Union, Mississippi Population 2024

1,975

Union is a city located in Kemper County, Leake County, Neshoba County, Newton County, and Scott County Mississippi. Union has a 2024 population of 1,975. Union is currently declining at a rate of -0.75% annually and its population has decreased by -3.04% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,037 in 2020.

The average household income in Union is $48,997 with a poverty rate of 35.18%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Union is 30.7 years, 34.3 years for males, and 27.9 years for females.

Union Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 53.99%
  • White: 39.46%
  • Two or more races: 5.07%
  • Native American: 1.44%
  • Asian: 0.04%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
3.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
576.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.04% (-62)
The current population of Union, Mississippi is 1,975 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,037.

Union, Mississippi Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American1,50153.99%
White1,09739.46%
Two or more races1415.07%
Native American401.44%
Asian10.04%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

Black or African American

White

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Union Population by Race

Union Population Pyramid 2024

Union Median Age

30.7

Total

34.3

Male

27.9

Female

Union Adults

There are 1,807 adults, (509 of whom are seniors) in Union.

Union Age Dependency

114.2

Age Dependency Ratio

39.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

75

Child Dependency Ratio

Union Sex Ratio

Female1,55055.76%
Male1,23044.24%

Union Population by Age

Union Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8873.0461.838.2
Married3403.786.213.8
Non Family2791.1350.949.1
Female2464.383763
Male222.141000

3.78

Average Family Size

3.04

Average Household Size

61.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Union Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade714.63%
9th to 12th Grade38325%
High School Graduate46730.48%
Some College34622.58%
Associates Degree875.68%
Bachelors Degree1016.59%
Graduate Degree775.03%

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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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White744605177
Black7234160
2+ Races47471
Native American1790
Hispanic441
Asian110

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 25%.

Union Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$30,526$34,844$26,500
Less Than 9th Grade$21,118$25,223$0
High School Graduate$30,463$41,736$23,894
Some College$31,167$31,333$31,000
Bachelors Degree$57,031$0$49,306
Graduate Degree$75,682$82,708$59,375

$30,526

Average Earnings

$34,844

Average Male

$26,500

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

99.56% of Union residents speak only English, while 0.44% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.24% of the population.

Union Language

Union Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black1,47273449.86%
White1,05618517.52%
Native252392%
Multiple14164.26%

35.18%

Overall Poverty Rate

30.16%

Male Poverty Rate

39.19%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Union

The race most likely to be in poverty in Union is Native, with 92% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Union is Multiple, with 4.26% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.72%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.46%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 42.2%.

Union Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade36.75%
High School35.52%
Some College8.79%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Union Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed91.76%
Male Unemployed80.49%
Female Employed12.71%
Male Employed5.78%

Union Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Union Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$40,201$48,997
Families$44,519$57,750
Married Families$64,737$-999,999,999
Non Families$22,625$25,842

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Union Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

37.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.4%

Male Marriage Rate

32.4%

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 55-64.

Union Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Union Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

102

Number of Veterans

102

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam35
Second Gulf War32
First Gulf War25
Korea8
World War II0

Union Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 5434
75+32
55 to 6425
65 to 7411
18 to 340

Union Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White789.51%
2+ Races2447.06%

Union Veterans by Race

Union Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

74.51%

Veteran Disability Rate

Union Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

46.5%

Labor Force Participation

39.6%

Employment Rate

14.2%

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

87.27%

Born in Union

99.86%

Native Born

0.14%

Foreign Born

0.07%

Non Citizen

0.07%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.86% of Union residents were born in the United States, with 87.27% having been born in Mississippi. 0.07% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Union Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,897-16-0.84%
20281,913-15-0.78%
20271,928-16-0.82%
20261,944-15-0.77%
20251,959-16-0.81%
20241,975-15-0.75%
20231,990-16-0.8%
20222,006-14-0.69%
20212,020-17-0.83%
20202,0371417.44%
20191,896-19-0.99%
20181,915-7-0.36%
20171,922-17-0.88%
20161,939-13-0.67%
20151,952-12-0.61%
20141,96410.05%
20131,963-7-0.36%
20121,97010.05%
20111,969-14-0.71%
20101,98300%

Union Population by Year