Demographics

People

Total Population1,220
Male Share of the Population45%
Female Share of the Population55%
Senior Citizens18.9%
Employed Population 16+365
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married46.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher4.4%
Median Earnings25+$29,904
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,607

Wealth

Median Family Income$35,938
% Above Poverty Level75%
% Below Poverty Level25%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home7.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone34.7%
Median Gross Rent$754
Median House Value$59,900

Ancestry

German23.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)15.2%
English14.2%
Irish14.1%
Italian4.8%
Polish3.1%
Dutch2.7%
Lithuanian2.4%
French Except Basque2.1%
Swedish0.8%
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Sophia Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyRaleigh County
P.O. Box Zip Codes25921
Phone Area Codes304
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude37.7
Approximate 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)

StationBECKLEY VA HOSPITAL
Distance4.9 miles
Jan Temp18 to 39 F
Apr Temp35 to 62 F
Jul Temp58 to 78 F
Oct Temp38 to 62 F
Annual Precip39.5 inches
StationBECKLEY AP
Distance9.7 miles
Jan Temp22 to 39 F
Apr Temp41 to 63 F
Jul Temp61 to 80 F
Oct Temp42 to 63 F
Annual Precip41.6 inches
StationFLAT TOP
Distance11.9 miles
Jan Temp19 to 37 F
Apr Temp38 to 60 F
Jul Temp60 to 78 F
Oct Temp42 to 61 F
Annual Precip45.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Beckley16,697$54,550
Lester541$53,250
Mabscott1,466$75,368
Mullens1,564$58,205
Pax168$22,500
Rhodell111$30,313

Sophia Public Schools

Sophia-soak Creek Elementary
200 Mills St.
ZIP: 25901
(304) 683-4541
Primary
Total Enrollment 321
Independence Middle School
800 Independence Rd.
ZIP: 25921
(304) 683-4542
Middle
Total Enrollment 509

Sophia Private Schools

House Of Prayer Christian Academy
Deadend Railroad Ave
ZIP: 25921
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 45
Sophia Christian Academy
122 Wickline Ave
ZIP: 25921
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
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