South Boston is a somewhat small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 7,976 people and four constituent neighborhoods, South Boston is the 84th largest community in Virginia.
South Boston is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, South Boston is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in South Boston who work in sales jobs (16.28%), teaching (9.59%), and office and administrative support (8.71%).
Residents of the town have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.33 minutes getting to work every day.
Being a small town, South Boston does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In terms of college education, South Boston is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.62% of adults 25 and older in South Boston have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in South Boston in 2010 was $17,353, which is low income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $69,412 for a family of four.
South Boston is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call South Boston home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of South Boston residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in South Boston include Irish, German, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in South Boston is English. Other important languages spoken here include German and Korean.