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Sophia, West Virginia
Welcome to Sophia ...
The town of Sophia is located in Raleigh County.
The location of Sophia has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Sophia has a population of 1,274 people<2> (see below for details).
Sophia was established in 1912.
The origin (or the toponymy) of Sophia: Named after S.O. Dunlap
The community of Sophia is 2,390 feet [728 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Sophia is about ½ mile above sea level.
Time Zone: Sophia lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Area codes for Sophia: (304) & (681)<4>
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Sophia had a population of 1,344 people. This makes Sophia the county's 3rd most populous community.
The population of Sophia represents 0.07% of the total population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 93rd most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 1,344 people, the population of Sophia increased 3.31% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,301 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Sophia had an population of 1,274 people. This is a decrease of 5.21% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.08% since the 2000 Census).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Sophia.
Communities near Sophia ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<5>.
To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Sophia.
Communities Also Named Sophia ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Sophia - they are located in Georgia, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma and South Carolina.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Sophia.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Sophia:
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sophia ...
Looking for more information about Sophia? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Sophia, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Sophia.
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This page was last modified: 17 Jan 2019