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Population in 2012: 8,183 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: -6.9%
 

Males: 3,680  (45.0%)
Females: 4,503  (55.0%)

Median resident age:  41.3 years
South Carolina median age:  37.2 years

Zip codes: 29379.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $25,185 (it was $26,110 in 2000)
Union:

$25,185
SC:

$43,107
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,635

Union city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $84,219 (it was $59,900 in 2000)
Union:

$84,219
SC:

$135,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $96,105; Detached houses: $102,600; Townhouses or other attached units: $91,284; In 2-unit structures: $93,207; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $56,300; Mobile homes: $37,038

Median gross rent in 2012: $549.

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  • White alone - 4,200 (50.0%)
  • Black alone - 3,924 (46.8%)
  • Two or more races - 101 (1.2%)
  • Hispanic - 99 (1.2%)
  • Asian alone - 36 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 22 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 11 (0.1%)

Races in Union detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Union: 81.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: United States (8.6%), German (8.0%), Irish (7.5%), English (5.0%), Scottish (4.1%), Scotch-Irish (3.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 7.96 square miles.

Population density: 1,028 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Union:

  • High school or higher: 78.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.4%
  • Unemployed: 17.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Union city:

  • Never married: 32.3%
  • Now married: 40.3%
  • Separated: 5.4%
  • Widowed: 10.5%
  • Divorced: 11.4%

18 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.2%
South Carolina:  4.7%



According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists there were 57 registered sex offenders living in Union, South Carolina as of September 22, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Union to the number of sex offenders is 144 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $685 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $564 (0.8%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Greenville, SC (44.1 miles , pop. 56,002).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (56.4 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (509.9 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Monarch Mill, SC (1.4 miles ), Buffalo, SC (1.7 miles ), West Springs, SC (2.7 miles) , Jonesville, SC (3.0 miles ), Cross Keys, SC (3.0 miles) , Lockhart, SC (3.3 miles) , Carlisle, SC (3.5 miles ), Cross Anchor, SC (3.8 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 6 buildings, average cost: $90,800
  • 1998: 7 buildings, average cost: $95,800
  • 1999: 10 buildings, average cost: $109,700
  • 2000: 7 buildings, average cost: $170,700
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $57,800
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $69,300
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $130,800
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $51,500
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $134,200
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $74,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $225,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $51,600
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $242,900
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $157,900
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $269,100
  • 2012: 0 buildings

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 34.72 N, Longitude: 81.62 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +828 (+9.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,141 (39.6%)

Area code: 864

Union household income distribution Union home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Union by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 21000120020
per 100,000 22.211.60.00.00.012.225.00.00.023.60.0
Rapes 23741334546
per 100,000 22.234.782.047.111.836.737.550.363.847.171.5
Robberies 81010118121523171311
per 100,000 88.9115.6117.2129.594.7146.9187.5288.9217.1153.1131.1
Assaults 111937410611787107106985247
per 100,000 1233.11074.8867.01248.41384.61065.31337.71331.71251.3612.4560.2
Burglaries 19563496892889810810976118
per 100,000 2166.2728.1574.1800.81088.81077.51225.21356.81391.7895.11406.4
Thefts 356253284324341275302351318312323
per 100,000 3954.72923.83327.53815.84035.53367.23775.54409.54060.33674.53849.8
Auto thefts 9152813141291417158
per 100,000 100.0173.4328.1153.1165.7146.9112.5175.9217.1176.795.4
Arson 74466674412
per 100,000 77.846.246.970.771.073.587.550.351.111.823.8
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 296.0) 673.3497.0488.2563.9583.0549.2669.4699.4663.3491.6483.0

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Crime rate in Union detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 31 (29 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.46
South Carolina average:

2.36

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Union, South Carolina accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

12.5%
South Carolina:

8.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -1,050 (-10.7%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Wholesale trade (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Wholesale trade (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)

Work and jobs in Union: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

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Tornado activity:

Union-area historical tornado activity is above South Carolina state average. It is 82% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 29.6 miles away from the Union city center killed 5 people and injured 49 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 tornado 30.5 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 35 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Union-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below South Carolina state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 76.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/13/1998 at 09:56:11, a magnitude 3.9 (3.5 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 66.3 miles away from Union center
On 9/25/2006 at 05:44:25, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 99.4 miles away from the city center
On 12/7/2007 at 11:07:03, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 47.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1998 at 02:31:01, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 69.6 miles away from Union center
On 1/3/1992 at 04:21:22, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 71.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Union County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Ice Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Bobby Robinson (record producer) - Record producer, James M. Farr - University professor, States Rights Gist - Confederate Army general, Clifford Ray - Basketball player, Cotton Owens - Racing driver, Eric Young (American football) - Football player, Willie Jeffries - Football player and coach, Bill Tucker - Football player, Bob Jeter - Football player, Darrell Austin - Football player.


