have no violations reported:

  • CLOVER, COMMUNITY OF (Population served: 290, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

2.3 people
Virginia:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

59.4%
Whole state:

67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

5.0%
Whole state:

5.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in South Boston in 2010:

  • 358 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 165 people in state prisons
  • 7 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 2 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in South Boston in 2000:

  • 371 people in nursing homes
  • 120 people in state prisons
  • 84 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Banks with branches in South Boston (2011 data):

  • Bank of America, National Association: South Boston Branch at 606 Broad Street, branch established on 1931/10/27; South Boston Drive In Branch at 606 Broad Street, branch established on 1999/08/01. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Carter Bank & Trust: Community National Bank at 222 Main Street, branch established on 1985/10/11; Centerville Branch at 4013 Halifax Road, branch established on 1992/08/28. Info updated 2007/02/23: Bank assets: $3,970.4 mil, Deposits: $3,610.0 mil, headquarters in Martinsville, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 123 total offices
  • SunTrust Bank: Centreville Branch at 4027 Halifax Road, branch established on 1980/09/29; South Boston Branch at 410 Main Street, branch established on 1917/01/01. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Centreville Branch at 3300 Halifax Road, branch established on 1974/05/01. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: South Boston Branch at 4030 Halifax Road, branch established on 1923/01/01. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • American National Bank and Trust Company: South Boston Office at 3609 Old Halifax Road, branch established on 2000/12/04. Info updated 2011/07/11: Bank assets: $1,303.6 mil, Deposits: $1,060.7 mil, headquarters in Danville, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 29 total offices, Holding Company: American National Bankshares Inc.
  • Benchmark Community Bank: South Boston Branch at 1135 Huell Matthews Hwy., branch established on 2007/05/23. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $416.1 mil, Deposits: $370.1 mil, headquarters in Kenbridge, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Benchmark Bankshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in South Boston:

Marital status in South Boston, VA
  • Never married: 42.8%
  • Now married: 33.2%
  • Separated: 3.9%
  • Widowed: 10.9%
  • Divorced: 9.2%

For population 25 years and over in South Boston:

  • High school or higher: 80.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.9%
  • Unemployed: 9.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.6
Virginia average:

12.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - South Boston
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Religion statistics for South Boston, VA (based on Halifax County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant16,15071
Mainline Protestant3,83330
Other3,4382
Black Protestant1,0927
Catholic2141
None11,514-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
This county:

2.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Halifax County:

0.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
This county:

6.21 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
Halifax County:

6.21 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Halifax County:

13.1%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Halifax County:

32.5%
State:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

20.1%
Virginia:

18.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

48.0%
Virginia:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

42.9%
State:

47.8%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.4
Virginia:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
South Boston:

20.5%
Virginia:

20.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
South Boston:

13.9%
Virginia:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.7
Virginia:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

35.8%
Virginia:

33.7%

General health condition:
South Boston:

51.3%
Virginia:

56.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

77.9%
Virginia:

80.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of South Boston, VA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 27$115,209$51,2040$0
Streets and Highways 12$35,548$35,5480$0
Firefighters 9$40,338$53,7840$0
Other and Unallocable 7$10,487$17,9780$0
Solid Waste Management 5$11,897$28,5530$0
Other Government Administration 4$23,593$70,7797$7,200
Financial Administration 4$11,889$35,6670$0
Police - Other 2$6,855$41,1301$1,395
Parks and Recreation 1$2,912$34,9448$5,403
Fire - Other 0$0 1$195
Totals for Government 71$258,728$43,72917$14,193

South Boston government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Construction - Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $64,000 ($8.43)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $5,361,000 ($706.51)
    Police Protection: $2,430,000 ($320.24)
    Local Fire Protection: $824,000 ($108.59)
    Financial Administration: $600,000 ($79.07)
    Parks and Recreation: $395,000 ($52.06)
    Central Staff Services: $353,000 ($46.52)
    General Public Buildings: $266,000 ($35.06)
    Solid Waste Management: $242,000 ($31.89)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $146,000 ($19.24)
    Libraries: $107,000 ($14.10)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $35,000 ($4.61)
    Transit Utilities: $25,000 ($3.29)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $9,000 ($1.19)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $182,000 ($23.99)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,459,000 ($455.85)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $75,000 ($9.88)

