West Union, South Carolina

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Population in 2019: 334 (57% urban, 43% rural).
Population change since 2000: +12.5%
 
Males: 155  (46.6%)
Females: 179  (53.4%)
Median resident age:

37.0 years
South Carolina median age:

39.9 years

Zip codes: 29696.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $33,111 (it was $24,250 in 2000)
West Union:

$33,111
SC:

$56,227

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $19,784 (it was $13,753 in 2000)

West Union town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $130,709 (it was $59,600 in 2000)
West Union:

$130,709
SC:

$179,800

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $123,896; detached houses: $144,650; mobile homes: $28,490

Median gross rent in 2019: $560.

March 2019 cost of living index in West Union: 79.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 19.3%
(13.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 42.6% for other race residents, 16.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in West Union, SC (2019)
    • 16949.3%White alone
    • 11533.5%Hispanic
    • 5616.3%Two or more races
    • 61.7%Black alone

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



According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in West Union, South Carolina as of June 21, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in West Union is 312 to 1.


Crime rates in West Union by year

Type

2006

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2015

2016

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(339.0)
2
(684.9)
1
(320.5)
1
(319.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
3
(996.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(319.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(664.5)
1
(333.3)
3
(1,020)
4
(1,356)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(319.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
1
(326.8)
1
(332.2)
1
(333.3)
8
(2,721)
8
(2,712)
6
(2,055)
1
(320.5)
1
(319.5)
1
(313.5)
5
(1,538)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
3
(980.4)
20
(6,645)
23
(7,667)
28
(9,524)
32
(10,847)
34
(11,644)
20
(6,410)
26
(8,307)
12
(3,762)
19
(5,846)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(332.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(339.0)
2
(684.9)
1
(320.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(313.5)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index62.1747.5396.7775.51193.21212.3560.9770.0197.5341.5

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 West Union, SC

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

6.15
South Carolina average:

2.24
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Ancestries: American (16.0%), Irish (9.7%), German (5.1%), European (2.9%), French (2.9%), Scottish (2.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 980 feet

Land area: 0.77 square miles.

Population density: 434 people per square mile   (low).

West Union, South Carolina map

92 residents are foreign born (26.2% Latin America).

This town:

26.8%
South Carolina:

5.0%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
West Union town:

0.5% ($320)
South Carolina:

0.6% ($510)

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 ),
Newry, SC (2.8 miles),
Utica, SC (2.9 miles ),
Mountain Rest, SC (3.1 miles ),
Salem, SC (3.1 miles),
Long Creek, SC (3.2 miles )

Latitude: 34.76 N, Longitude: 83.04 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 864

Distribution of median household income in West Union, SC in 2019
Distribution of house value in West Union, SC in 2019
West Union satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.2%
South Carolina:

4.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +33 (+12.5%).
Most common industries in West Union, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (9.1%)
  • Construction (8.2%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (7.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.4%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (6.4%)
  • Educational services (5.5%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (5.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Plastics & rubber products (9.1%)
  • Public administration (9.1%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (7.8%)
  • Utilities (7.8%)
  • Repair & maintenance (7.8%)
  • Construction (6.5%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (6.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Food & beverage stores (15.2%)
  • Construction (12.1%)
  • Educational services (12.1%)
  • Social assistance (12.1%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (9.1%)
  • Public administration (9.1%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (6.1%)
Most common occupations in West Union, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (10.9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Cashiers (4.5%)
  • Engineers (4.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (15.6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (10.4%)
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (7.8%)
  • Engineers (6.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (15.2%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (9.1%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (9.1%)
  • Accountants and auditors (6.1%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (6.1%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6.1%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (6.1%)

Average climate in West Union, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

West Union, South Carolina average temperatures West Union, South Carolina average precipitation West Union, South Carolina humidity West Union, South Carolina wind speed West Union, South Carolina snowfall West Union, South Carolina sunshine West Union, South Carolina clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 57.5. This is better than average.

City:

57.5
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.0993. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0993
U.S.:

1.7894
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.4
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 5.69. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.69
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

West Union-area historical tornado activity is near South Carolina state average. It is 8% 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 significantly above South Carolina state average. It is 32% greater 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 West 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 161.6 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 the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 148.4 miles away from West Union 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 243.6 miles away from the city center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 358.3 miles away from West Union 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 Oconee County (12) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 5

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

Hospitals and medical centers near West Union:

  • OMH HOSPICE OF THE FOOTHILLS (Hospital, about 5 miles away; SENECA, SC)
  • OMH HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; SENECA, SC)
  • OCONEE MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 6 miles away; SENECA, SC)
  • FMC OCONEE DIALYSIS CLINIC INC (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; SENECA, SC)
  • SENECA HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; SENECA, SC)
  • CLEMSON AREA RETIREMENT CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; CLEMSON, SC)

Airports located in West Union:

Amtrak station near West Union:

