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25921 Zip Code (Sophia, WV) Detailed Profile




Cities: Sophia, WV (3.72%), Helen, WV (0.15%)
County: Raleigh County, WV
Estimated zip code population in 2019: 2,293
Zip code population in 2010: 2,157
Zip code population in 2000: 1,924

Houses and condos: 1,151
Renter-occupied apartments: 400
% of renters here:

41%
State:

27%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 25921: 81.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 16.1 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 143 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 25921
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2019:
This zip code:

0.6% ($400)
West Virginia:

0.6% ($711)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $450 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $385 (0.8%)

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Males: 1,077  (47.0%)
Females: 1,216  (53.0%)

For population 25 years and over in 25921:

  • High school or higher: 73.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.3%
  • Unemployed: 3.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 25921:

  • Never married: 32.5%
  • Now married: 34.7%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 13.9%
  • Divorced: 16.9%

Zip code 25921 compared to state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
  • Races in zip code 25921 (2019)
    • 2,10397.5%White
    • 221.0%Two or more races
    • 140.6%Black
    • 60.3%Asian
    • 70.3%Hispanic or Latino
    • 40.2%American Indian
    • 10.05%Some other race
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Urban population: 1,407
Rural population: 885

Estimated median house/condo value in 2019: $65,460
25921:

$65,460
West Virginia:

$124,600



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists, there were 8 registered sex offenders living in 25921 zip code as of June 25, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 25921 is 281 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this zip code is near the state average.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

37.5 years
West Virginia median age:

42.9 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.4 people
West Virginia:

2.4 people

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 25921, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $29,290 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$29,290
State:

$37,498

Salary/wage: $27,778 (reported on 88.4% of returns)
Here:

$27,778
State:

$33,645
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 74.8% for AGIs below $10k, 80.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 87.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 88.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 96.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 59.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $810 (reported on 24.2% of returns)
This zip code:

$810
West Virginia:

$1,465
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.2% for AGIs below $10k, 1.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $483 (reported on 6.4% of returns)
Here:

$483
State:

$2,913

Net capital gain/loss: +$114 (reported on 3.8% of returns)
Here:

+$114
State:

+$6,331

Profit/loss from business: +$4,740 (reported on 10.5% of returns)
Here:

+$4,740
State:

+$11,074
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.6% for AGIs below $10k, 2.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.1% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Total itemized deductions: $13,084 (17% of AGI, reported on 9.1% of returns)
Here:

$13,084
State:

$16,976

Here:

16.7% of AGI
State:

19.0% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 8.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 9.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $3,119 (4% of AGI, reported on 6.5% of returns)
Here:

$3,119
State:

$3,529

Here:

3.7% of AGI
State:

3.7% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $3,467 (reported on 67.6% of returns)
25921:

$3,467
State:

$5,372
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.4% for AGIs below $10k, 3.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 18.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,802 (reported on 26.6% of returns)
Here:

$1,802
State:

$1,662

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 52.6%
Here:

53%
State:

55%
(% for various income ranges: 50.2% for AGIs below $10k, 49.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 51.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 57.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 61.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 93.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2019:
This zip code:

$31,322
West Virginia:

$48,850
Sophia, WV (25921) map Nearest zip codes: 25920, 25853, 25857, 25865, 25908, 25849.
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Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

47.1%
West Virginia:

43.3%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

4.1%
West Virginia:

48.4%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 254
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 704


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 24 (13 now married, 10 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 670 (216 now married, 456 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 25921 with a mortgage: 233 (23 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 345

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $789
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $307

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

27.3%
Whole state:

16.0%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

15.2%
Whole state:

8.8%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.3
State:

6.3
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.7
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable locations in zip code 25921: Tams Mountain Lookout Tower (A), Jan - Care Ambulance Service Incorporated Sophia (B), Sophia Area Volunteer Fire Department (C), Sophia City Volunteer Fire Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: Tommy Creek (A), Stonecoal Creek (B), Old Shop Branch (C), Mullens Branch (D), Devils Fork (E), Berry Branch (F), Winding Gulf (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 02014 or later
  • 92010 to 2013
  • 82000 to 2009
  • 1771990 to 1999
  • 1881980 to 1989
  • 1411970 to 1979
  • 1491960 to 1969
  • 1791950 to 1959
  • 1001940 to 1949
  • 1821939 or earlier

