South Hill, Virginia Population 2020

4,297
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South Hill is a city located in Virginia. With a 2020 population of 4,297, it is the 68th largest city in Virginia and the 5190th largest city in the United States. South Hill is currently declining at a rate of -0.79% annually and its population has decreased by -7.59% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,650 in 2010. South Hill reached it's highest population of 4,609 in 2010. Spanning over 10 miles, South Hill has a population density of 437 people per square mile.

The average household income in South Hill is $49,956 with a poverty rate of 20.64%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $753 per month, and the median house value is $157,000. The median age in South Hill is 37.7 years, 33.2 years for males, and 41.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 73.5 males.

South Hill Demographics

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

  • White: 48.36%
  • Black or African American: 48.29%
  • Two or more races: 3.36%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of South Hill, Virginia is 4,297, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,365.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 4,650.

South Hill, Virginia Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,13348.36%
Black or African American2,13048.29%
Two or More Races1483.36%
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South Hill Population Pyramid 2020

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South Hill Median Age

37.7


Total

33.2


Male

41.4


Female

South Hill Adults

There are 3,285 adults, (902 of whom are seniors) in South Hill.

South Hill Age Dependency

85.1

Age Dependency Ratio

37.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47.3

Child Dependency Ratio

South Hill Sex Ratio

Female

2,542

57.63%

Male

1,869

42.37%

South Hill Households and Families

South Hill Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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South Hill Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.5%12.5%
All47%53%
Male41.2%58.8%
Non Family37.2%62.8%
Female22.5%77.5%

47.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,7392.4747
Non Family8101.1437.2
Married4493.2287.5
Female3954.1722.5
Male853.2941.2

3.57

Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

3.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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South Hill Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade38013.44%
9th to 12th Grade1575.55%
High School Graduate86330.52%
Some College63722.52%
Associates Degree1144.03%
Bachelors Degree44515.74%
Graduate Degree2328.20%
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South Hill Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White1,5511,356592
Black1,26692485
Hispanic1111
Multiple Races1111

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 38.17%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,384$40,975$27,815
Less Than High School$13,264$$
High School Grad$21,983$40,546$16,949
Some College$29,889$47,813$29,044
Bachelors Degree$40,990$62,644$38,477
Graduate Degree$$123,059$43,125

$29,384

Average Earnings

$40,975

Average Male

$27,815

Average Female

South Hill Language

South Hill Language by Age

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South Hill Language

98.45% of South Hill residents speak only English, while 1.55% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.12% of the population.

South Hill Poverty

South Hill Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black2,07155026.56%
White2,04027713.58%
Multiple1485235.14%

20.64%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.22%

Male Poverty Rate

18.05%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in South Hill

The race most likely to be in poverty in South Hill is Multiple, with 35.14% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in South Hill is White, with 13.58% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 10.62%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.72%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.79%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School55.16%
High School19.13%
Bachelors or Greater7.76%
Some College4.86%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed100.00%
Female Unemployed40.00%
Female Employed16.20%
Male Employed11.22%

South Hill Income

South Hill Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$29,315$49,956
Families$60,570$68,325
Married Families$82,656-
Non Families$20,646$28,817
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South Hill Marital Status

South Hill Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

33.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.3%

Male Marriage Rate

28.0%

Female Marriage Rate

South Hill Married by Age and Sex

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South Hill Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

South Hill Marital Status by Race

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South Hill Veterans

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269

Number of Veterans

269

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Korea68
Vietnam63
Second Gulf War63
First Gulf War12
World War II10
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Age Group Veterans
75+153
18 to 3448
65 to 7441
35 to 5427
55 to 64
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Name Veterans % of Total
White1518.56%
Black1188.01%

South Hill Veterans by Education

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9.62%

Veteran Poverty Rate

62.34%

Veteran Disability Rate

South Hill Employment Status

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56.6%

Labor Force Participation

54.2%

Employment Rate

4.2%

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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74.29%

Born in Virginia

99.75%

Native Born

0.25%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.25%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.75% of South Hill residents were born in the United States, with 74.29% having been born in Virginia. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20204,297-34-0.79%
20194,331-34-0.78%
20184,365-16-0.37%
20174,381-34-0.77%
20164,415-25-0.56%
20154,440-23-0.52%
20144,463-25-0.56%
20134,488-55-1.21%
20124,543-40-0.87%
20114,583-26-0.56%
20104,6092060.46%
20004,4031860.43%
19904,217-130-0.30%
19804,3474891.20%
19703,8581,2894.15%
19602,5690.00%