West Union, West Virginia

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West Union, West Virginia

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High Points

West 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 7% West Union Affordability of Property Taxes
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% West Union Low Property Crime

Comparative Profile of West Union, West Virginia

Comparing West 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
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 9 9
Age of the Population 9 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 10
Racial Diversity 1 2
Male Share of the Population 1 1
Well-Paid Single Men 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 4 8
Portion of People Married 3 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 3 3
People in Middle Class or Better 1 1
People Above Poverty 1 1
Median Family Income 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 7 8
Working at Home 7 8
Short Commute Times 6 6
Public Transportation Use 6 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 10
Affordability of Rents 8 7
People Living Alone 8 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 7
Housing Recently Built 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 9 6
Low Violent Crime 3 2

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West Union Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 80 miles NE of Charleston, West Virginia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 89 miles SW of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Doddridge
Standard Zip Codes 26456
Phone Area Codes 304
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.296
Longitude -80.777

West 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 WEST UNION 2
Distance 1.1 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 39 F
Apr Temp 36 to 64 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 66 F
Annual Precip 45.8 inches
Station BENS RUN 1 SSE
Distance 20.9 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 39 F
Apr Temp 37 to 64 F
Jul Temp 61 to 85 F
Oct Temp 40 to 66 F
Annual Precip 42.7 inches
Distance 25.3 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 41 F
Apr Temp 36 to 66 F
Jul Temp 61 to 86 F
Oct Temp 39 to 68 F
Annual Precip 45.7 inches
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West Union Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 806 100%
Male 360 44.7%
Female 446 55.3%
Under 18 186 23.1%
18+ 620 76.9%
65+ 191 23.7%
Median Age 42.9
Average Family Size 2.9
White 802 99.5%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 4 0.5%
Mixed Race 0 0%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 4 0.5%

Estimated West Union Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 808
Growth 2
Growth % 0.2%

West 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
German 20.9%
Irish 20.5%
US/American 17.7%
English 10.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.5%
Scotch-Irish 6.2%
Dutch 3.4%
Italian 3.2%
French Canadian 2.3%
Hungarian 1.6%
French (except Basque) 1.6%
Scottish 0.9%
European 0.9%
Croatian 0.9%
British 0.5%
Austrian 0.5%
Norwegian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Blandville (26456)

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)
West Union 806 $21,875
Auburn 103 $19,375
Harrisville 1,842 $38,083
Middlebourne 870 $40,893
Pennsboro 1,199 $30,313
Pullman 169 $19,821
Salem 2,006 $27,688

West Union Public Libraries

Doddridge County Public Library
West Union, West Virginia
(304) 873-1941

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West Union High Schools (2004)

Serves 389 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13

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