Hospitals/medical centers in Union:

  • DCI UNION (Dialysis Facility, 315 THOMPSON BLVD)
  • WALLACE THOMSON HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Government - Hospital District or Authority, 322 W SOUTH ST PO BOX 789)
  • WEST MAIN ST COMMUNITY RESIDEN (Hospital, 1317 WEST MAIN STREET)
  • ELLEN SAGAR NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, 1817 JONESVILLE HIGHWAY)
  • OAKMONT OF UNION (Nursing Home, 709 RICE AVENUE)

Political contributions by individuals in Union, SC

Airports and heliports located in Union:


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College/University in Union:

  • University of South Carolina-Union (Full-time enrollment: 219; Location: 309 East Academy St; Public; Website: uscunion.sc.edu/)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Union:

  • Limestone College (about 24 miles; Gaffney, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,200)
  • Spartanburg Community College (about 28 miles; Spartanburg, SC; FT enrollment: 3,076)
  • University of South Carolina-Upstate (about 28 miles; Spartanburg, SC; FT enrollment: 4,162)
  • Gardner-Webb University (about 37 miles; Boiling Springs, NC; FT enrollment: 2,457)
  • Winthrop University (about 39 miles; Rock Hill, SC; FT enrollment: 4,937)
  • York Technical College (about 40 miles; Rock Hill, SC; FT enrollment: 2,970)
  • Greenville Technical College (about 43 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 6,910)

Public high school in Union:

Private high school in Union:

  • UNION CHRISTIAN DAY SCHOOL (Students: 169; Location: 331 MEANSVILLE RD; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Union:

  • SIMS MIDDLE (Students: 812; Location: 2200 Whitmire Highway; Grades: 6-8)
  • MONARCH ELEMENTARY (Students: 447; Location: 218 Monarch School Dr.; Grades: PK-5)
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Library in Union:

  • UNION COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $345,426; Location: 300 EAST SOUTH STREET; 44,698 books; 1,730 audio materials; 1,312 video materials; 4 local licensed databases; 35 state licensed databases; 126 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Church: Paradise A.M.E. Church

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Notable locations in Union: Union County Fairgrounds (A), Union City Fire Department (B), Union Carnegie Library (C), Union City Hall (D), Union County Courthouse (E), Union County Jail (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Union Square Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Union include: Augsburg Evangelical Lutheran Church (A), Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church (B), Church of Christ (C), Church of God (D), Duncan Acres United Methodist Church (E), Episcopal Church of the Nativity (F), First Baptist Church of Union (G), First Presbyterian Church (H), Grace United Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Forest Lawn Cemetery (1), Rosemont Cemetery (2), Grace Cemetery (3), Palmer Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Foster Park Lake (A), Union Water Works Pond (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Union include: Veterans Memorial park (1), East Main Street-Douglass Heights Historic District (2), South Street-South Church Street Historic District (3), Union Downtown Historic District (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: WRM Amusement (2370 Browns Creek Church).

Hotels: Days Inn (101 Toshes Creek Circle), Palmetto Inn (1235 South Duncan Bypass), American Inn (755 North Duncan Bypass), Jameson Inn Union (Sj) (101 Joshes Creek Circle).

Courts: Union County - Family Court (Courthouse), Union County - Clerk Of Court (Courthouse).

 
Union County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Union and their reported violations in the past:

MEANSVILLE RILEY W/D (Population served: 6630, Purch_surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-12-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-12-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2005 and MAR-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-21-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-21-2005)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-18-2005), St Public Notif received (FEB-11-2005), St Public Notif requested (FEB-27-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-20-2000), St Public Notif received (OCT-03-2000)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between OCT-01-2001 and NOV-14-2001, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-01-2001), St Compliance achieved (NOV-14-2001)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 27.4%
(15.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.7% for Black residents, 27.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 43.3% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
South Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  61.1%
Whole state:  67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.4%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Union, SC

People in group quarters in Union in 2010:

  • 90 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 46 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 4 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 3 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
125 people in nursing homes in 2000
18 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Union compared to South Carolina state average:

Union, South Carolina environmental map by EPA

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  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.


