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South Boston is a town in Halifax County.

The community was named for Boston, MA.

The latitude of South Boston is 36.698N. The longitude is -78.901W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 430 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 8,222.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$25,964
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our South Boston demographic reports
South Boston is on the Dan River
The town had been an independent city, but reverted to town status in 1995.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 37. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 4.4 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Jeff Burton, race car driver
Local festivals include:
  • Southern Virginia Harvest Festival - Sept. 29, 2007
  • Noland Country Fair Day - May 12, 2007
Dates often change. Check South Boston web sites and events links in the sections below.

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Sections below provide additional information and links about South Boston demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Halifax County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 24592 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

4% of South Boston residents report German ancestry, and 4% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the South Boston ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in South Boston was $15,872, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

14% of South Boston residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

Entertainment
Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
South Boston festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

Geocaching & geography
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History

Historic districts in South Boston include South Boston Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in South Boston, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $266.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $735.


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Libraries

Libraries in South Boston include South Boston Public Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in South Boston include South Boston Gazette Virginian

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Politics

Halifax County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our South Boston political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for South Boston workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

Travel

Hotels in South Boston include Holiday Inn Express, South Boston Days Inn, Super 8.

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