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Living In South Boston, VA

South Boston is a small town in Virginia with a population of just under 8,000. Retirees account for a greater percentage of the population (23%) here than nationally (14%), while young professionals figure less prominently in the demographics. Overall, the town's population, at an average age of just under 43, skews older than most cities in Virginia. Renters tend to be in the minority in South Boston, and 62% of residents own their homes. With a relatively low average rent of $598 per month in the town, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in Virginia. Over the course of a year, renters in South Boston will save around $8,200 compared to the state average.

With an average commute time of about 19 minutes, quicker than most cities in the state, South Boston residents find that getting to work isn't overly time-consuming. Driving a car or truck is the most common mode of getting to work, chosen by 30% of commuters, while public transportation isn't used. A small percentage of residents walk to work.

There are two primary industries in South Boston: retail and manufacturing. Combined, these industries make up 13% of the town's workforce. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 7% of residents work in sales, making it the top profession in the town. South Boston workers take home an average annual income of just over $47,000, about $41,000 less than the average Virginia resident. The town's average income also trails the national average of $73,345. Compared to the national average, South Boston has a relatively high number of residents over the age of 25 who have a high school degree or GED (22%). In addition, 9% have a Bachelor's degree and 4% possess a Master's degree or Doctorate.

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