Sophia, West Virginia

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Population in 2014: 1,331 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +2.3%
 
Males: 608  (45.7%)
Females: 723  (54.3%)
Median resident age:  40.4 years
West Virginia median age:  41.7 years

Zip codes: 25878.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $36,350 (it was $26,008 in 2000)
Sophia:

$36,350
WV:

$41,253

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $18,769 (it was $15,296 in 2000)

Sophia town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $62,956 (it was $54,100 in 2000)
Sophia:

$62,956
WV:

$103,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $71,127; Detached houses: $74,016; Mobile homes: $32,662

Median gross rent in 2013: $596.

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  • Races in Sophia, WV (2010)

    Sophia races chart
    • 1,30697.2%White alone
    • 141.0%Two or more races
    • 90.7%Black alone
    • 100.7%Asian alone
    • 30.2%American Indian alone
    • 20.1%Hispanic

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Sophia: 81.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (43.3%), German (12.7%), Irish (8.0%), English (7.3%), Polish (3.3%), Italian (3.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1912

Elevation: 2360 feet

Land area: 0.68 square miles.

Population density: 1,946 people per square mile   (low).

Sophia, West Virginia map

For population 25 years and over in Sophia:

  • High school or higher: 77.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.6%
  • Unemployed: 11.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sophia town:

  • Never married: 23.7%
  • Now married: 51.5%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 15.9%

11 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.8%
West Virginia:

1.1%



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Sophia, West Virginia as of December 03, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Sophia to the number of sex offenders is 223 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $448 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $250 (0.5%)

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:

  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $150,000

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 2003 2004 2006 2011 2012 2013
Murders 000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 000010
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.074.20.0
Robberies 010011
per 100,000 0.077.80.00.074.274.9
Assaults 001240
per 100,000 0.00.079.3148.6296.70.0
Burglaries 00106226
per 100,000 0.00.0793.0445.81,632.0449.1
Thefts 0127254638
per 100,000 0.077.82,141.21,857.43,412.52,844.3
Auto thefts 004231
per 100,000 0.00.0317.2148.6222.674.9
Arson 001100
per 100,000 0.00.079.374.30.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 285.3) 0.027.5189.9153.1426.2180.8

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City-data.com crime index 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 2013, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.25
West Virginia average:

1.92
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.8%
West Virginia:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -15 (-1.1%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (21%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (44%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (16%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Sophia: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Sophia, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Sophia, West Virginia average temperatures Sophia, West Virginia average precipitation Sophia, West Virginia humidity Sophia, West Virginia wind speed Sophia, West Virginia snowfall Sophia, West Virginia sunshine Sophia, West Virginia clear and cloudy days

Earthquake activity:

Sophia-area historical earthquake activity is near West Virginia state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 150.7 miles away from the city center
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 Sophia 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 the city center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 146.4 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 265.2 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
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

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: 12, Storms: 8, Landslides: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Mudslides: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sophia topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Sophia:

  • BECKLEY HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 5 miles away; BECKLEY, WV)
  • BECKLEY VA MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, Acute Care - Veterans Administration, about 5 miles away; BECKLEY, WV)
  • RALEIGH GENERAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 6 miles away; BECKLEY, WV)
  • COLUMBIA RALEIGH GENERAL HOSPITAL D/P (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; BECKLEY, WV)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH OF WEST VIRGINIA (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; BECKLEY, WV)
  • 811 S. KANAWHA GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 6 miles away; BECKLEY, WV)
  • BMA - BECKLEY (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; BECKLEY, 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:

  • New River Community and Technical College (about 6 miles; Beckley, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,234)
  • Concord University (about 25 miles; Athens, WV; FT enrollment: 2,698)
  • New River Community College (about 52 miles; Dublin, VA; FT enrollment: 3,007)
  • Wytheville Community College (about 54 miles; Wytheville, VA; FT enrollment: 2,193)
  • West Virginia State University (about 54 miles; Institute, WV; FT enrollment: 2,133)
  • Radford University (about 56 miles; Radford, VA; FT enrollment: 9,426)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (about 57 miles; Blacksburg, VA; FT enrollment: 30,984)

Private high school in Sophia:

  • HOUSE OF PRAYER CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 45, Location: DEADEND RAILROAD AVE, Grades: KG-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Sophia:

Private elementary/middle school in Sophia:

  • SOPHIA CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 36, Location: 122 WICKLINE AVE, Grades: PK-4)
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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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 32.9. This is significantly better than average.

