Union, Missouri Population 2020

12,211

Union is a city located in Missouri. With a 2020 population of 12,211, it is the 62nd largest city in Missouri and the 2682nd largest city in the United States. Union is currently growing at a rate of 2.07% annually and its population has increased by 19.67% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 10,204 in 2010. Spanning over 9 miles, Union has a population density of 1,343 people per square mile.

The average household income in Union is $61,708 with a poverty rate of 11.14%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $743 per month, and the median house value is $143,900. The median age in Union is 34 years, 32.3 years for males, and 35.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 96.6 males.

Union Demographics

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

  • White: 96.89%
  • Black or African American: 1.50%
  • Two or more races: 0.82%
  • Asian: 0.79%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Union, Missouri is 12,211, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 11,715.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 10,204.

Union, Missouri Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White10,92396.89%
Black or African American1691.50%
Two or More Races930.82%
Asian890.79%

Union Population Pyramid 2020

Union Median Age

34


Total

32.3


Male

35.5


Female

Union Adults

There are 8,295 adults, (1,517 of whom are seniors) in Union.

Union Age Dependency

66.3

Age Dependency Ratio

22.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44

Child Dependency Ratio

Union Sex Ratio

Female

5,735

50.87%

Male

5,539

49.13%

Union Households and Families

Union Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Union Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male73.7%26.3%
Married70.1%29.9%
All59.7%40.3%
Non Family48.3%51.7%
Female35.2%64.8%

59.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,4102.5159.7
Married2,1412.9370.1
Non Family1,3541.2148.3
Female5123.4535.2
Male4033.4273.7

2.92

Average Family Size

2.51

Average Household Size

6.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Union Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2092.92%
9th to 12th Grade75210.50%
High School Graduate2,61936.56%
Some College1,70423.79%
Associates Degree6469.02%
Bachelors Degree81311.35%
Graduate Degree4205.86%

Union Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White6,8716,0041,163
Black13598
Asian707070
Hispanic4414
Multiple Races4316

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 asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,767$41,415$30,405
Less Than High School$19,461$30,244$
High School Grad$33,528$41,024$27,283
Some College$33,225$48,362$25,881
Bachelors Degree$41,105$38,214$41,686
Graduate Degree$63,438$105,283$51,518

$35,767

Average Earnings

$41,415

Average Male

$30,405

Average Female

Union Language

Union Language by Age

Union Language

97.77% of Union residents speak only English, while 2.23% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.35% of the population.

Union Poverty

Union Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White10,4061,18711.41%
Multiple891719.10%
Black154138.44%

11.14%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.62%

Male Poverty Rate

14.52%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Union

The race most likely to be in poverty in Union is Multiple, with 19.10% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Union is Black, with 8.44% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.68%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.38%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.74%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School10.27%
Some College8.69%
High School8.48%
Bachelors or Greater5.76%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed73.08%
Male Unemployed19.38%
Female Employed10.79%
Male Employed1.54%

Union Income

Union Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$50,799$61,708
Families$58,016$71,435
Married Families$66,609-
Non Families$25,156$34,494

Union Marital Status

Union Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.3%

Male Marriage Rate

45.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Union Married by Age and Sex

Union Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Union Marital Status by Race

Union Veterans

690

Number of Veterans

636

Male Veterans

54

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam261
First Gulf War131
Second Gulf War121
Korea62
World War II22

$Union Veterans by Education

2.19%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.00%

Veteran Disability Rate

Union Employment Status

65.2%

Labor Force Participation

63.4%

Employment Rate

2.8%

Unemployment Rate

Union 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

79.72%

Born in Missouri

97.39%

Native Born

2.61%

Foreign Born

0.31%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.39% of Union residents were born in the United States, with 79.72% having been born in Missouri. 0.31% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202012,2112482.07%
201911,9632482.12%
201811,7152031.76%
201711,5122482.20%
201611,2643202.92%
201510,944930.86%
201410,8512792.64%
201310,5721151.10%
201210,457820.79%
201110,375750.73%
201010,3002,5432.88%
20007,7571,8482.76%
19905,9094030.71%
19805,5063230.61%
19705,1831,2462.79%
19603,9371,0203.04%
19502,9170.00%