South Hill, Virginia Population 2021

4,345
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South Hill is a city located in Mecklenburg County Virginia. With a 2020 population of 4,345, it is the 68th largest city in Virginia and the 5175th largest city in the United States . South Hill is currently declining at a rate of -0.05% annually and its population has decreased by -6.56% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,650 in 2010. South Hill reached it's highest population of 4,603 in 2010. Spanning over 10 miles, South Hill has a population density of 442 people per square mile.

The average household income in South Hill is $52,366 with a poverty rate of 23.49%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $731 per month, and the median house value is $153,900. The median age in South Hill is 39.4 years, 34.1 years for males, and 44.2 years for females.

South Hill Demographics

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

  • White: 53.51%
  • Black or African American: 45.69%
  • Two or more races: 0.80%
  • 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 4,345 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,351.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 4,650.

South Hill, Virginia Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,34253.51%
Black or African American2,00045.69%
Two or More Races350.80%
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South Hill Population by Race

South Hill Population Pyramid $2021

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South Hill Median Age

39.4


Total

34.1


Male

44.2


Female

South Hill Adults

There are 3,291 adults, (986 of whom are seniors) in South Hill.

South Hill Age Dependency

89.9

Age Dependency Ratio

42.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47.1

Child Dependency Ratio

South Hill Sex Ratio

Female

2,460

56.20%

Male

1,917

43.80%

South Hill Population by Age

South Hill Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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South Hill Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.9%19.1%
Male53.7%46.3%
All46.4%53.6%
Non Family35.7%64.3%
Female18.8%81.2%

46.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

South Hill Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,7832.3946.4
Non Family9071.135.7
Married5143.6380.9
Female3083.9418.8
Male543.4353.7

3.57

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

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South Hill Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade31711.33%
9th to 12th Grade32511.62%
High School Graduate76527.35%
Some College56920.34%
Associates Degree1445.15%
Bachelors Degree47416.95%
Graduate Degree2037.26%
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South Hill Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

South Hill Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White1,5211,334593
Black1,18878184
Hispanic8840
2+ Races99

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 38.99%.

South Hill Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,967$41,446$28,254
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$22,295$40,245$20,205
Some College$29,439$52,604$28,272
Bachelors Degree$40,234$44,784$38,601
Graduate Degree$$125,900$44,318

$29,967

Average Earnings

$41,446

Average Male

$28,254

Average Female

South Hill Earnings by Educational Attainment

South Hill Language by Age

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South Hill Language

95.85% of South Hill residents speak only English, while 4.15% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.30% of the population.

South Hill Language

South Hill Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black1,92166234.46%
White2,0361668.15%
Hispanic21915369.86%

23.49%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.97%

Male Poverty Rate

23.89%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in South Hill

The race most likely to be in poverty in South Hill is Hispanic, with 69.86% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in South Hill is White, with 8.15% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.80%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.85%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.96%.

South Hill Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade56.97%
High School24.87%
Bachelors or Greater10.36%
Some College2.56%

South Hill Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed100.00%
Female Unemployed21.43%
Male Employed9.53%
Female Employed8.21%

South Hill Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

South Hill Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$32,765$52,366
Families$65,196$72,856
Married Families$85,893-
Non Families$18,704$30,155
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Income by Household Type

South Hill Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

37.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.8%

Male Marriage Rate

33.4%

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 35-44, 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 Marital Status

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310

Number of Veterans

310

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam103
Second Gulf War79
Korea59
First Gulf War9
World War II

South Hill Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+154
65 to 7468
18 to 3455
35 to 5433
55 to 64

South Hill Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White20611.19%
Black1047.35%

South Hill Veterans by Race

South Hill Veterans by Education

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9.25%

Veteran Poverty Rate

50.68%

Veteran Disability Rate

South Hill Veterans by Education

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52.2%

Labor Force Participation

49.8%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

South Hill Employment by Age

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South Hill Employment by Race

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South Hill Employment by Education

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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66.60%

Born in South Hill

94.40%

Native Born

5.60%

Foreign Born

5.39%

Non Citizen

0.21%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.40% of South Hill residents were born in the United States, with 66.60% having been born in Virginia. 5.39% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

South Hill Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20214,345-2-0.05%
20204,347-2-0.05%
20194,349-2-0.05%
20184,351-19-0.43%
20174,370-35-0.79%
20164,405-24-0.54%
20154,429-26-0.58%
20144,455-24-0.54%
20134,479-57-1.26%
20124,536-42-0.92%
20114,578-25-0.54%
20104,6032000.45%
20004,4031860.43%
19904,217-130-0.30%
19804,3474891.20%
19703,8581,2894.15%
19602,5690.00%

South Hill Population by Year