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|People QuickFacts||South Boston||Virginia|
|Population, 2013 estimate||7,989||8,260,405|
|Population, 2012 estimate||8,077||8,186,628|
|Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base||8,142||8,001,031|
|Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013||-1.9%||3.2%|
|Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012||-0.8%||2.3%|
|Persons under 5 years, percent, 2010||6.8%||6.4%|
|Persons under 18 years, percent, 2010||24.3%||23.2%|
|Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2010||20.2%||12.2%|
|Female persons, percent, 2010||55.8%||50.9%|
|White alone, percent, 2010 (a)||46.2%||68.6%|
|Black or African American alone, percent, 2010 (a)||50.2%||19.4%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2010 (a)||0.2%||0.4%|
|Asian alone, percent, 2010 (a)||0.6%||5.5%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2010 (a)||0.0%||0.1%|
|Two or More Races, percent, 2010||1.2%||2.9%|
|Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2010 (b)||2.3%||7.9%|
|White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2010||45.6%||64.8%|
|Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2008-2012||82.9%||84.7%|
|Foreign born persons, percent, 2008-2012||0.8%||11.1%|
|Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2008-2012||1.8%||14.7%|
|High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2008-2012||77.0%||86.9%|
|Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2008-2012||16.7%||34.7%|
|Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2008-2012||20.3||27.5|
|Housing units, 2010||3,866||3,364,939|
|Homeownership rate, 2008-2012||55.5%||67.8%|
|Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2008-2012||23.9%||21.5%|
|Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2008-2012||$103,400||$249,700|
|Persons per household, 2008-2012||2.16||2.59|
|Per capita money income in past 12 months (2012 dollars), 2008-2012||$19,138||$33,326|
|Median household income, 2008-2012||$30,219||$63,636|
|Persons below poverty level, percent, 2008-2012||28.9%||11.1%|
|Business QuickFacts||South Boston||Virginia|
|Total number of firms, 2007||829||638,643|
|Black-owned firms, percent, 2007||9.7%||9.9%|
|American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007||S||0.5%|
|Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||7.0%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||0.1%|
|Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||4.5%|
|Women-owned firms, percent, 2007||S||30.1%|
|Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000)||01||92,417,797|
|Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000)||24,593||60,513,396|
|Retail sales, 2007 ($1000)||221,450||105,663,299|
|Retail sales per capita, 2007||$28,124||$13,687|
|Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000)||23,328||15,340,483|
|Geography QuickFacts||South Boston||Virginia|
|Land area in square miles, 2010||13.06||39,490.09|
|Persons per square mile, 2010||623.7||202.6|