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Population in 2012: 1,338 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +2.8%
 

Males: 611  (45.7%)
Females: 727  (54.3%)

Median resident age:  40.1 years
West Virginia median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 25878.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $33,640 (it was $26,008 in 2000)
Sophia:

$33,640
WV:

$40,196
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,550

Sophia town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $87,935 (it was $54,100 in 2000)
Sophia:

$87,935
WV:

$100,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $78,959; Detached houses: $80,366; Mobile homes: $49,500

Median gross rent in 2012: $533.

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Sophia races chart
  • White alone - 1,306 (97.2%)
  • Two or more races - 14 (1.0%)
  • Black alone - 9 (0.7%)
  • Asian alone - 10 (0.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (0.2%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (0.1%)

Races in Sophia detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sophia: 81.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: United States (53.6%), German (9.4%), Irish (6.3%), English (5.3%), Italian (2.9%), Polish (2.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1912

Elevation: 2360 feet

Land area: 0.68 square miles.

Population density: 1,957 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Sophia:

  • High school or higher: 78.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.1%
  • Unemployed: 4.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sophia town:

  • Never married: 21.2%
  • Now married: 52.2%
  • Separated: 3.2%
  • Widowed: 7.1%
  • Divorced: 16.4%

1 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.1%
West Virginia:  1.3%



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Sophia, West Virginia as of October 21, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Sophia to the number of sex offenders is 335 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $395 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (0.3%)

Sophia satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Charleston, WV (48.6 miles , pop. 53,421).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (138.0 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (364.7 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Glen White, WV (1.4 miles ), Crab Orchard, WV (1.5 miles ), Coal City, WV (1.7 miles ), Lester, WV (1.8 miles ), MacArthur, WV (1.9 miles ), Mabscott, WV (2.1 miles ), Eccles, WV (2.2 miles ), Beckley, WV (2.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2011: 0 buildings

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 37.71 N, Longitude: 81.25 W

Area code: 304

Sophia household income distribution Sophia home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Sophia by Year
Type 2001 2003 2004 2006 2011 2012
Murders 000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 000001
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.074.2
Robberies 101001
per 100,000 77.20.077.80.00.074.2
Assaults 100124
per 100,000 77.20.00.079.3148.6296.7
Burglaries 10010622
per 100,000 77.20.00.0793.0445.81632.0
Thefts 301272546
per 100,000 231.50.077.82141.21857.43412.5
Auto thefts 100423
per 100,000 77.20.00.0317.2148.6222.6
Arson 000110
per 100,000 0.00.00.079.374.30.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 299.5) 61.80.027.5189.9153.1426.2

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Sophia detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.23
West Virginia average:

1.91

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.3%
West Virginia:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)


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

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (20%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (49%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Extraction workers (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Personal appearance workers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Sophia-area historical tornado activity is slightly below West Virginia state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/4/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.2 miles away from the Sophia town center injured 12 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/4/1974, a category F3 tornado 13.9 miles away from the town center killed one person and injured 11 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sophia-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above West Virginia state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 51.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 55.4 miles away from Sophia center
On 6/29/1996 at 19:30:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 53.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/22/1991 at 01:01:20, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 9.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 59.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/26/1995 at 00:36:17, a magnitude 3.5 (3.1 MB, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 67.8 miles away from Sophia center
On 10/28/1997 at 10:36:46, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 57.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Raleigh County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Landslides: 5, Floods: 4, Mudslides: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Sophia:

  • BECKLEY HOSPITAL (Hospital, provides emergency services, about 5 miles away; BECKLEY, WV)
  • BECKLEY VA MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, Acute Care - Veterans Administration, Government Federal, provides emergency services, about 5 miles away; BECKLEY, WV)
  • RALEIGH GENERAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Proprietary, about 6 miles away; BECKLEY, WV)

Political contributions by individuals in Sophia, WV

Amtrak stations near Sophia:

  • 15 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.
  • 20 miles: THURMOND (C & O DEPOT)
  • 20 miles: HINTON (FRONT ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sophia:

  • Mountain State University (about 6 miles; Beckley, WV; Full-time enrollment: 4,410)
  • Concord University (about 24 miles; Athens, WV; FT enrollment: 2,364)
  • New River Community College (about 52 miles; Dublin, VA; FT enrollment: 2,107)
  • West Virginia State University (about 55 miles; Institute, WV; FT enrollment: 2,062)
  • Radford University (about 56 miles; Radford, VA; FT enrollment: 7,927)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (about 57 miles; Blacksburg, VA; FT enrollment: 27,887)
  • National College-Salem (about 74 miles; Salem, VA; FT enrollment: 4,851)

