Union, West Virginia

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Population in 2017: 550 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +0.4%
 
Males: 253  (46.1%)
Females: 297  (53.9%)
Median resident age:

48.1 years
West Virginia median age:

42.4 years

Zip codes: 24983.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $31,906 (it was $21,797 in 2000)
Union:

$31,906
WV:

$43,469

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $19,119 (it was $12,870 in 2000)

Union town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $119,437 (it was $65,800 in 2000)
Union:

$119,437
WV:

$119,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $132,888; detached houses: $145,604; mobile homes: $61,974

Median gross rent in 2017: $433.

March 2019 cost of living index in Union: 84.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 20.8%
(18.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.6% for Black residents, 33.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Union, WV (2010)
    • 53294.2%White alone
    • 142.5%Black alone
    • 91.6%Two or more races
    • 50.9%Other race alone
    • 40.7%Hispanic
    • 10.2%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists, there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Union, West Virginia as of June 07, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Union is 92 to 1.


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Ancestries: Irish (16.3%), English (13.8%), German (10.7%), African (9.2%), Scotch-Irish (7.1%), American (5.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 0.45 square miles.

Population density: 1,221 people per square mile   (low).

Union, West Virginia map

3 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.5%
West Virginia:

1.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $545 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $481 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Roanoke, VA (38.9 miles , pop. 94,911).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (111.9 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (335.2 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Alderson, WV (3.3 miles ),
Ronceverte, WV (3.4 miles ),
Fairlea, WV (3.7 miles ),
Lewisburg, WV (4.0 miles ),
White Sulphur Springs, WV (4.4 miles ),
Peterstown, WV (4.4 miles ),
Pembroke, VA (4.4 miles ),
Hinton, WV (4.4 miles )

Latitude: 37.59 N, Longitude: 80.54 W

Area code: 304

Distribution of median household income in Union, WV in 2017
Distribution of house value in Union, WV in 2017

Property values in Union, WV

Union satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $27,000
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $27,000
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $27,000
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $27,000
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $27,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $27,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $65,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $80,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Union, WV residents
Average permit cost in Union, WV
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.1%
West Virginia:

5.3%
Most common industries in Union, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.9%)
  • Construction (9.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.0%)
  • Educational services (6.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.2%)
  • Transportation equipment (6.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (16.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (10.6%)
  • Transportation equipment (7.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.1%)
  • Public administration (6.2%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.3%)
  • Truck transportation (4.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (21.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.5%)
  • Educational services (9.6%)
  • Social assistance (8.8%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.3%)
Most common occupations in Union, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.7%)
  • Cashiers (5.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.0%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7.1%)
  • Cashiers (6.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.2%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.3%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (5.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.0%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6.1%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.1%)

Average climate in Union, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Union, West Virginia average temperatures Union, West Virginia average precipitation Union, West Virginia humidity Union, West Virginia wind speed Union, West Virginia snowfall Union, West Virginia sunshine Union, West Virginia clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 38.1. This is significantly better than average.

City:

38.1
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 2.03. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.03
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.5
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Union-area historical tornado activity is below West Virginia state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/4/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 29.8 miles away from the Union town center killed one person and injured 11 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/4/1974, a category F3 tornado 31.4 miles away from the town center injured 12 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Union-area historical earthquake activity is near West Virginia state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 190.4 miles away from Union center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 80.4 miles away from Union center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 84.2 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 269.9 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 144.7 miles away from Union center
On 6/29/1996 at 19:30:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 82.2 miles away from Union center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Monroe County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Droughts: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Landslides: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Union topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Union:

  • BRIER, THE (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; RONCEVERTE, WV)
  • GREENBRIER VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 14 miles away; RONCEVERTE, WV)
  • FMC - GREENBRIER COUNTY (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; LEWISBURG, WV)
  • DAVITA - GREENBRIER DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; LEWISBURG, WV)
  • JUDYVILLE GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 16 miles away; LEWISBURG, WV)

Airports located in Union:

Amtrak stations near Union:

