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West Union, Illinois - Basic Facts

The West Union Census Designated Place had a population of 270 as of July 1, 2019. West Union ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for West Union is located at latitude 39.2159 and longitude -87.6661 in Clark County. The formal boundaries for the West Union Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 1.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Clark County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 476 feet.

The West Union Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2628562) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The West Union Census Designated Place is located within Township of York, a minor civil division (MCD) of Clark County.


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West Union, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

West Union, IL Housing Affordability Index is 350
State of Illinois Housing Affordability Index is 119
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

West Union, IL Wealth Index is 51
State of Illinois Wealth Index is 105
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 270
Population in Households 270
Population in Familes 217
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density 171
Diversity Index1 17
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $50,000
Average Household Income $60,050
Per Capita Income $24,764
Wealth Index3 51

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 135 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 97 (71.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 18 (13.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 (14.8%)
Median Home Value $64,286
Housing Affordability Index2 350
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 115
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 79
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.7% -0.68%
Households -0.64% -0.53%
Families 0.56% -0.77%
Median Household Income   1.17%
Per Capita Income   1.93%

West Union, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Union to the other 1,369 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1113 19th
Population Density # 1302 5th
Diversity Index # 580 58th
Median Household Income # 1005 26th
Per Capita Income # 1037 24th

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