StatisticWest UnionIowaNational
Population density (sq mi)9345791
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%

Key findings

  • The population density in West Union is 1538% 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
  • In West Union 1.43% of the population is Asian

Compare West Union, IA Demographics


      West Union population breakdown by race

      RaceWest UnionIowaNational
      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.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      West Union age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

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