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Population in 2012: 233 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +2.6%
 

Males: 103  (44.5%)
Females: 130  (55.5%)

Median resident age:  44.9 years
Alabama median age:  43.1 years

Zip codes: 35462.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $25,767 (it was $22,031 in 2000)
Union:

$25,767
AL:

$41,574
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $12,452

Union town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $59,233 (it was $31,900 in 2000)
Union:

$59,233
AL:

$123,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $51,962; Detached houses: $60,766; Mobile homes: $41,901

Median gross rent in 2012: $342.

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  • Black alone - 226 (95.4%)
  • White alone - 8 (3.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.8%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (0.4%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Union: 81.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (10.0%), United States (4.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 0.82 square miles.

Population density: 284 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Union:

  • High school or higher: 90.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.7%
  • Unemployed: 6.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 37.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Union town:

  • Never married: 42.9%
  • Now married: 35.4%
  • Separated: 8.5%
  • Widowed: 10.4%
  • Divorced: 2.9%

2 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.5%
Alabama:  2.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $260 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $271 (0.4%)

Union satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tuscaloosa, AL (26.0 miles , pop. 77,906).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (73.1 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (494.7 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Mantua-West Greene, AL (2.7 miles) , Eutaw, AL (3.3 miles ), Fosters, AL (3.5 miles) , Akron, AL (3.5 miles ), Stewart-Akron, AL (3.7 miles) , Moundville, AL (4.0 miles ), South Pickens, AL (4.1 miles) , Aliceville, AL (4.1 miles ).

Latitude: 32.99 N, Longitude: 87.91 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 205

Union household income distribution Union home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.8%
Alabama:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -94 (-29.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (41%)
  • Public administration (27%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (2%)
  • Health care and social assistance (39%)
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (16%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (14%)
  • Carpenters (8%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (8%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (23%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (16%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (12%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Union-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 175% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/16/2000, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.5 miles away from the Union town center killed 11 people and injured 144 people and caused $13 million in damages.

On 2/23/1975, a category F4 tornado 18.7 miles away from the town center killed one person and injured 49 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Union-area historical earthquake activity is above Alabama state average. It is 67% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 47.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 23.9 miles away from Union center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 50.3 miles away from the city center
On 12/12/1997 at 08:42:20, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 47.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/28/1999 at 11:00:09, a magnitude 3.8 (3.5 MB, 3.8 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 47.7 miles away from Union center
On 5/28/1995 at 15:28:36, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 14.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Greene County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Winds: 3, Snowfall: 1, Drought: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Union:

  • ALABAMA HOMECARE (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; EUTAW, AL)
  • GREENE COUNTY HOSPITAL (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Government - Local, provides emergency services, about 11 miles away; EUTAW, AL)
  • GREENE COUNTY NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; EUTAW, AL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Union:

  • Shelton State Community College (about 22 miles; Tuscaloosa, AL; Full-time enrollment: 3,652)
  • The University of Alabama (about 26 miles; Tuscaloosa, AL; FT enrollment: 24,935)
  • University of West Alabama (about 33 miles; Livingston, AL; FT enrollment: 2,279)
  • East Mississippi Community College (about 36 miles; Scooba, MS; FT enrollment: 3,463)
  • Mississippi State University (about 61 miles; Mississippi State, MS; FT enrollment: 15,187)
  • University of Montevallo (about 61 miles; Montevallo, AL; FT enrollment: 2,494)
  • Meridian Community College (about 65 miles; Meridian, MS; FT enrollment: 2,932)

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Greene County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 30.9%
(13.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.5% for Black residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  60.6%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.0%
Whole state:  4.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Union, AL

Union compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Union travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (54%)
  • Electricity (38%)
  • Utility gas (8%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Union town (based on Greene County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 18.96%
Here19.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionPresbyterian Church in AmericaEpiscopal ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Adherents38.3%33.6%8.9%4.8%2.7%
Congregations37.0%18.5%11.1%11.1%3.7%
Name USA National Primitive Baptist ConventionCumberland Presbyterian ChurchCatholic ChurchSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchOther
Adherents2.6%2.5%2.2%2.1%2.3%
Congregations3.7%3.7%3.7%3.7%3.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Greene County:

6.52 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Greene County:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Greene County:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Here:

3.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

17.4%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Greene County:

