Union County, Kentucky Population 2019

Union County, Kentucky's estimated population is 14,640 with a growth rate of -1.05% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Union County, Kentucky is the 76th largest county in Kentucky.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201814,505-135-0.92%
201714,640-156-1.05%
201614,796-182-1.22%
201514,978-114-0.76%
201415,092170.11%
201315,075-13-0.09%
201215,088-177-1.16%
201115,265-13-0.09%
201015,278-1,279-7.72%
199016,557-1,264-7.09%
198017,8211,93912.21%
197015,8821,3459.25%
196014,537-356-2.39%
195014,893-2,518-14.46%
194017,4113582.10%
193017,053-987-5.47%
192018,040-1,846-9.28%
191019,886-1,440-6.75%
190021,3263,09716.99%
189018,2294202.36%
188017,8094,16930.56%
187013,6408496.64%
186012,7913,77941.93%
18509,0122,33935.05%
18406,6731,90940.07%
18304,7641,29437.29%
18203,4700.00%

How Many People Live in Union County, Kentucky?

14,640

Population by Race

Race Population
White12,491
Black or African American1,966
Two or More Races379
Asian46
Some Other Race24
American Indian and Alaska Native9

Union County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2019

Union County, Kentucky Median Age

37.5


Total

33.8


Male

42.3


Female

Union County, Kentucky Adults

There are 11,888 adults, (2,271 of whom are seniors) in Union County, Kentucky.

Union County, Kentucky Age Dependency

55.1

Age Dependency Ratio

23.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Union County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

7,155

47.97%

Male

7,760

52.03%

Union County, Kentucky Households and Families

Union County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Union County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.3%15.7%
All67.9%32.1%
Non Family51.4%48.6%
Male46.7%53.3%
Female45.6%54.4%

67.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,5272.467.9
Married2,9092.8984.3
Non Family1,8211.2251.4
Female4933.5345.6
Male3043.0146.7

2.87

Average Family Size

2.4

Average Household Size

6.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Union County, Kentucky Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4134.25%
9th to 12th Grade9129.38%
High School Graduate4,27944.01%
Some College2,20222.65%
Associates Degree8158.38%
Bachelors Degree6096.26%
Graduate Degree4925.06%

Union County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White8,6777,5731,060
Black89771721
Hispanic854710
Multiple Races4744
Other Race241510
Asian202010
Native American44

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 50.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,875$35,739$22,096
Less Than High School$16,061$17,121$14,125
High School Grad$25,084$32,034$20,575
Some College$35,886$53,668$24,212
Bachelors Degree$42,083$63,250$32,361
Graduate Degree$42,115$52,857$41,719

$28,875

Average Earnings

$35,739

Average Male

$22,096

Average Female

Union County, Kentucky Language

Union County, Kentucky Language by Age

Union County, Kentucky Language

98.16% of Union County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 1.84% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.84% of the population.

Union County, Kentucky Poverty

Union County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White12,0572,23918.57%
Black1,93192748.01%
Hispanic23410645.30%
Multiple3257723.69%
Asian361952.78%
Native9555.56%

22.88%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.89%

Male Poverty Rate

22.87%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Union County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Union County, Kentucky is Native, with 55.56% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Union County, Kentucky is White, with 18.57% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.28%. Among those working part-time, it was 32.18%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.22%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School25.83%
Some College17.87%
High School12.06%
Bachelors or Greater3.38%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed58.21%
Male Unemployed43.91%
Female Employed13.76%
Male Employed13.21%

Union County, Kentucky Income

Union County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$42,139$55,732
Families$52,986$66,448
Married Families$63,955-
Non Families$22,843$31,285

Union County, Kentucky Marital Status

Union County, Kentucky Marital Status

Marriage Rates

49.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.5%

Male Marriage Rate

53.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Union County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

Union County, Kentucky Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Union County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

Union County, Kentucky Veterans

900

Number of Veterans

817

Male Veterans

83

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam430
First Gulf War110
Second Gulf War108
Korea74
World War II42

Union County, Kentucky Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White7867.90%
Black1096.36%
Hispanic86.30%
2 or More53.55%

Union County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

8.97%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.89%

Veteran Disability Rate

Union County, Kentucky Employment Status

57.7%

Labor Force Participation

53.4%

Employment Rate

7.3%

Unemployment Rate

Union County, Kentucky 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

66.53%

Born in Kentucky

98.99%

Native Born

1.01%

Foreign Born

0.67%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.99% of Union County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 66.53% having been born in Kentucky. 0.67% 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, Kentucky

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Morganfield325535432888.85%
Sturgis18981890-8-0.42%
Uniontown1002951-51-5.09%
Waverly30830800.00%
  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