Sophia, WV Population

By | July 2, 2019

Population: 1,301. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,260 (-3.2% change)
Males: 589 (45.3%), Females: 712 (54.7%)

Raleigh County

Zip code: 25921

Median resident age: 41.1 years
Median household income: $26,008
Median house value: $55,500

Races in Sophia:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
  • Black (1.2%)
  • Hispanic (0.6%)

Ancestries: United States (13.8%), English (10.9%), Irish (8.5%), German (7.4%), Scottish (3.8%), Italian (2.9%).

Elevation: 2360 feet

Land area: 0.7 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Sophia

  • High school or higher: 73.3%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 10.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.7%
  • Unemployed: 11.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 26.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sophia town

  • Never married: 17.3%
  • Now married: 55.1%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 10.5%
  • Divorced: 14.9%

0.8% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -15 (-1.1%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Sophia:

  • BECKLEY APPALACHIAN REGIONAL HOSPITAL (about 7 miles; BECKLEY, WV)
  • RALEIGH GENERAL HOSPITAL (about 7 miles; BECKLEY, WV)
  • PLATEAU MEDICAL CENTER (about 20 miles; OAK HILL, WV)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Sophia:

  • RALEIGH COUNTY MEMORIAL (about 11 miles; BECKLEY, WV; Abbreviation: BKW)
  • YEAGER (about 51 miles; CHARLESTON, WV; Abbreviation: CRW)
  • GREENBRIER VALLEY (about 61 miles; LEWISBURG, WV; Abbreviation: LWB)
Other public-use airports nearest to Sophia:

  • KEE FIELD (about 23 miles; PINEVILLE, WV; Abbreviation: I16)
  • WELCH MUNI (about 28 miles; WELCH, WV; Abbreviation: I25)
  • MERCER COUNTY (about 30 miles; BLUEFIELD, WV; Abbreviation: BLF)
Amtrak station near Sophia:

  • 17 miles: PRINCE (RTE. 41 NORTH). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sophia:

  • CONCORD COLLEGE (about 26 miles; ATHENS, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,723)
  • BLUEFIELD STATE COLLEGE (about 31 miles; BLUEFIELD, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,096)
  • WEST VIRGINIA STATE COLLEGE (about 45 miles; INSTITUTE, WV; Full-time enrollment: 3,688)
  • SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 58 miles; RICHLANDS, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,412)
  • NEW RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 58 miles; DUBLIN, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,262)
  • RADFORD UNIVERSITY (about 63 miles; RADFORD, VA; Full-time enrollment: 8,034)
  • VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE AND STATE UNIV (about 73 miles; BLACKSBURG, VA; Full-time enrollment: 25,754)

Schools

Public high school in Sophia:

  • SOPHIA ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION LEARNING CENTER (Students: 104; Location: 207 SCOUT ST.; Grades: 07 – 12)
Private high school in Sophia:

  • HOUSE OF PRAYER CHRISTIAN (Students: 51; Location: PO BOX 997; Grades: PK – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Sophia:

  • INDEPENDENCE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 587; Location: 800 INDEPENDENCE RD.; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • SOPHIA SOAK CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 256; Location: 200 MILLS ST.; Grades: KG – 05)