West Union, SC 29696 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 29696: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
West Union, SC 29696

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 156
  • Single Family Addresses: 1,690
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Oconee County
  • Centroid: Latitude 34.772, Longitude -83.048
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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West Union, SC 29696 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,166
Population in Households 4,164
Population in Familes 3,581
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 189
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 1,679
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 1,238
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,150 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,409 (65.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 270 (12.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 471 (21.9%)
Median Home Value $189,573
Average Home Value $286,480


Median Household Income $53,327
Average Household Income $69,021
Per Capita Income $27,832
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.77% 0.64%
Households 0.73% 0.61%
Families 0.58% 0.51%
Median Household Income   1.99%
Per Capita Income   2.05%
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 29696 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 29696 to the other 393 ZIP Codes in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 247 37th
Population Density1 # 143 64th
Diversity Index2 # 362 8th
Median Household Income # 54 87th
Per Capita Income # 66 83rd

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