Union County, Kentucky Population 2018

Union County, Kentucky's estimated population is 14,668 with a growth rate of -2.64% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Union County, Kentucky is the 74th largest county in Kentucky.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201714,668-397-2.64%
201615,0652731.85%
201614,792-174-1.16%
201514,966-117-0.78%
201415,083150.10%
201315,068-15-0.10%
201215,083-179-1.17%
201115,262-15-0.10%
201015,277-1,280-7.73%
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%

Union County, Kentucky Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White12,687
Black or African American1,926
Two or More Races378
Asian38
Some Other Race24
American Indian and Alaska Native12

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

Union County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2018

0%5%10%15% Male Population0%5%10%15% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Union County, Kentucky Median Age

37.7


Total

33.9


Male

42.6


Female

Union County, Kentucky Adults

There are 12,022 adults, (2,260 of which are seniors) in Union County, Kentucky.

Union County, Kentucky Age Dependency

54.2

Age Dependency Ratio

23.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Union County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

7,290

48.39%

Male

7,775

51.61%

Union County, Kentucky Households and Families

Union County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Union County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.3%14.7%
All71.3%28.7%
Non Family57.4%42.6%
Female49.7%50.3%
Male48.6%51.4%

71.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Union County, Kentucky Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,5652.4271.3
Married2,9802.9285.3
Non Family1,8561.2157.4
Female5153.5449.7
Male2143.2448.6

2.93

Average Family Size

2.42

Average Household Size

5.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Union County, Kentucky Households

Union County, Kentucky Education

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

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4544.67%
9th to 12th Grade1,01510.44%
High School Graduate3,87839.88%
Some College2,34024.06%
Associates Degree8568.80%
Bachelors Degree6456.63%
Graduate Degree5375.52%

Union County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White8,6917,4241,109
Black73558125
Hispanic16411916
Multiple Races12612327
Other Race242116
Asian18185
Native American77

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 66.67%.

Union County, Kentucky Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,427$39,717$21,894
Less Than High School$19,398$21,464$13,676
High School Grad$25,873$32,412$15,804
Some College$33,804$52,262$21,960
Bachelors Degree$42,632$60,250$29,063
Graduate Degree$45,139$54,750$41,591

$30,427

Average Earnings

$39,717

Average Male

$21,894

Average Female

Union County, Kentucky Language

Union County, Kentucky Language by Age

Union County, Kentucky Language

98.03% of Union County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 1.97% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.88% of the population.

Union County, Kentucky Poverty

Union County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White12,1682,26318.60%
Black1,8611,03355.51%
Hispanic27214653.68%
Multiple3525916.76%
Asian382257.89%
Native12541.67%

24.02%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.60%

Male Poverty Rate

23.41%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Union County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Union County, Kentucky is Asian, with 57.89% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Union County, Kentucky is Multiple, with 16.76% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.74%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.33%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.40%.

Union County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School25.27%
Some College16.77%
High School13.35%
Bachelors or Greater3.49%

Union County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed52.38%
Male Unemployed42.36%
Female Employed14.18%
Male Employed12.76%

Union County, Kentucky Income

Union County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$41,255$53,954
Families$51,054$63,700
Married Families$60,638$
Non Families$23,472$32,753

Union County, Kentucky Marital Status

Union County, Kentucky Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.6%

Male Marriage Rate

52.6%

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 Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55To64.

Union County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

Union County, Kentucky Veterans

Union County, Kentucky Veterans by War

979

Number of Veterans

889

Male Veterans

90

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam431
Second Gulf War132
Korea99
First Gulf War84
World War II47

Union County, Kentucky Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74290
35 to 54205
55 to 64202
75+184
18 to 3498

Union County, Kentucky Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White8588.52%
Black1166.92%
Hispanic167.69%
2 or More52.40%

Union County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

8.99%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.27%

Veteran Disability Rate

Union County, Kentucky Employment Status

Union County, Kentucky Employment by Age

55.7%

Labor Force Participation

50.9%

Employment Rate

8.4%

Unemployment Rate

Union County, Kentucky Employment by Race

Union County, Kentucky Employment by Education

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%
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