Union County, North Carolina Population 2019

Union County, North Carolina's estimated population is 231,424 with a growth rate of 2.23% 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
2018235,9084,4841.94%
2017231,4245,0412.23%
2016226,3834,3661.97%
2015222,0174,2791.97%
2014217,7385,5092.60%
2013212,2294,1522.00%
2012208,0773,2001.56%
2011204,8772,7671.37%
2010202,110117,899140.00%
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
White180,951
Black or African American25,619
Asian5,392
Some Other Race4,659
Two or More Races4,596
American Indian and Alaska Native773
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander105

Union County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2019

Union County, North Carolina Median Age

38


Total

37


Male

38.8


Female

Union County, North Carolina Adults

There are 159,770 adults, (25,912 of whom are seniors) in Union County, North Carolina.

Union County, North Carolina Age Dependency

65.9

Age Dependency Ratio

19.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Union County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

112,660

50.73%

Male

109,435

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
Married87.6%12.4%
All80.5%19.5%
Non Family72.8%27.2%
Male60.7%39.3%
Female60.6%39.4%

80.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All73,7092.9880.5
Married47,6103.3987.6
Non Family14,8321.2972.8
Female7,8253.5160.6
Male3,4423.5360.7

3.35

Average Family Size

2.98

Average Household Size

4.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Union County, North Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,3983.84%
9th to 12th Grade8,9986.40%
High School Graduate35,51925.26%
Some College30,76521.88%
Associates Degree12,1808.66%
Bachelors Degree33,35023.72%
Graduate Degree14,40710.25%

Union County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White107,813100,86339,614
Black15,64113,2813,586
Hispanic12,0287,3971,921
Asian3,4733,1762,103
Other Race1,9971,163311
Multiple Races1,6601,386575
Native American53543088
Islander484820

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 60.55%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,270$50,977$32,077
Less Than High School$23,831$27,020$17,121
High School Grad$31,030$37,235$23,108
Some College$40,232$48,481$30,772
Bachelors Degree$56,227$82,050$40,816
Graduate Degree$73,429$105,313$52,483

$41,270

Average Earnings

$50,977

Average Male

$32,077

Average Female

Union County, North Carolina Language

Union County, North Carolina Language by Age

Union County, North Carolina Language

86.50% of Union County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 13.50% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.07% of the population.

Union County, North Carolina Poverty

Union County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White160,34610,0316.26%
Hispanic23,9975,98724.95%
Black25,0494,08716.32%
Other4,6581,47531.67%
Multiple4,5143648.06%
Asian5,3773246.03%
Native752597.85%
Islander1051312.38%

9.40%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.56%

Male Poverty Rate

10.22%

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 31.67% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Union County, North Carolina is Asian, with 6.03% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.55%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.74%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.90%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School21.91%
High School9.63%
Some College6.80%
Bachelors or Greater2.22%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed25.04%
Male Unemployed22.80%
Female Employed5.64%
Male Employed4.03%

Union County, North Carolina Income

Union County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$70,858$96,768
Families$81,033$108,164
Married Families$92,656$121,521
Non Families$33,101$46,676

Union County, North Carolina Marital Status

Union County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

58.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.9%

Male Marriage Rate

57.0%

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

Union County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Union County, North Carolina Veterans

12,076

Number of Veterans

11,131

Male Veterans

945

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam4,107
First Gulf War2,815
Second Gulf War1,815
Korea1,007
World War II296

Union County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White10,0687.63%
Black1,6979.23%
Hispanic5473.78%
2 or More1607.30%
Other521.91%
Asian461.21%
Indian406.76%
Hawaiian1323.64%

Union County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

4.60%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.78%

Veteran Disability Rate

Union County, North Carolina Employment Status

68%

Labor Force Participation

63.8%

Employment Rate

6.1%

Unemployment Rate

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%
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
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