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West Union, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of West Union is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Oconee County at latitude 34.7561 and longitude -83.044. Oconee County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 991 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of West Union, but most people and references simply refer to it as West Union, South Carolina.

The P1 Census Class Code for West Union indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of West Union (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.79 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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West Union, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 301
Population in Households 301
Population in Familes 250
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 393
Diversity Index2 56


Total Households 136
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 95
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 155 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 93 (60.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 43 (27.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $116,667
Average Home Value $139,130


Median Household Income $42,251
Average Household Income $51,196
Per Capita Income $20,426
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.8% 0.72%
Households 0.89% 0.72%
Families 4.75% 0.62%
Median Household Income   2.94%
Per Capita Income   1.58%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


West Union, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Union to the other 395 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 322 18th
Population Density1 # 260 34th
Diversity Index2 # 91 77th
Median Household Income # 107 73rd
Per Capita Income # 142 64th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE South Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.