West Union, South Carolina Population 2024

386

West Union is a city located in Oconee County South Carolina. West Union has a 2024 population of 386. West Union is currently growing at a rate of 0.78% annually and its population has increased by 2.66% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 376 in 2020.

The average household income in West Union is $67,788 with a poverty rate of 11.61%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in West Union is 33.2 years, 28.1 years for males, and 33.6 years for females.

West Union Demographics

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

  • White: 67.3%
  • Two or more races: 15.88%
  • Other race: 11.61%
  • Black or African American: 4.98%
  • Native American: 0.24%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
0.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
487.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
2.66% (10)
The current population of West Union, South Carolina is 386 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 376.

West Union, South Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White28467.3%
Two or more races6715.88%
Other race4911.61%
Black or African American214.98%
Native American10.24%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

West Union Population by Race

West Union Population Pyramid 2024

West Union Median Age

33.2

Total

28.1

Male

33.6

Female

West Union Adults

There are 284 adults, (72 of whom are seniors) in West Union.

West Union Age Dependency

99.1

Age Dependency Ratio

34

Old Age Dependency Ratio

65.1

Child Dependency Ratio

West Union Sex Ratio

Female21350.47%
Male20949.53%

West Union Population by Age

West Union Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1462.8972.627.4
Married723.781000
Non Family491.2440.859.2
Female173.7158.841.2
Male83.255050

3.58

Average Family Size

2.89

Average Household Size

72.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

West Union Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade114.42%
9th to 12th Grade176.83%
High School Graduate11746.99%
Some College4919.68%
Associates Degree145.62%
Bachelors Degree3614.46%
Graduate Degree52.01%

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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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White18416733
Hispanic44338
Other Race31250
Black16160
2+ Races883
Native American111

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

West Union Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$41,429$52,750$28,906
Less Than 9th Grade$45,833$0$0
High School Graduate$29,922$41,696$28,438
Some College$36,875$55,625$30,938
Bachelors Degree$98,750$138,125$43,750
Graduate Degree$0$0$0

$41,429

Average Earnings

$52,750

Average Male

$28,906

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

85.93% of West Union residents speak only English, while 14.07% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 14.07% of the population.

West Union Language

West Union Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White269248.92%
Hispanic732128.77%
Other491734.69%
Multiple6745.97%

11.61%

Overall Poverty Rate

11%

Male Poverty Rate

12.21%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in West Union

The race most likely to be in poverty in West Union is Other, with 34.69% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in West Union is Multiple, with 5.97% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.81%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.29%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.14%.

West Union Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade35.71%
High School12.82%
Some College7.94%
Bachelors or Greater2.44%

West Union Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed50%
Female Employed5.97%
Male Employed4.17%
Female Unemployed0%

West Union Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

West Union Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$46,875$67,788
Families$70,268$82,053
Married Families$72,321$-999,999,999
Non Families$31,250$31,980

mean

median

Income by Household Type

West Union Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.1%

Male Marriage Rate

47.7%

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 35-44.

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

10

Number of Veterans

7

Male Veterans

3

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam6
Second Gulf War3
Korea1
First Gulf War0
World War II0

West Union Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 746
35 to 543
75+1
18 to 340
55 to 640

West Union Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White73.21%
Hispanic510.87%
2+ Races327.27%

West Union Veterans by Race

West Union Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

10%

Veteran Poverty Rate

10%

Veteran Disability Rate

West Union Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

53.3%

Labor Force Participation

51.4%

Employment Rate

2.4%

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

61.14%

Born in West Union

88.86%

Native Born

11.14%

Foreign Born

10.19%

Non Citizen

0.95%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

88.86% of West Union residents were born in the United States, with 61.14% having been born in South Carolina. 10.19% 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
202939820.51%
202839630.76%
202739320.51%
202639130.77%
202538820.52%
202438630.78%
202338320.52%
202238141.06%
202137710.27%
20203764413.25%
201933261.84%
201832610.31%
201732551.56%
201632020.63%
201531820.63%
201431630.96%
201331300%
201231310.32%
201131200%
201031200%

West Union Population by Year