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West Union, Ohio - Basic Facts

West Union is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Village of West Union.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Adams County at latitude 38.7945 and longitude -83.5452. Adams County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 945 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Village of West Union (see map) encompass a land area of 2.83 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for West Union: Adamsville, Scant.

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West Union, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 3,156
Population in Households 3,015
Population in Familes 2,372
Population in Group Qrtrs 141
Population Density1 1,115
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 1,292
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 826
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,494 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 754 (50.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 538 (36.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 202 (13.5%)
Median Home Value $93,571
Average Home Value $135,212


Median Household Income $30,241
Average Household Income $41,209
Per Capita Income $16,881
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.62% -0.52%
Households -0.54% -0.53%
Families 0.61% -0.76%
Median Household Income   3.28%
Per Capita Income   2.48%
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, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Union to the other 1,204 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 388 68th
Population Density1 # 673 44th
Diversity Index2 # 756 38th
Median Household Income # 1153 4th
Per Capita Income # 1118 7th

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