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Population (year 2000): 8,793. Estimated population in July 2005: 8,321 (-5.4% change)
Males: 3,894 (44.3%), Females: 4,899 (55.7%)

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Median resident age: 40.4 years
Median household income: $26,110 (year 2000)
Median house value: $62,800 (year 2000)

Union, SC residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Union:

  • White Non-Hispanic (56.1%)
  • Black (42.1%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
  • Hispanic (0.7%)

Ancestries: United States (15.7%), English (7.1%), Irish (3.6%), German (2.7%), Scotch-Irish (1.4%).

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Land area: 8.0 square miles

Union,

For population 25 years and over in Union

  • High school or higher: 66.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.0%
  • Unemployed: 9.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Union city

  • Never married: 25.7%
  • Now married: 44.5%
  • Separated: 4.6%
  • Widowed: 14.0%
  • Divorced: 11.2%

0.7% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -1,050 (-10.7%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NC Gastonia, (48.1 miles pop. 66,277).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NC Charlotte, (64.3 miles pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (575.9 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Mill, SC (2.2 miles Monarch SC (3.6 miles Buffalo, SC (9.1 miles Jonesville, Lockhart, SC (12.4 miles) , SC (14.0 miles Carlisle, SC Whitmire, (14.9 miles Pacolet, SC (15.8 miles Central SC (15.8 miles Pacolet,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 5 buildings, average cost: $83,400
  • 1997: 6 buildings, average cost: $90,800
  • 1998: 7 buildings, average cost: $95,800
  • 1999: 10 buildings, average cost: $109,700
  • 2000: 7 buildings, average cost: $170,700
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $57,800
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $69,300
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $130,800
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $51,500
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $134,200

Latitude: 34.72 N, Longitude: 81.62 W

Area code: 864


Union, South Carolina business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (31.7%), Educational,health and social services (22.7%), Retail trade (10.6%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +507 (+5.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,164 (35.3%)


 

Crime in Union by Year

Type 2002 2003 2004
Murders 2 1 0
    per 100,000 22.7 11.4 0.0
Rapes 2 3 7
    per 100,000 22.7 34.1 79.6
Robberies 8 10 10
    per 100,000 91.0 113.7 113.7
Assaults 111 93 74
    per 100,000 1262.4 1057.7 841.6
Burglaries 195 63 49
    per 100,000 2217.7 716.5 557.3
Thefts 356 253 284
    per 100,000 4048.7 2877.3 3229.8
Auto thefts 9 15 28
    per 100,000 102.4 170.6 318.4
637.0 449.6 428.0


Average climate in Union, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Union,

Union-area historical tornado activity is slightly above South Carolina state average. It is 40% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1984, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 31.9 miles away from the Union city center killed 5 people and injured 49 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/5/1989, a category 4 tornado 32.7 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 35 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Hospital/medical center in Union:
  • WALLACE THOMSON HOSPITAL (322 W SOUTH ST PO DRAWER 789)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Union:
  • MARY BLACK MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 22 miles; SPARTANBURG, SC)
  • UPSTATE CAROLINA MEDICAL CENTER (about 22 miles; GAFFNEY, SC)
  • LAURENS COUNTY HOSPITAL (about 24 miles; CLINTON, SC)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Union:
  • GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG INTL (about 43 miles; GREER, SC; ID: GSP)
  • DONALDSON CENTER (about 52 miles; GREENVILLE, SC; ID: GYH)
  • CHARLOTTE/DOUGLAS INTL (about 59 miles; CHARLOTTE, NC; ID: CLT)
Other public-use airports nearest to Union:
  • UNION COUNTY, TROY SHELTON FIELD (about 3 miles; UNION, SC; ID: 35A)
  • SPARTANBURG DOWNTOWN MEMORIAL (about 26 miles; SPARTANBURG, SC; ID: SPA)
  • LAURENS COUNTY (about 27 miles; LAURENS, SC; ID: 34A)


Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Solid Waste Management 7 $14,302 $24,517 0 $0
Sewerage 7 $21,268 $36,459 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 13 $33,775 $31,176 0 $0
Other Government Administration 9 $36,343 $48,457 7 $2,878
Police Protection - Officers 37 $113,474 $36,802 2 $2,785
Police - Other 2 $4,428 $26,568 0 $0
Financial Administration 15 $34,248 $27,398 1 $1,882
Firefighters 1 $2,438 $29,256 0 $0
Fire - Other 0 $0   1 $762
Streets and Highways 10 $19,441 $23,329 3 $3,155
Judicial and Legal 2 $2,717 $16,302 0 $0
Water Supply 13 $37,036 $34,187 0 $0
Electric Power 10 $34,352 $41,222 0 $0
Gas Supply 8 $21,963 $32,944 1 $1,176
Totals for Government 134 $375,784 $33,652 15 $12,638


