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West Union, Ohio
Village
Looking east on Main Street
Looking east on Main Street
Location in Adams County and the state of Ohio.
Location in Adams County and the state of Ohio.
Coordinates: 38°47′38″N 83°32′37″W / 38.79389°N 83.54361°W / 38.79389; -83.54361Coordinates: 38°47′38″N 83°32′37″W / 38.79389°N 83.54361°W / 38.79389; -83.54361
Country United States
State Ohio
County Adams
Area
 • Total 2.83 sq mi (7.33 km2)
 • Land 2.83 sq mi (7.33 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
906 ft (276 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 3,241
 • Estimate 
(2019)
3,161
 • Density 1,116.57/sq mi (431.12/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
45693
Area code(s) 937, 326
FIPS code 39-84294
GNIS feature ID 1058010
Website www.westunionoh.net

West Union is a village in Adams County, Ohio, United States, about 55 miles (89 km) southeast of Cincinnati. The population was 3,241 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Adams County. West Union is served by West Union High School, the Adams County/Ohio Valley School District, and the West Union Public Library, a branch of the Adams County Public Library.

History

West Union was laid out in 1804. A post office called West Union has been in operation since 1805. The village was incorporated in 1859.

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Geography

West Union is located at 38°47′38″N 83°32′37″W / 38.79389°N 83.54361°W / 38.79389; -83.54361 (38.793979, -83.543500).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.83 square miles (7.33 km2), all land.

State Routes 41, 125, and 247 all intersect and run concurrently through the downtown area.

Ironically, West Union lies east of Union, Ohio, a city in Montgomery County approximately 10 miles north of Dayton. West Union and Union are not adjacent to each other, actually being approximately 120 miles from each other.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1810 229
1820 406 77.3%
1830 429 5.7%
1840 462 7.7%
1850 444 −3.9%
1860 450 1.4%
1870 486 8.0%
1880 626 28.8%
1890 825 31.8%
1900 1,033 25.2%
1910 1,080 4.5%
1920 992 −8.1%
1930 1,094 10.3%
1940 1,334 21.9%
1950 1,508 13.0%
1960 1,762 16.8%
1970 1,951 10.7%
1980 2,791 43.1%
1990 3,096 10.9%
2000 2,903 −6.2%
2010 3,241 11.6%
2019 (est.) 3,161 −2.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census 3,421, 1,322 households, and 420 families living in the village. The population density was 1,145.2 inhabitants per square mile (442.2/km2). There were 1,493 housing units at an average density of 527.6 per square mile (203.7/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.4% White, 0.4% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.

There were 1,322 households, of which 32.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.5% were married couples living together, 17.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.1% were non-families. 35.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.91.

The median age in the village was 40.1 years. 23.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.8% were from 25 to 44; 24.5% were from 45 to 64, and 20.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 45.5% male and 54.5% female.

Notable people

  • Edmund Wittenmyer, U.S. Army major general, taught school in West Union from 1876 to 1883
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