The City of West Union had a population of 2,363 as of July 1, 2019.
The primary coordinate point for West Union is located at latitude 42.9628 and longitude -91.8082 in Fayette County. The formal boundaries for the City of West Union encompass a land area of 2.78 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Fayette County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,188 feet.
The City of West Union (GNIS ID: 468989) has a C2 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place legally coextensive with a county subdivision but treated as independent of any county subdivision. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
The City of West Union is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Fayette County.
Alternate Unofficial Names for West Union: Knob Prairie.
HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX
|West Union, IA Housing Affordability Index is 242 |
State of Iowa Housing Affordability Index is 164
|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.|
|West Union, IA Wealth Index is 59 |
State of Iowa Wealth Index is 86
|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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|Total Population||2,363 (100%)|
|Population in Households||2,212 (93.6%)|
|Population in Families||1,647 (69.7%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||151 ( 6.4%)|
|Median Household Income||$50,373|
|Average Household Income||$63,273|
|Per Capita Income||$27,883|
|Total Housing Units||1,217 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||699 (57.4%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||346 (28.4%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||171 (14.1%)|
|Median Home Value||$97,799|
|Housing Affordability Index3||242|
|Average Household Size||2.11|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.47%|
|Per Capita Income||2.07%|
The table below compares West Union to the other 1,008 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa 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.
|Total Population||# 146||86th|
|Population Density||# 390||61st|
|Diversity Index||# 334||67th|
|Median Household Income||# 802||21st|
|Per Capita Income||# 662||34th|
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