College/University in Union:
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA AT UNION (Full-time enrollment: 189; Location: PO DRAWER 729; Public; Website: www.sc.edu/union/)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Union:
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA AT SPARTANBURG (about 30 miles; SPARTANBURG, SC; Full-time enrollment: 3,041)
  • WINTHROP UNIVERSITY (about 37 miles; ROCK HILL, SC; FT enrollment: 4,976)
  • GARDNER-WEBB UNIVERSITY (about 37 miles; BOILING SPRINGS, NC; FT enrollment: 2,563)
  • SPARTANBURG TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 43 miles; SPARTANBURG, SC; FT enrollment: 2,086)
  • YORK TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 45 miles; ROCK HILL, SC; FT enrollment: 2,221)
  • LANDER UNIVERSITY (about 50 miles; Greenwood, SC; FT enrollment: 2,429)
  • GREENVILLE TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 51 miles; GREENVILLE, SC; FT enrollment: 6,157)
Public high school in Union:
  • UNION COMPREHENSIVE HIGH (Students: 1,087; Location: 1163 LAKESIDE DRIVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Union:
  • SIMS JR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 622; Location: 200 SIMS DRIVE; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • EXCELSIOR MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 571; Location: 300 CULP STREET; Grades: 05 - 06)
  • FOSTER PARK ELEMENTARY (Students: 560; Location: 901 ARTHUR BLVD; Grades: PK - 04)
  • MONARCH ELEMENTARY (Students: 480; Location: 218 MONARCH SCHOOL RD.; Grades: PK - 04)
Private primary/middle school in Union:
  • UNION ACADEMY INC DBA UNION DA (Students: 64; Location: DRAWER 743; Grades: PK - 11)
Library in Union:
  • UNION COUNTY CARNEGIE LIBRARY (Operating income: $262,302; Location: 300 EAST SOUTH STREET; 53,003 books; 1,633 audio materials; 15 video materials; 255 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Union: Union County Fairgrounds (A), Union County Jail (B), Union County Courthouse (C), Union City Hall (D), Union Carnegie Library (E).

Shopping Center: Union Square Shopping Center (1).

Churches in Union include: Church of Christ (A), Church of God (B), Saint Paul Baptist Church (C), Grace United Methodist Church (D), Westside Baptist Church (E), Duncan Acres United Methodist Church (F), Augsburg Evangelical Lutheran Church (G), Unity Methodist Church (H).

Cemeteries: Rosemont Cemetery (1), Grace Cemetery (2), Forest Lawn Cemetery (3), Palmer Cemetery (4).

Reservoirs: Foster Park Lake (A), Union Water Works Pond (B).

Parks in Union include: Union Downtown Historic District (1), East Main Street-Douglass Heights Historic District (2), South Street-South Church Street Historic District (3), Veterans Memorial park (4).


Union compared to South Carolina state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Union:
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WLTC (1370 AM; 20 kW; GASTONIA, NC)
  • WWOL (780 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: HOLLY SPRINGS BAPTIST BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WORD (950 AM; 5 kW; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFGN (1180 AM; daytime; 3 kW; GAFFNEY, SC; Owner: HOPE BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Union:
  • WSSL-FM (100.5 FM; GRAY COURT, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBAV-FM (101.9 FM; GASTONIA, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WTPT (93.3 FM; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: UPSTATE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WROQ (101.1 FM; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: OBC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSPA-FM (98.9 FM; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFBC-FM (93.7 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • W219CH (91.7 FM; LOWRYS, SC; Owner: RICHBURG EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WLNK (107.9 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WAGI-FM (105.3 FM; GAFFNEY, SC; Owner: GAFFNEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBT-FM (99.3 FM; CHESTER, SC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WPEG (97.9 FM; CONCORD, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WNKS (95.1 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WYFG (91.1 FM; GAFFNEY, SC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Union:
  • WRET-TV (Channel 49; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WBTV (Channel 3; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS/WBTV, INC.)
  • WSQY-LP (Channel 66; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ASHEVILLE MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • WCNC-TV (Channel 36; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WCNC-TV, INC.)
  • WJZY (Channel 46; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WJZY-TV, INC.)
  • WWWB (Channel 55; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: WWWB-TV, INC.)
  • WBSC-TV (Channel 40; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: ANDERSON (WFBC-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)

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