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West Union, Iowa
—  City  —
Location of West Union, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°57′43″N 91°48′36″W / 42.96194°N 91.81°W / 42.96194; -91.81
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Fayette
Area
 - Total 2.7 sq mi (7.0 km2)
 - Land 2.7 sq mi (7.0 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,188 ft (362 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 2,549
 - Density 947.8/sq mi (365.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 52175
Area code(s) 563
FIPS code 19-84765
GNIS feature ID 0462922

West Union is a city in Fayette County, Iowa, United States. The population was 2,549 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Fayette County[1]. Originally called Knob Prairie, it was founded by William Wells, naming it for his hometown, also called West Union, in Ohio.

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Geography

West Union is located at 42°57′43″N 91°48′36″W / 42.96194°N 91.81°W / 42.96194; -91.81 (42.962035, -91.810055)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.7 square miles (7.0 km²), all of it land.

The city lies at the junction of U.S. Route 18 with Iowa Highways 56 and 150.

Demographics

West Union Historical Population
Year Pop.  %±
1870 1,489
1880 1,551 4.2%
1890 1,676 8.1%
1900 1,935 15.5%
1910 1,652 −14.6%
1920 1,777 7.6%
1930 2,056 15.7%
1940 2,059 0.1%
1950 2,141 4.0%
1960 2,551 19.1%
1970 2,624 2.9%
1980 2,783 6.1%
1990 2,490 −10.5%
2000 2,549 2.4%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov.  

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 2,549 people, 1,107 households, and 660 families residing in the city. The population density was 947.8 people per square mile (365.9/km²). There were 1,198 housing units at an average density of 445.4/sq mi (172.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.41% White, 0.24% African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.71% Asian, 0.20% from other races, and 1.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.37% of the population.

There were 1,107 households out of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.9% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.3% were non-families. 36.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.6% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 22.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 95.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $34,515, and the median income for a family was $45,128. Males had a median income of $30,246 versus $20,677 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,937. About 6.0% of families and 9.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.9% of those under age 18 and 17.5% of those age 65 or over.

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