Union County, Illinois Population 2019

Union County, Illinois's estimated population is 16,985 with a growth rate of -0.74% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Union County, Illinois is the 63rd largest county in Illinois.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201816,841-144-0.85%
201716,985-127-0.74%
201617,112-178-1.03%
201517,290-117-0.67%
201417,407-138-0.79%
201317,545-68-0.39%
201217,613-82-0.46%
201117,695-40-0.23%
201017,7351160.66%
199017,619-146-0.82%
198017,7651,69410.54%
197016,071-1,574-8.92%
196017,645-2,855-13.93%
195020,500-1,028-4.78%
194021,5281,6458.27%
193019,883-366-1.81%
192020,249-1,607-7.35%
191021,856-754-3.33%
190022,6101,0614.92%
189021,5493,44719.04%
188018,1021,5849.59%
187016,5185,33747.73%
186011,1813,56646.83%
18507,6152,09137.85%
18405,5242,28570.55%
18303,23987737.13%
18202,3620.00%

Union County, Illinois Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White16,302
Two or More Races480
Some Other Race259
Black or African American168
Asian43
American Indian and Alaska Native15

Union County, Illinois Population Pyramid 2019

Union County, Illinois Median Age

43.5


Total

42.3


Male

44.8


Female

Union County, Illinois Adults

There are 13,582 adults, (3,360 of whom are seniors) in Union County, Illinois.

Union County, Illinois Age Dependency

68.9

Age Dependency Ratio

32.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36

Child Dependency Ratio

Union County, Illinois Sex Ratio

Female

8,555

49.55%

Male

8,712

50.45%

Union County, Illinois Households and Families

Union County, Illinois Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Union County, Illinois Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89.9%10.1%
All80.2%19.8%
Male79.6%20.4%
Female69.9%30.1%
Non Family66.7%33.3%

80.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,6862.5180.2
Married3,5542.9689.9
Non Family1,9281.1566.7
Female7723.1569.9
Male4323.779.6

2.98

Average Family Size

2.51

Average Household Size

4.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Union County, Illinois Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6895.57%
9th to 12th Grade8546.91%
High School Graduate4,03332.63%
Some College2,96323.97%
Associates Degree1,0688.64%
Bachelors Degree1,75114.17%
Graduate Degree1,0018.10%

Union County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White11,55310,2712,661
Hispanic46526821
Multiple Races22917330
Other Race1477913
Black85774
Asian303016
Native American15157

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 53.33%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,905$34,144$27,225
Less Than High School$18,851$19,856$16,989
High School Grad$26,554$27,895$18,889
Some College$29,837$35,899$22,816
Bachelors Degree$40,972$41,099$40,755
Graduate Degree$49,194$48,738$51,413

$30,905

Average Earnings

$34,144

Average Male

$27,225

Average Female

Union County, Illinois Language

Union County, Illinois Language by Age

Union County, Illinois Language

94.59% of Union County, Illinois residents speak only English, while 5.41% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.51% of the population.

Union County, Illinois Poverty

Union County, Illinois Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White15,5862,40915.46%
Hispanic83531637.84%
Other25212449.21%
Multiple4808818.33%
Black1422819.72%
Asian431023.26%
Native15320.00%

16.84%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.76%

Male Poverty Rate

15.91%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Union County, Illinois

The race most likely to be in poverty in Union County, Illinois is Other, with 49.21% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Union County, Illinois is White, with 15.46% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.42%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.27%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.65%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School32.26%
High School15.98%
Some College14.24%
Bachelors or Greater4.83%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed47.98%
Male Unemployed34.75%
Female Employed8.77%
Male Employed8.66%

Union County, Illinois Income

Union County, Illinois Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$46,716$61,861
Families$55,195$72,976
Married Families$65,839-
Non Families$24,756$31,961

Union County, Illinois Marital Status

Union County, Illinois Marital Status

Marriage Rates

53.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.6%

Male Marriage Rate

52.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Union County, Illinois Married by Age and Sex

Union County, Illinois Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Union County, Illinois Marital Status by Race

Union County, Illinois Veterans

1,421

Number of Veterans

1,390

Male Veterans

31

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam541
First Gulf War236
Second Gulf War169
Korea144
World War II139

Union County, Illinois Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,37110.54%
2 or More5018.80%

Union County, Illinois Veterans by Education

5.79%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.82%

Veteran Disability Rate

Union County, Illinois Employment Status

54.9%

Labor Force Participation

51.9%

Employment Rate

5.3%

Unemployment Rate

Population of Cities in Union County, Illinois

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Anna44444269-175-3.94%
Jonesboro18211749-72-3.95%
Cobden11571124-33-2.85%
Dongola726704-22-3.03%
Alto Pass391378-13-3.32%
Mill Creek6563-2-3.08%
  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