Union, South Carolina

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Population in 2019: 7,640 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: -13.1%
 
Males: 3,494  (45.7%)
Females: 4,146  (54.3%)
Median resident age:

42.0 years
South Carolina median age:

39.9 years

Zip codes: 29379.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $35,109 (it was $26,110 in 2000)
Union:

$35,109
SC:

$56,227

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $22,750 (it was $16,175 in 2000)

Union city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $89,401 (it was $59,900 in 2000)
Union:

$89,401
SC:

$179,800

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $99,905; detached houses: $101,641; mobile homes: $19,749

Median gross rent in 2019: $659.

March 2019 cost of living index in Union: 77.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 30.9%
(24.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.7% for Black residents, 62.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 49.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Union, SC (2019)
    • 3,76147.2%White alone
    • 3,72446.7%Black alone
    • 2763.5%Two or more races
    • 1682.1%Hispanic
    • 70.09%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists, there were 9 registered sex offenders living in Union, South Carolina as of June 29, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Union is 921 to 1.


Crime rates in Union by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.2)
2
(25.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(23.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(37.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.9)
1
(13.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(11.8)
3
(36.7)
3
(37.5)
4
(50.3)
5
(63.8)
4
(47.1)
6
(71.5)
3
(36.9)
6
(74.1)
4
(50.3)
4
(50.1)
7
(88.2)
6
(77.4)
6
(78.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
8
(94.7)
12
(146.9)
15
(187.5)
23
(288.9)
17
(217.1)
13
(153.1)
11
(131.1)
11
(135.4)
13
(160.7)
18
(226.1)
11
(137.8)
16
(201.5)
4
(51.6)
10
(130.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
117
(1,385)
87
(1,065)
107
(1,338)
106
(1,332)
98
(1,251)
52
(612.4)
47
(560.2)
63
(775.5)
42
(519.0)
55
(691.0)
74
(927.2)
60
(755.7)
62
(800.2)
59
(766.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
92
(1,089)
88
(1,078)
98
(1,225)
108
(1,357)
109
(1,392)
76
(895.1)
118
(1,406)
95
(1,169)
49
(605.5)
104
(1,307)
89
(1,115)
106
(1,335)
71
(916.4)
86
(1,118)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
341
(4,036)
275
(3,367)
302
(3,775)
351
(4,410)
318
(4,060)
312
(3,674)
323
(3,850)
272
(3,348)
314
(3,880)
308
(3,869)
374
(4,686)
374
(4,710)
371
(4,788)
423
(5,498)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
14
(165.7)
12
(146.9)
9
(112.5)
14
(175.9)
17
(217.1)
15
(176.7)
8
(95.4)
6
(73.9)
11
(135.9)
10
(125.6)
10
(125.3)
8
(100.8)
19
(245.2)
25
(324.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
6
(71.0)
6
(73.5)
7
(87.5)
4
(50.3)
4
(51.1)
1
(11.8)
2
(23.8)
1
(12.3)
3
(37.1)
3
(37.7)
2
(25.1)
2
(25.2)
1
(12.9)
1
(13.0)
City-Data.com crime index565.7532.9649.6678.6643.6477.0468.7446.9493.9502.5542.4572.0538.6604.9

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Union, SC

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 32 (29 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.77
South Carolina average:

2.24
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Ancestries: American (12.2%), Irish (4.9%), English (2.5%), Scotch-Irish (1.7%), German (1.6%), Greek (1.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 7.96 square miles.

Population density: 960 people per square mile   (low).

Union, South Carolina map

72 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.9%
South Carolina:

5.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $793 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $593 (0.8%)

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)

Latitude: 34.72 N, Longitude: 81.62 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,244 (+15.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,012 (34.1%)

Area code: 864

Distribution of median household income in Union, SC in 2019
Distribution of house value in Union, SC in 2019
Union satellite photo by USGS

Union tourist attractions:

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
Number of permits per 10,000 Union, SC residents
Average permit cost in Union, SC
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.0%
South Carolina:

4.1%
Historical population in Union, SC
Historical housing units in Union, SC
Most common industries in Union, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Textile mills & textile products (13.2%)
  • Health care (11.2%)
  • Educational services (9.1%)
  • Construction (5.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.0%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.8%)
  • Public administration (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Textile mills & textile products (12.5%)
  • Construction (10.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (8.1%)
  • Public administration (5.7%)
  • Educational services (4.5%)
  • Truck transportation (4.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.8%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (13.8%)
  • Educational services (13.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.9%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4.4%)
  • Social assistance (4.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Union, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.0%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.2%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (8.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.8%)

Average climate in Union, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Union, South Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2007 was 86.6. This is about average.

