Union County, South Carolina Population 2022

Union County, South Carolina's estimated population is 27,292 with a growth rate of -0.03% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Union County, South Carolina is the 35th largest county in South Carolina. The 2010 Population was 28,930 and has seen a growth of -5.66% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
17907,6930.00%
180010,2372,54433.07%
181010,9957587.40%
182014,1263,13128.48%
183017,9063,78026.76%
184018,9361,0305.75%
185019,8529164.84%
186019,635-217-1.09%
187019,248-387-1.97%
188024,0804,83225.10%
189025,3631,2835.33%
190025,5011380.54%
191029,9114,41017.29%
192030,3724611.54%
193030,9205481.80%
194031,3604401.42%
195031,334-26-0.08%
196030,015-1,319-4.21%
197029,230-785-2.62%
198030,7511,5215.20%
199030,337-414-1.35%
201028,930-1,407-4.64%
201128,670-260-0.90%
201228,206-464-1.62%
201328,004-202-0.72%
201427,923-81-0.29%
201527,743-180-0.64%
201627,666-77-0.28%
201727,400-266-0.96%
201827,324-76-0.28%
201927,316-8-0.03%
202027,308-8-0.03%
202127,300-8-0.03%
202227,292-8-0.03%
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Union County, South Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White17,78265.08%
Black or African American8,26230.24%
American Indian and Alaska Native60.02%
Asian40.01%
Some Other Race380.14%
Two or More Races1,2334.51%
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Union County, South Carolina Population by Race

Union County, South Carolina Population Pyramid 2022

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Union County, South Carolina Median Age

44.4


Total

42.7


Male

45.7


Female

Union County, South Carolina Adults

There are 21,492 adults, (5,444 of whom are seniors) in Union County, South Carolina.

Union County, South Carolina Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

33.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Union County, South Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

14,308

52.36%

Male

13,017

47.64%

Union County, South Carolina Population by Age

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

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Union County, South Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.5%17.5%
All66.8%33.2%
Non Family60.5%39.5%
Male47.5%52.5%
Female42.8%57.2%

66.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Union County, South Carolina Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,7072.2966.8
Married5,2252.9182.5
Male7372.6247.5
Female1,7683.0542.8
Non Family3,9771.0860.5

2.85

Average Family Size

2.29

Average Household Size

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Union County, South Carolina Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8534.38%
9th to 12th Grade2,22511.43%
High School Graduate7,79740.04%
Some College3,95820.32%
Associates Degree2,01610.35%
Bachelors Degree1,8959.73%
Graduate Degree7303.75%
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Union County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Union County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Native American543
2+ Races39729671
White13,03011,2152,054
Black5,8814,771497
Hispanic2471621
Asian44
Other Race2316

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 native american people with a rate of 60.00%.

Union County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,909$40,900$24,123
Less Than 9th Grade$19,847$24,688$11,940
High School Graduate$27,764$34,865$22,052
Some College$29,893$50,967$22,575
Bachelors Degree$50,561$51,155$50,031
Graduate Degree$60,893$71,356$51,923

$30,909

Average Earnings

$40,900

Average Male

$24,123

Average Female

Union County, South Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Union County, South Carolina Language by Age

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Union County, South Carolina Language

98.93% of Union County, South Carolina residents speak only English, while 1.07% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.96% of the population.

Union County, South Carolina Language

Union County, South Carolina Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Multiple1,20948239.87%
Native6233.33%
Black8,1021,67020.61%
White17,2903,16718.32%
OtherNaN%
Hispanic4408820.00%

19.86%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.32%

Male Poverty Rate

21.24%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Union County, South Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Union County, South Carolina is Multiple, with 39.87% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Union County, South Carolina is Hispanic, with 20.00% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.92%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.48%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.43%.

Union County, South Carolina Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.85%
High School17.08%
Some College12.90%
Bachelors or Greater3.76%

Union County, South Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed9.20%
Male Unemployed37.24%
Female Employed11.21%
Female Unemployed41.93%

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

Union County, South Carolina Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$41,117$55,181
Families$53,152$64,425
Married Families$64,994-
Non Families$20,752$30,643
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Income by Household Type

Union County, South Carolina Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.2%

Male Marriage Rate

46.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Union County, South Carolina Married by Age and Sex

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Union County, South 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 55-64.

Union County, South Carolina Marital Status by Race

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Union County, South Carolina Marital Status

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1,886

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War511
First Gulf War568
Vietnam601
Korea142
World War II29

Union County, South Carolina Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34100
35 to 54530
55 to 64373
65 to 74468
75+415

Union County, South Carolina Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,2538.75%
Black5097.69%
2+ Races12426.50%
Hispanic4517.51%

Union County, South Carolina Veterans by Race

Union County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

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10.28%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.44%

Veteran Disability Rate

Union County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

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56.5%

Labor Force Participation

51.9%

Employment Rate

7.7%

Unemployment Rate

Union County, South Carolina Employment by Age

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Union County, South Carolina Employment by Race

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Union County, South 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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83.00%

Born in Union County, South Carolina

99.14%

Native Born

0.86%

Foreign Born

0.36%

Non Citizen

0.50%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.14% of Union County, South Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 83.00% having been born in South Carolina. 0.36% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Union County, South 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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