Union County, Iowa Population 2018

Union County, Iowa's estimated population is 12,450 with a growth rate of 0.48% 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
201712,497470.38%
201712,450600.48%
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
White12,119
Black or African American149
Asian82
Two or More Races71
American Indian and Alaska Native38
Some Other Race23
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander15

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

Union County, Iowa Population Pyramid 2018

100200300400500 Male Population100200300400500 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Union County, Iowa Median Age

40.1


Total

39.2


Male

41.6


Female

Union County, Iowa Adults

There are 9,637 adults, (2,407 of whom are seniors) in Union County, Iowa.

Union County, Iowa Age Dependency

72.8

Age Dependency Ratio

33.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Union County, Iowa Sex Ratio

Female

6,436

51.50%

Male

6,061

48.50%

Union County, Iowa Households and Families

Union County, Iowa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

Union County, Iowa Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.2%11.8%
All70.7%29.3%
Non Family57.3%42.7%
Male51.5%48.5%
Female41.2%58.8%

70.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Union County, Iowa Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,3092.370.7
Married2,5682.9588.2
Non Family2,0871.2757.3
Female4522.8241.2
Male2023.4951.5

2.88

Average Family Size

2.3

Average Household Size

7.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.9%

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 Grade2783.26%
9th to 12th Grade4605.40%
High School Graduate3,07136.06%
Some College2,24226.33%
Associates Degree1,09712.88%
Bachelors Degree95611.23%
Graduate Degree4124.84%

Union County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White8,1687,5811,320
Hispanic188777
Black504827
Asian42121
Native American3426
Multiple Races343413
Other Race8

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 54.00%.

Union County, Iowa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,538$38,262$26,383
Less Than High School$29,915$42,917$19,848
High School Grad$27,363$32,762$21,555
Some College$31,962$40,478$26,485
Bachelors Degree$39,415$56,364$37,520
Graduate Degree$54,167$69,500$50,588

$31,538

Average Earnings

$38,262

Average Male

$26,383

Average Female

Union County, Iowa Language

Union County, Iowa Language by Age

Union County, Iowa Language

95.14% of Union County, Iowa residents speak only English, while 4.86% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.91% of the population.

Union County, Iowa Poverty

Union County, Iowa Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White11,5541,58513.72%
Hispanic3355516.42%
Black1403424.29%
Other2323100.00%
Native34823.53%

13.78%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.28%

Male Poverty Rate

16.14%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Union County, Iowa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Union County, Iowa is Other, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Union County, Iowa is White, with 13.72% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.49%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.50%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.70%.

Union County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School22.67%
High School10.56%
Some College8.29%
Bachelors or Greater8.01%

Union County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed40.20%
Male Unemployed28.74%
Female Employed11.23%
Male Employed8.08%

Union County, Iowa Income

Union County, Iowa Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$47,597$58,827
Families$62,875$73,099
Married Families$73,538$
Non Families$25,144$34,548

Union County, Iowa Marital Status

Union County, Iowa Marital Status

Marriage Rates

51.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.7%

Male Marriage Rate

50.0%

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 55To64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55To64.

Union County, Iowa Marital Status by Race


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

Union County, Iowa Veterans

Union County, Iowa Veterans by War

962

Number of Veterans

897

Male Veterans

65

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam345
Second Gulf War100
First Gulf War95
Korea68
World War II47

Union County, Iowa Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74235
55 to 64228
75+220
35 to 54193
18 to 3486

Union County, Iowa Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White94610.06%
Indian923.68%
2 or More720.59%

Union County, Iowa Veterans by Education

5.30%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.60%

Veteran Disability Rate

Union County, Iowa Employment Status

Union County, Iowa Employment by Age

64.9%

Labor Force Participation

62.1%

Employment Rate

4.3%

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