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West Union, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of West Union had a population of 310 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for West Union is located at latitude 34.7561 and longitude -83.044 in Oconee County. 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. 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, 2018)


Total Population 310
Population in Households 310
Population in Familes 259
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 391
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $43,994
Average Household Income $56,421
Per Capita Income $22,185


Total Housing Units 161 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 93 (57.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 46 (28.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 (13.7%)
Median Home Value $138,235
Average Home Value $164,946


Total Households 139
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 97
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.69% 0.76%
Households 0.63% 0.71%
Families 2.52% 0.61%
Median Household Income   0.69%
Per Capita Income   2.07%

West Union, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Union to the other 396 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 323 19th
Population Density # 263 34th
Diversity Index # 105 74th
Median Household Income # 156 61st
Per Capita Income # 181 55th

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