Union, Kentucky Population 2024

7,740

Union is a city located in Boone County Kentucky. Union has a 2024 population of 7,740. Union is currently growing at a rate of 0.97% annually and its population has increased by 3.96% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,445 in 2020.

The average household income in Union is $144,094 with a poverty rate of 3.96%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Union is 36.7 years, 35.4 years for males, and 40.3 years for females.

Union Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Union was:

  • White: 91.9%
  • Two or more races: 6.13%
  • Asian: 1.8%
  • Other race: 0.16%
  • Black or African American:
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
3.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,321.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
3.96% (295)
The current population of Union, Kentucky is 7,740 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 7,445.

Union, Kentucky Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White6,77291.9%
Two or more races4526.13%
Asian1331.8%
Other race120.16%
Black or African American
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Union Population by Race

Union Population Pyramid 2024

Union Median Age

36.7

Total

35.4

Male

40.3

Female

Union Adults

There are 5,303 adults, (1,159 of whom are seniors) in Union.

Union Age Dependency

77.8

Age Dependency Ratio

28

Old Age Dependency Ratio

49.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Union Sex Ratio

Female3,57248.47%
Male3,79751.53%

Union Population by Age

Union Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,4143.0586.913.1
Married1,8683.2292.97.1
Female2123.2361.338.7
Non Family1851.2874.125.9
Male1492.8663.836.2
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3.16

Average Family Size

3.05

Average Household Size

86.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Union Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Union Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Union Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

Union Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$76,686

Average Earnings

$102,176

Average Male

$57,778

Average Female

Union Earnings by Educational Attainment

Union Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Union Language

95.48% of Union residents speak only English, while 4.52% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.78% of the population.

Union Language

Union Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White6,7202924.35%
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3.96%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.63%

Male Poverty Rate

5.38%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Union

The race most likely to be in poverty in Union is White, with 4.35% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Union is White, with 4.35% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was . Among those working part-time, it was 7.9%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 8.49%.

Union Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.58%
High School6.94%
Bachelors or Greater2.38%
Some College1.54%
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Union Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed3.34%
Male Employed2.36%
Male Unemployed
Female Unemployed
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Union Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Union Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Union Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

65.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

68.1%

Male Marriage Rate

62.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Union Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Union Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Union Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Union Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

449

Number of Veterans

435

Male Veterans

14

Female Veterans

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Union Veterans by War

count

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Union Veterans by Age

count

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Union Veterans by Race

Union Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.35%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.19%

Veteran Disability Rate

Union Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

71.6%

Labor Force Participation

71%

Employment Rate

0.8%

Unemployment Rate

Union Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Union Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Union Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

49.61%

Born in Union

95.7%

Native Born

4.3%

Foreign Born

0.92%

Non Citizen

3.38%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.7% of Union residents were born in the United States, with 49.61% having been born in Kentucky. 0.92% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Union Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20298,110740.92%
20288,036740.93%
20277,962740.94%
20267,888740.95%
20257,814740.96%
20247,740740.97%
20237,666740.97%
20227,592740.98%
20217,518730.98%
20207,4451,40723.3%
20196,038801.34%
20185,958360.61%
20175,922731.25%
20165,849621.07%
20155,787711.24%
20145,716771.37%
20135,639761.37%
20125,563771.4%
20115,4861102.05%
20105,3762,48385.83%
20002,893
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Union Population by Year