Union, Alabama

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Population in 2013: 229 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +0.9%
 
Males: 106  (46.7%)
Females: 123  (53.3%)
Median resident age:  49.3 years
Alabama median age:  38.3 years

Zip codes: 35462.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $28,010 (it was $22,031 in 2000)
Union:

$28,010
AL:

$42,849

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $15,741 (it was $10,842 in 2000)

Union town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $75,122 (it was $31,900 in 2000)
Union:

$75,122
AL:

$122,700

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $97,859; Detached houses: $127,816; Townhouses or other attached units: $59,430; Mobile homes: $39,590

Median gross rent in 2013: $343.

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  • Races in Union, AL (2010)

    Union races chart
    • 22695.4%Black alone
    • 83.4%White alone
    • 20.8%American Indian alone
    • 10.4%Hispanic

Races in Union detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Union: 81.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (8.1%), German (6.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 0.82 square miles.

Population density: 279 people per square mile   (very low).

Union, Alabama map

For population 25 years and over in Union:

  • High school or higher: 86.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.2%
  • Unemployed: 16.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 37.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Union town:

  • Never married: 36.1%
  • Now married: 37.3%
  • Separated: 7.4%
  • Widowed: 12.8%
  • Divorced: 6.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $274 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $269 (0.3%)

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 June 2014:
Here:

13.1%
Alabama:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -94 (-29.3%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (33%)
  • Other services, except public administration (18%)
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Utilities (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
  • Retail trade (38%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Personal care and service occupations (18%)
  • Material moving occupations (18%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (16%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (16%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (29%)
  • Management occupations (18%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (16%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)

Work and jobs in Union: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Union, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Union-area historical tornado activity is near Alabama state average. It is 85% 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 near Alabama state average. It is 80% 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 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 134.6 miles away from the city 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 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 167.0 miles away from Union center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 229.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), 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, Tornadoes: 5, Floods: 4, Winds: 3, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Union topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Union:

  • ALABAMA HOMECARE (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; EUTAW, AL)
  • GREENE COUNTY HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 11 miles away; EUTAW, AL)
  • GREENE COUNTY NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; EUTAW, AL)
  • WARRIOR AREA HOSPICE INC (Hospital, 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: 4,106)
  • The University of Alabama (about 26 miles; Tuscaloosa, AL; FT enrollment: 30,931)
  • University of West Alabama (about 33 miles; Livingston, AL; FT enrollment: 3,394)
  • East Mississippi Community College (about 36 miles; Scooba, MS; FT enrollment: 5,180)
  • Mississippi University for Women (about 46 miles; Columbus, MS; FT enrollment: 2,565)
  • Mississippi State University (about 61 miles; Mississippi State, MS; FT enrollment: 18,237)
  • University of Montevallo (about 61 miles; Montevallo, AL; FT enrollment: 2,826)

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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 2013: 24.2%
(16.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.6% 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

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 above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.9
Alabama average:

11.9

Union travel time to work - commute Union mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (52%)
  • Electricity (42%)
  • Utility gas (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,13412
Black Protestant8577
Mainline Protestant3758
Catholic371
Other22-
None6,620-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 1$2,291$27,4927$1,735
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$637
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$142
Totals for Government 1$2,291$27,4929$2,514

5.19% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($25,562 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.19%
Alabama average:

6.02%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Tuscaloosa County, AL  1.88% ($20,264 average AGI)
from Marengo County, AL  0.46% ($29,538)


5.69% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,106 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.69%
Alabama average:

6.06%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Tuscaloosa County, AL  2.51% ($29,690 average AGI)
to Marengo County, AL  0.64% ($36,111)

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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