West Union demographics profile

StatisticWest UnionIllinoisNational
Population density (sq mi)30222291
Median age32.337.437.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)79%55%55%
Speak English98%77%79%
Speak Spanish2%13%13%
West Union, IL has a population of 478 and is the 19,821st largest city in the United States. The population density is 302 per sq mi which is 36% higher than the Illinois average and 233% higher than the national average. The median age in West Union is 32 which is approximately 14% lower than the Illinois average of 37. In West Union, 79% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 98% speak English and 2% speak Spanish. 64% of West Union residents were born in Illinois, 36% were born out of state, 0% were born outside of the United States and 0% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in West Union is 36% higher than Illinois.
  • The median age in West Union is 14% lower than Illinois.
  • In West Union 95.61% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In West Union 1.67% of the population is African American.
  • In West Union 0.00% of the population is Asian.

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West Union population breakdown by race

RaceWest UnionIllinoisNational
African American1.67%14.30%12.63%
American Indian0.00%0.23%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.03%0.18%
Mixed race2.72%2.34%3.06%
Other race0.00%5.86%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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West Union age breakdown

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