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Union County, North Carolina

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Union County, North Carolina
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 235,908
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 235,908
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 201,334
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 17.2%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 201,292
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.7%
Persons under 18 years, percent
26.8%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
12.7%
Female persons, percent
50.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
81.6%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
12.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.6%
Asian alone, percent(a)
3.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.0%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
11.4%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
71.6%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 12,076
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 8.8%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 82,557
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 80.5%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $215,200
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $1,485
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $420
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $956
Building permits, 2018 1,634
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 73,709
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.98
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 87.6%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 13.5%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 92.2%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 87.1%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 89.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 34.0%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 6.6%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
10.5%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 67.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 59.9%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 192,873
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 533,877
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,645,446
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,449,136
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,943,631
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $9,321
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 29.5
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $70,858
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $32,754
Persons in poverty, percent
9.1%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2016 4,526
Total employment, 2016 53,792
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) 2,108,208
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 1.6%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 18,688
All firms, 2012 17,701
Men-owned firms, 2012 10,054
Women-owned firms, 2012 5,541
Minority-owned firms, 2012 2,977
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 14,176
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 1,743
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 15,167
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 318.7
Land area in square miles, 2010 631.52
FIPS Code 37179
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., V2018) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2018). 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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