Union County, South Carolina Population 2019

Union County, South Carolina's estimated population is 27,537 with a growth rate of -0.53% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Union County, South Carolina is the 34th largest county in South Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201727,537-148-0.53%
201627,685-46-0.17%
201527,731-183-0.66%
201427,914-80-0.29%
201327,994-207-0.73%
201228,201-460-1.60%
201128,661-264-0.91%
201028,925-1,412-4.65%
199030,337-414-1.35%
198030,7511,5215.20%
197029,230-785-2.62%
196030,015-1,319-4.21%
195031,334-26-0.08%
194031,3604401.42%
193030,9205481.80%
192030,3724611.54%
191029,9114,41017.29%
190025,5011380.54%
189025,3631,2835.33%
188024,0804,83225.10%
187019,248-387-1.97%
186019,635-217-1.09%
185019,8529164.84%
184018,9361,0305.75%
183017,9063,78026.76%
182014,1263,13128.48%
181010,9957587.40%
180010,2372,54433.07%
17907,6930.00%

Union County, South Carolina Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White18,284
Black or African American8,589
Two or More Races756
Some Other Race110
American Indian and Alaska Native33

Union County, South Carolina Population Pyramid 2019

Union County, South Carolina Median Age

43.7


Total

42.5


Male

45.2


Female

Union County, South Carolina Adults

There are 21,845 adults, (5,298 of whom are seniors) in Union County, South Carolina.

Union County, South Carolina Age Dependency

67.8

Age Dependency Ratio

32

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Union County, South Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

14,426

51.94%

Male

13,346

48.06%

Union County, South Carolina Households and Families

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

Union County, South Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.6%13.4%
All70.2%29.8%
Non Family63.3%36.7%
Male56.7%43.3%
Female48.7%51.3%

70.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,5642.3670.2
Married4,8932.9886.6
Non Family3,8491.0763.3
Female1,9082.9648.7
Male9143.2156.7

2.9

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

5.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Union County, South Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,2076.13%
9th to 12th Grade2,51012.75%
High School Graduate7,77539.50%
Some College3,78919.25%
Associates Degree1,9409.85%
Bachelors Degree1,5667.95%
Graduate Degree8994.57%

Union County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White13,31610,9941,979
Black5,8794,613422
Hispanic28119534
Multiple Races22214525
Other Race529
Native American22135

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 82.56%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 22.73%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,700$34,198$24,772
Less Than High School$19,538$23,676$16,062
High School Grad$26,834$32,492$21,951
Some College$29,333$40,185$24,753
Bachelors Degree$37,363$37,500$37,283
Graduate Degree$52,588$53,108$51,625

$28,700

Average Earnings

$34,198

Average Male

$24,772

Average Female

Union County, South Carolina Language

Union County, South Carolina Language by Age

Union County, South Carolina Language

98.74% of Union County, South Carolina residents speak only English, while 1.26% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.83% of the population.

Union County, South Carolina Poverty

Union County, South Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White17,7262,47513.96%
Black8,4462,41728.62%
Multiple73332143.79%
Hispanic371267.01%
Native331957.58%

19.30%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.62%

Male Poverty Rate

21.75%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Union County, South Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Union County, South Carolina is Native, with 57.58% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Union County, South Carolina is Hispanic, with 7.01% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.82%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.62%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.36%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.59%
High School17.30%
Some College12.71%
Bachelors or Greater3.05%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed50.95%
Male Unemployed17.79%
Male Employed9.08%
Female Employed8.32%

Union County, South Carolina Income

Union County, South Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$37,493$49,492
Families$47,494$59,472
Married Families$59,489$
Non Families$20,326$27,066

Union County, South Carolina Marital Status

Union County, South Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.9%

Male Marriage Rate

43.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Union County, South Carolina Married by Age and Sex

Union County, South 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 55-64.

Union County, South Carolina Marital Status by Race

Union County, South Carolina Veterans

1,848

Number of Veterans

1,722

Male Veterans

126

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam706
First Gulf War471
Second Gulf War281
Korea203
World War II85

Union County, South Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,2828.72%
Black5107.62%
Hispanic5818.95%
2 or More5320.62%
Indian311.54%

Union County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

5.90%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.50%

Veteran Disability Rate

Union County, South Carolina Employment Status

56.1%

Labor Force Participation

51.6%

Employment Rate

7.4%

Unemployment Rate

Population of Cities in Union County, South Carolina

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Union83898000-389-4.64%
Jonesville908860-48-5.29%
Lockhart488472-16-3.28%
Carlisle435410-25-5.75%
  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