Union County, Kentucky Population 2020

Union County, Kentucky's estimated population is 14,235 with a growth rate of -0.94% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Union County, Kentucky is the 78th largest county in Kentucky.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202014,235-135-0.94%
201914,370-135-0.93%
201814,505-135-0.92%
201714,640-156-1.05%
201614,796-182-1.22%
201514,978-114-0.76%
201415,092170.11%
201315,075-13-0.09%
201215,088-177-1.16%
201115,265-13-0.09%
201015,278-1,279-7.72%
199016,557-1,264-7.09%
198017,8211,93912.21%
197015,8821,3459.25%
196014,537-356-2.39%
195014,893-2,518-14.46%
194017,4113582.10%
193017,053-987-5.47%
192018,040-1,846-9.28%
191019,886-1,440-6.75%
190021,3263,09716.99%
189018,2294202.36%
188017,8094,16930.56%
187013,6408496.64%
186012,7913,77941.93%
18509,0122,33935.05%
18406,6731,90940.07%
18304,7641,29437.29%
18203,4700.00%
2020 Growth Rate
-0.94%
County Website
Founded
January 15, 1811
County Seat
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Union County, Kentucky Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White12,33383.32%
Black or African American1,91312.92%
Two or More Races4222.85%
Asian820.55%
Some Other Race470.32%
American Indian and Alaska Native50.03%
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Union County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2020

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Union County, Kentucky Median Age

37.6


Total

33.5


Male

42.4


Female

Union County, Kentucky Adults

There are 11,877 adults, (2,287 of whom are seniors) in Union County, Kentucky.

Union County, Kentucky Age Dependency

54.3

Age Dependency Ratio

23.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Union County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

7,205

48.68%

Male

7,597

51.32%

Union County, Kentucky Households and Families

Union County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Union County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.3%14.7%
All69.3%30.7%
Male57.7%42.3%
Non Family53.1%46.9%
Female46.9%53.1%

69.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,4652.4269.3
Married2,8012.8785.3
Non Family1,8751.2253.1
Female5033.5546.9
Male2863.7857.7

2.92

Average Family Size

2.42

Average Household Size

6.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Union County, Kentucky Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3723.89%
9th to 12th Grade8348.72%
High School Graduate4,38545.87%
Some College2,10922.06%
Associates Degree8048.41%
Bachelors Degree5645.90%
Graduate Degree4925.15%
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Union County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White8,6697,6251,021
Black72962315
Hispanic1075313
Other Race442513
Multiple Races4038
Asian24247
Native American55

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 29.55%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,874$37,403$22,576
Less Than High School$22,750$29,375$13,409
High School Grad$26,662$32,048$20,833
Some College$36,258$58,750$23,670
Bachelors Degree$44,038$51,094$42,138
Graduate Degree$43,661$$39,453

$30,874

Average Earnings

$37,403

Average Male

$22,576

Average Female

Union County, Kentucky Language

Union County, Kentucky Language by Age

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Union County, Kentucky Language

97.45% of Union County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 2.55% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.01% of the population.

Union County, Kentucky Poverty

Union County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White11,9402,03417.04%
Black1,85097152.49%
Hispanic19711357.36%
Asian745574.32%
Multiple3525315.06%
Other28310.71%

22.23%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.77%

Male Poverty Rate

21.68%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Union County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Union County, Kentucky is Asian, with 74.32% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Union County, Kentucky is Other, with 10.71% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.16%. Among those working part-time, it was 30.16%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.08%.

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Name Poverty
Some College20.03%
Less Than High School16.87%
High School10.98%
Bachelors or Greater0.67%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed57.67%
Female Unemployed56.77%
Female Employed11.40%
Male Employed9.66%

Union County, Kentucky Income

Union County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$42,844$56,945
Families$55,310$68,391
Married Families$65,841-
Non Families$24,498$33,507
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Union County, Kentucky Marital Status

Union County, Kentucky Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.1%

Male Marriage Rate

50.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Union County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

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Union County, Kentucky 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 45-54.

Union County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

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Union County, Kentucky Veterans

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895

Number of Veterans

813

Male Veterans

82

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam441
Second Gulf War144
First Gulf War122
Korea41
World War II32
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74296
55 to 64211
35 to 54176
75+119
18 to 3493
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Name Veterans % of Total
White8418.48%
Black502.87%
Hispanic148.86%
2 or More44.76%

Union County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

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7.07%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.26%

Veteran Disability Rate

Union County, Kentucky Employment Status

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55.7%

Labor Force Participation

51.1%

Employment Rate

8.2%

Unemployment Rate

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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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66.32%

Born in Kentucky

98.57%

Native Born

1.43%

Foreign Born

0.93%

Non Citizen

0.49%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.57% of Union County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 66.32% having been born in Kentucky. 0.93% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

  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