  • 13 miles: CLEMSON (U.S. 123 & STATE HWY. 133) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Operable nuclear power plants near West Union:

  • 8 miles: Oconee 1 and 2 in Seneca, SC.
  • 8 miles: Oconee 3 in Seneca, SC.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to West Union:

  • Clemson University (about 14 miles; Clemson, SC; Full-time enrollment: 20,131)
  • Tri-County Technical College (about 17 miles; Pendleton, SC; FT enrollment: 5,174)
  • Anderson University (about 29 miles; Anderson, SC; FT enrollment: 2,510)
  • Piedmont College (about 32 miles; Demorest, GA; FT enrollment: 2,251)
  • Furman University (about 36 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 2,988)
  • Western Carolina University (about 37 miles; Cullowhee, NC; FT enrollment: 8,684)
  • Greenville Technical College (about 39 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 9,859)

Public elementary/middle school in West Union:

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Points of interest:

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Notable location: Oconee County Rural Fire Department West Union (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Shopping Center: Scenic Plaza Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Oconee County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.2 people
South Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

59.5%
Whole state:

67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

6.9%
Whole state:

6.0%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in West Union:

Marital status in West Union, SC
  • Never married: 40.5%
  • Now married: 39.6%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 10.4%

For population 25 years and over in West Union:

  • High school or higher: 73.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

15.0
South Carolina average:

11.4

Means of transportation to work in 2019 - West Union
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant34,998142
Mainline Protestant3,99622
Catholic2,4912
Other8184
Black Protestant3584
None31,612-
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: 13
Oconee County:

1.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Oconee County:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Oconee County:

1.27 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
Oconee County:

4.39 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 46
Oconee County:

6.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.1%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.6%
South Carolina:

29.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Oconee County:

16.7%
State:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
West Union:

45.8%
South Carolina:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

39.9%
South Carolina:

45.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.3
South Carolina:

29.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

24.7%
South Carolina:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
West Union:

10.0%
South Carolina:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
West Union:

6.8
South Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

33.1%
South Carolina:

34.4%

General health condition:
West Union:

49.9%
South Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
West Union:

74.5%
South Carolina:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of West Union, SC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 2$6,439$38,6340$0
Financial Administration 1$1,488$17,8561$797
Solid Waste Management 1$2,870$34,4401$638
Firefighters 0$0 1$2,569
Totals for Government 4$10,797$32,3913$4,003

West Union government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $70,000 ($209.58)
    Water Utilities: $42,000 ($125.75)
    Central Staff Services: $28,000 ($83.83)
    Financial Administration: $9,000 ($26.95)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $141,000 ($422.16)

West Union government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $28,000 ($83.83)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $16,000 ($47.90)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $271,000 ($811.38)
    Electric Utilities: $25,000 ($74.85)
    Gas Utilities: $8,000 ($23.95)
  • Tax - Property: $132,000 ($395.21)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $43,000 ($128.74)

West Union government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,000 ($8.98)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,000 ($8.98)

6.35% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($68,256 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.35%
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 Pickens County, SC  0.96% ($49,603 average AGI)
from Anderson County, SC  0.67% ($42,519)
from Greenville County, SC  0.46% ($84,452)


5.49% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($58,383 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.49%
South Carolina average:

6.98%

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 Pickens County, SC  0.95% ($57,460 average AGI)
to Anderson County, SC  0.81% ($43,431)
to Greenville County, SC  0.53% ($59,021)
Businesses in West Union, SC
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1FedEx1
Advance Auto Parts1H&R Block1
CVS1McDonald's1
Chevrolet1

Strongest AM radio stations in West Union:

  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WTBI (1540 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PICKENS, SC; Owner: TABERNACLE CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS)
  • WRIX (1020 AM; daytime; 10 kW; HOMELAND PARK, SC; Owner: AM 1020 INCORPORATED)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLET (1420 AM; 5 kW; TOCCOA, GA; Owner: TOCCOA FALLS COLLEGE)
  • WGCR (720 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PISGAH FOREST, NC; Owner: ANCHOR BAPTIST BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WELP (1360 AM; 5 kW; EASLEY, SC)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WANS (1280 AM; 5 kW; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: FM 103 INC.)
  • WDUN (550 AM; 10 kW; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: JWJ PROPERTIRS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in West Union:

  • WHZT (98.1 FM; SENECA, SC; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WGOG (96.3 FM; WALHALLA, SC; Owner: APPALACHIAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • W269AY (101.7 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WRBN (104.1 FM; CLAYTON, GA; Owner: SUTTON RADIOCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHLC (104.5 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: CHARISMA RADIO CORP.)
  • W277AL (103.3 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: CHARISMA RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WESC-FM (92.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFQS (91.3 FM; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WKSF (99.9 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJMZ-FM (107.3 FM; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W237AR (95.3 FM; HAZELWOOD, ETC., NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WMYI (102.5 FM; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W220CD (91.9 FM; ENKA, NC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • W218AD (91.5 FM; BREVARD, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WNCC-FM (96.7 FM; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: SUTTON RADIOCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSPA-FM (98.9 FM; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFBC-FM (93.7 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCVP-FM (95.9 FM; ROBBINSVILLE, NC; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WRAF (90.9 FM; TOCCOA FALLS, GA; Owner: TOCCOA FALLS COLLEGE)
  • WMUU-FM (94.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: WMUU, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around West Union:

