Union County, Mississippi Population 2024

28,373

Union County, Mississippi's estimated 2024 population is 28,373 with a growth rate of 0.44% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Union County, Mississippi is the 27th largest county in Mississippi. The 2010 population was 27,141 and has seen a growth of 4.54% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202928,9931240.43%
202828,8691240.43%
202728,7451240.43%
202628,6211240.44%
202528,4971240.44%
202428,3731240.44%
202328,2491240.44%
202228,1251240.44%
202128,0011910.69%
202027,810-901-3.14%
201928,7111750.61%
201828,536580.2%
201728,4781800.64%
201628,298-11-0.04%
201528,3091570.56%
201428,1523891.4%
201327,7634241.55%
201227,339340.12%
201127,3051640.6%
201027,141
199022,0853441.58%
198021,7412,64513.85%
197019,0961921.02%
196018,904-1,358-6.7%
195020,262-1,605-7.34%
194021,8675992.82%
193021,2681,2246.11%
192020,0441,0475.51%
191018,9972,47514.98%
190016,5229165.87%
189015,6062,57619.77%
188013,030-15,963-55.06%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.44% (124)
County Seat
2010 Population
27,141
Area
416 mi²
Density
68 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
4.54% (1,232)
Founded
1870

Union County, Mississippi Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White21,61077.51%
Black or African American4,37415.69%
Other race1,1764.22%
Two or more races6012.16%
Asian690.25%
Native American500.18%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Black or African American

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Union County, Mississippi Population by Race

Union County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2024

Union County, Mississippi Median Age

38.6

Total

37.5

Male

39.1

Female

Union County, Mississippi Adults

There are 20,895 adults, (4,633 of whom are seniors) in Union County, Mississippi.

Union County, Mississippi Age Dependency

71.4

Age Dependency Ratio

28.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43

Child Dependency Ratio

Union County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female14,12850.67%
Male13,75249.33%

Union County, Mississippi Population by Age

Union County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All10,2272.6974.625.4
Married5,1163.2183.416.6
Non Family3,0971.1467.132.9
Female1,4544.0462.937.1
Male5603.0665.234.8
showing: 5 rows

3.25

Average Family Size

2.69

Average Household Size

74.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

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

Union County, Mississippi 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 asian people with a rate of 85.51%.

Union County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$38,988

Average Earnings

$43,254

Average Male

$36,042

Average Female

Union County, Mississippi Earnings by Educational Attainment

Union County, Mississippi Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Union County, Mississippi Language

96.2% of Union County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 3.8% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.8% of the population.

Union County, Mississippi Language

Union County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White21,2882,0229.5%
Black4,2541,00023.51%
Other1,17630225.68%
Hispanic1,25721517.1%
Multiple601233.83%
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12.32%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.97%

Male Poverty Rate

12.65%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Union County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Union County, Mississippi is Other, with 25.68% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Union County, Mississippi is Multiple, with 3.83% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.95%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.58%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.64%.

Union County, Mississippi Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.58%
High School14.84%
Some College4.24%
Bachelors or Greater1.78%
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Union County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed57.08%
Female Unemployed25.99%
Female Employed6.01%
Male Employed2.95%
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Union County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Union County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Union County, Mississippi Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

50.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.4%

Male Marriage Rate

47.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Union County, Mississippi Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Union County, Mississippi 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 55-64.

Union County, Mississippi Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Union County, Mississippi Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,049

Number of Veterans

1,015

Male Veterans

34

Female Veterans

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Union County, Mississippi Veterans by War

count

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Union County, Mississippi Veterans by Age

count

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Union County, Mississippi Veterans by Race

Union County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.36%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.7%

Veteran Disability Rate

Union County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

58.7%

Labor Force Participation

56.3%

Employment Rate

4.1%

Unemployment Rate

Union County, Mississippi Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Union County, Mississippi Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Union County, Mississippi 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

78.36%

Born in Union County, Mississippi

97.38%

Native Born

2.62%

Foreign Born

2.12%

Non Citizen

0.5%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.38% of Union County, Mississippi residents were born in the United States, with 78.36% having been born in Mississippi. 2.12% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Union County, Mississippi Place of Birth

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