Private high school in Sophia:

  • HOUSE OF PRAYER CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 32; Location: DEADEND RAILROAD AVE; Grades: KG - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Sophia:

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Notable locations in Sophia: Jan - Care Ambulance Service Incorporated Sophia (A), Sophia Area Volunteer Fire Department (B), Sophia City Volunteer Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Raleigh County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 30.3. This is about average.
City:

30.3
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2000 was 18.7. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

18.7
U.S.:

25.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.28. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.28
U.S.:

9.59

Drinking water stations with addresses in Sophia and their reported violations in the past:

RALEIGH COUNTY MEM AIRPORT (Population served: 4839, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-1996 and DEC-1996, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-08-1996), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-08-1996), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-08-1996), St Public Notif received (FEB-29-1996), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-1996)
RALEIGH CO PSD-COAL CITY (Population served: 2775, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-1996 and DEC-1996, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-08-1996), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-08-1996), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-08-1996), St Public Notif received (FEB-29-1996), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-1996)
  • One regular monitoring violation
RAL CO PSD-ARNETT (Population served: 2345, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-01-1994 and APR-15-1997, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-11-1994), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-11-1994), St Compliance achieved (APR-15-1997)
RAL CO PSD-SYCAMORE DIST (Population served: 645, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-1996 and DEC-1996, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-08-1996), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-08-1996), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-08-1996), St Public Notif received (FEB-29-1996), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-17-1996), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-1996)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-1994 and DEC-1996, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-11-1994), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-11-1994), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-17-1996), St Compliance achieved (DEC-30-1996)
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
  • 14 regular monitoring violations
RAL CO PSD-HELEN DISTRICT (Population served: 400, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-1996 and DEC-1996, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-08-1996), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-08-1996), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-08-1996), St Public Notif received (FEB-29-1996), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-1996)
  • One regular monitoring violation
RALEIGH CO PSD - SLAB FORK (Population served: 345, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2001 and FEB-22-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (AUG-29-2001), Fed Compliance achieved (FEB-22-2002)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2000 and JUL-10-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (JUL-10-2000)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and FEB-16-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (JAN-10-2000), Fed Compliance achieved (FEB-16-2000)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JUL-01-1998 and DEC-21-1999, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-17-1999), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-17-1999), St Compliance achieved (DEC-21-1999), St Intentional no-action (JUL-16-2001)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-01-1998 and DEC-21-1999, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-01-1998), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-01-1998), St Compliance achieved (DEC-21-1999), St Intentional no-action (JUL-16-2001)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
  • 2 other older monitoring violations
RAL CO PSD-FITZPATRICK (Population served: 113, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JUL-1995 and DEC-1996, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-08-1996), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-08-1996), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-08-1996), St Public Notif received (FEB-29-1996), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-1996)
RAL CO PSD-STOTESBURY (Population served: 68, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JUL-1995 and DEC-1996, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-08-1996), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-08-1996), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-08-1996), St Public Notif received (FEB-29-1996), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-1996)
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Sophia that have no violations reported:

  • RALEIGH COUNTY PSD-ODD (Address: P O BOX 1286, Population served: 698, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_surface_water)
  • RALEIGH COUNTY PSD EGERIA (Address: P O BOX 1286, Population served: 36, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_surface_water)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 27.8%
(27.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
West Virginia:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  66.3%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.1%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Sophia, WV

Sophia compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Banks with branches in Sophia (2011 data):

  • Pioneer Community Bank, Inc.: Sophia Branch at 822 Robert C. Byrd Drive, branch established on 1999/07/01. Info updated 2008/09/30: Bank assets: $120.8 mil, Deposits: $107.4 mil, headquarters in Iaeger, WV, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Pioneer Community Group, Inc.
  • United Bank: Sophia Branch at 425 Robert C. Byrd Dr., branch established on 1975/11/21. Info updated 2007/09/20: Bank assets: $3,625.4 mil, Deposits: $3,023.8 mil, headquarters in Parkersburg, WV, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 56 total offices, Holding Company: United Bankshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Sophia travel time to work - commute


Sophia mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (54%)
  • Electricity (46%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Sophia town (based on Raleigh County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 22.37%
Here22.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Catholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist Convention
Adherents13.8%13.7%12.8%12.1%9.8%
Congregations6.1%13.9%0.9%13.0%3.5%
NameNational Association of Free Will BaptistsPresbyterian Church (USA)Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)Christian Churches and Churches of ChristOther
Adherents5.8%4.5%4.0%4.0%19.5%
Congregations14.8%5.2%0.9%2.6%39.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 15
Raleigh County:

1.90 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Raleigh County:

0.89 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 48
Raleigh County:

