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West Union, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of West Union had a population of 857 as of July 1, 2015. West Union ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for West Union is located at latitude 39.2964 and longitude -80.7752 in Doddridge County. The formal boundaries for the Town of West Union (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Doddridge County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 787 feet.

The Town of West Union (GNIS ID: 2391481) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of West Union is located within Pine District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Doddridge County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West Union population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for West Union: Lewisport, Union.

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West Union, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 857
Population in Households 857
Population in Familes 674
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,379
Diversity Index2 2


Total Households 381
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 237
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 479 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 262 (54.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 119 (24.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 98 (20.5%)
Median Home Value $77,459
Average Home Value $101,908


Median Household Income $33,817
Average Household Income $42,995
Per Capita Income $18,876
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.73% 0.98%
Households 0.98% 1.13%
Families 1.69% 0.99%
Median Household Income   1.74%
Per Capita Income   2.78%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


West Union, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Union to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 170 58th
Population Density1 # 29 93rd
Diversity Index2 # 396 1st
Median Household Income # 276 31st
Per Capita Income # 280 30th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE West Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.