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Union County, Illinois

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Union County, Illinois
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 16,653
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 16,653
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 17,806
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -6.5%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 17,244
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 17,808
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.4%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.1%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
21.9%
Female persons, percent
49.9%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
95.7%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
1.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.7%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Z
Two or More Races, percent
1.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
5.3%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
91.0%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 1,207
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 2.8%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 8,010
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 77.3%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $109,900
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,065
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $455
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $612
Building permits, 2020 18
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 6,654
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.48
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 93.4%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 4.6%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 76.5%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 64.6%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 88.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 21.7%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 12.8%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
8.4%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 53.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 48.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 72,600
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 167,103
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $9,469
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 24.6
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $50,625
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $25,879
Persons in poverty, percent
17.2%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 359
Total employment, 2019 3,476
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) 103,355
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 -2.1%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 1,009
All firms, 2012 1,322
Men-owned firms, 2012 785
Women-owned firms, 2012 440
Minority-owned firms, 2012 118
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 1,153
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 198
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 1,036
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 43.1
Land area in square miles, 2010 413.46
FIPS Code 17181
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., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

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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