South Boston, Virginia Population 2020

7,451
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South Boston is a city located in Virginia. With a 2020 population of 7,451, it is the 48th largest city in Virginia and the 3790th largest city in the United States. South Boston is currently declining at a rate of -1.38% annually and its population has decreased by -8.49% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,142 in 2010. South Boston reached it's highest population of 8,491 in 2000. Spanning over 13 miles, South Boston has a population density of 570 people per square mile.

The average household income in South Boston is $50,352 with a poverty rate of 17.67%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $661 per month, and the median house value is $121,000. The median age in South Boston is 42.2 years, 38.8 years for males, and 44.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 77.6 males.

South Boston Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of South Boston was:

  • White: 48.61%
  • Black or African American: 48.26%
  • Asian: 2.03%
  • Two or more races: 0.96%
  • Other race: 0.14%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of South Boston, Virginia is 7,451, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 7,659.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 8,142.

South Boston, Virginia Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,80548.61%
Black or African American3,77848.26%
Asian1592.03%
Two or More Races750.96%
Some Other Race110.14%
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South Boston Population Pyramid 2020

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South Boston Median Age

42.2


Total

38.8


Male

44.5


Female

South Boston Adults

There are 6,184 adults, (1,756 of whom are seniors) in South Boston.

South Boston Age Dependency

76.8

Age Dependency Ratio

39.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.1

Child Dependency Ratio

South Boston Sex Ratio

Female

4,407

56.30%

Male

3,421

43.70%

South Boston Households and Families

South Boston Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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South Boston Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.2%17.8%
All56.6%43.4%
Non Family49%51%
Female39.7%60.3%
Male24.3%75.7%

56.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,9152.5156.6
Non Family1,1371.1949
Married9633.1882.2
Female6753.7239.7
Male1402.6924.3

3.21

Average Family Size

2.51

Average Household Size

7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

1.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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South Boston Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3065.82%
9th to 12th Grade73714.02%
High School Graduate1,78934.04%
Some College92817.66%
Associates Degree4538.62%
Bachelors Degree69113.15%
Graduate Degree3526.70%
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South Boston Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White2,7942,447734
Black2,2791,609225
Asian1109766
Multiple Races4433
Hispanic292718
Other Race119

The highest rate of high school graduation is among hispanic people with a rate of 93.10%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 62.07%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,018$38,044$26,862
Less Than High School$12,344$14,779$10,700
High School Grad$31,821$35,966$30,858
Some College$25,759$32,212$23,086
Bachelors Degree$46,118$62,596$36,250
Graduate Degree$49,522$64,464$44,886

$31,018

Average Earnings

$38,044

Average Male

$26,862

Average Female

South Boston Language

South Boston Language by Age

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South Boston Language

96.74% of South Boston residents speak only English, while 3.26% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 2.38% of the population.

South Boston Poverty

South Boston Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black3,58794326.29%
White3,4462848.24%
Multiple756485.33%
Hispanic763140.79%

17.67%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.40%

Male Poverty Rate

22.43%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in South Boston

The race most likely to be in poverty in South Boston is Multiple, with 85.33% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in South Boston is White, with 8.24% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.47%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.17%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.13%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School32.39%
High School17.34%
Some College12.06%
Bachelors or Greater2.10%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed98.59%
Male Unemployed56.78%
Female Employed10.00%
Male Employed2.77%

South Boston Income

South Boston Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$39,683$50,352
Families$45,876$55,471
Married Families$63,277-
Non Families$27,128$39,783
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South Boston Marital Status

South Boston Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

31.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.3%

Male Marriage Rate

27.7%

Female Marriage Rate

South Boston Married by Age and Sex

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South Boston Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

South Boston Marital Status by Race

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South Boston Veterans

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493

Number of Veterans

446

Male Veterans

47

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam261
Second Gulf War67
First Gulf War48
Korea46
World War II28
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74163
55 to 64156
75+85
35 to 5463
18 to 3426
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Name Veterans % of Total
White31410.21%
Black1685.71%
2 or More1125.00%

South Boston Veterans by Education

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5.56%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.44%

Veteran Disability Rate

South Boston Employment Status

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51.6%

Labor Force Participation

48.6%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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78.72%

Born in Virginia

97.60%

Native Born

2.40%

Foreign Born

1.18%

Non Citizen

1.23%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.60% of South Boston residents were born in the United States, with 78.72% having been born in Virginia. 1.18% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20207,451-104-1.38%
20197,555-104-1.36%
20187,659-108-1.39%
20177,767-104-1.32%
20167,871-33-0.42%
20157,904-28-0.35%
20147,932-45-0.56%
20137,977-22-0.28%
20127,999-94-1.16%
20118,093-51-0.63%
20108,144-347-0.42%
20008,4911,4941.95%
19906,997-96-0.14%
19807,0932040.29%
19706,8899151.44%
19605,974-83-0.14%
19506,0578051.44%
19405,2524110.82%
19304,8415031.10%
19204,3388222.12%
19103,5160.00%