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Union County, Arkansas

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Union County, Arkansas
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 39,054
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 41,639
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
Persons under 18 years, percent
Persons 65 years and over, percent
Female persons, percent
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
Asian alone, percent(a)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Two or More Races, percent
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 2,077
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 2.4%
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 18,628
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 74.4%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $89,700
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $990
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $351
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $707
Building permits, 2021 18
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 15,855
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.44
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 91.2%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 4.6%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 76.6%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 67.2%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 86.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 21.2%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 12.0%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 54.1%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 50.8%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 59,989
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 203,263
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 86,051
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 560,092
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $14,180
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 19.2
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $45,293
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $27,129
Persons in poverty, percent
Total employer establishments, 2020 1,044
Total employment, 2020 15,811
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 866,077
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 -2.3%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 2,753
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 786
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 503
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 591
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 68
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 522
Population per square mile, 2020 37.6
Population per square mile, 2010 40.1
Land area in square miles, 2020 1,039.07
Land area in square miles, 2010 1,039.21
FIPS Code 05139
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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