6.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 44
Here:

5.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

13.7%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Raleigh County:

31.3%
West Virginia:

31.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.4%
State:

13.1%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$2,140
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$300
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 5$1,910
Sewerage 3$5,092$20,3680$0
Totals for Government 3$5,092$20,36814$4,350


5.18% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,601 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.18%
West Virginia average:

5.78%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($208 average AGI)
Raleigh County:

0.05%
West Virginia average:

0.06%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Fayette County, WV  0.65% ($27,729 average AGI)
from Wyoming County, WV  0.44% ($28,162)
from Kanawha County, WV  0.23% ($29,948)


5.16% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,648 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.16%
West Virginia average:

5.65%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($404 average AGI)
Raleigh County:

0.04%
West Virginia average:

0.02%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Fayette County, WV  0.66% ($24,196 average AGI)
to Kanawha County, WV  0.26% ($35,119)
to Summers County, WV  0.19% ($33,521)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sophia:

  • WIWS (1070 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WWNR (620 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: DYNASTAR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJLS (560 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WOAY (860 AM; 10 kW; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: COMMISSIONED COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBDY (1190 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLUEFIELD, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WCAW (680 AM; 10 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WELC (1150 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WELCH, WV; Owner: POCAHONTAS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKNV (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FAIRLAWN, VA; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WHIS (1440 AM; 5 kW; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WNRV (990 AM; 5 kW; NARROWS-PEARISBURG, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WFNR (710 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLACKSBURG, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sophia:

  • WJLS-FM (99.5 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WCIR-FM (103.7 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WMTD-FM (102.3 FM; HINTON, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WVPB (91.7 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WTNJ (105.9 FM; MOUNT HOPE, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPMW (92.7 FM; MULLENS, WV; Owner: CASTLE ROCK INVESTMENTS, L.L.C.)
  • WHAJ (104.5 FM; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WAXS (94.1 FM; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: PLATEAU BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHKX (106.3 FM; BLUEFIELD, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WKOY-FM (100.9 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WPIB (91.1 FM; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WSTG (95.9 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: PRINCETON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDBS (97.1 FM; SUTTON, WV; Owner: SUMMIT MEDIA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KHPR (88.1 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WKCJ (103.1 FM; LEWISBURG, WV; Owner: QUORUM RADIO PARTNERS OF VIRGINIA, INC.)
  • W244BF (96.7 FM; NIMITZ, WV; Owner: GRACE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WKVW (93.3 FM; MONTGOMERY, WV; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WVOW-FM (101.9 FM; LOGAN, WV; Owner: LOGAN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WELC-FM (102.9 FM; WELCH, WV; Owner: POCAHONTAS BROADCASTING CO.)

TV broadcast stations around Sophia:

  • WOAY-TV (Channel 4; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: THOMAS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WSWP-TV (Channel 9; GRANDVIEW, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
Sophia, West Virginia:
  • Fatal accident count: 10
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 18
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 2
  • Fatalities: 11
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 34
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
West Virginia average:
  • Fatal accident count: 62
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 91
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 20
  • Fatalities: 68
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 157
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 6
See more detailed statistics of Sophia fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Sophia)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • STATION, On Tams Mtn 2 Mi W Of (Lat: 37.701222 Lon: -81.293694), Overall height: 64 m, Call Sign: WNEZ936
    Assigned Frequencies: 2188.00 MHz, 2136.40 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/29/1998, Expiration Date: 12/31/2001, Cancellation Date: 11/01/1999
    Registrant: Phone: (304) 965-0573
  • SOPHIA, 584 Basham Street (Lat: 37.711833 Lon: -81.264083), Type: Tower, Structure height: 85.6 m, Overall height: 91.1 m, Call Sign: WQKB380
    Assigned Frequencies: 11632.5 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/17/2009, Expiration Date: 03/17/2019, Certifier: John E Rooney
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Sophia)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 16
  • Hazardous Condition: 22

Incident types - Sophia


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Sophia, WV

Most common first names in Sophia, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James3467.0 years
John2372.5 years
William2071.5 years
Robert1963.7 years
Mary1874.4 years
George1472.6 years
Helen870.8 years
Frances875.5 years
Frank879.6 years
Howard772.7 years
Most common last names in Sophia, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1968.3 years
Mills1877.5 years
Mckinney1578.2 years
Blevins1475.0 years
Polk1172.3 years
Jones1072.8 years
Cook970.2 years
Wood959.7 years
Meadows969.4 years
Riddle777.0 years
Businesses in Sophia, WV
NameCountNameCount
CVS1Hardee's1
FedEx1McDonald's1
H&R Block1SAS Shoes1
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