  • 11 miles: ALDERSON (1 C&O PLAZA AT RAILROAD AVE.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.
  • 19 miles: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS (WHITE SULPHUR SPRING, 315 W. MAIN ST.) . Services: call for taxi service.
  • 20 miles: HINTON (FRONT ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Union:

  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (about 26 miles; Blacksburg, VA; Full-time enrollment: 30,984)
  • Concord University (about 28 miles; Athens, WV; FT enrollment: 2,698)
  • Radford University (about 32 miles; Radford, VA; FT enrollment: 9,426)
  • Roanoke College (about 34 miles; Salem, VA; FT enrollment: 2,316)
  • New River Community College (about 35 miles; Dublin, VA; FT enrollment: 3,007)
  • American National University (about 35 miles; Salem, VA; FT enrollment: 2,297)
  • Virginia Western Community College (about 40 miles; Roanoke, VA; FT enrollment: 4,762)

Public elementary/middle school in Union:

See full list of schools located in Union

Library in Union:

  • MONROE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $66,555; Location: 103 SOUTH STREET; 21,546 books; 792 audio materials; 609 video materials; 12 state licensed databases; 6 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Union: Union Community Volunteer Fire Department Union Station (A), Union Rescue - Monroe County Transport Station 4 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Union: Union Historic District (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: Edward Echols - Politician, Matthew Wesley Clair - Methodist bishop.

Monroe County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Union that have no violations reported:

  • UNION TOWN OF (Population served: 972, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

2.1 people
West Virginia:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

59.1%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

7.2%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.1% of all households

Banks with branches in Union (2011 data):

  • The Bank of Monroe: The Bank Of Monroe at 39 Main Street, branch established on 1903/11/03. Info updated 2010/06/02: Bank assets: $118.4 mil, Deposits: $101.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Union Bankshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Union:

Marital status in Union, WV
  • Never married: 18.9%
  • Now married: 42.1%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 15.0%
  • Divorced: 22.8%

For population 25 years and over in Union:

  • High school or higher: 91.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.9%
  • Unemployed: 7.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.9
West Virginia average:

10.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Union
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Union, WV (based on Monroe County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,49128
Mainline Protestant2,23931
Other1521
Catholic--
None8,620-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Monroe County:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Monroe County:

5.91 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Monroe County:

6.65 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.1%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.5%
West Virginia:

31.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.8%
State:

13.1%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

45.8%
West Virginia:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Union:

43.6%
West Virginia:

47.3%

Average BMI:
Union:

29.1
West Virginia:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

19.8%
West Virginia:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

17.6%
State:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.5
West Virginia:

6.9

Overweight people:
This city:

33.1%
State:

34.2%

General health condition:
Union:

52.2%
West Virginia:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Union:

80.9%
West Virginia:

77.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Union, WV Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 2$4,760$28,5601$300
Financial Administration 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 9$1,800
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 10$4,429
Totals for Government 2$4,760$28,56020$6,529

Union government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $132,000 ($240.00)
    Central Staff Services: $65,000 ($118.18)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $107,000 ($194.55)
    Sewerage: $100,000 ($181.82)
    Regular Highways: $69,000 ($125.45)
    Central Staff Services: $60,000 ($109.09)
    Parks and Recreation: $27,000 ($49.09)
    Police Protection: $21,000 ($38.18)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $15,000 ($27.27)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $144,000 ($261.82)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $23,000 ($41.82)

Union government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $128,000 ($232.73)
    Parks and Recreation: $30,000 ($54.55)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $25,000 ($45.45)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $153,000 ($278.18)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $196,000 ($356.36)
  • Tax - Property: $45,000 ($81.82)
    Public Utilities Sales: $38,000 ($69.09)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $29,000 ($52.73)
    Other License: $1,000 ($1.82)

Union government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $250,000 ($454.55)

5.84% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($33,363 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.84%
West Virginia average:

5.62%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Greenbrier County, WV  1.82% ($35,440 average AGI)
to Giles County, VA  0.69% ($33,188)
to Mercer County, WV  0.61% ($33,714)

Businesses in Union, WV

  • H&R Block: 1
  • True Value: 1
  • UPS: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Union:

