Union County, Pennsylvania Population 2024

43,394

Union County, Pennsylvania's estimated 2024 population is 43,394 with a growth rate of 0.75% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Union County, Pennsylvania is the 48th largest county in Pennsylvania. The 2010 population was 45,005 and has seen a growth of -3.58% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202945,0193250.73%
202844,6943250.73%
202744,3693250.74%
202644,0443250.74%
202543,7193250.75%
202443,3943250.75%
202343,0693250.76%
202242,7443250.77%
202142,419-220-0.52%
202042,639-1,859-4.18%
201944,498-592-1.31%
201845,0903460.77%
201744,744-783-1.72%
201645,527-46-0.1%
201545,5735561.24%
201445,0172440.54%
201344,773-422-0.93%
201245,195650.14%
201145,1301250.28%
201045,005
199036,1763,30610.06%
198032,8704,26714.92%
197028,6032,95711.53%
196025,6462,49610.78%
195023,1502,90314.34%
194020,2472,77915.91%
193017,4681,61810.21%
192015,850-399-2.46%
191016,249-1,343-7.63%
190017,592-228-1.28%
189017,8209155.41%
188016,9051,3408.61%
187015,5651,42010.04%
186014,145-11,938-45.77%
185026,0833,29614.46%
184022,7871,9929.58%
183020,7952,17611.69%
182018,619-26,400-58.64%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.75% (325)
County Website
Union County
County Seat
2010 Population
45,005
Area
316 mi²
Density
137 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-3.58% (-1,611)
Founded
March 22, 1813

Union County, Pennsylvania Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White38,10188.8%
Black or African American2,8186.57%
Two or more races7561.76%
Asian6081.42%
Other race5251.22%
Native American990.23%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Union County, Pennsylvania Population by Race

Union County, Pennsylvania Population Pyramid 2024

Union County, Pennsylvania Median Age

39.7

Total

38.4

Male

42.1

Female

Union County, Pennsylvania Adults

There are 35,198 adults, (8,138 of whom are seniors) in Union County, Pennsylvania.

Union County, Pennsylvania Age Dependency

58.6

Age Dependency Ratio

30.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Union County, Pennsylvania Sex Ratio

Female19,69145.89%
Male23,21754.11%

Union County, Pennsylvania Population by Age

Union County, Pennsylvania Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All14,1722.4171.728.3
Married7,8773.0985.814.2
Non Family5,0161.1854.545.5
Female9432.9738.361.7
Male3363.0691.18.9
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3.02

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

71.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

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

Union County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

Union County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$40,661

Average Earnings

$47,386

Average Male

$34,728

Average Female

Union County, Pennsylvania Earnings by Educational Attainment

Union County, Pennsylvania Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Union County, Pennsylvania Language

89.83% of Union County, Pennsylvania residents speak only English, while 10.17% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 5.19% of the population.

Union County, Pennsylvania Language

Union County, Pennsylvania Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White32,2223,1089.65%
Hispanic1,20248140.02%
Black3639125.07%
Other4006917.25%
Multiple613355.71%
Asian313165.11%
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10.82%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.71%

Male Poverty Rate

10.92%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Union County, Pennsylvania

The race most likely to be in poverty in Union County, Pennsylvania is Hispanic, with 40.02% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Union County, Pennsylvania is Asian, with 5.11% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.54%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.16%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.42%.

Union County, Pennsylvania Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.7%
High School12.03%
Some College11.15%
Bachelors or Greater1.22%
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Union County, Pennsylvania Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed47.06%
Male Unemployed25.21%
Female Employed5.04%
Male Employed3.86%
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Union County, Pennsylvania Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Union County, Pennsylvania Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Union County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

45.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.8%

Male Marriage Rate

48.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Union County, Pennsylvania Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Union County, Pennsylvania 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, Pennsylvania Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Union County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2,326

Number of Veterans

2,254

Male Veterans

72

Female Veterans

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Union County, Pennsylvania Veterans by War

count

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Union County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Age

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Union County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Race

Union County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

11.02%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.91%

Veteran Disability Rate

Union County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

48.1%

Labor Force Participation

46.4%

Employment Rate

3.5%

Unemployment Rate

Union County, Pennsylvania Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Union County, Pennsylvania Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Union County, Pennsylvania 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

69.91%

Born in Union County, Pennsylvania

96.92%

Native Born

3.08%

Foreign Born

1.96%

Non Citizen

1.13%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.92% of Union County, Pennsylvania residents were born in the United States, with 69.91% having been born in Pennsylvania. 1.96% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Union County, Pennsylvania Place of Birth

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