  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WHNS (Channel 21; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • W22AC (Channel 22; HARTWELL & ROYSTON, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WASV-TV (Channel 62; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SOUTH CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WNEG-TV (Channel 32; TOCCOA, GA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WYFF (Channel 4; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: WYFF HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WBSC-TV (Channel 40; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: ANDERSON (WFBC-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)

West Union fatal accident list:

Jan 23, 1998 03:55 PM, Sr-11, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 105ft / 31.6mTotal length
  • $827,000Total costs
  • 44,820Total average daily traffic
  • 2,667Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in West Union)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • 313 North Hwy 11 (Lat: 34.762361 Lon: -83.039528), Type: Building, Structure height: 4.3 m, Call Sign: WQGB973,
    Assigned Frequencies: 464.650 MHz, Grant Date: 12/05/2006, Expiration Date: 12/05/2016, Cancellation Date: 02/04/2017, Certifier: Bradley Jones, Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440
  • 8040 Bluegrass Drive (Lat: 34.730556 Lon: -83.005306), Type: Building, Structure height: 4 m, Overall height: 4.5 m, Call Sign: WQNS826, Licensee ID: L01628274,
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.800 MHz, Grant Date: 05/12/2011, Expiration Date: 05/12/2021, Certifier: Joel E Nelson Mr., Registrant: Johnson Controls, Inc., 1204 Old Walhalla Hwy, West Union, SC 29696, Phone: (864) 866-4075, Fax: (864) 882-1912, Email:
  • ITRON, INC., 313 North Highway 11 (Lat: 34.765028 Lon: -83.039139), Type: Building, Structure height: 9 m, Call Sign: WREN384,
    Assigned Frequencies: 465.000 MHz, 462.750 MHz, Grant Date: 11/13/2019, Expiration Date: 11/13/2029, Certifier: Christopher Smith, Registrant: Visiplex, Inc., 1287 North Barclay Boulevard, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089, Phone: (847) 229-0250, Fax: (847) 229-0259, Email:
  • TREATMENT PLANT, 1105 Melton Road (Lat: 34.735306 Lon: -83.017139), Type: Pole, Structure height: 2 m, Call Sign: WRFZ214, Licensee ID: L00083724,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.471 MHz, Grant Date: 06/02/2020, Expiration Date: 06/02/2030, Certifier: Scott Parris, Registrant: City Of Walhalla, Walhalla, SC 29691, Phone: (864) 638-4343, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • Walhalla Town, 517 Earle Street (Lat: 34.753639 Lon: -83.054361), Type: Tower, Structure height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: WQJQ517,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10795.0 MHz, Grant Date: 11/25/2008, Expiration Date: 11/25/2018, Cancellation Date: 02/16/2019, Certifier: Christopher L Harris, Registrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 2101 Rexford Rd Ste 200e, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1777, Fax: (704) 936-1801, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-300 (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 126 mph), Engine: LYCOMING IO-540 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 316V , Serial Number: 32-7940027, Year manufactured: 1979, Certificate Issue Date: 11/13/2020
    Registrant (LLC): Upstate Sc Flyers LLC, 155 Mcmahan Rd, West Union, SC 29696

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 31. The highest number of fires - 51 took place in 2008, and the least - 10 in 2003. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in West Union, SC When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (44.7%), and Structure Fires (39.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in West Union, SC
    • 23544.7%Outside Fires
    • 20639.2%Structure Fires
    • 5610.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 295.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for West Union, SC
Most common first names in West Union, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2873.3 years
James2772.3 years
William1973.9 years
Robert1367.3 years
Charles1270.5 years
Henry1165.5 years
Mary972.4 years
Margaret877.9 years
Clyde869.8 years
Ernest761.3 years
Most common last names in West Union, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2371.7 years
Morgan1275.2 years
Alexander1169.5 years
Rowland1079.7 years
Wilson1074.0 years
Wood1071.0 years
Taylor1071.4 years
Moore1069.9 years
Lee866.9 years
Bryant878.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in West Union, SC
  • 60.0%Electricity
  • 35.8%Utility gas
  • 3.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in West Union, SC
  • 74.4%Electricity
  • 23.1%Utility gas
  • 2.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


West Union compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

West Union on our top lists:

  • #36 on the list of "Top 100 least-safe cities (highest city-data.com crime index)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
There are 5 pilots and no other airmen in this city.
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  • Ronald C. Mccurry (5)
  • Brett Mcdonald (3)
  • Troy L. Mccurry (1)

Total of 9 patent applications in 2008-2021.