Union County, Iowa Population 2018

Union County, Iowa's estimated population is 12,450 with a growth rate of -0.71% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Union County, Iowa is the 60th largest county in Iowa.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201712,450-89-0.71%
201612,5391491.20%
201612,390-35-0.28%
201512,425-190-1.51%
201412,61580.06%
201312,607270.21%
201212,580310.25%
201112,549380.30%
201012,511-239-1.87%
199012,750-1,108-8.00%
198013,8583012.22%
197013,557-155-1.13%
196013,712-1,939-12.39%
195015,651-629-3.86%
194016,280-1,155-6.62%
193017,4351670.97%
192017,2686523.92%
191016,616-3,312-16.62%
190019,9283,02817.92%
189016,9001,92012.82%
188014,9808,994150.25%
18705,9863,974197.51%
18602,0120.00%

Union County, Iowa Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White12,208
Black or African American124
Two or More Races84
Asian81
American Indian and Alaska Native35
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander7

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

Union County, Iowa 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, Iowa Median Age

40.3


Total

39.5


Male

41.3


Female

Union County, Iowa Adults

There are 9,630 adults, (2,382 of which are seniors) in Union County, Iowa.

Union County, Iowa Age Dependency

72.9

Age Dependency Ratio

32.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Union County, Iowa Sex Ratio

Female

6,497

51.81%

Male

6,042

48.19%

Union County, Iowa Households and Families

Union County, Iowa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Union County, Iowa Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.9%13.1%
All70.8%29.2%
Male58.5%41.5%
Non Family58.2%41.8%
Female41.8%58.2%

70.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Union County, Iowa Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,3822.2770.8
Married2,6112.9286.9
Non Family2,0631.258.2
Female4382.8241.8
Male2703.3458.5

2.87

Average Family Size

2.27

Average Household Size

6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Union County, Iowa Households

Union County, Iowa Education

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

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2182.55%
9th to 12th Grade4725.53%
High School Graduate3,32038.88%
Some College2,04523.95%
Associates Degree1,08312.68%
Bachelors Degree1,04412.23%
Graduate Degree3564.17%

Union County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White8,2227,6561,350
Hispanic1707417
Black494724
Asian40192
Multiple Races32327
Native American2520

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 48.98%.

Union County, Iowa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,017$39,023$26,140
Less Than High School$31,583$37,321$28,864
High School Grad$26,941$33,016$19,159
Some College$31,257$40,605$26,156
Bachelors Degree$41,691$60,524$35,179
Graduate Degree$48,929$63,333$48,095

$31,017

Average Earnings

$39,023

Average Male

$26,140

Average Female

Union County, Iowa Language

Union County, Iowa Language by Age

Union County, Iowa Language

94.95% of Union County, Iowa residents speak only English, while 5.05% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is OtherIndoEuro, which is spoken by 2.18% of the population.

Union County, Iowa Poverty

Union County, Iowa Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White11,6221,53613.22%
Black1131513.27%
Multiple841517.86%
Hispanic325144.31%
Native31516.13%

12.94%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.63%

Male Poverty Rate

16.00%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Union County, Iowa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Union County, Iowa is Multiple, with 17.86% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Union County, Iowa is Hispanic, with 4.31% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.90%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.42%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.82%.

Union County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School20.53%
High School11.55%
Some College7.81%
Bachelors or Greater7.16%

Union County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed47.58%
Male Unemployed12.93%
Female Employed11.05%
Male Employed5.90%

Union County, Iowa Income

Union County, Iowa Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$45,934$58,391
Families$60,038$71,221
Married Families$69,163$
Non Families$25,861$36,133

Union County, Iowa Marital Status

Union County, Iowa Marital Status

Marriage Rates

52.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.8%

Male Marriage Rate

49.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Union County, Iowa Married by Age and Sex

Union County, Iowa 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 55To64.

Union County, Iowa Marital Status by Race

Union County, Iowa Veterans

Union County, Iowa Veterans by War

998

Number of Veterans

941

Male Veterans

57

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam359
First Gulf War99
Second Gulf War84
Korea71
World War II56

Union County, Iowa Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74263
35 to 54224
55 to 64222
75+217
18 to 3472

Union County, Iowa Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White98410.41%
2 or More721.88%
Indian720.00%

Union County, Iowa Veterans by Education

7.68%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.97%

Veteran Disability Rate

Union County, Iowa Employment Status

Union County, Iowa Employment by Age

66.6%

Labor Force Participation

63.8%

Employment Rate

4.1%

Unemployment Rate

Union County, Iowa Employment by Race

Union County, Iowa Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Union County, Iowa

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Creston78347829-5-0.06%
Afton845832-13-1.54%
Lorimor360345-15-4.17%
Cromwell107106-1-0.93%
Arispe10099-1-1.00%
Shannon City 7170-1-1.41%
Thayer5956-3-5.08%
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