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People

Total Population 8,191
Male Share of the Population 43.7%
Female Share of the Population 56.3%
Senior Citizens 16.8%
Employed Population 16+ 3,049
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 37.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.9%
Median Earnings25+ $26,692
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $15,755
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,821

Wealth

Median Family Income $36,367
% Above Poverty Level 73.8%
% Below Poverty Level 26.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 37.7%
Median Gross Rent $605
Median House Value $80,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 49.1%
US/American 0%
English 5.1%
Irish 7%

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

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  • 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 498 $38,750
Clinton 8,525 $29,224
Hickory Grove 367 $56,563
Jonesville 856 $25,357
Pacolet 2,291 $39,963
Whitmire 1,368 $40,536

Union Public Libraries

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

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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

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

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