Union County, Arkansas Population 2018

Union County, Arkansas's estimated population is 39,449 with a growth rate of -2.19% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Union County, Arkansas is the 19th largest county in Arkansas.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201739,449-885-2.19%
201640,3344671.17%
201639,867-206-0.51%
201540,073-56-0.14%
201440,129-464-1.14%
201340,593-257-0.63%
201240,850-537-1.30%
201141,387-184-0.44%
201041,571-5,148-11.02%
199046,719-1,854-3.82%
198048,5733,1456.92%
197045,428-4,090-8.26%
196049,518-168-0.34%
195049,686-775-1.54%
194050,461-5,339-9.57%
193055,80026,10987.94%
192029,691-1,032-3.36%
191030,7238,22836.58%
190022,4957,51850.20%
189014,9771,55811.61%
188013,4192,84826.94%
187010,571-1,717-13.97%
186012,2881,99019.32%
185010,2987,409256.46%
18402,8892,249351.41%
18306400.00%

Union County, Arkansas Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White26,064
Black or African American13,299
Two or More Races344
American Indian and Alaska Native319
Asian200
Some Other Race108

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Union County, Arkansas Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Union County, Arkansas Median Age

39.5


Total

37.7


Male

41.1


Female

Union County, Arkansas Adults

There are 30,654 adults, (6,695 of which are seniors) in Union County, Arkansas.

Union County, Arkansas Age Dependency

68.4

Age Dependency Ratio

27.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Union County, Arkansas Sex Ratio

Female

20,735

51.41%

Male

19,599

48.59%

Union County, Arkansas Households and Families

Union County, Arkansas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Union County, Arkansas Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.3%15.7%
All71.5%28.5%
Male70.1%29.9%
Non Family63.9%36.1%
Female49.4%50.6%

71.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Union County, Arkansas Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All16,3832.4371.5
Married7,630384.3
Non Family5,3911.1763.9
Female2,5423.1249.4
Male8203.2570.1

2.97

Average Family Size

2.43

Average Household Size

3.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Union County, Arkansas Households

Union County, Arkansas Education

Union County, Arkansas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,3795.03%
9th to 12th Grade3,07911.22%
High School Graduate9,86535.96%
Some College5,87021.40%
Associates Degree1,9657.16%
Bachelors Degree3,87514.13%
Graduate Degree1,4005.10%

Union County, Arkansas Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White17,97316,1554,205
Black8,2316,039850
Hispanic73336846
Native American19016751
Asian15314575
Multiple Races1419448
Other Race8655

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 94.77%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 49.02%.

Union County, Arkansas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,565$40,791$24,502
Less Than High School$20,357$24,803$11,923
High School Grad$25,859$35,480$18,539
Some College$29,402$43,105$21,883
Bachelors Degree$42,516$51,345$36,516
Graduate Degree$61,779$95,574$46,351

$30,565

Average Earnings

$40,791

Average Male

$24,502

Average Female

Union County, Arkansas Language

Union County, Arkansas Language by Age

Union County, Arkansas Language

96.29% of Union County, Arkansas residents speak only English, while 3.71% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.18% of the population.

Union County, Arkansas Poverty

Union County, Arkansas Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black13,0434,30933.04%
White24,3543,23013.26%
Hispanic1,47247732.40%
Native31913943.57%
Multiple3446518.90%
Other1082119.44%

20.72%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.12%

Male Poverty Rate

23.15%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Union County, Arkansas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Union County, Arkansas is Native, with 43.57% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Union County, Arkansas is White, with 13.26% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.53%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.46%.

Union County, Arkansas Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School32.11%
High School17.14%
Some College14.43%
Bachelors or Greater3.31%

Union County, Arkansas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed54.15%
Male Unemployed41.53%
Female Employed12.20%
Male Employed7.71%

Union County, Arkansas Income

Union County, Arkansas Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$39,836$53,688
Families$50,072$63,437
Married Families$63,606$76,856
Non Families$21,993$32,752

Union County, Arkansas Marital Status

Union County, Arkansas Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.7%

Male Marriage Rate

48.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Union County, Arkansas Married by Age and Sex

Union County, Arkansas Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Union County, Arkansas Marital Status by Race

Union County, Arkansas Veterans

Union County, Arkansas Veterans by War

2,506

Number of Veterans

2,248

Male Veterans

258

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam1,132
First Gulf War300
Second Gulf War243
Korea207
World War II188

Union County, Arkansas Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74804
75+606
35 to 54492
55 to 64471
18 to 34133

Union County, Arkansas Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,8919.26%
Black5705.96%
Hispanic495.83%
Indian2512.25%
Other1816.67%
2 or More21.08%

Union County, Arkansas Veterans by Education

7.80%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.71%

Veteran Disability Rate

Union County, Arkansas Employment Status

Union County, Arkansas Employment by Age

56.5%

Labor Force Participation

51.4%

Employment Rate

9%

Unemployment Rate

Union County, Arkansas Employment by Race

Union County, Arkansas Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Union County, Arkansas

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
El Dorado1888418339-545-2.89%
Smackover18651763-102-5.47%
Norphlet844814-30-3.55%
Huttig597556-41-6.87%
Junction City581540-41-7.06%
Strong555528-27-4.86%
Calion494460-34-6.88%
Felsenthal150142-8-5.33%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990