West Union, South Carolina Population 2021

346
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West Union is a city located in Oconee County South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 346, it is the 209th largest city in South Carolina and the 14800th largest city in the United States . West Union is currently growing at a rate of 1.76% annually and its population has increased by 18.90% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 291 in 2010. West Union reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 1 miles, West Union has a population density of 436 people per square mile.

The average household income in West Union is $45,966 with a poverty rate of 19.34%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $550 per month, and the median house value is $125,600. The median age in West Union is 36.1 years, 36.1 years for males, and 36.2 years for females.

West Union Demographics

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

  • White: 61.19%
  • Other race: 20.30%
  • Two or more races: 15.82%
  • Black or African American: 2.69%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of West Union, South Carolina is 346 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 334.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 291.

West Union, South Carolina Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White20561.19%
Some Other Race6820.30%
Two or More Races5315.82%
Black or African American92.69%
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West Union Population by Race

West Union Population Pyramid $2021

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West Union Median Age

36.1


Total

36.1


Male

36.2


Female

West Union Adults

There are 259 adults, (57 of whom are seniors) in West Union.

West Union Age Dependency

65.8

Age Dependency Ratio

28.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.6

Child Dependency Ratio

West Union Sex Ratio

Female

177

52.84%

Male

158

47.16%

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
Non Family53.1%46.9%
Female63.6%36.4%
Male66.7%33.3%
All70.9%29.1%
Married92%8%

70.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

West Union Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1342.570.9
Married503.3292
Non Family491.1853.1
Male243.3866.7
Female112.7363.6

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Average Family Size

2.5

Average Household Size

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West Union Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3214.68%
9th to 12th Grade2611.93%
High School Graduate8036.70%
Some College3817.43%
Associates Degree209.17%
Bachelors Degree198.72%
Graduate Degree31.38%
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West Union Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

West Union Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White13510120
Hispanic66422
Other Race3330
2+ Races1111
Black98

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 14.81%.

West Union Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,667$32,000$20,000
Less Than 9th Grade$19,375$19,375$
High School Graduate$19,375$26,563$16,250
Some College$31,500$60,500$25,000
Bachelors Degree$31,667$$
Graduate Degree$$$

$26,667

Average Earnings

$32,000

Average Male

$20,000

Average Female

West Union Earnings by Educational Attainment

West Union Language by Age

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West Union Language

67.30% of West Union residents speak only English, while 32.70% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 31.13% of the population.

West Union Language

West Union Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic1103330.00%
Other682942.65%
White1662313.86%
Multiple49816.33%

19.34%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.59%

Male Poverty Rate

20.00%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in West Union

The race most likely to be in poverty in West Union is Other, with 42.65% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in West Union is White, with 13.86% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.02%. Among those working part-time, it was 40.74%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.72%.

West Union Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School25.00%
Less Than 9th Grade13.79%
Some College12.07%
Bachelors or Greater4.55%

West Union Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Employed21.67%
Male Employed9.52%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male 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$33,750$45,966
Families$48,750$56,061
Married Families$66,875-
Non Families$24,250$27,731
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Income by Household Type

West Union Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

40.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.2%

Male Marriage Rate

39.7%

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 35-44.

West Union Marital Status by Race

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West Union Marital Status

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18

Number of Veterans

14

Male Veterans

4

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War8
Vietnam6
Second Gulf War3
World War II2
Korea

West Union Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 746
35 to 546
18 to 343
75+2
55 to 641

West Union Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White137.30%
Hispanic66.98%
Other Race48.16%
Black111.11%

West Union Veterans by Race

West Union Veterans by Education

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11.11%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.22%

Veteran Disability Rate

West Union Veterans by Education

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59.8%

Labor Force Participation

54.5%

Employment Rate

6.5%

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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48.96%

Born in West Union

75.82%

Native Born

24.18%

Foreign Born

21.19%

Non Citizen

2.99%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

75.82% of West Union residents were born in the United States, with 48.96% having been born in South Carolina. 21.19% 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: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202134661.76%
202034061.80%
201933461.83%
201832841.23%
201732430.93%
201632151.58%
201531610.32%
201431510.32%
201331420.64%
201231210.32%
20113110.00%
20103110.00%

West Union Population by Year