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People

Total Population 1,356
Male Share of the Population 44.5%
Female Share of the Population 55.5%
Senior Citizens 15.4%
Employed Population 16+ 477
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 50.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 8.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $43,068
% Above Poverty Level 75.8%
% Below Poverty Level 24.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 1.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.7%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 26.5%
Median Gross Rent $687
Median House Value $57,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 19%
US/American 0%
English 12.8%
Irish 16.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Sophia Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 49 miles SE of Charleston, West Virginia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 173 miles N of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Raleigh
P.O. Box Zip Codes 25921
Phone Area Codes 304
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.707
Longitude -81.25

Sophia Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station BECKLEY VA HOSPITAL
Distance 4.9 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 39 F
Apr Temp 35 to 62 F
Jul Temp 58 to 78 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 39.5 inches
Station BECKLEY AP
Distance 9.7 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 39 F
Apr Temp 41 to 63 F
Jul Temp 61 to 80 F
Oct Temp 42 to 63 F
Annual Precip 41.6 inches
Station FLAT TOP
Distance 11.9 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 37 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 60 to 78 F
Oct Temp 42 to 61 F
Annual Precip 45.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Sophia, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

McAlpin (25921)

Tams (25921)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Beckley 17,375 $55,597
Lester 334 $43,500
Mabscott 1,387 $75,200
Mullens 1,993 $60,089
Pax 151 $33,750
Rhodell 212 $52,625

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Sophia High Schools

SOPHIA ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION LEARNING CENTER
207 SCOUT ST.
304-683-4392
A Non-traditional School
A Title I School.
Serves 104 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.4

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