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West Union, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of West Union had a population of 869 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for West Union: Lewisport, Union.

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West Union, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 869
Daytime Population: Workers 670
Daytime Population: Residents 474
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,144
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.32
Population in Households 869
Population in Familes 680
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,413
Diversity Index3 2


Median Household Income $31,866
Average Household Income $44,024
Per Capita Income $19,111


Total Housing Units 482 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 263 (54.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 120 (24.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 99 (20.5%)
Median Home Value $67,560
Average Home Value $77,471


Total Households 383
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 236
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.72% 0.82%
Households 0.78% 0.82%
Families 1.16% 0.75%
Median Household Income   0.94%
Per Capita Income   2.01%

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, 2017 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 Density # 28 93rd
Diversity Index # 403 1st
Median Household Income # 320 21st
Per Capita Income # 313 23rd

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