West Union demographics profile

StatisticWest UnionIowaNational
Population density (sq mi)9345591
Median age39.638.037.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)60%60%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1849%44%43%
Speak English98%92%79%
Speak Spanish2%4%13%
West Union, IA has a population of 2,592 and is the 9,625th largest city in the United States. The population density is 934 per sq mi which is 1609% higher than the Iowa average and 930% higher than the national average. The median age in West Union is 40 which is approximately 4% higher than the Iowa average of 38. In West Union, 60% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 98% speak English and 2% speak Spanish. 76% of West Union residents were born in Iowa, 22% were born out of state, 0% were born outside of the United States and 2% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in West Union is 1609% higher than Iowa.
  • The median age in West Union is 4% higher than Iowa.
  • In West Union 93.09% of the population is White.
  • In West Union 4.48% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In West Union 1.43% of the population is Asian.

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West Union population breakdown by race

RaceWest UnionIowaNational
Black or African American4.48%3.32%12.63%
American Indian0.77%0.32%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.08%0.18%
Mixed race0.23%1.97%3.06%
Other race0.00%1.27%4.75%
In West Union, 0.6% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The West Union, IA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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