Union County, North Carolina Population 2020

Union County, North Carolina's estimated population is 244,876 with a growth rate of 1.87% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Union County, North Carolina is the 8th largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2020244,8764,4841.87%
2019240,3924,4841.90%
2018235,9084,4841.94%
2017231,4245,0412.23%
2016226,3834,3661.97%
2015222,0174,2791.97%
2014217,7385,5092.60%
2013212,2294,1522.00%
2012208,0773,2001.56%
2011204,8772,7671.37%
2010202,110117,899140.00%
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%

Union County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White184,83481.53%
Black or African American25,91811.43%
Asian6,1512.71%
Two or More Races5,1142.26%
Some Other Race3,8911.72%
American Indian and Alaska Native6900.30%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander960.04%

Union County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2020

Union County, North Carolina Median Age

38


Total

37.2


Male

38.7


Female

Union County, North Carolina Adults

There are 163,954 adults, (27,269 of whom are seniors) in Union County, North Carolina.

Union County, North Carolina Age Dependency

65.9

Age Dependency Ratio

20

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Union County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

115,036

50.75%

Male

111,658

49.25%

Union County, North Carolina Households and Families

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

Union County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.9%12.1%
All80.5%19.5%
Non Family72%28%
Female60.4%39.6%
Male58.4%41.6%

80.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All75,1652.9980.5
Married48,8203.487.9
Non Family15,2461.2772
Female7,6093.5160.4
Male3,4903.558.4

3.35

Average Family Size

2.99

Average Household Size

4.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Union County, North Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,6133.90%
9th to 12th Grade9,0626.29%
High School Graduate35,95924.97%
Some College30,99021.52%
Associates Degree12,2508.50%
Bachelors Degree34,71824.10%
Graduate Degree15,44410.72%

Union County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White109,759102,93741,053
Black16,18913,8213,892
Hispanic12,3157,3352,024
Asian3,9893,6052,522
Other Race1,8651,127322
Multiple Races1,8381,614706
Native American505418107
Islander414119

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 asian people with a rate of 63.22%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$42,845$53,538$33,427
Less Than High School$25,335$30,286$16,018
High School Grad$31,737$38,831$22,941
Some College$40,908$50,387$30,814
Bachelors Degree$59,440$84,476$42,981
Graduate Degree$72,125$109,425$53,224

$42,845

Average Earnings

$53,538

Average Male

$33,427

Average Female

Union County, North Carolina Language

Union County, North Carolina Language by Age

Union County, North Carolina Language

85.84% of Union County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 14.16% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.34% of the population.

Union County, North Carolina Poverty

Union County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White162,67110,1206.22%
Hispanic24,7825,10920.62%
Black25,3884,12816.26%
Other3,89059915.40%
Asian6,1333605.87%
Multiple4,9443607.28%
Native683202.93%
Islander931516.13%

8.90%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.03%

Male Poverty Rate

9.75%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Union County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Union County, North Carolina is Hispanic, with 20.62% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Union County, North Carolina is Native, with 2.93% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.21%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.67%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.73%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School19.03%
High School9.22%
Some College6.61%
Bachelors or Greater2.36%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed25.75%
Female Unemployed25.10%
Female Employed5.43%
Male Employed3.61%

Union County, North Carolina Income

Union County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$75,397$101,809
Families$85,134$113,799
Married Families$97,931$126,987
Non Families$35,933$49,242

Union County, North Carolina Marital Status

Union County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

58.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.3%

Male Marriage Rate

56.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Union County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

Union County, North Carolina 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 County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Union County, North Carolina Veterans

11,962

Number of Veterans

11,067

Male Veterans

895

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam4,040
First Gulf War3,099
Second Gulf War1,993
Korea860
World War II249
Age Group Veterans
35 to 543,638
65 to 743,203
55 to 642,229
75+2,118
18 to 34774
Name Veterans % of Total
White9,9157.34%
Black1,6118.47%
Hispanic5453.65%
2 or More25010.53%
Other612.56%
Indian6111.78%
Asian521.19%
Hawaiian1224.49%

$Union County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

4.12%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.84%

Veteran Disability Rate

Union County, North Carolina Employment Status

67.5%

Labor Force Participation

63.9%

Employment Rate

5.3%

Unemployment Rate

Union County, North Carolina 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

48.17%

Born in North Carolina

90.97%

Native Born

9.03%

Foreign Born

4.90%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

90.97% of Union County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 48.17% having been born in North Carolina. 4.90% 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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