43.5%
Alabama:

31.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

18.2%
State:

13.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 1$1,785$21,4206$1,225
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$450
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$100
Totals for Government 1$1,785$21,4208$1,775


4.50% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($25,008 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.50%
Alabama average:

6.81%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Tuscaloosa County, AL  1.16% ($25,235 average AGI)
from Jefferson County, AL  0.38% ($26,182)
from Marengo County, AL  0.38% ($15,091)


7.56% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($25,891 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.56%
Alabama average:

6.16%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Tuscaloosa County, AL  3.30% ($29,900 average AGI)
to Marengo County, AL  0.73% ($20,000)
to Jefferson County, AL  0.40% ($25,417)

Strongest AM radio stations in Union:

  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTSK (790 AM; 5 kW; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WSPZ (1150 AM; 5 kW; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: RADIO SOUTH, INC)
  • WWPG (1280 AM; 5 kW; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: LAWSON OF TUSCALOOSA, INC.)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WACT (1420 AM; 5 kW; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYLS (670 AM; daytime; 5 kW; YORK, AL; Owner: GRANTELL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRAG (590 AM; 1 kW; CARROLLTON, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM CHRISTIAN RADIO)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WMOX (1010 AM; 10 kW; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MAGNOLIA STATE B/C CO., INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Union:

  • WQZZ (104.3 FM; EUTAW, AL; Owner: JIM LAWSON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WZBQ (94.1 FM; CARROLLTON, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTUG-FM (92.9 FM; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WTXT (98.1 FM; FAYETTE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WALN (89.3 FM; CARROLLTON, AL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WDXB (102.5 FM; JASPER, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBHJ (95.7 FM; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WDGM (99.1 FM; GREENSBORO, AL; Owner: WARRIOR BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WBEI (101.7 FM; REFORM, AL; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WANZ (100.7 FM; NORTHPORT, AL; Owner: APEX BRAODCASTING INC.)
  • WJDQ (101.3 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W213AS (90.5 FM; CARROLLTON, AL; Owner: WEST ALABAMA CHRISTIAN COMMS., INC.)
  • WUAL-FM (91.5 FM; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA)

TV broadcast stations around Union:

  • WCFT-TV (Channel 33; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INCORPORATED)
  • WDBB (Channel 17; BESSEMER, AL; Owner: WDBB-TV, INC.)
  • WLDM (Channel 23; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: CHANNEL 23, LLC)
  • W46BU (Channel 46; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WDVZ-CA (Channel 3; GREENSBORO, AL; Owner: TTI, INC.)
  • WVUA-CA (Channel 7; TUSCALOOSA/NORTHPORT, AL; Owner: THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA)
  • WIIQ (Channel 41; DEMOPOLIS, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • WJMY-CA (Channel 28; DEMOPOLIS, AL; Owner: TTI, INC.)

Union fatal accident list:

Feb 24, 1998 06:15 PM, 1191, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1



FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • George Davis, Nw Corner Of Intersection Of Hwy. 5 And Hwy. 80 In Al (Lat: 32.441194 Lon: -87.358972), Type: 80.8, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 9856901350, Gdavis@towercomenterprises.Com, 1784 MARINA DRIVE
  • George W Davis, Nw Corner Of Intersection Of Hwy. 5 And Hwy. 80 In Al (Lat: 32.441194 Lon: -87.358972), Type: 80.8, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 9856901350, Gdavis@towercomenterprises.Com, 1784 MARINA DRIVE
  • Edward G Roach, Nw Corner Of Intersection Of Hwy. 5 And Hwy. 80 In Al (Lat: 32.441194 Lon: -87.358972), Type: 80.8, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PKWY NW

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Water Tank .4 Mi S Bluff Rd New Union Church (Lat: 34.140361 Lon: -86.213583), Call Sign: WNHK609
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.471 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/04/2011, Expiration Date: 11/01/2021
    Registrant: Water & Fire Protection Authority Of Douglas Alabama, Douglas, AL 35964, Phone: (256) 593-5010, Fax: (256) 593-9893


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1


Union on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Publishing, and motion picture and sound recording industries"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Alcoholic beverage merchant wholesalers"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Petroleum and coal products"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Private households"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations:"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Kerry (Democrat) in the 2004 Presidential Election"
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