Union County, Tennessee Population 2024

21,364

Union County, Tennessee's estimated 2024 population is 21,364 with a growth rate of 2.18% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Union County, Tennessee is the 66th largest county in Tennessee. The 2010 population was 19,118 and has seen a growth of 11.75% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202923,6444561.97%
202823,1884562.01%
202722,7324562.05%
202622,2764562.09%
202521,8204562.13%
202421,3644562.18%
202320,9084562.23%
202220,4524562.28%
202119,9961550.78%
202019,841-95-0.48%
201919,9362851.45%
201819,6512571.33%
201719,3941720.89%
201619,222630.33%
201519,1591670.88%
201418,992-72-0.38%
201319,064-43-0.23%
201219,107-86-0.45%
201119,193750.39%
201019,118
199013,6941,98716.97%
198011,7072,63529.05%
19709,0725746.75%
19608,498-172-1.98%
19508,670-360-3.99%
19409,030-2,341-20.59%
193011,371-244-2.1%
192011,6152011.76%
191011,414-1,480-11.48%
190012,8941,43512.52%
189011,4591,19911.69%
188010,2602,65534.91%
18707,6051,48824.33%
18606,117-17,527-74.13%
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2024 Growth Rate
2.18% (456)
County Website
Union County
County Seat
2010 Population
19,118
Area
224 mi²
Density
95 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
11.75% (2,246)
Founded
1850

Union County, Tennessee Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White18,99495.64%
Two or more races6893.47%
Black or African American1090.55%
Other race630.32%
Asian50.03%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Union County, Tennessee Population by Race

Union County, Tennessee Population Pyramid 2024

Union County, Tennessee Median Age

42.6

Total

42.2

Male

42.8

Female

Union County, Tennessee Adults

There are 15,595 adults, (3,622 of whom are seniors) in Union County, Tennessee.

Union County, Tennessee Age Dependency

65.9

Age Dependency Ratio

30.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Union County, Tennessee Sex Ratio

Female9,98050.25%
Male9,88049.75%

Union County, Tennessee Population by Age

Union County, Tennessee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7,5522.6180.519.5
Married4,2893.019010
Non Family1,7681.2778.221.8
Female1,0483.1552.147.9
Male4472.7765.834.2
showing: 5 rows

2.91

Average Family Size

2.61

Average Household Size

80.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

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

Union County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 13.28%.

Union County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$38,565

Average Earnings

$45,478

Average Male

$33,695

Average Female

Union County, Tennessee Earnings by Educational Attainment

Union County, Tennessee Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Union County, Tennessee Language

98.15% of Union County, Tennessee residents speak only English, while 1.85% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.34% of the population.

Union County, Tennessee Language

Union County, Tennessee Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White18,6242,94015.79%
Multiple68913719.88%
Hispanic389317.97%
Other6334.76%
Black8622.33%
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15.89%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.68%

Male Poverty Rate

18.05%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Union County, Tennessee

The race most likely to be in poverty in Union County, Tennessee is Multiple, with 19.88% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Union County, Tennessee is Black, with 2.33% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.69%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.54%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.81%.

Union County, Tennessee Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade33.16%
High School10.9%
Some College10%
Bachelors or Greater3.11%
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Union County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed55.79%
Male Unemployed28.46%
Female Employed5.94%
Male Employed4.04%
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Union County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Union County, Tennessee Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Union County, Tennessee Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

54.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.7%

Male Marriage Rate

53.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Union County, Tennessee Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Union County, Tennessee 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 55-64.

Union County, Tennessee Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Union County, Tennessee Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,128

Number of Veterans

958

Male Veterans

170

Female Veterans

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Union County, Tennessee Veterans by War

count

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Union County, Tennessee Veterans by Age

count

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Union County, Tennessee Veterans by Race

Union County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

20.2%

Veteran Poverty Rate

50.09%

Veteran Disability Rate

Union County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

53.8%

Labor Force Participation

50.7%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

Union County, Tennessee Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Union County, Tennessee Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Union County, Tennessee 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

74%

Born in Union County, Tennessee

99.59%

Native Born

0.41%

Foreign Born

0.13%

Non Citizen

0.28%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.59% of Union County, Tennessee residents were born in the United States, with 74% having been born in Tennessee. 0.13% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Union County, Tennessee Place of Birth

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