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South Boston, VA (Virginia) Houses and Residents

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $160,864 (it was $69,900 in 2000)
South Boston:

$160,864
Virginia:

$273,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $99,734 - $207,871

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $162,900
Here:

$162,900
State:

$361,495

Mobile homes: $26,539
Here:

$26,539
State:

$70,345

Total population: 7,986 (Urban population: 7,550 (all inside urban clusters), Rural population: 803 (all nonfarm))

Houses: 3,836 (3,094 occupied: 1,788 owner occupied, 1,296 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

42%
State:

33%

Housing density: 314 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2017 in this county: $149,052.

Median contract rent in 2017: $266 (lower quartile is $154, upper quartile is $356)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2017: $524


Median gross rent in South Boston, VA in 2017: $355

Housing units in South Boston with a mortgage: 913 (17 second mortgage, 84 home equity loan, 8 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 894

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $65,804

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $34,037

Median monthly housing costs: $592


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South Boston, Virginia Age and Sex of Residents
Median year house/condo built: 1965

Median year apartment built: 1971

Household type by relationship:

Households: 8,153
  • In family households: 6,252 (717 male householders, 1,157 female householders)
    1,117 spouses, 2,633 children (2,522 natural, 14 adopted, 97 stepchildren), 270 grandchildren, 38 brothers or sisters, 93 parents, 107 other relatives, 112 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,363 (397 male householders (328 living alone)), 824 female householders (774 living alone)), 133 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 531

Size of family households: 921 2-persons, 368 3-persons, 386 4-persons, 106 5-persons, 45 6-persons, 48 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,104 1-person, 116 2-persons.

903 married couples with children.
791 single-parent households (117 men, 674 women).

98.2% of residents of South Boston speak English at home.
0.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
1.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (48% speak English very well, 33% speak English well, 19% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 110 (1.3%)
(54.5% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments
Here:

4.5
State:

4.4

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in South Boston, Virginia
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in South Boston, Virginia
  • 0no bedroom
  • 281 bedroom
  • 2882 bedrooms
  • 1,1423 bedrooms
  • 1774 bedrooms
  • 1265+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in South Boston, Virginia
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in South Boston, Virginia
  • 26no bedroom
  • 2171 bedroom
  • 5122 bedrooms
  • 4813 bedrooms
  • 444 bedrooms
  • 125+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in South Boston in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in South Boston in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 51no vehicle
  • 6261 vehicle
  • 5472 vehicles
  • 3713 vehicles
  • 1334 vehicles
  • 485+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in South Boston in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in South Boston in renter-occupied apartments
  • 392no vehicle
  • 4911 vehicle
  • 3262 vehicles
  • 793 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 95+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in South Boston, Virginia
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in South Boston, Virginia
  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 323 rooms
  • 1114 rooms
  • 4025 rooms
  • 3826 rooms
  • 3197 rooms
  • 2598 rooms
  • 2689+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in South Boston, Virginia
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in South Boston, Virginia
  • 261 room
  • 142 rooms
  • 1483 rooms
  • 4094 rooms
  • 4895 rooms
  • 1456 rooms
  • 277 rooms
  • 108 rooms
  • 79+ rooms
Year house built
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
Owners and renters by unit type in South Boston, VA
  • South Boston, VA household income distribution

  • Distribution of median household income in South Boston, VA in 2017
  • 426Less than $10,000
  • 557$10,000 to $19,999
  • 344$20,000 to $29,999
  • 384$30,000 to $39,999
  • 242$40,000 to $49,999
  • 198$50,000 to $59,999
  • 323$60,000 to $74,999
  • 180$75,000 to $99,999
  • 83$100,000 to $124,999
  • 80$125,000 to $149,999
  • 69$150,000 to $199,999
  • 52$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner - occupied houses in 2017 in South Boston, VA

  • Distribution of house value in South Boston, VA in 2017
  • 42Less than $10,000
  • 29$10,000 to $14,999
  • 6$15,000 to $19,999
  • 10$25,000 to $29,999
  • 8$30,000 to $34,999
  • 45$35,000 to $39,999
  • 87$40,000 to $49,999
  • 67$50,000 to $59,999
  • 68$60,000 to $69,999
  • 116$70,000 to $79,999
  • 130$80,000 to $89,999
  • 84$90,000 to $99,999
  • 124$100,000 to $124,999
  • 168$125,000 to $149,999
  • 135$150,000 to $174,999
  • 85$175,000 to $199,999
  • 171$200,000 to $249,999
  • 111$250,000 to $299,999
  • 70$300,000 to $399,999
  • 22$400,000 to $499,999
  • 35$500,000 to $749,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in South Boston, VA

