South Hill, Virginia

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South Hill is a town in Mecklenburg County, Virginia, United States. As of the 2006 census, the town population was 4,608. 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. 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.



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)[3].

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


As of the census[1] of 2006, there were 4,608 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.

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