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South Hill, Virginia
Town
Route 1 in downtown South Hill
Route 1 in downtown South Hill
Location of South Hill, Virginia
Location of South Hill, Virginia
Country United States
State Virginia
County Mecklenburg
Area
 • Total 9.31 sq mi (16.4 km2)
 • Land 9.31 sq mi (16.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 466 ft (142 m)
Population (2015)
 • Total 4,541
 • Density 696.2/sq mi (268.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 23970
Area code(s) 434
FIPS code 51-73904
GNIS feature ID 1484872
Website http://www.southhillva.org/

South Hill is a town in Mecklenburg County, Virginia, United States. The population was 4,403 at the 2000 census. Located on major Interstate and U.S. highways, it has a full-service hospital (serving patients from several rural counties), a tobacco market, and several hotels, and the SouthSide Mall. South Hill has a close relationship with the neighboring town of La Crosse. Lake Gaston, a large reservoir popular with boaters and fishermen, is a short distance to the southwest.

The Colonial Theatre was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003.

Geography

South Hill is located at 36°43′36″N 78°7′50″W / 36.72667°N 78.13056°W / 36.72667; -78.13056 (36.726759, -78.130597).

The town has a total area of 9.31 square miles (16.4 km²), of which 9.27 square miles (16.4 km²) is land and 0.04 square mile (0.1 km²) (0.47%) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 732
1920 1,074 46.7%
1930 1,405 30.8%
1940 1,739 23.8%
1950 2,153 23.8%
1960 2,569 19.3%
1970 3,858 50.2%
1980 4,347 12.7%
1990 4,217 −3.0%
2000 4,403 4.4%
2010 4,650 5.6%
Est. 2015 4,527 −2.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 4,403 people, 1,809 households, and 1,190 families residing in the town. The population density was 696.2 people per square mile (269.0/km²). There were 1,988 housing units at an average density of 314.4/sq mi (121.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 58.37% White, 39.43% African American, 0.30% Native American, 1.00% Asian, 0.39% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.57% of the population.

There were 1,809 households out of which 27.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.7% were married couples living together, 18.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.2% were non-families. 30.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the town the population was spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 19.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 77.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 70.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $31,078, and the median income for a family was $38,156. Males had a median income of $30,128 versus $21,996 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,319. About 14.3% of families and 18.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.9% of those under age 18 and 11.2% of those age 65 or over.


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