Union, SC Population

Population: 8,793. Estimated population in July 2020: 8,321 (-5.4% change)
Males: 3,894 (44.3%), Females: 4,899 (55.7%)

Zip code: 29379

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

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%).

Land area: 8.0 square miles

Population

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%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Union:

  • WALLACE THOMSON HOSPITAL (322 W SOUTH ST PO DRAWER 789)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Union:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Union:

  • GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG INTL (about 43 miles; GREER, SC; Abbreviation: GSP)
  • DONALDSON CENTER (about 52 miles; GREENVILLE, SC; Abbreviation: GYH)
  • CHARLOTTE/DOUGLAS INTL (about 59 miles; CHARLOTTE, NC; Abbreviation: CLT)
Other public-use airports nearest to Union:

  • UNION COUNTY, TROY SHELTON FIELD (about 3 miles; UNION, SC; Abbreviation: 35A)
  • SPARTANBURG DOWNTOWN MEMORIAL (about 26 miles; SPARTANBURG, SC; Abbreviation: SPA)
  • LAURENS COUNTY (about 27 miles; LAURENS, SC; Abbreviation: 34A)

Colleges and Universities

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 and Universities

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; Full-time enrollment: 4,976)
  • GARDNER-WEBB UNIVERSITY (about 37 miles; BOILING SPRINGS, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,563)
  • SPARTANBURG TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 43 miles; SPARTANBURG, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,086)
  • YORK TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 45 miles; ROCK HILL, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,221)
  • LANDER UNIVERSITY (about 50 miles; Greenwood, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,429)
  • GREENVILLE TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 51 miles; GREENVILLE, SC; Full-time enrollment: 6,157)

Schools

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)

Libraries

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)

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