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Banks with branches in Union (2011 data):

  • Provident Community Bank, National Association: Duncan Bypass Banking Branch, Bank Operations Branch (Lpo), Union Main Street Banking Center Bra. Info updated 2007/04/09: Bank assets: $376.6 mil, Deposits: $283.8 mil, headquarters in Rock Hill, SC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Provident Community Bancshares, Inc.
  • Arthur State Bank: East Main Branch, at 100 East Main Street, Plaza Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $565.1 mil, Deposits: $483.4 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 20 total offices, Holding Company: Jco Partners Ii, L.P.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Union Branch at 200 East Main Street, branch established on 1950/08/10. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Woodforest National Bank: Union Branch at 513 N. Duncan Bypass, branch established on 2009/03/18. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions) (Amended And

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Union, South Carolina:

  • Jameson Inn, 101 Toshes CRK Cir, Union, SC 29379 , Phone: (864) 427-0308
  • Comfort Inn, 315 N Duncan Byp, Union, SC 29379 , Phone: (864) 427-5060, Fax: (864) 427-5045
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Union, South Carolina

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Union travel time to work - commute


Union mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (47%)
  • Utility gas (47%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

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Religion statistics for Union city (based on Union County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 66.06%
Here66.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Assemblies of God
Adherents71.5%17.1%2.3%2.3%1.1%
Congregations42.0%20.3%7.2%4.3%2.9%
NameAmerican Baptist AssociationChurches of ChristSalvation ArmyNational Association of Free Will BaptistsOther
Adherents0.9%0.8%0.7%0.6%2.7%
Congregations4.3%2.9%1.4%2.9%11.6%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Union County:

2.16 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Union County:

1.08 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
Union County:

7.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
Here:

5.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.2%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Union County:

32.1%
South Carolina:

29.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.5%
State:

13.4%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 9$28,390$37,8532$3,365
Other Government Administration 10$43,917$52,7007$7,862
Judicial and Legal 2$9,235$55,4100$0
Police Protection - Officers 31$119,831$46,3862$3,675
Streets and Highways 6$16,342$32,6840$0
Solid Waste Management 7$19,448$33,3390$0
Sewerage 6$20,867$41,7340$0
Water Supply 12$44,136$44,1360$0
Electric Power 7$30,013$51,4510$0
Gas Supply 9$30,104$40,1390$0
Other and Unallocable 12$38,811$38,8111$343
Totals for Government 111$401,094$43,36212$15,245

Union government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Electric Utilities: $1,201,000 ($146.77)
    General Public Buildings: $755,000 ($92.26)
    Water Utilities: $718,000 ($87.74)
    Gas Utilities: $696,000 ($85.05)
    Sewerage: $113,000 ($13.81)
  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $20,635,000 ($2521.69)
    Electric Utilities: $11,214,000 ($1370.40)
    Police Protection: $2,470,000 ($301.85)
    Water Utilities: $2,025,000 ($247.46)
    Sewerage: $1,734,000 ($211.90)
    Central Staff Services: $1,419,000 ($173.41)
    Solid Waste Management: $725,000 ($88.60)
    Regular Highways: $360,000 ($43.99)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $125,000 ($15.28)
    Financial Administration: $111,000 ($13.56)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $59,000 ($7.21)
  • Gas Utilities - Interest on Debt: $129,000 ($15.76)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $183,000 ($22.36)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $378,000 ($46.19)
    Central Staff Services: $126,000 ($15.40)
    Parks and Recreation: $38,000 ($4.64)
    Regular Highways: $34,000 ($4.15)
    Electric Utilities: $25,000 ($3.06)
    Gas Utilities: $17,000 ($2.08)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,313,000 ($649.27)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $182,000 ($22.24)

Union government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,900,000 ($232.19)
    Solid Waste Management: $763,000 ($93.24)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $70,000 ($8.55)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Gas Utilities: $929,000 ($113.53)
    Electric Utilities: $727,000 ($88.84)
    Water Utilities: $236,000 ($28.84)
    Sewerage: $189,000 ($23.10)
    All Other: $128,000 ($15.64)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $765,000 ($93.49)
    Interest Earnings: $630,000 ($76.99)
    Fines and Forfeits: $254,000 ($31.04)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $20,830,000 ($2545.52)
    Electric Utilities: $13,422,000 ($1640.23)
    Water Utilities: $2,817,000 ($344.25)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $468,000 ($57.19)
    Highways: $34,000 ($4.15)
  • Tax - Property: $943,000 ($115.24)
    Public Utility License: $645,000 ($78.82)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $238,000 ($29.08)
    Public Utilities Sales: $182,000 ($22.24)

