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South Hill, Virginia

South Hill is a town located in Mecklenburg County, Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 4,403.


\nSouth Hill is located at 36°43'36" North, 78°7'50" West (36.726759, -78.130597)
1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 16.4 km² (6.3 mi²). 16.4 km² (6.3 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.47% water.


\nAs of the
census of 2000, there are 4,403 people, 1,809 households, and 1,190 families residing in the town. The population density is 269.0/km² (696.2/mi²). There are 1,988 housing units at an average density of 121.5/km² (314.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 58.37% White, 39.43% African American, 0.30% Native American, 1.00% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.39% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races. 1.57% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 1,809 households out of which 27.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.7% are married couples living together, 18.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 34.2% are non-families. 30.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.33 and the average family size is 2.88. In the town the population is 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 are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 77.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 70.5 males. The median income for a household in the town is $31,078, and the median income for a family is $38,156. Males have a median income of $30,128 versus $21,996 for females. The per capita income for the town is $19,319. 18.8% of the population and 14.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 30.9% are under the age of 18 and 11.2% are 65 or older.