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Sophia is a town in Raleigh County, in the Beckley metro area.

The community was named for Sophia McGinnis, settler

The latitude of Sophia is 37.707N. The longitude is -81.25W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,320 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,281.


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$26,008
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$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
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11% of Sophia residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Sophia ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Sophia was $15,296, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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11% of Sophia residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Sophia, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $260.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $525.


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Raleigh County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sophia political report.

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The average commute time for Sophia workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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