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West Union, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of West Union had a population of 318 as of July 1, 2019. West Union ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for West Union is located at latitude 34.7598 and longitude -83.0429 in Oconee County. The formal boundaries for the Town of West Union encompass a land area of 0.79 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Oconee County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 991 feet.

The Town of West Union (GNIS ID: 2406867) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

South Carolina is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of West Union is located within Walhalla Division of Oconee County.


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West Union, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

West Union, SC Housing Affordability Index is 155
State of South Carolina Housing Affordability Index is 149
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

West Union, SC Wealth Index is 43
State of South Carolina Wealth Index is 81
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 318
Population in Households 318
Population in Familes 265
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density 401
Diversity Index1 57
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $39,683
Average Household Income $52,921
Per Capita Income $21,145
Wealth Index3 43

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 164 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 94 (57.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 49 (29.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $145,313
Housing Affordability Index2 155
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 143
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 100
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.89% 0.93%
Households 0.87% 0.83%
Families 2.58% 0.59%
Median Household Income   1.17%
Per Capita Income   1.52%

West Union, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Union to the other 397 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 324 19th
Population Density # 263 34th
Diversity Index # 92 77th
Median Household Income # 213 47th
Per Capita Income # 208 48th

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