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West Union, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of West Union had a population of 879 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for West Union: Lewisport, Union.

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West Union, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 879
Population in Households 879
Population in Familes 686
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,440
Diversity Index3 2
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $33,162
Average Household Income $47,032
Per Capita Income $20,238

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 480 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 293 (61.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 91 (19.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 96 (20.0%)
Median Home Value $74,364
Average Home Value $83,020
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 384
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 237
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.77% 0.56%
Households 0.72% 0.52%
Families 1.07% 0.42%
Median Household Income   2.7%
Per Capita Income   2.83%

West Union, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Union to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 172 58th
Population Density # 28 93rd
Diversity Index # 402 1st
Median Household Income # 308 24th
Per Capita Income # 290 29th

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