Union, West Virginia

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Union, West Virginia

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High Points

Union strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in West Virginia):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Union Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Union Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Union, West Virginia

Comparing Union to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in West Virginia (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 9 9
Female Share of the Population 9 7
Racial Diversity 6 6
Well-Paid Single Women 6 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 7
Well-Paid Single Men 4 6
Male Share of the Population 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 2 4
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 6 6
People Above Poverty 3 6
People in Middle Class or Better 2 3
Median Family Income 2 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 5 5
Walking and Biking to Work 4 4
Public Transportation Use 3 3
Working at Home 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 7
Affordability of Rents 9 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 8
Housing Recently Built 6 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 5

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Union Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 39 miles NW of Roanoke, Virginia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 164 miles NW of Raleigh, North Carolina
County Monroe
Standard Zip Codes 24983
Phone Area Codes 304
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.591
Longitude -80.543

Union Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station UNION 3 SSE
Distance 2.9 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 40 F
Apr Temp 36 to 63 F
Jul Temp 58 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 66 F
Annual Precip 36.1 inches
Distance 24.4 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 40 F
Apr Temp 38 to 64 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 39 to 65 F
Annual Precip 39.6 inches
Distance 28 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 41 F
Apr Temp 37 to 63 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 65 F
Annual Precip 42.6 inches
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Union Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 548 100%
Male 252 46%
Female 296 54%
Under 18 108 19.7%
18+ 440 80.3%
65+ 125 22.8%
Median Age 44.6
Average Family Size 2.75
White 516 94.2%
African-American 19 3.5%
Asian 2 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.9%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 6 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1 0.2%

Estimated Union Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 550
Growth 2
Growth % 0.4%

Union Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 24.3%
Irish 19.9%
German 15%
English 10.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.3%
French (except Basque) 4.4%
Scottish 4.4%
Scotch-Irish 4%
Italian 2.8%
Swiss 1.6%
Dutch 1.2%
Polish 0.9%
European 0.6%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Union, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Glace (24983)
Sarton (24983)
Willow Bend (24983)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Union 548 $30,833
Alderson 1,091 $29,028
Hinton 2,880 $25,769
Lewisburg 3,624 $42,940
Peterstown 499 $32,250
Ronceverte 1,557 $27,500
White Sulphur Springs 2,315 $35,450

Union Public Libraries

Monroe County Public Library
Union, West Virginia
(304) 772-3038

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