Union County, North Carolina Population 2018

Union County, North Carolina's estimated population is 231,366 with a growth rate of 6.32% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Union County, North Carolina is the 8th largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017231,36613,7526.32%
2016217,614-8,926-3.94%
2016226,5404,2931.93%
2015222,2474,2991.97%
2014217,9485,5762.63%
2013212,3724,1562.00%
2012208,2163,2181.57%
2011204,9982,8761.42%
2010202,122117,911140.02%
199084,21113,83119.65%
198070,38015,66628.63%
197054,71410,04422.48%
196044,6702,6366.27%
195042,0342,9377.51%
194039,097-1,882-4.59%
193040,9794,95013.74%
192036,0292,7528.27%
191033,2776,12122.54%
190027,1565,89727.74%
189021,2593,20317.74%
188018,0565,83947.79%
187012,2171,0159.06%
186011,2021,15111.45%
185010,0510.00%

Union County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White177,613
Black or African American25,260
Some Other Race5,052
Asian4,880
Two or More Races4,062
American Indian and Alaska Native724
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander23

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

Union County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8%10% Male Population0%2%4%6%8%10% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

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

Union County, North Carolina Median Age

37.7


Total

36.7


Male

38.5


Female

Union County, North Carolina Adults

There are 155,594 adults, (24,590 of which are seniors) in Union County, North Carolina.

Union County, North Carolina Age Dependency

66.1

Age Dependency Ratio

18.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Union County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

110,393

50.73%

Male

107,221

49.27%

Union County, North Carolina Households and Families

Union County, North Carolina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Union County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.9%13.1%
All79.5%20.5%
Non Family71.8%28.2%
Female58.7%41.3%
Male56.7%43.3%

79.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Union County, North Carolina Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All72,3042.9879.5
Married46,6973.4186.9
Non Family14,7431.2971.8
Female7,4903.3958.7
Male3,3743.4656.7

3.35

Average Family Size

2.98

Average Household Size

4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Union County, North Carolina Households

Union County, North Carolina Education

Union County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,6954.15%
9th to 12th Grade9,1786.69%
High School Graduate34,28024.99%
Some College30,36722.13%
Associates Degree11,5348.41%
Bachelors Degree32,88323.97%
Graduate Degree13,2539.66%

Union County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White105,79698,62238,769
Black15,32212,9913,589
Hispanic11,5656,5811,692
Asian3,0452,8111,710
Other Race2,1521,226323
Multiple Races1,4261,187465
Native American52343474
Islander2323

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 56.16%.

Union County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,203$48,887$31,465
Less Than High School$22,211$26,393$16,755
High School Grad$30,639$36,395$22,992
Some College$36,979$45,393$28,979
Bachelors Degree$54,248$78,586$39,991
Graduate Degree$67,907$101,140$51,504

$40,203

Average Earnings

$48,887

Average Male

$31,465

Average Female

Union County, North Carolina Language

Union County, North Carolina Language by Age

Union County, North Carolina Language

86.66% of Union County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 13.34% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.23% of the population.

Union County, North Carolina Poverty

Union County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White157,82810,5756.70%
Hispanic23,1025,74524.87%
Black24,7803,89915.73%
Other5,0511,50929.88%
Asian4,8633797.79%
Multiple3,9552656.70%
Native703456.40%

9.67%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.86%

Male Poverty Rate

10.46%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Union County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Union County, North Carolina is Other, with 29.88% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Union County, North Carolina is Native, with 6.40% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.52%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.90%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.10%.

Union County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School22.65%
High School10.11%
Some College7.12%
Bachelors or Greater2.47%

Union County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed25.77%
Male Unemployed22.02%
Female Employed5.57%
Male Employed4.62%

Union County, North Carolina Income

Union County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$67,194$92,701
Families$77,361$103,778
Married Families$89,280$117,103
Non Families$32,838$45,401

Union County, North Carolina Marital Status

Union County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

59.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.0%

Male Marriage Rate

58.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Union County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

Union County, North Carolina 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, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Union County, North Carolina Veterans

Union County, North Carolina Veterans by War

11,873

Number of Veterans

11,091

Male Veterans

782

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam4,148
First Gulf War2,601
Second Gulf War1,783
Korea1,007
World War II312

Union County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 543,882
65 to 743,045
55 to 642,255
75+2,022
18 to 34669

Union County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White9,5957.45%
Black1,95910.88%
Hispanic4983.59%
2 or More1196.32%
Other933.15%
Indian7312.72%
Asian341.01%

Union County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

4.58%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.55%

Veteran Disability Rate

Union County, North Carolina Employment Status

Union County, North Carolina Employment by Age

67.8%

Labor Force Participation

63.2%

Employment Rate

6.8%

Unemployment Rate

Union County, North Carolina Employment by Race

Union County, North Carolina Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Union County, North Carolina

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Indian Trail3359238222463013.78%
Monroe327863481820326.20%
Mint Hill 2265526236358115.81%
Stallings 1375015378162811.84%
Waxhaw982714194436744.44%
Weddington 948910642115312.15%
Wesley Chapel7604859699213.05%
Unionville5951658563410.65%
Marvin5582637779514.24%
Wingate3470391544512.82%
Lake Park341537563419.99%
Fairview3343370836510.92%
Mineral Springs2644294530111.38%
Marshville243526552209.03%
Hemby Bridge1537171217511.39%
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