City:

32.9
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2000 was 18.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.7
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 7.57. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.57
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 25.7%
(25.0% for White Non-Hispanic 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

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 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.5
West Virginia average:

11.3

Sophia travel time to work - commute Sophia mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant13,61598
Mainline Protestant6,16230
Catholic1,6881
Black Protestant1,58811
Other1,0495
Orthodox641
None54,693-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Sophia:

42.5%
West Virginia:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Sophia:

39.1%
West Virginia:

47.3%

Average BMI:
Sophia:

28.7
West Virginia:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Sophia:

24.9%
West Virginia:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

25.9%
West Virginia:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.7
State:

6.9

Overweight people:
Here:

48.7%
West Virginia:

34.2%

General health condition:
Sophia:

49.1%
State:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Sophia:

79.0%
State:

77.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Sophia, WV Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$2,126$25,5120$0
Other Government Administration 1$1,394$16,7287$1,324
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$886
Police Protection - Officers 4$8,000$24,0004$3,279
Streets and Highways 2$4,074$24,4440$0
Sewerage 2$4,136$24,8160$0
Totals for Government 10$19,730$23,67612$5,489

4.82% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,477 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.82%
West Virginia average:

5.16%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($261 average AGI)
Raleigh County:

0.05%
West Virginia average:

0.01%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Fayette County, WV  0.70% ($32,387 average AGI)
from Wyoming County, WV  0.31% ($35,926)
from Kanawha County, WV  0.25% ($38,254)


4.47% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,864 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.47%
West Virginia average:

5.13%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Fayette County, WV  0.62% ($31,307 average AGI)
to Kanawha County, WV  0.26% ($34,696)
to Mercer County, WV  0.19% ($34,163)

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 count10
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents18
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons:2
  • Fatalities11
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents34
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents1
  • West Virginia average
  • Fatal accident count64
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents94
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons21
  • Fatalities70
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents165
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents6
See more detailed statistics of Sophia fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 11m36ftTotal length
  • 8,000Total average daily traffic
  • 480Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Mobiles around Loc-1, Lat: 37.711250 Lon: -81.227361, Call Sign: WQXL507
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.190 MHz, 161.250 MHz, 160.440 MHz, 161.235 MHzGrant Date: 04/07/2016, Expiration Date: 04/07/2026, Certifier: Jerry R CelioRegistrant: Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 1200 Peachtree Street, Ne, Box 123, Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 529-1233, Fax: (404) 582-6209, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • 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 MHzGrant Date: 05/29/1998, Expiration Date: 12/31/2001, Cancellation Date: 11/01/1999Registrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 03/17/2009, Expiration Date: 03/17/2019, Cancellation Date: 06/19/2014, Certifier: John E RooneyRegistrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • Sophia, 584 Basham Street (Lat: 37.711833 Lon: -81.264083), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 85.6 m, Overall height: 91.1 m, Call Sign: WQSY718
    Assigned Frequencies: 10875.0 MHzGrant Date: 12/10/2013, Expiration Date: 12/10/2023, Certifier: John E MondayRegistrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 3300 E. Renner Road, B3132, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (972) 907-1131, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

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

RALEIGH COUNTY PSD COAL CITY (Population served: 2,775, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
RALEIGH COUNTY PSD ARNETT (Population served: 2,345, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In MAY-2014. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-01-2014)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In MAY-2014, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-01-2014)
RALEIGH COUNTY PSD SLAB FORK (Population served: 745, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-08-2011), St Compliance achieved (NOV-09-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-08-2011), St Compliance achieved (NOV-09-2011)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUL-01-1994, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-11-1994), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-11-1994), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-1996), St Intentional no-action (JUL-16-2001)
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
RALEIGH COUNTY PSD SYCAMORE DIST (Population served: 490, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In DEC-2009, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-03-2010), St Public Notif requested (APR-15-2010), St Formal NOV issued (APR-15-2010), St Public Notif received (MAY-14-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-17-2006), St Public Notif requested (SEP-01-2006), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-01-2006), St Public Notif received (OCT-05-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
RALEIGH COUNTY PSD EGERIA (Population served: 180, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-02-2010), St Public Notif received (MAR-03-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-07-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-02-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-07-2010)

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

  • RALEIGH COUNTY MEM AIRPORT (Population served: 4,839, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
  • RALEIGH COUNTY PSD ODD (Population served: 698, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
  • RALEIGH COUNTY PSD CLEAR CREEK (Population served: 575, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
  • RALEIGH COUNTY PSD FITZPATRICK (Population served: 224, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 16
  • Hazardous Condition: 22

Incident types - Sophia

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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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (51%)
  • Utility gas (47%)
  • Wood (2%)
Businesses in Sophia, WV
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Hardee's1
CVS1McDonald's1
FedEx1SAS Shoes1
H&R Block1

Sophia compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly 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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