Union County, Illinois Population 2018

Union County, Illinois's estimated population is 17,000 with a growth rate of -2.62% 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
201717,000-458-2.62%
201617,4583432.00%
201617,115-168-0.97%
201517,283-115-0.66%
201417,398-141-0.80%
201317,539-70-0.40%
201217,609-82-0.46%
201117,691-42-0.24%
201017,7331140.65%
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
White16,412
Two or More Races510
Some Other Race324
Black or African American124
Asian76
American Indian and Alaska Native12

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

Union County, Illinois 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, Illinois Median Age

43.7


Total

42.5


Male

44.7


Female

Union County, Illinois Adults

There are 13,827 adults, (3,404 of which are seniors) in Union County, Illinois.

Union County, Illinois Age Dependency

67.6

Age Dependency Ratio

32.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Union County, Illinois Sex Ratio

Female

8,655

49.58%

Male

8,803

50.42%

Union County, Illinois Households and Families

Union County, Illinois Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Union County, Illinois Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.3%11.7%
All79.1%20.9%
Male71.7%28.3%
Female71.2%28.8%
Non Family67.6%32.4%

79.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Union County, Illinois Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,7712.579.1
Married3,5703.0388.3
Non Family2,1191.1267.6
Female7013.3271.2
Male3813.7171.7

3.06

Average Family Size

2.5

Average Household Size

5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Union County, Illinois Households

Union County, Illinois Education

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

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8666.91%
9th to 12th Grade9337.45%
High School Graduate4,07832.56%
Some College2,87122.92%
Associates Degree1,1098.85%
Bachelors Degree1,60312.80%
Graduate Degree1,0648.50%

Union County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White11,65710,1162,558
Hispanic46030527
Multiple Races31521941
Other Race1879313
Black58517
Asian303018
Native American12123

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 native american people with a rate of 60.00%.

Union County, Illinois Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,527$32,840$30,269
Less Than High School$25,680$25,439$28,073
High School Grad$27,272$27,746$26,721
Some College$30,552$34,273$24,127
Bachelors Degree$41,177$41,867$40,028
Graduate Degree$49,418$49,496$49,265

$31,527

Average Earnings

$32,840

Average Male

$30,269

Average Female

Union County, Illinois Language

Union County, Illinois Language by Age

Union County, Illinois Language

95.02% of Union County, Illinois residents speak only English, while 4.98% speak other languages. The largest non-English language 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
White15,7832,26414.34%
Hispanic83531337.49%
Other31615649.37%
Multiple510367.06%
Black1032625.24%
Native12866.67%

15.46%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.44%

Male Poverty Rate

15.48%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Union County, Illinois

The race most likely to be in poverty in Union County, Illinois is Native, with 66.67% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Union County, Illinois is Multiple, with 7.06% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.67%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.87%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.84%.

Union County, Illinois Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School32.13%
High School14.50%
Some College12.40%
Bachelors or Greater4.40%

Union County, Illinois Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed43.48%
Male Unemployed30.38%
Male Employed7.98%
Female Employed7.19%

Union County, Illinois Income

Union County, Illinois Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$45,464$59,334
Families$56,932$70,814
Married Families$65,878$
Non Families$25,514$31,610

Union County, Illinois Marital Status

Union County, Illinois Marital Status

Marriage Rates

53.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.6%

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 Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Union County, Illinois Marital Status by Race

Union County, Illinois Veterans

Union County, Illinois Veterans by War

1,524

Number of Veterans

1,502

Male Veterans

22

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam597
First Gulf War230
Korea171
World War II158
Second Gulf War134

Union County, Illinois Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+394
55 to 64385
65 to 74375
35 to 54284
18 to 3486

Union County, Illinois Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,45011.03%
2 or More7421.45%

Union County, Illinois Veterans by Education

4.62%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.52%

Veteran Disability Rate

Union County, Illinois Employment Status

Union County, Illinois Employment by Age

55.9%

Labor Force Participation

52.4%

Employment Rate

6.3%

Unemployment Rate

Union County, Illinois Employment by Race

Union County, Illinois Employment by Education

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%
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