Union Parish, Louisiana Population 2024

20,171

Union Parish, Louisiana's estimated 2024 population is 20,171 with a growth rate of -1.35% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Union Parish, Louisiana is the 43rd largest county in Louisiana. The 2010 population was 22,842 and has seen a growth of -11.69% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202918,796-275-1.44%
202819,071-275-1.42%
202719,346-275-1.4%
202619,621-275-1.38%
202519,896-275-1.36%
202420,171-275-1.35%
202320,446-275-1.33%
202220,721-275-1.31%
202120,996-94-0.45%
202021,090-978-4.43%
201922,068-141-0.63%
201822,209-182-0.81%
201722,391-123-0.55%
201622,514240.11%
201522,490-70-0.31%
201422,5601000.45%
201322,460-68-0.3%
201222,528-238-1.05%
201122,766-76-0.33%
201022,842
199020,690-477-2.25%
198021,1672,72014.74%
197018,4478234.67%
196017,624-1,517-7.93%
195019,141-1,802-8.6%
194020,9432121.02%
193020,7311,1105.66%
192019,621-830-4.06%
191020,4511,93110.43%
190018,5201,2167.03%
189017,3043,77827.93%
188013,5261,84115.76%
187011,6851,29612.47%
186010,3892,18626.65%
18508,2036,365346.3%
18401,838-16,958-90.22%
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2024 Growth Rate
-1.35% (-275)
County Seat
2010 Population
22,842
Area
877 mi²
Density
23 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-11.69% (-2,671)
Founded
March 13, 1839

Union Parish, Louisiana Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White14,80570.34%
Black or African American5,08024.13%
Two or more races6052.87%
Other race5182.46%
Native American290.14%
Asian60.03%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander60.03%
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Union Parish, Louisiana Population by Race

Union Parish, Louisiana Population Pyramid 2024

Union Parish, Louisiana Median Age

42.5

Total

41.1

Male

44.8

Female

Union Parish, Louisiana Adults

There are 16,488 adults, (4,509 of whom are seniors) in Union Parish, Louisiana.

Union Parish, Louisiana Age Dependency

75.7

Age Dependency Ratio

37.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Union Parish, Louisiana Sex Ratio

Female10,59950.35%
Male10,45049.65%

Union Parish, Louisiana Population by Age

Union Parish, Louisiana Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8,1722.5177.422.6
Married4,0063.048812
Non Family2,8421.0668.231.8
Female1,1234.0165.434.6
Male2014.0763.236.8
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3.22

Average Family Size

2.51

Average Household Size

77.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Union Parish, Louisiana 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 Parish, Louisiana Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Union Parish, Louisiana 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 islander people with a rate of 100%.

Union Parish, Louisiana Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$42,940

Average Earnings

$50,224

Average Male

$33,834

Average Female

Union Parish, Louisiana Earnings by Educational Attainment

Union Parish, Louisiana Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Union Parish, Louisiana Language

97.19% of Union Parish, Louisiana residents speak only English, while 2.81% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.42% of the population.

Union Parish, Louisiana Language

Union Parish, Louisiana Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White14,2872,75719.3%
Black4,8862,25646.17%
Hispanic1,09347743.64%
Multiple60025843%
Other5185711%
Islander66100%
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26.83%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.68%

Male Poverty Rate

29.85%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Union Parish, Louisiana

The race most likely to be in poverty in Union Parish, Louisiana is Islander, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Union Parish, Louisiana is Other, with 11% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.9%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.18%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.43%.

Union Parish, Louisiana Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade43.8%
High School23.09%
Some College16.32%
Bachelors or Greater6.96%
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Union Parish, Louisiana Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed39.52%
Male Unemployed17.13%
Female Employed16.27%
Male Employed5.62%
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Union Parish, Louisiana Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Union Parish, Louisiana Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Union Parish, Louisiana Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

49.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.8%

Male Marriage Rate

46.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Union Parish, Louisiana Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Union Parish, Louisiana 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 Parish, Louisiana Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Union Parish, Louisiana Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,087

Number of Veterans

976

Male Veterans

111

Female Veterans

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Union Parish, Louisiana Veterans by War

count

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Union Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Age

count

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Union Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Race

Union Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.53%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.49%

Veteran Disability Rate

Union Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

49.7%

Labor Force Participation

47%

Employment Rate

5.4%

Unemployment Rate

Union Parish, Louisiana Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Union Parish, Louisiana Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Union Parish, Louisiana 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

77.22%

Born in Union Parish, Louisiana

97.91%

Native Born

2.09%

Foreign Born

1.6%

Non Citizen

0.49%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.91% of Union Parish, Louisiana residents were born in the United States, with 77.22% having been born in Louisiana. 1.6% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Union Parish, Louisiana Place of Birth

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