Zip code 25921 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Sophia, WV (25921)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Sophia, WV (25921)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 261 bedroom
  • 1762 bedrooms
  • 2853 bedrooms
  • 754 bedrooms
  • 105+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sophia, WV (25921)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sophia, WV (25921)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 491 bedroom
  • 1712 bedrooms
  • 1693 bedrooms
  • 04 bedrooms
  • 85+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Sophia, WV (25921) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Sophia, WV (25921) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 62no vehicle
  • 2211 vehicle
  • 2092 vehicles
  • 733 vehicles
  • 54 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Sophia, WV (25921) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Sophia, WV (25921) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 168no vehicle
  • 1071 vehicle
  • 1262 vehicles
  • 03 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 25921 household income distribution in 2019

  • Zip code 25921 household income distribution in 2019
  • 128Less than $10,000
  • 108$10,000 to $14,999
  • 72$15,000 to $19,999
  • 68$20,000 to $24,999
  • 80$25,000 to $29,999
  • 74$30,000 to $34,999
  • 39$35,000 to $39,999
  • 90$40,000 to $44,999
  • 36$45,000 to $49,999
  • 32$50,000 to $59,999
  • 51$60,000 to $74,999
  • 84$75,000 to $99,999
  • 27$100,000 to $124,999
  • 13$125,000 to $149,999
  • 34$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 25921

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 25921
  • 40Less than $10,000
  • 34$10,000 to $14,999
  • 25$15,000 to $19,999
  • 19$20,000 to $24,999
  • 26$25,000 to $29,999
  • 39$30,000 to $34,999
  • 28$35,000 to $39,999
  • 23$40,000 to $49,999
  • 22$50,000 to $59,999
  • 25$60,000 to $69,999
  • 40$70,000 to $79,999
  • 7$80,000 to $89,999
  • 12$90,000 to $99,999
  • 52$100,000 to $124,999
  • 39$125,000 to $149,999
  • 7$150,000 to $174,999
  • 17$175,000 to $199,999
  • 28$250,000 to $299,999
  • 14$300,000 to $399,999
  • 12$500,000 to $749,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 25921

  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 25921
  • 40$150 to $199
  • 6$200 to $249
  • 8$250 to $299
  • 72$300 to $349
  • 34$350 to $399
  • 12$400 to $449
  • 33$450 to $499
  • 36$500 to $549
  • 24$600 to $649
  • 23$800 to $899
  • 81No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2019: $743.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2019 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $78,884
  • Black or African American householders: $18,267
  • American Indian or Alaska Native householders: $76,116
  • Asian householders: $24,218
  • Two or more races householders: $62,277

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $65,460
25921:

$65,460
West Virginia:

$124,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $30,833 - $124,366

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $131,352
Here:

$131,352
State:

$165,782

Mobile homes: $40,801
Here:

$40,801
State:

$71,341
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 25921
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 696
  • Two: 12
  • 3 or 4: 83
  • 5 to 9: 32
  • 10 to 19: 3
  • 20 to 49: 10
  • Mobile homes: 277
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 29

Unemployment: 3.5%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 25921

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 25921
  • 91.1%699Drove a car alone
  • 5.1%39Carpooled
  • 0.7%5Other means
  • 2.7%21Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 25921

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 25921
  • 14Less than 5 minutes
  • 785 to 9 minutes
  • 18110 to 14 minutes
  • 10415 to 19 minutes
  • 18620 to 24 minutes
  • 9525 to 29 minutes
  • 1930 to 34 minutes
  • 2340 to 44 minutes
  • 3960 to 89 minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 93.5%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,293
  • Male householders: 367 (106 living alone), Female householders: 608 (262 living alone)
  • 290 spouses (290 opposite-sex spouses), 82 unmarried partners, (82 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 720 children (605 natural, 32 adopted, 84 stepchildren), 62 grandchildren, 17 brothers or sisters, 21 parents, 0 foster children, 62 other relatives, 67 non-relatives

Size of family households: 161 2-persons, 179 3-persons, 122 4-persons, 88 5-persons, 26 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 368 1-person, 25 2-persons

310 married couples with children.
222 single-parent households (26 men, 196 women).

