For population 25 years and over in West Union:
For population 15 years and over in West Union town:
28 residents are foreign born (9.0% Latin America).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $558 (0.7%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Greenville, SC (37.7 miles , pop. 56,002).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (104.1 miles , pop. 416,474).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (550.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Walhalla, SC (1.2 miles ), Westminster, SC (2.7 miles ), Seneca, SC (2.7 miles ), Utica, SC (2.9 miles ), Mountain Rest, SC (3.1 miles ), Salem, SC (3.1 miles) , Long Creek, SC (3.2 miles ), Six Mile, SC (3.6 miles ).
Latitude: 34.76 N, Longitude: 83.04 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 864
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Crime rate in West Union detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: +33 (+12.5%).
Work and jobs in West Union: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in West Union, South Carolina
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
West Union-area historical tornado activity is slightly above South Carolina state average. It is 60% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 3/27/1994, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.5 miles away from the West Union town center injured 37 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 3/27/1994, a category F3 tornado 24.5 miles away from the town center killed 3 people and injured 45 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:West Union-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below South Carolina state average. It is 90% 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 69.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 88.8 miles away from West Union center
On 7/5/1995 at 14:16:44, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 78.5 miles away from the city center
On 8/25/2005 at 03:09:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 MW, Depth: 5.0 mi) earthquake occurred 78.8 miles away from the city center
On 3/18/2003 at 06:04:24, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 74.5 miles away from West Union center
On 10/12/2005 at 06:27:30, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 5.1 mi) earthquake occurred 99.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Oconee 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, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.20. This is about average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 32.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.6 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 7.67. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.6 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in West Union and their reported violations in the past:LIGHTHOUSE CARE CENTERS (Population served: 35, Groundwater):
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 21.8%
(5.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 83.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
West Union compared to South Carolina state average:
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Religion statistics for West Union (based on Oconee County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 59.36%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 13
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
Number of full-service restaurants: 46
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West Union government finances in 2002(per resident):
6.01% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($53,827 average adjusted gross income)
0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($162 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
5.18% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($38,479 average adjusted gross income)
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:
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West Union fatal accident list:
Jan 23, 1998 03:55 PM, Sr-11, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 5
Total length: 31 meters (102ft)
Total costs: $72,000
Total average daily traffic: 27,500
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,650
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in West Union)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:2
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in West Union)
FAA Registered Aircraft:3
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for West Union, SC
Total of 3 patent applications in 2008-2014.