South Boston government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $129,000 ($17.00)
    Parks and Recreation: $39,000 ($5.14)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $34,000 ($4.48)
    Solid Waste Management: $10,000 ($1.32)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $597,000 ($78.68)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $4,035,000 ($531.76)
    Fines and Forfeits: $71,000 ($9.36)
    Rents: $28,000 ($3.69)
    Interest Earnings: $26,000 ($3.43)
    Sale of Property: $26,000 ($3.43)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,176,000 ($286.77)
    General Local Government Support: $315,000 ($41.51)
    Other: $158,000 ($20.82)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $4,200,000 ($553.51)
    Property: $2,164,000 ($285.19)
    Public Utilities Sales: $725,000 ($95.55)
    Motor Vehicle License: $210,000 ($27.68)

South Boston government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,516,000 ($1517.66)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,288,000 ($1355.82)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $7,772,000 ($1024.25)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $7,005,000 ($923.17)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,228,000 ($161.83)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $767,000 ($101.08)

South Boston government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,332,000 ($175.54)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $212,000 ($27.94)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,829,000 ($1954.27)

3.58% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($39,018 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.58%
Virginia average:

9.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Mecklenburg County, VA  0.42% ($37,170 average AGI)
from Pittsylvania County, VA  0.28% ($36,600)
from Campbell County, VA  0.18% ($36,261)


3.63% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($35,699 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.63%
Virginia average:

9.76%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Danville city, VA  0.33% ($24,071 average AGI)
to Pittsylvania County, VA  0.32% ($35,550)
to Mecklenburg County, VA  0.21% ($48,115)
Businesses in South Boston, VA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Long John Silver's1
Ace Hardware1Lowe's1
Advance Auto Parts1Marriott1
Applebee's1MasterBrand Cabinets1
AutoZone1McDonald's2
Blockbuster1Nike1
Burger King2Papa John's Pizza1
CVS2Penske1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Days Inn1SAS Shoes1
Domino's Pizza1Sears1
FedEx1Super 81
Ford1T-Mobile1
GameStop1True Value1
Goodwill1U-Haul1
H&R Block1U.S. Cellular1
Hardee's2UPS5
Holiday Inn1Verizon Wireless1
KFC1Walgreens1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
Lane Furniture3YMCA1
Little Caesars Pizza1

Strongest AM radio stations in South Boston:

  • WSBV (1560 AM; daytime; 3 kW; SOUTH BOSTON, VA; Owner: LINDA WALLER-BARTON)
  • WHLF (1400 AM; 1 kW; SOUTH BOSTON, VA; Owner: WILLIS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRVA (1140 AM; 50 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBTM (1330 AM; 5 kW; DANVILLE, VA)
  • WDVA (1250 AM; 5 kW; DANVILLE, VA; Owner: MITCHELL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLLL (930 AM; 10 kW; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: HUBBARD'S ADVERTISING AGENCY, INC.)
  • WTAR (850 AM; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WDNC (620 AM; 5 kW; DURHAM, NC)
  • WETC (540 AM; 8 kW; WENDELL-ZEBULON, NC; Owner: CAROLINA REGIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSML (1200 AM; 10 kW; GRAHAM, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in South Boston:

