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People

Total Population 8,144
Male Share of the Population 45.3%
Female Share of the Population 54.7%
Senior Citizens 17.6%
Employed Population 16+ 3,054
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 33.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.8%
Median Earnings25+ $26,226
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,806
Median Earnings With High School Degree $21,250

Wealth

Median Family Income $36,702
% Above Poverty Level 70.5%
% Below Poverty Level 29.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 1.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 38.6%
Median Gross Rent $588
Median House Value $75,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 50.1%
US/American 0%
English 5.2%
Irish 6.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Union Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 44 miles E of Greenville, South Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 56 miles SW of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Union
Standard Zip Codes 29379
Phone Area Codes 864
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.715
Longitude -81.623

Union Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station SANTUCK
Distance 8.3 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 53 F
Apr Temp 49 to 75 F
Jul Temp 70 to 91 F
Oct Temp 51 to 73 F
Annual Precip 46.2 inches
Station UNION 8 SW
Distance 8.5 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 52 F
Apr Temp 43 to 74 F
Jul Temp 66 to 91 F
Oct Temp 44 to 74 F
Annual Precip 49.1 inches
Station SPARTANBURG 3 SSE
Distance 21 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 54 F
Apr Temp 45 to 76 F
Jul Temp 68 to 91 F
Oct Temp 47 to 75 F
Annual Precip 49.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Carlisle 360 $43,125
Clinton 8,561 $32,500
Hickory Grove 443 $56,875
Jonesville 833 $28,529
Pacolet 2,453 $36,250
Whitmire 1,357 $38,359

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Union Public Libraries

Library
Union County Carnegie Library
300 EAST SOUTH STREET
Union, South Carolina
(864) 427-7140
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Union Hospitals

WALLACE THOMSON HOSPITAL
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
322 W SOUTH ST PO BOX 789
(864) 427-0351
Emergency Service: Yes

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Union High Schools

UNION COMPREHENSIVE HIGH
1163 LAKESIDE DRIVE
864-429-1750
Serves 1,087 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.5

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