  • WFNR (710 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLACKSBURG, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WSLW (1310 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WHITE SULPHUR SPRING, WV; Owner: QUORUM RADIO PARTNERS OF VIRGINIA, INC.)
  • WNRV (990 AM; 5 kW; NARROWS-PEARISBURG, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WKNV (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FAIRLAWN, VA; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WVBE (610 AM; 5 kW; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WOAY (860 AM; 10 kW; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: COMMISSIONED COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJLS (560 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WIWS (1070 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WPIN (810 AM; daytime; 4 kW; DUBLIN, VA; Owner: DUBLIN RADIO)
  • WYKM (1250 AM; 5 kW; RUPERT, WV; Owner: MT. STATE B. CO., INC.)
  • WWNR (620 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: DYNASTAR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRON (1400 AM; 1 kW; RONCEVERTE, WV; Owner: RADIO GREENBRIER, INC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Union:

  • KHPR (88.1 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WKCJ (103.1 FM; LEWISBURG, WV; Owner: QUORUM RADIO PARTNERS OF VIRGINIA, INC.)
  • WRON-FM (97.7 FM; RONCEVERTE, WV; Owner: RADIO GREENBRIER, INC.)
  • WMTD-FM (102.3 FM; HINTON, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WXLK (92.3 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WSLQ (99.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WSLC-FM (94.9 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WVTF (89.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WROV-FM (96.3 FM; MARTINSVILLE, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXCF-FM (103.9 FM; CLIFTON FORGE, VA; Owner: IMPACT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDBS (97.1 FM; SUTTON, WV; Owner: SUMMIT MEDIA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WJLS-FM (99.5 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WHAJ (104.5 FM; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WHKX (106.3 FM; BLUEFIELD, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WKOY-FM (100.9 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WVPB (91.7 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WPIN-FM (91.5 FM; DUBLIN, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WIQO-FM (100.9 FM; COVINGTON, VA; Owner: WKEY, INC.)
  • WPSK-FM (107.1 FM; PULASKI, VA; Owner: NEW RIVER VALLEY RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)
  • WPIB (91.1 FM; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Union:

