Union County, South Carolina Population 2018

Union County, South Carolina's estimated population is 27,537 with a growth rate of -1.40% 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
201727,537-391-1.40%
201627,9282430.88%
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
White18,509
Black or African American8,614
Two or More Races713
Some Other Race57
American Indian and Alaska Native35

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

Union County, South Carolina Population Pyramid 2018

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

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

Union County, South Carolina Median Age

43.7


Total

42.5


Male

45


Female

Union County, South Carolina Adults

There are 21,868 adults, (5,195 of which are seniors) in Union County, South Carolina.

Union County, South Carolina Age Dependency

67.6

Age Dependency Ratio

31.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Union County, South Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

14,486

51.87%

Male

13,442

48.13%

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
Married85.7%14.3%
All70.8%29.2%
Non Family64.1%35.9%
Male60.2%39.8%
Female51.2%48.8%

70.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Union County, South Carolina Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,5982.3670.8
Married4,9122.9785.7
Non Family3,9361.0664.1
Female1,8843.0351.2
Male8663.4260.2

2.94

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

5.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Union County, South Carolina Households

Union County, South Carolina Education

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

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,3847.03%
9th to 12th Grade2,60513.22%
High School Graduate7,72239.20%
Some College3,65318.54%
Associates Degree1,8969.62%
Bachelors Degree1,5938.09%
Graduate Degree8474.30%

Union County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White13,40810,8971,975
Black5,8824,472394
Hispanic22219236
Multiple Races18012031
Native American20124
Other Race1818

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 20.00%.

Union County, South Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,275$32,208$24,582
Less Than High School$21,766$24,395$15,866
High School Grad$25,997$30,928$23,023
Some College$27,339$36,486$24,538
Bachelors Degree$36,864$42,083$35,820
Graduate Degree$46,940$47,273$46,862

$27,275

Average Earnings

$32,208

Average Male

$24,582

Average Female

Union County, South Carolina Language

Union County, South Carolina Language by Age

Union County, South Carolina Language

98.68% of Union County, South Carolina residents speak only English, while 1.32% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.75% of the population.

Union County, South Carolina Poverty

Union County, South Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black8,4302,60930.95%
White17,9662,38713.29%
Multiple71335049.09%
Hispanic34510229.57%
Native351645.71%

19.91%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.21%

Male Poverty Rate

22.39%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Union County, South Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Union County, South Carolina is Multiple, with 49.09% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Union County, South Carolina is White, with 13.29% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.55%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.74%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.39%.

Union County, South Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.30%
High School18.74%
Some College11.44%
Bachelors or Greater2.47%

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

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed55.48%
Male Unemployed24.72%
Male Employed8.43%
Female Employed6.48%

Union County, South Carolina Income

Union County, South Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$34,953$45,983
Families$44,706$55,407
Married Families$54,310$
Non Families$19,206$25,387

Union County, South Carolina Marital Status

Union County, South Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.9%

Male Marriage Rate

44.1%

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

Union County, South Carolina Marital Status by Race

Union County, South Carolina Veterans

Union County, South Carolina Veterans by War

1,926

Number of Veterans

1,742

Male Veterans

184

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam698
First Gulf War421
Second Gulf War275
Korea239
World War II88

Union County, South Carolina Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 54503
65 to 74463
55 to 64450
75+435
18 to 3475

Union County, South Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,3208.91%
Black5478.14%
2 or More5526.70%
Hispanic5424.32%
Indian416.00%

Union County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

6.44%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.04%

Veteran Disability Rate

Union County, South Carolina Employment Status

Union County, South Carolina Employment by Age

55.4%

Labor Force Participation

49.6%

Employment Rate

9.9%

Unemployment Rate

Union County, South Carolina Employment by Race

Union County, South Carolina Employment by Education

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%
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