Union County, Iowa Population 2021

Union County, Iowa's estimated population is 12,127 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 inIowa. The 2010 Population was 12,513 and has seen a growth of -3.08% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202112,127-57-0.47%
202012,184-57-0.47%
201912,241-57-0.46%
201812,298-161-1.29%
201712,459990.80%
201612,360-70-0.56%
201512,430-197-1.56%
201412,627110.09%
201312,616300.24%
201212,586300.24%
201112,556430.34%
201012,513-237-1.86%
199012,750-1,108-8.00%
198013,8583012.22%
197013,557-155-1.13%
196013,712-1,939-12.39%
195015,651-629-3.86%
194016,280-1,155-6.62%
193017,4351670.97%
192017,2686523.92%
191016,616-3,312-16.62%
190019,9283,02817.92%
189016,9001,92012.82%
188014,9808,994150.25%
18705,9863,974197.51%
18602,0120.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.47% (-57)
County Website
State
Founded
1853
County Seat
2010 Population
12,513
Growth Since 2010
-3.08% (-386)
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Union County, Iowa Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White11,94996.69%
Asian1801.46%
Two or More Races1220.99%
Black or African American620.50%
Some Other Race260.21%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander190.15%
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Union County, Iowa Population by Race

Union County, Iowa Population Pyramid $2021

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Union County, Iowa Median Age

40.3


Total

39.3


Male

41.4


Female

Union County, Iowa Adults

There are 9,583 adults, (2,475 of whom are seniors) in Union County, Iowa.

Union County, Iowa Age Dependency

73.9

Age Dependency Ratio

34.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39

Child Dependency Ratio

Union County, Iowa Sex Ratio

Female

6,357

51.44%

Male

6,001

48.56%

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
Male47.5%52.5%
Female47.9%52.1%
Non Family54.2%45.8%
All70.4%29.6%
Married89.8%10.2%

70.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Union County, Iowa Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,1762.3370.4
Married2,4832.9789.8
Non Family1,9861.2954.2
Female5072.8747.9
Male2003.4447.5

2.91

Average Family Size

2.33

Average Household Size

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Union County, Iowa Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2533.00%
9th to 12th Grade5696.74%
High School Graduate3,00035.55%
Some College2,12425.17%
Associates Degree97511.55%
Bachelors Degree1,02412.13%
Graduate Degree4945.85%
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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
White8,0877,4081,452
Hispanic1859920
2+ Races858526
Asian772020
Other Race5
Black55

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 2+ races people with a rate of 30.59%.

Union County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,750$41,906$28,689
Less Than 9th Grade$30,030$31,979$22,448
High School Graduate$30,568$34,333$27,763
Some College$32,610$46,375$26,404
Bachelors Degree$49,559$56,500$41,875
Graduate Degree$51,563$59,861$45,500

$32,750

Average Earnings

$41,906

Average Male

$28,689

Average Female

Union County, Iowa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Union County, Iowa Language by Age

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Union County, Iowa Language

94.72% of Union County, Iowa residents speak only English, while 5.28% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.83% of the population.

Union County, Iowa Language

Union County, Iowa Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White11,3781,61114.16%
Hispanic3696016.26%
Black4949100.00%
Other2626100.00%

14.23%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.02%

Male Poverty Rate

16.33%

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 White, with 14.16% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.61%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.32%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.99%.

Union County, Iowa Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.46%
High School11.02%
Some College10.34%
Bachelors or Greater6.94%

Union County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed58.54%
Male Unemployed33.83%
Female Employed11.02%
Male Employed8.85%

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$49,900$64,915
Families$71,949$80,569
Married Families$81,685-
Non Families$26,786$37,883
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Income by Household Type

Union County, Iowa Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.4%

Male Marriage Rate

48.6%

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

Union County, Iowa Marital Status by Race

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Union County, Iowa Marital Status

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869

Number of Veterans

795

Male Veterans

74

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam326
Second Gulf War141
First Gulf War89
Korea80
World War II32

Union County, Iowa Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74229
75+206
55 to 64169
35 to 54153
18 to 34112

Union County, Iowa Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8569.19%
2+ Races1314.44%
Hispanic41.67%

Union County, Iowa Veterans by Race

Union County, Iowa Veterans by Education

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6.81%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.41%

Veteran Disability Rate

Union County, Iowa Veterans by Education

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65%

Labor Force Participation

62.1%

Employment Rate

4.4%

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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73.00%

Born in Union County, Iowa

97.69%

Native Born

2.31%

Foreign Born

1.10%

Non Citizen

1.21%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.69% of Union County, Iowa residents were born in the United States, with 73.00% having been born in Iowa. 1.10% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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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