West Union, Iowa Population 2024

2,433

West Union is a city located in Fayette County Iowa. West Union has a 2024 population of 2,433. It is also the county seat of Fayette County.West Union is currently declining at a rate of -0.33% annually and its population has decreased by -1.74% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,476 in 2020.

The average household income in West Union is $67,973 with a poverty rate of 14.23%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in West Union is 40.6 years, 37.4 years for males, and 41.5 years for females.

West Union Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of West Union was:

  • White: 97.04%
  • Two or more races: 1.38%
  • Other race: 0.93%
  • Black or African American: 0.32%
  • Asian: 0.28%
  • Native American: 0.04%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Iowa
Land Area (mi²)
2.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
876.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.74% (-43)
The current population of West Union, Iowa is 2,433 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,476.

West Union, Iowa Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,39597.04%
Two or more races341.38%
Other race230.93%
Black or African American80.32%
Asian70.28%
Native American10.04%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

West Union Population by Race

West Union Population Pyramid 2024

West Union Median Age

40.6

Total

37.4

Male

41.5

Female

West Union Adults

There are 1,878 adults, (599 of whom are seniors) in West Union.

West Union Age Dependency

93

Age Dependency Ratio

46.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.1

Child Dependency Ratio

West Union Sex Ratio

Female1,25350.77%
Male1,21549.23%

West Union Population by Age

West Union Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,1002.1163.536.5
Non Family5351.1443.756.3
Married4462.9486.813.2
Female1033.516733
Male162.815050
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3.04

Average Family Size

2.11

Average Household Size

63.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

West Union Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

West Union Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

West Union Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 25.53%.

West Union Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$40,602

Average Earnings

$44,792

Average Male

$27,250

Average Female

West Union Earnings by Educational Attainment

West Union Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

West Union Language

94.36% of West Union residents speak only English, while 5.64% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.82% of the population.

West Union Language

West Union Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,14529213.61%
Hispanic1602515.63%
Multiple321443.75%
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14.23%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.37%

Male Poverty Rate

15.04%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in West Union

The race most likely to be in poverty in West Union is Multiple, with 43.75% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in West Union is White, with 13.61% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.05%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.3%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.73%.

West Union Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade39.77%
High School15.56%
Bachelors or Greater12.88%
Some College9.33%
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West Union Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed5.84%
Male Unemployed
Female Unemployed77.27%
Female Employed8.06%
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West Union Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

West Union Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

West Union Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

45.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.9%

Male Marriage Rate

45.7%

Female Marriage Rate

West Union Married by Age and Sex

male

female

West Union Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

West Union Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

West Union Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

137

Number of Veterans

106

Male Veterans

31

Female Veterans

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West Union Veterans by War

count

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West Union Veterans by Age

count

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West Union Veterans by Race

West Union Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

33.08%

Veteran Poverty Rate

9.77%

Veteran Disability Rate

West Union Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

59.2%

Labor Force Participation

58.1%

Employment Rate

1.9%

Unemployment Rate

West Union Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

West Union Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

West Union Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

82.33%

Born in West Union

97.61%

Native Born

2.39%

Foreign Born

2.39%

Non Citizen

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.61% of West Union residents were born in the United States, with 82.33% having been born in Iowa. 2.39% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

West Union Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20292,393-8-0.33%
20282,401-8-0.33%
20272,409-8-0.33%
20262,417-8-0.33%
20252,425-8-0.33%
20242,433-8-0.33%
20232,441-8-0.33%
20222,449-8-0.33%
20212,457-19-0.77%
20202,4761687.28%
20192,308-11-0.47%
20182,319-27-1.15%
20172,346-28-1.18%
20162,374-30-1.25%
20152,404-19-0.78%
20142,423-26-1.06%
20132,449-33-1.33%
20122,482-15-0.6%
20112,49790.36%
20102,488
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West Union Population by Year