City:

86.6
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2007 was 32.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.0
U.S.:

33.3
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 0.00000. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 22.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00000
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Union-area historical tornado activity is slightly above South Carolina state average. It is 22% 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 significantly above South Carolina state average. It is 7% 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 Union center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 125.2 miles away from Union center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 301.6 miles away from Union center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 151.7 miles away from Union center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 151.8 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 273.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Union County (11) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 3, Floods: 2, Ice Storms: 2, Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Union topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Union:

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

Airports located in Union:

College/University in Union:

  • University of South Carolina-Union (Full-time enrollment: 351; 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: 2,758)
  • Spartanburg Community College (about 28 miles; Spartanburg, SC; FT enrollment: 4,309)
  • University of South Carolina-Upstate (about 28 miles; Spartanburg, SC; FT enrollment: 4,994)
  • Gardner-Webb University (about 37 miles; Boiling Springs, NC; FT enrollment: 4,241)
  • Winthrop University (about 38 miles; Rock Hill, SC; FT enrollment: 5,575)
  • York Technical College (about 39 miles; Rock Hill, SC; FT enrollment: 3,572)
  • Cleveland Community College (about 40 miles; Shelby, NC; FT enrollment: 2,541)

Public high schools in Union:

  • UNION COUNTY HIGH (Location: 1163 LAKESIDE DRIVE, Grades: 9-12)
  • UNION COUNTY CAREER AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER (Location: 1165 LAKESIDE DRIVE, Grades: 9-12)

Private high school in Union:

  • UNION CHRISTIAN DAY SCHOOL (Students: 139, Location: 331 MEANSVILLE RD, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Union:

  • FOSTER PARK ELEMENTARY (Students: 555, Location: 901 ARTHUR BOULEVARD, Grades: PK-5)
  • MONARCH ELEMENTARY (Location: 218 MONARCH SCHOOL DRIVE, Grades: PK-5)
  • SIMS MIDDLE (Location: 2200 WHITMIRE HIGHWAY, Grades: 6-8)
See full list of schools located in Union

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

Points of interest:

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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).

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.

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 (4420001) (Population served: 7,110, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (APR-06-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-31-2013), St Public Notif requested (JUL-15-2013), St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (APR-06-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-15-2013), St Public Notif received (FEB-27-2013), St Public Notif requested (APR-01-2013), St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (APR-06-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-02-2013), St Public Notif requested (FEB-16-2013), St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (APR-06-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-25-2013), St Public Notif requested (MAY-09-2013), St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-09-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-09-2012), St Public Notif received (JAN-23-2012), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-08-2012), St Admin Penalty assessed (APR-06-2012), St AO (w/penalty) issued (APR-06-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-02-2011), St Public Notif requested (NOV-02-2011), St Public Notif received (NOV-17-2011), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-08-2012), St Show-cause Hearing (FEB-21-2012), St Admin Penalty assessed (APR-06-2012), St AO (w/penalty) issued (APR-06-2012)
  • 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), St Public Notif received (AUG-02-2006)

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

  • UNION CITY OF (4410001) (Address: 101 SHARPE AVENUE , Population served: 12,186, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
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

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

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)

For population 15 years and over in Union:

Marital status in Union, SC
  • Never married: 35.5%
  • Now married: 37.1%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 9.6%
  • Divorced: 15.6%

For population 25 years and over in Union:

  • High school or higher: 81.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.8%
  • Unemployed: 9.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.4
South Carolina average:

11.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Union
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Union, SC (based on Union County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant16,53350
Black Protestant3,42419
Mainline Protestant3,18020
Other2101
Catholic501
None5,564-
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: 6
This county:

2.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

1.08 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

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

7.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.04 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

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%
South Carolina:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Union:

48.0%
South Carolina:

49.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Union:

43.5%
South Carolina:

46.2%

Average BMI:
Union:

29.5
South Carolina:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.1%
State:

20.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

13.1%
State:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
South Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

36.1%
South Carolina:

34.4%

General health condition:
Here:

52.2%
South Carolina:

55.6%

Average condition of hearing:
Union:

