Union County, North Carolina Population 2022

Union County, North Carolina's estimated population is 251,946 with a growth rate of 1.63% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Union County, North Carolina is the 9th largest county in North Carolina. The 2010 Population was 202,109 and has seen a growth of 24.66% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2022251,9464,0291.63%
2021247,9174,0291.65%
2020243,8884,0291.68%
2019239,8594,0291.71%
2018235,8304,4801.94%
2017231,3505,0712.24%
2016226,2794,3301.95%
2015221,9494,2601.96%
2014217,6895,4892.59%
2013212,2004,1311.99%
2012208,0693,1811.55%
2011204,8882,7791.38%
2010202,109117,898140.00%
199084,21113,83119.65%
198070,38015,66628.63%
197054,71410,04422.48%
196044,6702,6366.27%
195042,0342,9377.51%
194039,097-1,882-4.59%
193040,9794,95013.74%
192036,0292,7528.27%
191033,2776,12122.54%
190027,1565,89727.74%
189021,2593,20317.74%
188018,0565,83947.79%
187012,2171,0159.06%
186011,2021,15111.45%
185010,0510.00%
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Union County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White187,75481.26%
Black or African American26,45411.45%
Asian6,9893.02%
Two or More Races5,2962.29%
Some Other Race3,9091.69%
American Indian and Alaska Native5510.24%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1000.04%
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Union County, North Carolina Population by Race

Union County, North Carolina Population Pyramid $2022

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Union County, North Carolina Median Age

38.2


Total

37.5


Male

38.8


Female

Union County, North Carolina Adults

There are 168,085 adults, (28,502 of whom are seniors) in Union County, North Carolina.

Union County, North Carolina Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

20.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Union County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

117,229

50.74%

Male

113,824

49.26%

Union County, North Carolina Population by Age

Union County, North Carolina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Union County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female61.2%38.8%
Male62.4%37.6%
Non Family71.8%28.2%
All81.3%18.7%
Married88.5%11.5%

81.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Union County, North Carolina Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All76,346381.3
Married50,3483.488.5
Non Family15,1691.2771.8
Female7,5883.5161.2
Male3,2413.5762.4

3.36

Average Family Size

3

Average Household Size

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Union County, North Carolina Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,6803.85%
9th to 12th Grade9,6066.52%
High School Graduate36,20724.57%
Some College30,72820.85%
Associates Degree12,9848.81%
Bachelors Degree35,58824.15%
Graduate Degree16,58311.25%
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Union County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Union County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White111,572104,47742,539
Black16,61614,3314,079
Hispanic12,7147,4062,063
Asian4,4714,0362,805
2+ Races1,9711,789665
Other Race1,8471,069292
Native American42336289
Islander535336

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 67.92%.

Union County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$45,236$55,024$36,360
Less Than 9th Grade$26,243$30,711$17,462
High School Graduate$32,287$40,747$23,881
Some College$43,563$52,837$32,104
Bachelors Degree$60,099$86,259$45,637
Graduate Degree$79,661$120,019$54,696

$45,236

Average Earnings

$55,024

Average Male

$36,360

Average Female

Union County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Union County, North Carolina Language by Age

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Union County, North Carolina Language

85.12% of Union County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 14.88% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.51% of the population.

Union County, North Carolina Language

Union County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White164,6759,4125.72%
Hispanic25,4574,39017.24%
Black25,8524,31916.71%
Other475NaN%
Multiple5,1494638.99%
Asian6,9453775.43%
Native5446712.32%
Islander971818.56%

8.24%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.41%

Male Poverty Rate

9.05%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Union County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Union County, North Carolina is Islander, with 18.56% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Union County, North Carolina is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.25%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.73%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.07%.

Union County, North Carolina Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade17.72%
High School9.51%
Some College5.86%
Bachelors or Greater2.05%

Union County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed30.34%
Male Unemployed27.87%
Female Employed4.85%
Male Employed3.36%

Union County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Union County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$80,033$107,967
Families$91,381$120,804
Married Families$103,333$133,812
Non Families$37,664$50,589
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Income by Household Type

Union County, North Carolina Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

58.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.7%

Male Marriage Rate

57.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Union County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

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Union County, North Carolina 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 45-54.

Union County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

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Union County, North Carolina Marital Status

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12,215

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam4,046
First Gulf War3,336
Second Gulf War2,329
Korea722
World War II259

Union County, North Carolina Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 543,782
65 to 743,217
55 to 642,184
75+2,152
18 to 34880

Union County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White10,0107.25%
Black1,7278.88%
Hispanic5693.68%
2+ Races2318.93%
Other Race1184.84%
Native American8418.50%
Asian360.74%
Islander914.29%

Union County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Union County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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4.26%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.42%

Veteran Disability Rate

Union County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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67.6%

Labor Force Participation

64.4%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

Union County, North Carolina Employment by Age

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Union County, North Carolina Employment by Race

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Union County, North Carolina 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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47.86%

Born in Union County, North Carolina

90.48%

Native Born

9.52%

Foreign Born

5.02%

Non Citizen

4.50%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.48% of Union County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 47.86% having been born in North Carolina. 5.02% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Union County, North Carolina 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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