Profile for Union, South Carolina, SC
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Union is a city in Union County.
It is the county seat.
The latitude of Union is 34.715N. The longitude is -81.623W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 643 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 8,431.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Union demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 107. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 12.4 per 1,000 people.
Ranked No. 3 in the state, June 2001, in the ePodunk Historic Small Towns Index
Union received national attention for 1994 deaths of 3-year-old Michael Smith and 14-month-old Alex Smith. Their mother, Susan Smith, later admitted to strapping them into their car seats and letting the vehicle roll into John D. Long Lake
Local festivals include:
- Union County Fair - Oct. 9-13, 2007
- Uniquely Union Festival - Sept. 14-15, 2007
Dates often change. Check Union web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation:
Sumter National Forest
Historic sites and museums: Union County Museum, Rose Hill Plantation State Historic Site
Colleges and universities:
University of South Carolina
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
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Ancestry & family history
4% of Union residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Union ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Union was $16,175, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of Union residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Union festival dates:
Fairs, festivals & other events
- Uniquely Union Festival - S
- Union County Fair - O
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Union festival web sites:
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Median rent in Union, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $248. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $707.
Libraries in Union include Union County Carnegie Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Union include Union Daily Times
Union County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Union political report.
The average commute time for Union workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Union include Best Value Inn Union, Union Days Inn.
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