Union County, South Carolina Population 2020

Union County, South Carolina's estimated population is 27,498 with a growth rate of -0.58% 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
201827,410-88-0.32%
201727,498-160-0.58%
201627,658-78-0.28%
201527,736-182-0.65%
201427,918-80-0.29%
201327,998-204-0.72%
201228,202-463-1.62%
201128,665-264-0.91%
201028,929-1,408-4.64%
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%

How Many People Live in Union County, South Carolina?

27,498

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White18,05865.32%
Black or African American8,68031.40%
Two or More Races7862.84%
Some Other Race1010.37%
American Indian and Alaska Native160.06%
Asian30.01%

Union County, South Carolina Population Pyramid 2020

Union County, South Carolina Median Age

43.8


Total

42.4


Male

45.1


Female

Union County, South Carolina Adults

There are 21,699 adults, (5,353 of whom are seniors) in Union County, South Carolina.

Union County, South Carolina Age Dependency

69.1

Age Dependency Ratio

32.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Union County, South Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

14,416

52.15%

Male

13,228

47.85%

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
Married86.2%13.8%
All69.3%30.7%
Non Family61.2%38.8%
Male52.9%47.1%
Female46.8%53.2%

69.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,5442.3569.3
Married5,1402.9286.2
Non Family3,6501.0961.2
Female1,9132.8946.8
Male8413.1452.9

2.86

Average Family Size

2.35

Average Household Size

4.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Union County, South Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,1916.08%
9th to 12th Grade2,44912.50%
High School Graduate7,79539.79%
Some College3,75719.18%
Associates Degree2,02110.32%
Bachelors Degree1,4927.62%
Graduate Degree8864.52%

Union County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White13,22911,0121,977
Black5,8854,598363
Multiple Races26718038
Hispanic225164
Other Race6133
Native American8
Asian33

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 14.94%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,114$33,715$23,216
Less Than High School$22,158$24,547$15,996
High School Grad$25,765$32,138$21,196
Some College$30,835$41,885$24,695
Bachelors Degree$38,646$38,750$38,646
Graduate Degree$46,576$46,895$45,917

$28,114

Average Earnings

$33,715

Average Male

$23,216

Average Female

Union County, South Carolina Language

Union County, South Carolina Language by Age

Union County, South Carolina Language

99.10% of Union County, South Carolina residents speak only English, while 0.90% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.57% of the population.

Union County, South Carolina Poverty

Union County, South Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White17,5912,95816.82%
Black8,5192,60430.57%
Multiple76229939.24%
Hispanic39815839.70%
Native16850.00%

21.70%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.03%

Male Poverty Rate

24.12%

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 50.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Union County, South Carolina is White, with 16.82% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.25%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.82%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.15%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.07%
High School19.07%
Some College14.49%
Bachelors or Greater4.50%

Union County, South Carolina Income

Union County, South Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$40,120$52,916
Families$48,961$61,082
Married Families$59,284$71,336
Non Families$20,254$28,903

Union County, South Carolina Marital Status

Union County, South Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

47.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.6%

Male Marriage Rate

45.5%

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

1,796

Number of Veterans

1,673

Male Veterans

123

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam696
First Gulf War453
Second Gulf War312
Korea94
World War II87

Union County, South Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,1778.08%
Black5528.32%
2 or More6718.93%
Hispanic145.81%

Union County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

6.99%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.16%

Veteran Disability Rate

Union County, South Carolina Employment Status

56.4%

Labor Force Participation

52%

Employment Rate

7.5%

Unemployment Rate

Union County, South Carolina Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

83.76%

Born in South Carolina

99.38%

Native Born

0.62%

Foreign Born

0.46%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

99.38% of Union County, South Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 83.76% having been born in South Carolina. 0.46% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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