77.7%
South Carolina:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Union, SC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2019)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 26$125,326$57,8431$476
Financial Administration 14$60,592$51,9360$0
Gas Supply 14$51,887$44,4750$0
Water Supply 13$52,397$48,3660$0
Other Government Administration 12$30,054$30,0540$0
Electric Power 9$47,253$63,0040$0
Solid Waste Management 6$17,670$35,3400$0
Sewerage 5$22,723$54,5350$0
Streets and Highways 5$20,267$48,6410$0
Firefighters 4$10,848$32,5440$0
Other and Unallocable 3$18,387$73,5480$0
Judicial and Legal 1$2,088$25,0561$330
Totals for Government 112$459,493$49,2312$806

Union government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,549,000 ($333.64)
    Police Protection: $50,000 ($6.54)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $4,151,000 ($543.32)
    Central Staff Services: $2,193,000 ($287.04)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,912,000 ($250.26)
    Regular Highways: $1,617,000 ($211.65)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,507,000 ($197.25)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,254,000 ($164.14)
    Financial Administration: $716,000 ($93.72)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $361,000 ($47.25)
    Parking Facilities: $304,000 ($39.79)
    General - Other: $287,000 ($37.57)
    General Public Buildings: $226,000 ($29.58)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $21,000 ($2.75)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $175,000 ($22.91)
    Police Protection: $166,000 ($21.73)
    Parks and Recreation: $127,000 ($16.62)
    Regular Highways: $67,000 ($8.77)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,905,000 ($903.80)

Union government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $2,499,000 ($327.09)
    Parking Facilities: $681,000 ($89.14)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $233,000 ($30.50)
    Other: $81,000 ($10.60)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $359,000 ($46.99)
    Other: $27,000 ($3.53)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $260,000 ($34.03)
    General Revenue - Other: $205,000 ($26.83)
    Sale of Property: $115,000 ($15.05)
    Special Assessments: $108,000 ($14.14)
    Interest Earnings: $35,000 ($4.58)
    Rents: $12,000 ($1.57)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $2,462,000 ($322.25)
    Highways: $778,000 ($101.83)
    General Local Government Support: $343,000 ($44.90)
  • Tax - Property: $5,407,000 ($707.72)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $3,196,000 ($418.32)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,852,000 ($242.41)
    Public Utility License: $1,197,000 ($156.68)
    Other License: $4,000 ($0.52)

Union government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $516,000 ($67.54)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $387,000 ($50.65)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $129,000 ($16.88)

Union government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,964,000 ($1827.75)

3.88% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($32,084 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.88%
South Carolina average:

7.95%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Spartanburg County, SC  1.43% ($30,237 average AGI)
from Cherokee County, SC  0.23% ($28,095)
from Greenville County, SC  0.23% ($22,905)
Businesses in Union, SC
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Nike1
Advance Auto Parts1Quality1
Burger King1RadioShack1
Days Inn1Taco Bell1
FedEx1U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS3
KFC1Walmart1
Little Caesars Pizza1YMCA1
McDonald's1

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.)
Union fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Union fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 20Number of bridges
  • 135ft / 41.0mTotal length
  • $668,000Total costs
  • 28,549Total average daily traffic
  • 1,155Total average daily truck traffic
  • 40,941Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Union, SC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31930-1939
  • 21960-1969
  • 51970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Union, SC
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Union)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 158 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Union, SC)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 31 (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: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 59 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Union)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Union)

2005 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 103. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 170 took place in 2008, and the least - 13 in 2005. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Union, SC When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (48.7%), and Outside Fires (39.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Union, SC
    • 70548.7%Structure Fires
    • 57639.8%Outside Fires
    • 1268.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 402.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Union, SC
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Union, SC
  • 63.1%Utility gas
  • 28.0%Electricity
  • 4.9%Wood
  • 2.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Union, SC
  • 68.5%Electricity
  • 29.8%Utility gas
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Other fuel
  • 0.4%No fuel used


Union compared to South Carolina state average:

  • 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 above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.

Union on our top lists:

  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: wholesale trade (population 5,000+)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: other services, except public administration (population 5,000+)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least cars per house, population 5,000+"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of females (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
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  • William C. Gadson (3)
  • Brian Keith Ellis (1)
  • Bonnie Ray O'Veal (1)
  • Darryl Maurice Phillips, Sr. (1)
  • Dale R. Wendel (1)
  • Angela Denise Phillips (1)
  • Carl Gadson (1)

Total of 8 patent applications in 2008-2022.