Union Parish, Louisiana Population 2021

Union Parish, Louisiana's estimated population is 21,838 with a growth rate of -0.61% 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 22,833 and has seen a growth of -4.36% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202121,838-135-0.61%
202021,973-135-0.61%
201922,108-135-0.61%
201822,243-155-0.69%
201722,398-130-0.58%
201622,528410.18%
201522,487-71-0.31%
201422,5581040.46%
201322,454-66-0.29%
201222,520-237-1.04%
201122,757-76-0.33%
201022,8332,14310.36%
199020,690-477-2.25%
198021,1672,72014.74%
197018,4478234.67%
196017,624-1,517-7.93%
195019,141-1,802-8.60%
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%
18508,2036,365346.30%
18401,8380.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.61%
Founded
March 13, 1839
County Seat
2010 Population
22,833
Growth Since 2010
-4.36%
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Union Parish, Louisiana Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White15,98671.52%
Black or African American5,53324.75%
Two or More Races3811.70%
Some Other Race3521.57%
American Indian and Alaska Native620.28%
Asian330.15%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander60.03%
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Union Parish, Louisiana Population by Race

Union Parish, Louisiana Population Pyramid $2021

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Union Parish, Louisiana Median Age

42.1


Total

41.2


Male

44.8


Female

Union Parish, Louisiana Adults

There are 17,419 adults, (4,524 of whom are seniors) in Union Parish, Louisiana.

Union Parish, Louisiana Age Dependency

73.3

Age Dependency Ratio

35.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Union Parish, Louisiana Sex Ratio

Female

11,203

50.12%

Male

11,150

49.88%

Union Parish, Louisiana Population by Age

Union Parish, Louisiana Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Union Parish, Louisiana Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married92.6%7.4%
Male86.6%13.4%
All81.7%18.3%
Non Family72.9%27.1%
Female61.7%38.3%

81.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Union Parish, Louisiana Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,5822.8881.7
Married3,7273.592.6
Non Family2,6831.1272.9
Female9184.9361.7
Male2544.9586.6

3.74

Average Family Size

2.88

Average Household Size

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Union Parish, Louisiana Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8645.51%
9th to 12th Grade1,3818.80%
High School Graduate7,03344.84%
Some College2,76717.64%
Associates Degree9416.00%
Bachelors Degree2,01912.87%
Graduate Degree6814.34%
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Union Parish, Louisiana Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Union Parish, Louisiana Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White11,43910,3342,351
Black3,3122,543240
Hispanic62633027
2+ Races270252103
Other Race2193
Native American6238
Asian33
Islander666

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

Union Parish, Louisiana Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,632$40,366$27,462
Less Than 9th Grade$21,176$24,661$16,179
High School Graduate$31,458$37,886$25,186
Some College$33,686$49,609$28,693
Bachelors Degree$43,477$67,107$39,866
Graduate Degree$56,696$70,000$50,787

$32,632

Average Earnings

$40,366

Average Male

$27,462

Average Female

Union Parish, Louisiana Earnings by Educational Attainment

Union Parish, Louisiana Language by Age

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Union Parish, Louisiana Language

97.44% of Union Parish, Louisiana residents speak only English, while 2.56% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.94% of the population.

Union Parish, Louisiana Language

Union Parish, Louisiana Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black5,3121,81834.22%
White15,0421,51110.05%
Hispanic1,04836935.21%
Multiple3805313.95%
Other3523810.80%
Islander66100.00%
Native5559.09%

17.29%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.97%

Male Poverty Rate

18.57%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Union Parish, Louisiana

The race most likely to be in poverty in Union Parish, Louisiana is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Union Parish, Louisiana is Native, with 9.09% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.63%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.96%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.45%.

Union Parish, Louisiana Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.96%
High School11.97%
Some College11.30%
Bachelors or Greater6.79%

Union Parish, Louisiana Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed65.73%
Female Employed6.57%
Male Employed4.89%
Male Unemployed1.89%

Union Parish, Louisiana Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Union Parish, Louisiana Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$44,100$61,857
Families$60,895$78,259
Married Families$69,840-
Non Families$18,011$28,873
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Income by Household Type

Union Parish, Louisiana Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.9%

Male Marriage Rate

44.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Union Parish, Louisiana Married by Age and Sex

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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 45-54.

Union Parish, Louisiana Marital Status by Race

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Union Parish, Louisiana Marital Status

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1,164

Number of Veterans

1,029

Male Veterans

135

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam511
First Gulf War187
Korea66
World War II30
Second Gulf War27

Union Parish, Louisiana Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74475
75+267
55 to 64241
35 to 54173
18 to 348

Union Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White9647.56%
Black1433.56%
2+ Races4415.88%
Hispanic426.36%
Native American711.29%
Islander6100.00%

Union Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Race

Union Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Education

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8.56%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.67%

Veteran Disability Rate

Union Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Education

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50.2%

Labor Force Participation

47.8%

Employment Rate

4.5%

Unemployment Rate

Union Parish, Louisiana Employment by Age

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Union Parish, Louisiana Employment by Race

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Union Parish, Louisiana 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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79.37%

Born in Union Parish, Louisiana

98.22%

Native Born

1.78%

Foreign Born

1.46%

Non Citizen

0.33%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.22% of Union Parish, Louisiana residents were born in the United States, with 79.37% having been born in Louisiana. 1.46% 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

  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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