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Encyclopedia > Union, South Carolina
Union, South Carolina
Location of Union, South Carolina
Location of Union, South Carolina
Coordinates: 34°43′2″N 81°37′30″W / 34.71722, -81.625
Country United States
State South Carolina
County Union
Area
 - Total 8.0 sq mi (20.6 km²)
 - Land 8.0 sq mi (20.6 km²)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km²)
Elevation 643 ft (196 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 8,793
 - Density 1,105.0/sq mi (426.7/km²)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 29379
Area code(s) 864
FIPS code 45-73105[1]
GNIS feature ID 1251248[2]

Union is a city in and the county seat of Union County[3], South Carolina, United States. The population was 8,793 at the 2000 census. It is the principal city of the Union Micropolitan Statistical Area (population 29,881 according to year 2000 estimates by the U.S. Census Bureau), an (MSA) which includes all of Union County and which is further included in the greater Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson, South Carolina Combined Statistical Area (population 1,185,534 according to year 2005 U.S. Census Bureau estimates). Image File history File links SCMap-doton-Union. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... 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Union is also the home of Boogaloo Folk Life Productions, an annual community effort wherein recollections of historical events are collected by local residents and presented in a play.

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Geography

Union is located at 34°43′2″N, 81°37′30″W (34.717308, -81.624924)[4].


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.0 square miles (20.6 km²), all of it land. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ...


Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 8,793 people, 3,791 households, and 2,399 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,105.0 people per square mile (426.5/km²). There were 4,240 housing units at an average density of 532.9/sq mi (205.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 56.48% White, 42.12% African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.05% from other races, and 0.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.68% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 3,791 households out of which 25.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.5% were married couples living together, 21.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.7% were non-families. 33.7% 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 2.28 and the average family size was 2.91. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 22.9% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 20.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 79.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.3 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $26,110, and the median income for a family was $34,714. Males had a median income of $29,071 versus $19,966 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,175. About 17.6% of families and 20.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.1% of those under age 18 and 15.3% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Famous Residents

Everett Cotton Owens the King of the Modifieds (born May 21, 1924 at Union, South Carolina) was a NASCAR driver. ... Jeff Burton (99), Elliott Sadler (38), Ricky Rudd (21), Dale Jarrett (88), Sterling Marlin (40), Jimmie Johnson (48), and Casey Mears (41) practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... Clifford Ray (born January 21, 1949 in Union, South Carolina) is a former professional basketball player. ... This article is about the sport. ... Susan Smith (born September 26, 1971 as Susan Leigh Vaughan), of Union, South Carolina, was convicted July 22, 1995, of murdering her two sons, 3-year-old Michael Daniel Smith, born October 10, 1991, and 14-month-old Alexander Tyler Smith, born August 5, 1993, and later sentenced to life... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Gang Green, the Green and White, Jersey Jets Team colors Hunter green and white Head Coach Eric Mangini Owner Woody Johnson General manager Mike Tannenbaum League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... City Tampa, Florida Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Buccaneer Red, Pewter, Black, and Orange Head Coach Jon Gruden Owner Malcolm Glazer Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Captain Fear Local radio Flagship stations: WFUS (103. ...

Schools

The county all together had three schools, Union Comprehensive High, Jonesville High, and Lockhart High. As of a council ruling, the three schools have been consolidated. The other two schools will join Union High, which is being renamed to Union County High School. The School's Mascot is The Yellow Jackets.


The Union Yellow Jacket Football team has seen great success in recent past. They won the 4A State Football Championship in 1990 and 1995, and won the 3A State Title in 1999,2000, and 2002. They were also state runner-up in 2001. The Yellow Jackets were led to their three most recent championships by former head coach and current State Representative Mike Anthony. He retired following the 2004 season. He was succeed by Tommy Bobo former Union Offensive Coordinator who left following the 1999 season to become the head football coach at Wren High School. Bobo led the Jackets to the region championship and the state semi-finals 2005. Bobo resigned in 2007 after the school board decided to consolidate the three high schools. He has accepted a position as an assistant at Spartanburg's Dorman High School. Jonesville High School Coach David Lipsey has been hired to replace Bobo and be the first coach of Union County High School.


The county is also home to a branch Campus of the University of South Carolina. USC Union was opened in 1965. They were once home to the USCU Bantams, a junior college basketball team, who saw some great success at that level before the team was ended in the 1980s. The Dean of USCU is Dr. Huge Rowland. The University of South Carolina (also referred to as USC, SC, or Carolina) is a public, co-educational, research university located in Columbia, South Carolina, United States. ...


References

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External links

  • Union, South Carolina is at coordinates 34°43′02″N 81°37′30″W / 34.717308, -81.624924 (Union, South Carolina)Coordinates: 34°43′02″N 81°37′30″W / 34.717308, -81.624924 (Union, South Carolina)

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Union, South Carolina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (422 words)
Union is a city located in Union County, South Carolina.
It is the county seat of Union County
This city gained notoriety as the home of Susan Smith, who was convicted of murder for drowning her two sons in 1994.
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA UNION (5505 words)
Therefore, the purpose of USC Union is to give the people of Union and surrounding counties an intellectual, social, cultural, and physical setting which challenges them to grow in many ways and to develop a desire for lifelong learning.
USC Union's primary purpose is to provide the first two years of a liberal arts university education to about 500 traditional and nontraditional students and to confer the Associate in Arts and the Associate in Science degrees.
In Union, combined city and county support was $72,500 in FY 2000, $61,250 in 2001, $70,000 in 2002, and this year the county has tied its support to tax millage and we expect to receive about $100,000 (2 mills).
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