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters in South Boston, VA in 2017
  • 56Less than $100
  • 123$100 to $149
  • 86$150 to $199
  • 83$200 to $249
  • 30$250 to $299
  • 38$300 to $349
  • 135$350 to $399
  • 94$400 to $449
  • 134$450 to $499
  • 140$500 to $549
  • 12$600 to $649
  • 19$650 to $699
  • 9$750 to $799
  • 24$800 to $899
  • 0$1,000 to $1,249
  • 210No cash rent
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2017

Percentage of workers working in this county: 84.5%
Number of people working at home: 79 (2.8% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 222
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 674
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 742
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 451
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 78
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 9
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 140
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 97
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 27
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 146
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 119
  • 90 or more minutes: 0
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - South Boston

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,935 (87%)
  • Carpooled: 483 (7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 21 (0%)
  • Taxi: 268 (4%)
  • Bicycle: 6 (0%)
  • Walked: 14 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 79 (1%)
Class of Workers in 2017
  • Unemployment by race in 2017
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 1.7%Males
  • 1.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 15.0%Males
  • 7.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 81.1%Males
Year of entry for the foreign-born population in South Boston, Virginia
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population in South Boston, Virginia
  • 322010 or later
  • 112000 to 2009
  • 351990 to 1999
  • 801980 to 1989
  • 161970 to 1979
  • 30Before 1970
Ancestries in South Boston, VA

First ancestries reported:

  • American: 1,614 (26.5%)
  • English: 375 (6.2%)
  • Irish: 170 (2.8%)
  • Scotch-Irish: 60 (1.0%)
  • German: 37 (0.6%)
  • Welsh: 37 (0.6%)
  • European: 33 (0.5%)
  • Italian: 31 (0.5%)
  • Scottish: 30 (0.5%)
  • African: 28 (0.5%)
  • British: 20 (0.3%)
  • Czech: 10 (0.2%)
  • West Indian: 10 (0.2%)
  • Polish: 8 (0.1%)
  • Swedish: 6 (0.10%)
  • Scandinavian: 4 (0.07%)
  • French: 2 (0.03%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents (%):

Korea
South Boston:

22.7% (25)
Virginia:

100.0% (-1)

China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
South Boston:

18.2% (20)
Virginia:

100.0% (-1)

Philippines
South Boston:

16.4% (18)
Virginia:

100.0% (-1)

India
South Boston:

10.0% (11)
Virginia:

100.0% (-1)

Germany
South Boston:

6.4% (7)
Virginia:

100.0% (-1)

Canada
South Boston:

5.5% (6)
Virginia:

100.0% (-1)

Other Northern America
South Boston:

4.5% (5)
Virginia:

100.0% (-1)

France
South Boston:

2.7% (3)
Virginia:

100.0% (-1)

Vietnam
South Boston:

2.7% (3)
Virginia:

100.0% (-1)

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 6,478
  • Other state: 1,489
  • Northeast: 330
  • Midwest: 98
  • South: 963
  • West: 96

92.2% of South Boston residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 32.8% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 68.8% lived in Virginia.


South Boston:

92.2%
State average:

84.7%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 29
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 15
  • 7th and 8th grade: 36
  • 9th grade: 41
  • 10th grade: 86
  • 11th grade: 93
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 67
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 734
  • Less than 1 year of college: 117
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 247
  • Associate degree: 144
  • Bachelor's degree: 397
  • Master's degree: 124
  • Professional school degree: 17
  • Doctorate degree: 5
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 14
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 5
  • 5th and 6th grade: 64
  • 7th and 8th grade: 81
  • 9th grade: 79
  • 10th grade: 139
  • 11th grade: 122
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 39
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 859
  • Less than 1 year of college: 260
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 415
  • Associate degree: 297
  • Bachelor's degree: 485
  • Master's degree: 180
  • Professional school degree: 49
  • Doctorate degree: 0
Educational Attainment for Females
South Boston marital status for males
South Boston marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 2,774
  • One, attached: 57
  • Two: 89
  • 3 or 4: 172
  • 5 to 9: 203
  • 10 to 19: 166
  • 20 to 49: 152
  • 50 or more: 77
  • Mobile homes: 132

Median worth of mobile homes: $12,193

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2017: 3.5%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2017: 7.7%

House/condo owner moved in on average 21 years ago

Renter moved in on average 3 years ago

Year householders moved into residence in South Boston
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in South Boston, VA
  • 63.6%Electricity
  • 19.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 14.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.7%Utility gas
  • 1.3%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in South Boston, VA
  • 76.7%Electricity
  • 11.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 6.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.3%No fuel used
  • 1.8%Utility gas
  • 1.2%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 30
Here:

3.4%
Virginia:

10.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 45
Here:

10.9%
Virginia:

9.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 14
Here:

6.1%
Virginia:

19.8%
School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students
School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability