Union County, Mississippi Population 2020

Union County, Mississippi's estimated population is 28,886 with a growth rate of 0.49% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Union County, Mississippi is the 29th largest county in Mississippi.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202028,8861400.49%
201928,7461400.49%
201828,6061400.49%
201728,4661920.68%
201628,274-11-0.04%
201528,2851360.48%
201428,1493861.39%
201327,7634241.55%
201227,339350.13%
201127,3041620.60%
201027,1425,05722.90%
199022,0853441.58%
198021,7412,64513.85%
197019,0961921.02%
196018,904-1,358-6.70%
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%
188013,0300.00%
2020 Growth Rate
0.49%
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Founded
1870
County Seat

Union County, Mississippi Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White22,68780.01%
Black or African American4,17214.71%
Some Other Race7052.49%
Two or More Races6142.17%
Asian1120.39%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander490.17%
American Indian and Alaska Native170.06%

Union County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2020

Union County, Mississippi Median Age

38.2


Total

36.2


Male

39.9


Female

Union County, Mississippi Adults

There are 21,192 adults, (4,623 of whom are seniors) in Union County, Mississippi.

Union County, Mississippi Age Dependency

71.1

Age Dependency Ratio

27.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Union County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female

14,414

50.83%

Male

13,942

49.17%

Union County, Mississippi Households and Families

Union County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Union County, Mississippi Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.8%17.2%
All72.3%27.7%
Non Family64.3%35.7%
Female60.1%39.9%
Male47.2%52.8%

72.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,9512.8272.3
Married5,1433.4482.8
Non Family2,9371.1164.3
Female1,2883.6160.1
Male5834.2247.2

3.45

Average Family Size

2.82

Average Household Size

3.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Union County, Mississippi Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,3407.06%
9th to 12th Grade2,87615.15%
High School Graduate5,99531.57%
Some College3,99021.01%
Associates Degree1,98210.44%
Bachelors Degree1,6958.93%
Graduate Degree1,1105.85%

Union County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White15,34812,3652,383
Black2,8331,867261
Hispanic65343675
Other Race37325563
Multiple Races1175722
Asian494949
Islander151515

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

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

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,141$33,000$25,915
Less Than High School$22,974$24,390$20,392
High School Grad$27,416$30,701$21,776
Some College$30,823$37,225$22,739
Bachelors Degree$37,368$56,058$35,622
Graduate Degree$51,078$68,417$47,361

$30,141

Average Earnings

$33,000

Average Male

$25,915

Average Female

Union County, Mississippi Language

Union County, Mississippi Language by Age

Union County, Mississippi Language

96.28% of Union County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 3.72% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.20% of the population.

Union County, Mississippi Poverty

Union County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White22,0673,32615.07%
Black4,07179619.55%
Hispanic1,13714712.93%
Multiple6149214.98%
Other638314.86%

15.57%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.48%

Male Poverty Rate

19.50%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Union County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Union County, Mississippi is Black, with 19.55% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Union County, Mississippi is Other, with 4.86% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.51%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.20%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.06%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School22.36%
High School13.46%
Some College10.32%
Bachelors or Greater2.19%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed54.71%
Male Unemployed24.00%
Female Employed5.59%
Male Employed4.79%

Union County, Mississippi Income

Union County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$41,287$52,505
Families$51,500$60,180
Married Families$57,989-
Non Families$21,550$31,713

Union County, Mississippi Marital Status

Union County, Mississippi Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.7%

Male Marriage Rate

49.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Union County, Mississippi Married by Age and Sex

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 35-44.

Union County, Mississippi Marital Status by Race

Union County, Mississippi Veterans

988

Number of Veterans

920

Male Veterans

68

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam324
Second Gulf War162
First Gulf War159
Korea148
World War II15
Age Group Veterans
75+301
65 to 74212
35 to 54204
55 to 64179
18 to 3492
Name Veterans % of Total
White8915.14%
Black862.68%
Hispanic141.96%
2 or More117.48%

$Union County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

7.98%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.36%

Veteran Disability Rate

Union County, Mississippi Employment Status

58.8%

Labor Force Participation

55.1%

Employment Rate

6.3%

Unemployment Rate

Union County, Mississippi Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

77.68%

Born in Mississippi

97.62%

Native Born

2.38%

Foreign Born

1.63%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.62% of Union County, Mississippi residents were born in the United States, with 77.68% having been born in Mississippi. 1.63% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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