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The City of West Union had a population of 118 as of July 1, 2016. West Union ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for West Union is located at latitude 45.803 and longitude -95.0836 in Todd County. The formal boundaries for the City of West Union (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.42 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Todd County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,339 feet.

The City of West Union (GNIS ID: 2397276) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West Union population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for West Union: City of West Union.

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West Union, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 118
Population in Households 118
Population in Familes 106
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 279
Diversity Index2 3


Total Households 45
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 36
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 47 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 41 (87.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 4 ( 8.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 2 ( 4.3%)
Median Home Value $225,000
Average Home Value $254,878


Median Household Income $53,421
Average Household Income $75,538
Per Capita Income $29,499
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.98% 0.5%
Households 1.11% 0.44%
Families 2.42% 0.55%
Median Household Income   3.87%
Per Capita Income   2.64%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

West Union, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Union to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 779 14th
Population Density1 # 634 30th
Diversity Index2 # 882 3rd
Median Household Income # 436 52nd
Per Capita Income # 318 65th

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