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.
When you are in West Union, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 42.38% of West Union’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, West Union is a village of professionals, production and manufacturing workers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in West Union who work in office and administrative support (14.57%), healthcare (11.98%), and management occupations (8.63%).
The population of West Union has a very low overall level of education: only 9.89% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.
The per capita income in West Union in 2010 was $17,496, which is low income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $69,984 for a family of four. West Union also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 36.73% 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, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in West Union is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Serbo-Croatian.