Union County, Illinois Population 2020

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%

How Many People Live in Union County, Illinois?

16,985

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White16,11494.09%
Two or More Races3832.24%
Some Other Race3161.85%
Black or African American2371.38%
Asian580.34%
American Indian and Alaska Native190.11%

Union County, Illinois Population Pyramid 2020

Union County, Illinois Median Age

43.7


Total

42.8


Male

44.7


Female

Union County, Illinois Adults

There are 13,555 adults, (3,419 of whom are seniors) in Union County, Illinois.

Union County, Illinois Age Dependency

69

Age Dependency Ratio

33.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Union County, Illinois Sex Ratio

Female

8,535

49.83%

Male

8,592

50.17%

Union County, Illinois Households and Families

Union County, Illinois Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Union County, Illinois Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.7%13.3%
All77.6%22.4%
Male68.2%31.8%
Non Family68%32%
Female66.8%33.2%

77.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,6692.577.6
Married3,4652.9486.7
Non Family1,9901.1668
Female7963.266.8
Male4183.968.2

2.96

Average Family Size

2.5

Average Household Size

5.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Union County, Illinois Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6965.63%
9th to 12th Grade8226.65%
High School Graduate4,07932.98%
Some College2,88923.36%
Associates Degree1,0668.62%
Bachelors Degree1,83614.84%
Graduate Degree9807.92%

Union County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White11,45110,2222,728
Hispanic49728410
Multiple Races21716132
Other Race19110017
Black1361162
Asian404025
Native American19192

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 62.50%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,801$36,819$28,986
Less Than High School$18,558$19,615$14,886
High School Grad$25,763$27,314$19,150
Some College$31,875$40,401$23,885
Bachelors Degree$41,800$42,554$40,918
Graduate Degree$51,161$51,125$51,397

$31,801

Average Earnings

$36,819

Average Male

$28,986

Average Female

Union County, Illinois Language

Union County, Illinois Language by Age

Union County, Illinois Language

94.67% of Union County, Illinois residents speak only English, while 5.33% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.22% of the population.

Union County, Illinois Poverty

Union County, Illinois Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White15,3952,44015.85%
Hispanic86636842.49%
Other30615851.63%
Black22515769.78%
Multiple3835514.36%
Asian581118.97%
Native19315.79%

18.07%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.43%

Male Poverty Rate

17.71%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Union County, Illinois

The race most likely to be in poverty in Union County, Illinois is Black, with 69.78% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Union County, Illinois is Multiple, with 14.36% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.50%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.00%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.59%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.98%
High School18.47%
Some College14.42%
Bachelors or Greater6.37%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed47.68%
Female Unemployed47.34%
Female Employed10.03%
Male Employed8.42%

Union County, Illinois Income

Union County, Illinois Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$49,182$62,746
Families$58,201$73,257
Married Families$70,142-
Non Families$24,375$34,692

Union County, Illinois Marital Status

Union County, Illinois Marital Status

Marriage Rates

52.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.7%

Male Marriage Rate

52.0%

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 55-64.

Union County, Illinois Marital Status by Race

Union County, Illinois Veterans

1,325

Number of Veterans

1,286

Male Veterans

39

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam426
First Gulf War247
Second Gulf War161
World War II108
Korea100

Union County, Illinois Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,2769.92%
2 or More4918.63%

Union County, Illinois Veterans by Education

6.87%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.88%

Veteran Disability Rate

Union County, Illinois Employment Status

54.9%

Labor Force Participation

51.2%

Employment Rate

6.6%

Unemployment Rate

Union County, Illinois Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

73.62%

Born in Illinois

96.84%

Native Born

3.16%

Foreign Born

1.74%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.84% of Union County, Illinois residents were born in the United States, with 73.62% having been born in Illinois. 1.74% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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