West Union is a very small village located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 3,179 people and two constituent neighborhoods, West Union is the 348th largest community in Ohio.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, West Union is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 37.29% of the West Union workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, West Union is a village of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in West Union who work in office and administrative support (13.45%), management occupations (9.43%), and healthcare (8.38%).
In West Union, just 8.37% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in West Union in 2010 was $16,108, which is low income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $64,432 for a family of four. West Union also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 33.90% of its population below the federal poverty line.
The people who call West Union home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of West Union residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in West Union include English, Irish, Canadian, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in West Union is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.