Sophia is a town in Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States. It was incorporated in 1912. The population was 1,344 at the 2010 census. Sophia was the hometown of the late U.S. Senator Robert C. Byrd.
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,344 people, 590 households, and 391 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,947.8 inhabitants per square mile (752.0 /km2). There were 655 housing units at an average density of 949.3 per square mile (366.5 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.2% White, 0.7% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.1% of the population.
There were 590 households of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.4% were married couples living together, 14.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.7% were non-families. 29.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.77.
The median age in the town was 40.1 years. 22.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27% were from 25 to 44; 26.7% were from 45 to 64; and 17% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 46.0% male and 54.0% female.
April 12, 2016
THE TOWN OF SOPHIA 2016 SPRING CLEANUP SCHEDULE Sophia has released its 2016 Spring Cleanup Schedule. The Public...
January 25, 2016
Proposed Vacant Building Ordinance 1718.03 DEFINITIONS. (a) For purposes of this article, “vacant building” means a building or other...
October 21, 2015
The Town of Sophia is currently in the process of developing a comprehensive plan. The purpose of a comprehensive...