South Boston, VA Population

Population: 8,491. Estimated population in July 2020: 8,115 (-4.4% change)
Males: 3,750 (44.2%), Females: 4,741 (55.8%)

Halifax County

Zip code: 24592

Median resident age: 41.2 years
Median household income: $25,964
Median house value: $72,800

Races in South Boston:

  • White Non-Hispanic (50.0%)
  • Black (47.3%)
  • Hispanic (1.4%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • American Indian (0.5%)
  • Other race (0.5%)

Ancestries: United States (10.9%), English (7.5%), German (2.8%), Irish (2.7%).

Elevation: 407 feet

Land area: 12.2 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in South Boston

  • High school or higher: 64.2%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 14.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.9%
  • Unemployed: 9.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 16.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in South Boston town

  • Never married: 26.6%
  • Now married: 46.0%
  • Separated: 4.1%
  • Widowed: 13.4%
  • Divorced: 10.0%

2.2% Foreign born (1.3% Latin America, 0.4% Europe, 0.3% North America).

Population change in the 1990s: +1,248 (+17.2%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near South Boston:

  • HALIFAX-SOUTH BOSTON COMM HOSP (about 6 miles; HALIFAX, VA)
  • PERSON COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 21 miles; ROXBORO, NC)
  • GRANVILLE MEDICAL CENTER (about 33 miles; OXFORD, NC)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to South Boston:

  • DANVILLE REGIONAL (about 32 miles; DANVILLE, VA; Abbreviation: DAN)
  • LYNCHBURG REGIONAL/PRESTON GLENN FLD (about 47 miles; LYNCHBURG, VA; Abbreviation: LYH)
  • RALEIGH-DURHAM INTL (about 59 miles; RALEIGH/DURHAM, NC; Abbreviation: RDU)
Other public-use airports nearest to South Boston:

Colleges and Universities

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

  • VANCE-GRANVILLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 44 miles; HENDERSON, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,076)
  • DUKE UNIVERSITY (about 47 miles; DURHAM, NC; Full-time enrollment: 11,898)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL (about 48 miles; CHAPEL HILL, NC; Full-time enrollment: 22,324)
  • LIBERTY UNIVERSITY (about 50 miles; LYNCHBURG, VA; Full-time enrollment: 5,348)
  • DURHAM TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 52 miles; DURHAM, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,338)
  • NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL UNIVERSITY (about 52 miles; DURHAM, NC; Full-time enrollment: 4,487)
  • LONGWOOD COLLEGE (about 54 miles; FARMVILLE, VA; Full-time enrollment: 3,557)

Schools

Public high school in South Boston:

  • HALIFAX COUNTY HIGH (Students: 1,626; Location: HIGH SCHOOL CIR; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high schools in South Boston:

  • CENTERVILLE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 43; Location: 3200 HALIFAX ROAD; Grades: KG – 12)
  • WELLSPRING ACADEMY (Students: 31; Location: 4131 BIRCH ELMO RD; Grades: PK – 12; Boys only)
Public primary/middle schools in South Boston:

  • HALIFAX COUNTY MIDDLE (Students: 981; Location: 1011 MIDDLE SCHOOL CIR; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • C.H. FRIEND ELEM (Students: 353; Location: 601 MARSHALL AVE; Grades: 03 – 06)
  • SOUTH OF DAN ELEM. (Students: 349; Location: 1011 SOUTH OF DAN RD; Grades: KG – 03)
  • WASHINGTON-COLEMAN ELEM (Students: 301; Location: 1927 JEFFRESS BLVD; Grades: KG – 02)
  • CLUSTER SPRINGS ELEM. (Students: 280; Location: 1011 CLUSTER SPRINGS ELEM RD; Grades: 04 – 06)
  • TURBEVILLE ELEM. (Students: 143; Location: 1010 SCHOOL HOUSE RD; Grades: KG – 06)