Union County, Kentucky Population 2024

12,551

Union County, Kentucky's estimated 2024 population is 12,551 with a growth rate of -1.61% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Union County, Kentucky is the 86th largest county in Kentucky. The 2010 population was 15,274 and has seen a growth of -17.83% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202911,526-205-1.75%
202811,731-205-1.72%
202711,936-205-1.69%
202612,141-205-1.66%
202512,346-205-1.63%
202412,551-205-1.61%
202312,756-205-1.58%
202212,961-205-1.56%
202113,166-499-3.65%
202013,665-832-5.74%
201914,497-22-0.15%
201814,519-137-0.93%
201714,656-139-0.94%
201614,795-181-1.21%
201514,976-117-0.78%
201415,093150.1%
201315,078-14-0.09%
201215,092-172-1.13%
201115,264-10-0.07%
201015,274
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%
194017,4113582.1%
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%
18203,470-8,056-69.89%
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2024 Growth Rate
-1.61% (-205)
County Website
Union County
County Seat
2010 Population
15,274
Area
343 mi²
Density
37 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-17.83% (-2,723)
Founded
January 15, 1811

Union County, Kentucky Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White11,94188.48%
Black or African American1,1848.77%
Two or more races2501.85%
Other race720.53%
Asian480.36%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Union County, Kentucky Population by Race

Union County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2024

Union County, Kentucky Median Age

41.3

Total

38.7

Male

44.1

Female

Union County, Kentucky Adults

There are 10,978 adults, (2,542 of whom are seniors) in Union County, Kentucky.

Union County, Kentucky Age Dependency

60

Age Dependency Ratio

30.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Union County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female6,64849.26%
Male6,84750.74%

Union County, Kentucky Population by Age

Union County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5,0672.4373.126.9
Married2,698385.614.4
Non Family1,6201.0960.639.4
Female5503.2551.848.2
Male1993.3663.836.2
showing: 5 rows

2.98

Average Family Size

2.43

Average Household Size

73.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Union County, Kentucky Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Union County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Union County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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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 46.08%.

Union County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$41,226

Average Earnings

$48,902

Average Male

$31,563

Average Female

Union County, Kentucky Earnings by Educational Attainment

Union County, Kentucky Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Union County, Kentucky Language

97.81% of Union County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 2.19% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.13% of the population.

Union County, Kentucky Language

Union County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White11,6051,67914.47%
Black1,11056150.54%
Multiple25015762.8%
Hispanic2417531.12%
Asian484083.33%
Other582339.66%
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18.85%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.34%

Male Poverty Rate

15.31%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Union County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Union County, Kentucky is Asian, with 83.33% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Union County, Kentucky is White, with 14.47% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.1%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.4%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.68%.

Union County, Kentucky Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.1%
High School13.61%
Some College12.03%
Bachelors or Greater0.73%
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Union County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed83.33%
Female Unemployed54.89%
Female Employed7.36%
Male Employed6.16%
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Union County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Union County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Union County, Kentucky Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

49.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.0%

Male Marriage Rate

49.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Union County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Union County, Kentucky Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Union County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Union County, Kentucky Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

818

Number of Veterans

732

Male Veterans

86

Female Veterans

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Union County, Kentucky Veterans by War

count

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Union County, Kentucky Veterans by Age

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Union County, Kentucky Veterans by Race

Union County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.13%

Veteran Poverty Rate

57.38%

Veteran Disability Rate

Union County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

52.5%

Labor Force Participation

50.6%

Employment Rate

3.7%

Unemployment Rate

Union County, Kentucky Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Union County, Kentucky Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Union County, Kentucky 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

68.59%

Born in Union County, Kentucky

98.88%

Native Born

1.12%

Foreign Born

0.66%

Non Citizen

0.46%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.88% of Union County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 68.59% having been born in Kentucky. 0.66% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Union County, Kentucky Place of Birth

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