  • WVNS-TV (Channel 59; LEWISBURG, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA MEDIA HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • Union, West Virginia
  • Fatal accident count11
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents14
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:3
  • Fatalities11
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents19
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents0
  • West Virginia average
  • Fatal accident count2490
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents3612
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons776
  • Fatalities2751
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents5690
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents186
See more detailed statistics of Union fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 23ft / 7.0mTotal length
  • $2,298,000Total costs
  • 4,111Total average daily traffic
  • 361Total average daily truck traffic
  • 5,016Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • Div Of Hwys Hdqtrs (Lat: 37.592056 Lon: -80.525889), Structure height: 27 m, Call Sign: KQF786,
    Assigned Frequencies: 47.1400 MHz, 47.1800 MHz, 47.2400 MHz, 47.2800 MHz, 47.3600 MHz, Grant Date: 06/05/2012, Expiration Date: 08/04/2022, Registrant: State Of West Virginia Division Of Highways, Buckhannon, WV 26201, Phone: (304) 473-5337, Fax: (304) 473-4256, Email:
  • 3 Mi N (Lat: 37.630944 Lon: -80.515083), Call Sign: KQC863,
    Assigned Frequencies: 33.3800 MHz, Grant Date: 08/04/2011, Expiration Date: 10/15/2021, Certifier: Robert E Smith, Registrant: Spectrum And Licensing Services, 11 Lee Street, Hanover, PA 17331, Phone: (717) 630-0816, Fax: (717) 637-8300, Email:
  • Bickett Knob Secondary Rt 10 3.1 Mi Nnw (Lat: 37.632056 Lon: -80.566472), Structure height: 40 m, Call Sign: WNHP719,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.985 MHz, Grant Date: 07/13/2005, Expiration Date: 08/22/2015, Cancellation Date: 01/02/2013, Registrant: Frontier Communications Corporation, 250 South Franklin, Cookeville, TN 38501, Phone: (931) 528-1584, Fax: (931) 528-1581, Email:
  • Cemetery Rd 0.45 E Of Us Rt 219 (Lat: 37.593167 Lon: -80.535889), Structure height: 9 m, Call Sign: WPEM966,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.456 MHz, Grant Date: 01/16/2014, Expiration Date: 03/23/2024, Registrant: Town Of Union, Union, WV 24983, Phone: (304) 667-7124, Email:
  • Lat: 37.620528 Lon: -80.528583, Call Sign: WQUN917, Licensee ID: L01888223,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.662 MHz, 452.487 MHz, 452.762 MHz, 457.487 MHz, 457.762 MHz, Grant Date: 08/28/2014, Expiration Date: 08/28/2024, Certifier: Pat Comer, Registrant: Utc Aero Space Systems, 225 Stringtown Road, Union, WV 24983, Phone: (304) 772-3880, Fax: (304) 772-5249, Email:
  • (Union Met) 875 Sweet Springs Valley Road (Lat: 37.591472 Lon: -80.528278), Type: Pipe, Structure height: 4.1 m, Overall height: 4.3 m, Call Sign: WQXF868,
    Assigned Frequencies: 171.875 MHz, Grant Date: 02/23/2016, Expiration Date: 02/23/2026, Certifier: James L Steele, Registrant: West Virginia Division Of Homeland Security & Emergency Management, 1703 Coonskin Drive, Charleston, WV 25311, Phone: (304) 558-5380, Fax: (304) 965-2685, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • UNION, 510 Modlin Drive (Lat: 37.631944 Lon: -80.565056), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 58 m, Overall height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: WQCM574,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6063.80 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, Grant Date: 05/05/2015, Expiration Date: 04/07/2025, Certifier: John E Rooney, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street,N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 7AC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3424E , Serial Number: 7AC-6829, Year manufactured: 1947, Airworthiness Date: 06/13/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 11/07/2014
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Arnold L Dowdy, 33 Whitetail Ln, Union, WV 24983, Other Owners: John H Dowdy
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 11AC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 75 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3496E , Serial Number: 11AC-1774, Year manufactured: 1947, Airworthiness Date: 03/24/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 11/07/2014
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Arnold L Dowdy, 33 Whitetail Ln, Union, WV 24983, Other Owners: John H Dowdy
  • Aircraft: FLY BABY 1-A (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 112 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 575WD , Serial Number: 66-25, Year manufactured: 1970, Airworthiness Date: 10/02/1979, Certificate Issue Date: 02/19/1991
    Registrant (Individual): John H Dowdy, 33 Whitetail Ln, Union, WV 24983
  • Aircraft: FAIRCHILD 24R-46 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 102 mph), Engine: FAIRCHILD 6-440 SERIES (200 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 81276 , Serial Number: R46176, Year manufactured: 1946, Certificate Issue Date: 12/23/2014
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Arnold L Dowdy, 33 Whitetail Ln, Union, WV 24983, Other Owners: John H Dowdy

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 11. The highest number of fire incidents - 32 took place in 2007, and the least - 4 in 2015. The data has a constant trend.
    Fire incident types in Union, WV When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (66.1%), and Outside Fires (27.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Union, WV
    • 11166.1%Structure Fires
    • 4627.4%Outside Fires
    • 84.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 31.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Union, WV
Most common first names in Union, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary2479.0 years
James2474.5 years
William2275.6 years
John2175.0 years
Charles1271.5 years
Robert1171.7 years
Thomas975.2 years
Fred974.7 years
Kenneth968.3 years
Henry868.9 years
Most common last names in Union, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Weikle3575.8 years
Dowdy1873.5 years
Brown1678.2 years
Parker1378.1 years
Ratliff1378.7 years
Broyles1376.2 years
Allen1265.3 years
Dixon1273.4 years
Wilson1174.7 years
Neel1078.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Union, WV
  • 43.6%Electricity
  • 38.1%Utility gas
  • 7.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.4%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Union, WV
  • 86.4%Electricity
  • 8.6%Utility gas
  • 4.9%Wood


Union compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
There are 2 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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