Sophia, West Virginia Population 2024

1,062

Sophia is a city located in Raleigh County West Virginia. Sophia has a 2024 population of 1,062. Sophia is currently declining at a rate of -1.39% annually and its population has decreased by -5.52% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,124 in 2020.

The average household income in Sophia is $57,882 with a poverty rate of 30.43%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Sophia is 45.8 years, 43.6 years for males, and 50 years for females.

Sophia Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Sophia was:

  • White: 94.34%
  • Black or African American: 5.2%
  • Asian: 0.46%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
  • Two or more races: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
0.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,521.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-5.52% (-62)
The current population of Sophia, West Virginia is 1,062 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,124.

Sophia, West Virginia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,63294.34%
Black or African American905.2%
Asian80.46%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%
Two or more races00%

White

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Two or more races

Sophia Population by Race

Sophia Population Pyramid 2024

Sophia Median Age

45.8

Total

43.6

Male

50

Female

Sophia Adults

There are 1,416 adults, (373 of whom are seniors) in Sophia.

Sophia Age Dependency

65.9

Age Dependency Ratio

35.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Sophia Sex Ratio

Female88050.87%
Male85049.13%

Sophia Population by Age

Sophia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7752.2353.746.3
Married3922.7854.345.7
Non Family2631.0964.635.4
Female1093.0230.369.7
Male112.270100

2.73

Average Family Size

2.23

Average Household Size

53.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Sophia Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1058.84%
9th to 12th Grade27222.9%
High School Graduate35629.97%
Some College26722.47%
Associates Degree907.58%
Bachelors Degree766.4%
Graduate Degree221.85%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Sophia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Sophia Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,14179085
Black391313
Asian880

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 33.33%.

Sophia Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$40,250$52,750$29,028
Less Than 9th Grade$20,227$20,227$0
High School Graduate$55,096$56,538$28,611
Some College$54,000$76,250$0
Bachelors Degree$0$0$0
Graduate Degree$0$0$0

$40,250

Average Earnings

$52,750

Average Male

$29,028

Average Female

Sophia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sophia Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Sophia Language

98.42% of Sophia residents speak only English, while 1.58% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.58% of the population.

Sophia Language

Sophia Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,60142726.67%
Black9090100%

30.43%

Overall Poverty Rate

28.08%

Male Poverty Rate

32.61%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sophia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sophia is Black, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sophia is White, with 26.67% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 32.88%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 43.76%.

Sophia Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade45.36%
High School31.18%
Some College20.45%
Bachelors or Greater13.27%

Sophia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed100%
Male Unemployed29.79%
Male Employed8.8%
Female Employed0%

Sophia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sophia Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$33,372$57,882
Families$34,978$56,407
Married Families$41,500$-999,999,999
Non Families$12,441$59,644

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Sophia Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

49.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.0%

Male Marriage Rate

51.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Sophia Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Sophia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Sophia Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Sophia Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

44

Number of Veterans

27

Male Veterans

17

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
First Gulf War17
Second Gulf War5
Vietnam0
Korea0
World War II0

Sophia Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+22
65 to 7417
18 to 345
35 to 540
55 to 640

Sophia Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White443.3%

Sophia Veterans by Race

Sophia Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

88.64%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sophia Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

39.5%

Labor Force Participation

34.5%

Employment Rate

12.7%

Unemployment Rate

Sophia Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Sophia Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Sophia Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

82.2%

Born in Sophia

97.05%

Native Born

2.95%

Foreign Born

2.95%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.05% of Sophia residents were born in the United States, with 82.2% having been born in West Virginia. 2.95% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Sophia Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029984-16-1.6%
20281,000-15-1.48%
20271,015-16-1.55%
20261,031-15-1.43%
20251,046-16-1.51%
20241,062-15-1.39%
20231,077-16-1.46%
20221,093-19-1.71%
20211,112-12-1.07%
20201,124-113-9.14%
20191,237-14-1.12%
20181,251-16-1.26%
20171,267-22-1.71%
20161,289-20-1.53%
20151,309-16-1.21%
20141,325-13-0.97%
20131,338-6-0.45%
20121,344-4-0.3%
20111,348110.82%
20101,33700%

Sophia Population by Year