98.7% of residents of 25921 zip code speak English at home.
0.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 0 (0.0%)
:

0.0%
Whole state:

1.6%
Most common first ancestries reported in 25921
  • 28%American
  • 10%Irish
  • 7%English
  • 6%Lithuanian
  • 6%Scotch-Irish
  • 5%German
  • 4%Italian
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 02010 or later
  • 02000 to 2009
  • 01990 to 1999
  • 22Before 1990

Zip code 25921 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • DUNCANS GARAGE (DANIELS & DEAM ST in SOPHIA, WV)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Organizations: OWNER (CONTACT/OWNER)
  • COAL FILLERS, INC. (RTE. 16 in TAMS, WV)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    Business SIC classification: BITUMINOUS COAL AND LIGNITE SURFACE MINING

Zip code 25921 marital status for males
Zip code 25921 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2.3%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3.4%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 47.0%Electricity
  • 42.3%Utility gas
  • 6.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.1%Wood

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 1,783
  • Northeast: 46
  • Midwest: 147
  • South: 242
  • West: 44

68% of the 25921 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 75% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in West Virginia.

88% of the 25921 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 59% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 5% moved from different state.

Year householders moved into unit in Sophia, WV (25921)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school):
Here:

0.0%
West Virginia:

8.3%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school):
Here:

0.0%
West Virginia:

8.2%
Students in private undergraduate colleges:
Here:

0.0%
West Virginia:

13.0%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Class of Workers in 2019
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 41,845Transportation occupations
  • 25,647Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations
  • 24,834Healthcare support occupations
  • 20,626Construction and extraction occupations
  • 18,576Food preparation and serving related occupations
  • 16,805Office and administrative support occupations

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code:

  • AMERICAN AIRWORKS, DIV OF RAY (578 ROBERT C BYRD DR in SOPHIA, WV; small business) : $845,384 in 28 contracts from 2000 to 2006
    Contracts for Fire Fighting Equipment, Marine Lifesaving and Diving Equipment, Safety and Rescue Equipment, Compressors and Vacuum Pumps, and more by Defense Logistics Agency, Air Force, Navy, Army, and others
    Signed by year: 2000: $27,600; 2001: $255,424; 2002: $145,654; 2003: $191,171; 2004: $58,170; 2005: $145,134; 2006: $22,231.

    Biggest contracts:
    $224,999 with Defense Logistics Agency for Fire Fighting Equipment. Signed on 2001-09-12. Completion date: 2001-10-10.
    $69,883 with Air Force for Marine Lifesaving and Diving Equipment. Signed on 2003-08-04. Completion date: 2004-01-01.
    $66,249 with Navy for Safety and Rescue Equipment. Signed on 2005-09-09. Completion date: 2006-01-19.
    $63,728 with Army for Compressors and Vacuum Pumps. Signed on 2003-12-18. Completion date: 2004-01-17.
  • PRIDDYS, INC (RT 16 & 54 in SOPHIA, WV; small business)
    $21,775 with Army for Miscellaneous Items. Signed on 2005-09-30. Completion date: 2005-11-14.

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:

  • Accommodation and Food Services: Limited-Service Restaurants (50-99 employees: 1 establishment, 20-49 employees: 2 establishments)
  • Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services: Testing Laboratories (20-49: 1)
  • Wholesale Trade: Construction and Mining (except Oil Well) Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers (20-49: 1)
  • Finance and Insurance: Commercial Banking (10-19: 1, 5-9: 1, 1-4: 1)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Offices of Dentists (10-19: 1)
  • Construction: Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors (10-19: 1)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Offices of Physicians (except Mental Health Specialists) (10-19: 1)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 26. The highest number of fires - 42 took place in 2009, and the least - 8 in 2003. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Zip Code 25921 When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (43.6%), and Outside Fires (23.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Zip Code 25921
    • 18043.6%Structure Fires
    • 9623.2%Outside Fires
    • 9523.0%Other
    • 4210.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for zip code 25921, West Virginia

Most common first names in zip code 25921 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 zip code 25921 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 zip code 25921
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Hardee's1
CVS1McDonald's1
FedEx1SAS Shoes1
H&R Block1
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