Union County, Iowa Population 2022

Union County, Iowa's estimated population is 12,070 with a growth rate of -0.47% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Union County, Iowa is the 62nd largest county in Iowa. The 2010 Population was 12,513 and has seen a growth of -3.54% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18602,0120.00%
18705,9863,974197.51%
188014,9808,994150.25%
189016,9001,92012.82%
190019,9283,02817.92%
191016,616-3,312-16.62%
192017,2686523.92%
193017,4351670.97%
194016,280-1,155-6.62%
195015,651-629-3.86%
196013,712-1,939-12.39%
197013,557-155-1.13%
198013,8583012.22%
199012,750-1,108-8.00%
201012,513-237-1.86%
201112,556430.34%
201212,586300.24%
201312,616300.24%
201412,627110.09%
201512,430-197-1.56%
201612,360-70-0.56%
201712,459990.80%
201812,298-161-1.29%
201912,241-57-0.46%
202012,184-57-0.47%
202112,127-57-0.47%
202212,070-57-0.47%
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Union County, Iowa Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White11,77995.74%
Black or African American210.17%
Asian2041.66%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander80.07%
Some Other Race1160.94%
Two or More Races1751.42%
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Union County, Iowa Population by Race

Union County, Iowa Population Pyramid 2022

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Union County, Iowa Median Age

40.6


Total

39.9


Male

41.2


Female

Union County, Iowa Adults

There are 9,544 adults, (2,496 of whom are seniors) in Union County, Iowa.

Union County, Iowa Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

35.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Union County, Iowa Sex Ratio

Female

6,318

51.35%

Male

5,985

48.65%

Union County, Iowa Population by Age

Union County, Iowa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Union County, Iowa Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89.1%10.9%
All72.3%27.7%
Female59.1%40.9%
Non Family56.1%43.9%
Male48.6%51.4%

72.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Union County, Iowa Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,1992.3172.3
Married2,5422.9889.1
Male1403.1948.6
Female4572.9859.1
Non Family2,0601.2956.1

2.92

Average Family Size

2.31

Average Household Size

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Union County, Iowa Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2152.54%
9th to 12th Grade5886.96%
High School Graduate2,77332.80%
Some College2,16625.62%
Associates Degree8189.68%
Bachelors Degree1,30515.44%
Graduate Degree5886.96%
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Union County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Union County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian1003131
White8,0257,4211,824
2+ Races11711725
Hispanic2057513
Other Race10344
Black66

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 31.00%.

Union County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,757$44,714$28,252
Less Than 9th Grade$31,050$32,011$30,231
High School Graduate$31,398$36,682$28,643
Some College$32,022$48,226$22,274
Bachelors Degree$52,184$60,714$50,256
Graduate Degree$44,023$44,297$33,750

$34,757

Average Earnings

$44,714

Average Male

$28,252

Average Female

Union County, Iowa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Union County, Iowa Language by Age

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Union County, Iowa Language

96.02% of Union County, Iowa residents speak only English, while 3.98% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 1.79% of the population.

Union County, Iowa Language

Union County, Iowa Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black1515100.00%
White11,2781,28011.35%
Other112NaN%
Hispanic37112934.77%
Multiple16842.38%

11.87%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.52%

Male Poverty Rate

14.10%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Union County, Iowa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Union County, Iowa is Black, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Union County, Iowa is Multiple, with 2.38% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.13%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.52%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.23%.

Union County, Iowa Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.68%
High School10.88%
Some College9.13%
Bachelors or Greater5.64%

Union County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed7.81%
Male Unemployed24.24%
Female Employed9.00%
Female Unemployed92.50%

Union County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Union County, Iowa Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$50,375$63,794
Families$74,148$80,428
Married Families$81,048-
Non Families$26,098$36,559
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Income by Household Type

Union County, Iowa Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

52.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.8%

Male Marriage Rate

49.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Union County, Iowa Married by Age and Sex

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Union County, Iowa 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, Iowa Marital Status by Race

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Union County, Iowa Marital Status

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874

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War131
First Gulf War92
Vietnam393
Korea78
World War II19

Union County, Iowa Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3489
35 to 54145
55 to 64139
65 to 74289
75+212

Union County, Iowa Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8569.36%
2+ Races1812.41%
Hispanic62.44%

Union County, Iowa Veterans by Race

Union County, Iowa Veterans by Education

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4.93%

Veteran Poverty Rate

19.36%

Veteran Disability Rate

Union County, Iowa Veterans by Education

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62%

Labor Force Participation

59%

Employment Rate

4.8%

Unemployment Rate

Union County, Iowa Employment by Age

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Union County, Iowa Employment by Race

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Union County, Iowa Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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70.43%

Born in Union County, Iowa

98.30%

Native Born

1.70%

Foreign Born

0.82%

Non Citizen

0.88%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.30% of Union County, Iowa residents were born in the United States, with 70.43% having been born in Iowa. 0.82% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Union County, Iowa Place of Birth

  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

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