  • WHLF-FM (95.3 FM; SOUTH BOSTON, VA; Owner: JLC PROPERTIES, INC)
  • WQOK (97.5 FM; SOUTH BOSTON, VA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WKVE (106.7 FM; SEMORA, NC; Owner: SOUTHERN ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • WZZU (97.9 FM; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: TRAVIS MEDIA L.L.C.)
  • WKJS (104.7 FM; CREWE, VA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WAKG (103.3 FM; DANVILLE, VA; Owner: PIEDMONT BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNRS-FM (89.9 FM; SWEET BRIAR, VA; Owner: SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE)
  • WYYD (107.9 FM; AMHERST, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRVL (88.3 FM; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: LIBERTY UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • WOKD-FM (91.1 FM; DANVILLE, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTENATIVE RADIO INC)
  • WICE (98.3 FM; CLARKSVILLE, VA; Owner: JOYNER RADIO, INC.)
  • WKRX (96.7 FM; ROXBORO, NC; Owner: ROXBORO BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around South Boston:

  • WWAY (Channel 3; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WRPX (Channel 47; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: PAXSON RALEIGH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WDRL-TV (Channel 24; DANVILLE, VA; Owner: DANVILLE TELEVISION PARTNERSHIP)
  • W71AH (Channel 71; SOUTH BOSTON, ETC., VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W73AJ (Channel 73; SOUTH BOSTON, ETC., VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
South Boston fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019

South Boston fatal accident list:

Feb 18, 2018 01:15 PM, Sr-40 Stage Coach Rd, Lat: 36.741100, Lon: -78.922956, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jan 26, 2017 11:00 AM, Us-501, Hamilton Blvd, Lat: 36.714722, Lon: -78.914225, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
May 28, 2014 02:32 PM, Us-360, Lat: 36.703831, Lon: -78.888742, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Nov 17, 2014 10:55 PM, Us-360, Ash Avenue, Lat: 36.707411, Lon: -78.886828, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Apr 23, 2006 08:38 AM, Us-501, Edmunds St, Lat: 36.703130, Lon: -78.906720, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
May 30, 2005 03:58 PM, Hamilton Blvd, Lat: 36.717100, Lon: -78.909250, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 15Number of bridges
  • 115ft / 35.0mTotal length
  • $7,367,000Total costs
  • 60,162Total average daily traffic
  • 4,351Total average daily truck traffic
  • 73,169Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in South Boston, VA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 41930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 42000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for South Boston, VA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in South Boston)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 113 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in South Boston, VA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 12 (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: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 67 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in South Boston)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 13 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in South Boston)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 113. The highest number of fires - 214 took place in 2007, and the least - 55 in 2003. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in South Boston, VA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (47.6%), and Outside Fires (34.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in South Boston, VA
    • 91647.6%Structure Fires
    • 66934.8%Outside Fires
    • 29915.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 412.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for South Boston, VA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in South Boston, Virginia:

  • Days Inn & Suites, 1074 Bill Tuck Hwy, South Boston, Virginia 24592 , Phone: (434) 575-4000, Fax: (434) 575-1600
  • Quality Inn South Boston, 2001 Seymour Dr, South Boston, Virginia 24592 , Phone: (434) 572-4311, Fax: (434) 572-2740
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites By Marriott, 1120 Bill Tuck Hwy, South Boston, Virginia 24592 , Phone: (434) 575-6000, Fax: (434) 575-6001
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in South Boston, Virginia
Most common first names in South Boston, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James21471.7 years
Mary20278.6 years
William17773.1 years
John17074.2 years
Robert10672.5 years
Willie9275.9 years
George8272.2 years
Charlie7674.3 years
Annie7380.2 years
Thomas5471.8 years
Most common last names in South Boston, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones7872.9 years
Williams7672.5 years
Davis6574.3 years
Owen6474.1 years
Smith6375.5 years
Cole5973.6 years
Conner5771.3 years
Clark5375.9 years
Faulkner5070.8 years
Martin4972.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in South Boston, VA
  • 67.9%Electricity
  • 17.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 12.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.3%No fuel used
  • 0.6%Utility gas
  • 0.3%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in South Boston, VA
  • 78.4%Electricity
  • 8.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 6.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.6%Utility gas
  • 2.1%No fuel used
  • 0.9%Wood


South Boston compared to Virginia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

South Boston on our top lists:

  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Northern America (population 500+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of females (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28 (population 5,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
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