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ZIP Code 23970

Primary City:South Hill, VA (View All Cities)
County: Mecklenburg County
Timezone: Eastern (3:22pm)
Area code: 434 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:36.7, -78.2
ZIP (~12 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 23970

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 23970. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 23970. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 23970, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
South Hill, VA
Unacceptable:
Southill, Union Level

Stats and Demographics for the 23970 ZIP Code

ZIP code 23970 is located in south Virginia and covers a slightly higher than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 23970 are primarily white. The number of seniors is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also a small number of families and a large number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 23970 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 8,254
Population Density 68 people per sq mi
Housing Units 3,918
Median Home Value $119,600
Land Area 121.24 sq mi
Water Area 0.39 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 3,489
Median Household Income $42,582

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 43Male Median Age: 41Female Median Age: 45


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 5253226479
5-9260269529
10-14269266535
15-19241261502
20-24201230431
25-29224245469
30-34206228434
35-39215242457
40-44223272495
45-49294313607
50-54263325588
55-59259305564
60-64266283549
65-69188267455
70-74176223399
75-79125190315
80-8490142232
85 Plus53161214

Gender

 Male 3,806 46%
 Female 4,448 54%
Gender

Race

 White 4,645 56.3%
 Black Or African American 3,256 39.4%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 15 0.2%
 Asian 108 1.3%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 7 0.1%
 Other Race 89 1.1%
 Two Or More Races 134 1.6%
Race

Head of Household by Age


OwnerRenterTotal
15-2417100117
25-34123285408
35-44306220526
45-54398271669
55-64495205700
65-74408138546
75-8428684370
85 Plus12330153

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,457 42%
 Single Guardian 774 22%
 Singles 1,107 32%
 Singles With Roommate 151 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 2,426 70%
 Households with Kids 1,063 30%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


MaleFemaleTotal
1554297
2405292
3464692
46343106
55648104
64656102
75454108
84761108
95750107
104367110
11564399
125350103
136365128
14544195
155359112
16495099
175666122
18454792
19383977
20464389

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 23970 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 23970 were primarily built in the 1990s or the 1960s. Looking at 23970 real estate data, the median home value of $119,600 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly higher than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 23970. Rentals in 23970 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. 2 bedrooms are also common and rent for $500-$749/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 23970 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 8,125 98.4%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 121 1.5%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 8 0.1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 1,238 32%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 918 23%
 Renter Occupied Households 1,333 34%
 Households Vacant 429 11%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 92 21.4%
 Rented & Unoccupied 3 0.7%
 For Sale Only 63 14.7%
 Sold & Unoccupied 4 0.9%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 74 17.2%
 For Migrant Workers 6 1.4%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 187 43.6%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 123 10%
 2 Bedroom 527 44%
 3+ Bedroom 541 45%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $42,582 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 23970 is likely to be one of the nicer parts of town with a more affluent demographic.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. A slightly higher than average number of commuters in 23970 can expect to fall in that range. There are a slightly smaller percentage of employees that have to travel over 45 minutes to reach their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 2,687 39%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,601 23%
 No Earnings 2,585 38%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 2,687 39%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,601 23%
 No Earnings 2,585 38%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 3,619 91%
 Public transportation 43 1%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 130 3%
 Worked at Home 182 5%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The percentage of people that did not graduate high school is among the highest in the nation. The population is likely to value education because they are very well educated themselves. A much higher percentation of the population has received a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 670 25.0%
 High School Graduate 1,406 52.4%
 Associate's degree 205 7.6%
 Bachelor's degree 210 7.8%
 Master's degree 106 3.9%
 Professional school degree 79 2.9%
 Doctorate degree 9 0.3%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 1,306 89%
 Enrolled in Private School 76 5%
 Not Enrolled in School 84 6%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 23970

ZIP Code 23970 is in the Mecklenburg County Public Schools. There are 3 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 23970.

Park View Middle School
365 Dockery Rd
South Hill, VA 23970
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Mecklenburg County Public Schools
South Hill Elementary
1290 Plank Rd
South Hill, VA 23970
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Mecklenburg County Public Schools
Park View High School
205 Park View Circle
South Hill, VA 23970
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Mecklenburg County Public Schools

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