Union government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,103,000 ($1723.45)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,799,000 ($1686.30)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $704,000 ($86.03)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $400,000 ($48.88)

Union government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,024,000 ($1836.00)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $729,000 ($89.09)

3.70% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,053 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.70%
South Carolina average:

8.00%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Spartanburg County, SC  0.98% ($31,140 average AGI)
from Cherokee County, SC  0.28% ($21,207)
from Newberry County, SC  0.14% ($18,429)


4.00% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,294 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.00%
South Carolina average:

6.88%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Spartanburg County, SC  1.40% ($28,958 average AGI)
to Greenville County, SC  0.24% ($25,320)
to Cherokee County, SC  0.22% ($21,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in Union:

  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WORD (950 AM; 5 kW; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WLTC (1370 AM; 20 kW; GASTONIA, NC)
  • WWOL (780 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: HOLLY SPRINGS BAPTIST BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WSPA (910 AM; 4 kW; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Union:

  • WSSL-FM (100.5 FM; GRAY COURT, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WROQ (101.1 FM; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: OBC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W219CH (91.7 FM; LOWRYS, SC; Owner: RICHBURG EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WSPA-FM (98.9 FM; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WTPT (93.3 FM; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: UPSTATE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WBT-FM (99.3 FM; CHESTER, SC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WBAV-FM (101.9 FM; GASTONIA, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WFBC-FM (93.7 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WLNK (107.9 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WWMG (96.1 FM; SHELBY, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPEG (97.9 FM; CONCORD, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WAGI-FM (105.3 FM; GAFFNEY, SC; Owner: GAFFNEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WESC-FM (92.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNKS (95.1 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WKKT (96.9 FM; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLYT (102.9 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMUU-FM (94.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: WMUU, INC.)
  • WEPR (90.1 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WYFG (91.1 FM; GAFFNEY, SC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Union:

  • WRET-TV (Channel 49; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WBTV (Channel 3; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS/WBTV, INC.)
  • WSQY-LP (Channel 66; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ASHEVILLE MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • WCNC-TV (Channel 36; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WCNC-TV, INC.)
  • WJZY (Channel 46; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WJZY-TV, INC.)
  • WWWB (Channel 55; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: WWWB-TV, INC.)
  • WBSC-TV (Channel 40; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: ANDERSON (WFBC-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Union, South Carolina:
  • Fatal accident count: 31
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 47
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 7
  • Fatalities: 36
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 79
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
South Carolina average:
  • Fatal accident count: 90
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 137
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 29
  • Fatalities: 98
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 229
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 14

See more detailed statistics of Union fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 4
Total length: 6 meters (20ft)
Total costs: $191,000
Total average daily traffic: 10,276
Total average daily truck traffic: 293
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 14,311

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Union)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

87 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Union, SC)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

25 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

58 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Union)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-23-250 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 150 mph), Engine: LYCOMING TI0-540 SER (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 123PV , Serial Number: 27-7305039, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 03/06/1973
    Registrant (Corporation): Sandlapper Aviation Of Delaware LLC, 414 Perrin Ave, Union, SC 29379
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 15500 , Serial Number: 28-7325081, Year manufactured: 1972, Airworthiness Date: 11/03/1972
    Registrant (Individual): Pending Registration, 209a N Duncan Byp, Union, SC 29379
  • Aircraft: MOONEY M20J (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 126 mph), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2201Q , Serial Number: 24-0562, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 05/08/1978
    Registrant (Individual): Michael M Mahan, 214 S Mountain St, Union, SC 29379
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182P (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 120 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7535N , Serial Number: 18263236, Year manufactured: 1974
    Registrant (Individual): Troy W Shelton, Rt 3 Box 253c, Union, SC 29379


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 70
  • Hazardous Condition: 11
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Union


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Union, SC
Businesses in Union, SC
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Nike1
Burger King1Quality1
Days Inn1RadioShack1
FedEx1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
KFC1UPS3
Little Caesars Pizza1Walmart1
McDonald's1YMCA1

Union on our top lists:

  • #85 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of females (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2006"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2005 and 2006"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • William C. Gadson (3)
  • Darryl Maurice Phillips, Sr. (1)
  • Brian Keith Ellis (1)
  • Angela Denise Phillips (1)
  • Carl Gadson (1)

Total of 6 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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