West Union, Illinois Population 2022

267
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West Union is a city located in Clark County Illinois. With a 2020 population of 267, it is the 1089th largest city in Illinois and the 22629th largest city in the United States. West Union is currently declining at a rate of -0.74% annually and its population has decreased by -1.48% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 271 in 2020. Spanning over 2 miles, West Union has a population density of 169 people per square mile.

The average household income in West Union is $41,427 with a poverty rate of 14.98%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is $69,100. The median age in West Union is 44.1 years, 40.8 years for males, and 44.6 years for females.

West Union Demographics

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

  • White: 85.89%
  • Black or African American: 14.11%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
  • Two or more races: 0.00%
The current population of West Union, Illinois is 267 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 271.

West Union, Illinois Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White20785.89%
Black or African American3414.11%
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West Union Population by Race

West Union Population Pyramid 2022

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West Union Median Age

40.1


Total

43.1


Male

29.7


Female

West Union Adults

There are 178 adults, (38 of whom are seniors) in West Union.

West Union Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

27.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45

Child Dependency Ratio

West Union Sex Ratio

Female

129

53.53%

Male

112

46.47%

West Union Population by Age

West Union Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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West Union Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.2%15.8%
All67.1%32.9%
Male43.8%56.3%
Female0%0%
Non Family0%100%

67.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

West Union Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All822.9467.1
Married573.0984.2
Male163.543.8
Female00
Non Family900

2.73

Average Family Size

2.94

Average Household Size

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West Union Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade0.00%
9th to 12th Grade53.16%
High School Graduate4025.32%
Some College4528.48%
Associates Degree3824.05%
Bachelors Degree127.59%
Graduate Degree1811.39%
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West Union Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

West Union Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 23.08%.

West Union Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$16,136$40,972$
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$$$
Some College$15,795$$2,500
Bachelors Degree$$$
Graduate Degree$$$

$16,136

Average Earnings

$40,972

Average Male

$

Average Female

West Union Earnings by Educational Attainment

West Union Language by Age

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West Union Language

100.00% of West Union residents speak only English, while 0.00% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.00% of the population.

West Union Language

West Union Poverty by Race

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14.98%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.82%

Male Poverty Rate

20.00%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in West Union

The race most likely to be in poverty in West Union is Black, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 11.39%. Among those working part-time, it was 30.65%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 0.00%.

West Union Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade0.00%
High School0.00%
Some College33.73%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

West Union Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed13.64%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Female Employed27.94%
Female Unemployed0.00%

West Union Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

West Union Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$48,929$55,770
Families$63,250$60,490
Married Families$63,750-
Non Families--
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Income by Household Type

West Union Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

56.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

62.2%

Male Marriage Rate

52.4%

Female Marriage Rate

West Union Married by Age and Sex

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West Union Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

West Union Marital Status by Race

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West Union Marital Status

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5

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War
First Gulf War
Vietnam
Korea
World War II

West Union Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34
35 to 54
55 to 64
65 to 74
75+5

West Union Veterans by Age

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West Union Veterans by Race

West Union Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

100.00%

Veteran Disability Rate

West Union Veterans by Education

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68.7%

Labor Force Participation

68.7%

Employment Rate

0%

Unemployment Rate

West Union Employment by Age

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West Union Employment by Race

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West Union Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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64.32%

Born in West Union

100.00%

Native Born

0.00%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100.00% of West Union residents were born in the United States, with 64.32% having been born in Illinois. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

West Union Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20102880.00%
2011286-2-0.69%
2012284-2-0.70%
2013282-2-0.70%
2014280-2-0.71%
2015278-2-0.71%
2016276-2-0.72%
2017274-2-0.72%
2018272-2-0.73%
2019270-2-0.74%
202027110.37%
2021269-2-0.74%
2022267-2-0.74%

West Union Population by Year