West Union, West Virginia Population 2024

634

West Union is a city located in Doddridge County, Ritchie County, and Tyler County West Virginia. West Union has a 2024 population of 634. West Union is currently declining at a rate of -0.78% annually and its population has decreased by -2.76% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 652 in 2020.

The average household income in West Union is $115,080 with a poverty rate of 12.02%. The median age in West Union is 49.9 years: 41.5 years for males, and 55.3 years for females.

West Union Demographics

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

  • White: 97.48%
  • Two or more races: 1.8%
  • Black or African American: 0.72%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
0.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,759.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.76% (-18)
The current population of West Union, West Virginia is 634 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 652.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White81197.48%
Two or more races151.8%
Black or African American60.72%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

West Union Population by Race

West Union Population Pyramid 2024

West Union Median Age

49.9

Total

41.5

Male

55.3

Female

West Union Adults

There are 739 adults, (169 of whom are seniors) in West Union.

West Union Age Dependency

46

Age Dependency Ratio

29.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

16.3

Child Dependency Ratio

West Union Sex Ratio

Female39147%
Male44153%

West Union Population by Age

West Union Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3142.6585.414.6
Married2162.8189.410.6
Non Family761.0577.622.4
Female195.2668.431.6
Male314.671000

3.01

Average Family Size

2.65

Average Household Size

85.4%

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
9th to 12th Grade9414.66%
Associates Degree264.06%
Bachelors Degree253.9%
Graduate Degree7812.17%
High School Graduate25439.63%
Less Than 9th Grade457.02%
Some College11918.56%

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
White639500103
2+ Races220

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 16.12%.

West Union Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$40,750$0$0
Graduate Degree$118,607$0$0
High School Graduate$61,985$56,094$68,172
Less Than 9th Grade$85,417$85,909$0
Overall$55,625$85,038$38,975
Some College$38,443$0$38,545

$55,625

Average Earnings

$85,038

Average Male

$38,975

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

100% of West Union residents speak only English, while 0% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0% of the population.

West Union Language

West Union Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White81110012.33%

12.02%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.84%

Male Poverty Rate

15.6%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in West Union

The race most likely to be in poverty in West Union is White, with 12.33% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in West Union is White, with 12.33% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.33%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.93%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.76%.

West Union Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade33.09%
Some College13.79%
High School7.87%
Bachelors or Greater0%

West Union Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed100%
Female Employed5.16%
Male Employed0.35%
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
Families$123,333$130,319
Households$88,833$115,080
Married Families$125,536$-999,999,999
Non Families$38,056$61,096

mean

median

Income by Household Type

West Union Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

59.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.7%

Male Marriage Rate

64.3%

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 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

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

51

Number of Veterans

29

Male Veterans

22

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Korea15
First Gulf War13
Vietnam10
Second Gulf War0
World War II0

West Union Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 5425
75+15
65 to 7410
55 to 641
18 to 340

West Union Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White516.92%

West Union Veterans by Race

West Union Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

35.29%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.29%

Veteran Disability Rate

West Union Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

67%

Labor Force Participation

66.8%

Employment Rate

0.4%

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

66.95%

Born in West Union

99.04%

Native Born

0.96%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0.96%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.04% of West Union residents were born in the United States, with 66.95% having been born in West Virginia. 0% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029612-5-0.81%
2028617-4-0.64%
2027621-4-0.64%
2026625-5-0.79%
2025630-4-0.63%
2024634-5-0.78%
2023639-4-0.62%
2022643-4-0.62%
2021647-5-0.77%
2020652-146-18.3%
2019798-15-1.85%
2018813-15-1.81%
2017828-7-0.84%
2016835-8-0.95%
2015843-2-0.24%
201484520.24%
2013843172.06%
2012826-2-0.24%
201182840.49%
201082400%

West Union Population by Year