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Union County, Arkansas (AR)

County population in 2014: 40,227 (45% urban, 55% rural); it was 45,629 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 6,111
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 5,998
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 13,105
Renter-occupied apartments: 4,842 (it was 4,884 in 2000)
% of renters here:

27%
State:

33%

Land area: 1039 sq. mi.

Water area: 16.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 39 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Union County: 79.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Retail trade (18.4%), Educational, health and social services (12.9%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (12.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 40%
  • Government: 1%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 59%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Union County, Arkansas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (61.8%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (32.8%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (3.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
Median resident age:  40.0 years
Arkansas median age:  37.0 years
Males: 19,572  (48.7%)
Females: 20,655  (51.3%)
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Union County,AR real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Union County:

2.0 people
Arkansas:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $37,154 ($29,809 in 1999)

This county:

$37154
Arkansas:

$40511

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $384 (lower quartile is $320, upper quartile is $500)
This county:

$384
State:

$489


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $76,538 (it was $49,300 in 2000)
Union:

$76,538
Arkansas:

$109,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $39,374 - $129,542

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $118,146
Here:

$118,146
State:

$153,111

Townhouses or other attached units: $49,492
Here:

$49,492
State:

$138,575

Mobile homes: $72,233
Here:

$72,233
State:

$52,675

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $36,298
Here:

$36,298
State:

$69,243
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $835
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $300

Institutionalized population: 454

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 7
  • Assaults: 28
  • Burglaries: 105
  • Thefts: 280
  • Auto thefts: 46

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 5
  • Assaults: 32
  • Burglaries: 71
  • Thefts: 225
  • Auto thefts: 41
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 14 buildings, average cost: $217,900
  • 2008: 15 buildings, average cost: $116,100
  • 2009: 6 buildings, average cost: $67,400
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $67,000
  • 2011: 6 buildings, average cost: $88,600
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $184,700
  • 2013: 4 buildings, average cost: $163,500
  • 2014: 9 buildings, average cost: $171,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $549 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $381 (0.7%)

Union County household income distribution in 2009 Union County home values distribution Union County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 20.9%
(12.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.1% for Black residents, 38.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 38.9% for American Indian residents, 39.2% for other race residents, 40.2% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 21.0%
Union County:

21.0%
Arkansas:

19.7%
(12.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.8% for Black residents, 39.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 40.8% for American Indian residents, 44.3% for other race residents, 44.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 39 years old
(Males: 38 years old, Females: 41 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 34 years old, American Indian residents: 43 years old, Asian residents: 32 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 19 years old, Other race residents: 32 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Union County is $410 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $469 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $608 a month.

Cities in this county include: El Dorado, Smackover, Norphlet, Huttig, Junction City, Strong, Calion, Felsenthal.

Union County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

2012 air pollution in Union County:

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 10.9 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.002 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Clay County, Alabama , Union Parish, Louisiana , Heard County, Georgia , Rockwall County, Texas , Terry County, Texas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.2%
Arkansas:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 1,427
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 74.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 535 (30% naturalized citizens)

Union County:

1.2%
Whole state:

2.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 211
  • 1990 to 1994: 54
  • 1985 to 1989: 94
  • 1980 to 1984: 40
  • 1975 to 1979: 28
  • 1970 to 1974: 18
  • 1970 to 1974: 16
  • 1965 to 1969: 74

Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 93.8%

Union County marital status for males Union County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 14,431
  • One, attached: 213
  • Two: 317
  • 3 or 4: 544
  • 5 to 9: 559
  • 10 to 19: 178
  • 20 or more: 191
  • Mobile homes: 4,207
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 36

Housing units in Union County with a mortgage: 4,414 (345 second mortgage, 290 home equity loan, 14 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,597

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

60.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Union County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant22,629102
Black Protestant7,93133
Mainline Protestant3,06419
Catholic6711
Other3793
None6,965-
Union County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
Union County:

2.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
This county:

1.62 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 35
Union County:

8.11 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 24
This county:

5.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Union County:

10.4%
Arkansas:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Union County:

28.7%
State:

29.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.7%
State:

13.6%

Agriculture in Union County:

Average size of farms: 118 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $173,015
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $45.86
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 99.53%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $119,446
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 15.10%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $41,024
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 95.91%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 24.02
Vegetables: 4 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Union County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Arkansas state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 137.7 miles away from Union County center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 140.2 miles away from the county 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 212.7 miles away from the county center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 281.0 miles away from the county center
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 206.0 miles away from Union County center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 252.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • ArkansasSevere Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: October 29, 2009 to November 8, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1861): December 3, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1861, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • ArkansasSevere Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: February 5, 2008 to February 12, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1744): February 7, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1744, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • ArkansasHurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3215): September 2, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3215, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • ArkansasSevere Storms & Flooding, Incident Period: February 14, 2001 to March 21, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1363): March 13, 2001, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1363, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • ArkansasSevere Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 12, 2000 to January 8, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1354): December 29, 2000, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1354, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • ArkansasSevere Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 12, 2000 to January 8, 2001, Emergency Declared (EM-3159): December 28, 2000, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3159, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • ArkansasSevere Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: April 4, 1997 to April 21, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1176): April 14, 1997, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1176, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • ArkansasIce Storm, Winter Storm, Severe Storm, Incident Period: February 9, 1994 to February 10, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1011): February 28, 1994, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1011, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm, Winter Storm, Storm
  • Arkansaslooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: April 12, 1991 to May 11, 1991, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-907): May 30, 1991, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-907, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • ArkansasFlooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: May 1, 1990 to June 3, 1990, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-865): May 15, 1990, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-865, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Union County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 11, Floods: 10, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (34%)
  • India (7%)
  • Thailand (7%)
  • Germany (7%)
  • United Kingdom (6%)
  • Korea (4%)
  • Philippines (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Union County (%):

  • United States or American (21%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • English (8%)
  • German (4%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • French (except Basque) (1%)
  • African (1%)

Union County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 15,226 (83%)
  • Carpooled: 2,206 (12%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 11 (0%)
  • Taxi: 12 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 6 (0%)
  • Walked: 346 (2%)
  • Other means: 171 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 293 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Union County, Arkansas in 2000:

  • 739 people in nursing homes
  • 117 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 94 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 15 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 9 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 9 people in other nonhousehold living situations

People in group quarters in Union County, Arkansas in 2010:

  • 268 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 186 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 37 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 18 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 14 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $50,091.

5.05% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,452 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.05%
Arkansas average:

6.94%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.37% relocated from other counties in Arkansas ($14,401 average AGI)
2.68% relocated from other states ($19,051 average AGI)
Union County:

2.68%
Arkansas average:

3.02%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Ouachita County, AR  0.43% ($32,154 average AGI)
from Pulaski County, AR  0.29% ($30,023)
from Columbia County, AR  0.27% ($34,610)
from Union Parish, LA  0.27% ($29,537)
from Ashley County, AR  0.20% ($28,100)
from Dallas County, TX  0.13% ($27,368)
from Calhoun County, AR  0.09% ($17,071)


5.38% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,661 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.38%
Arkansas average:

6.84%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.77% relocated to other counties in Arkansas ($16,834 average AGI)
2.61% relocated to other states ($17,827 average AGI)
Union County:

2.61%
Arkansas average:

2.91%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Pulaski County, AR  0.61% ($27,717 average AGI)
to Ouachita County, AR  0.30% ($36,870)
to Columbia County, AR  0.24% ($25,703)
to Union Parish, LA  0.21% ($25,469)
to Faulkner County, AR  0.15% ($29,304)
to Garland County, AR  0.15% ($39,727)
to Harris County, TX  0.15% ($18,545)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.2

Births per 1000 population in Union County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 13.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Union County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.6

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Union County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 17.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Union County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Union County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 8,863 (6,571 aged, 2,292 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,004 (9%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Union County, Arkansas in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (618)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (551)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (413)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (379)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (363)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (307)
  • Congestive heart failure (276)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (245)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (172)
  • Cardiac arrhythmia, unspecified (157)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 109.1. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 83.5
  • Other - 25.7

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 141.2. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 102.7
  • Other - 38.5

Household type by relationship:

Households: 41,115
  • In family households: 35,031 (7,717 male householders, 3,848 female householders)
    8,061 spouses, 11,625 children (10,432 natural, 313 adopted, 880 stepchildren), 1,625 grandchildren, 364 brothers or sisters, 290 parents, 496 other relatives, 841 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 6,084 (2,525 male householders (2,200 living alone)), 2,861 female householders (2,631 living alone)), 698 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 524 (454 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 5,287 2-persons, 2,771 3-persons, 2,124 4-persons, 922 5-persons, 297 6-persons, 164 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,831 1-person, 472 2-persons, 52 3-persons, 16 4-persons, 8 5-persons, 5 6-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons.

6,853 married couples with children.
3,367 single-parent households (584 men, 2,783 women).

97.5% of residents of Union County speak English at home.
1.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (65% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (69% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 18% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (17% speak English very well, 76% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (88% speak English very well, 12% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $299,368,000 ($6713 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $8,059,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $132,424,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $70,193,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $-91,000
Federal grants: $81,562,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,917,000 ($71,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $13,361,000 ($3,829,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $80,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $8,684,000
Federal Government insurance: $8,770,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 3,153
Here:

71 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,981
Here:

67 per 1000 residents
State:

53 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +173
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,727
Here -39 per 1000 residents
State +13 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Union County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 8.00 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.5
State:

5.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 245
  • 2000 to 2004: 1,865
  • 1990 to 1999: 2,862
  • 1980 to 1989: 3,187
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,968
  • 1960 to 1969: 3,142
  • 1950 to 1959: 2,740
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,621
  • 1939 or earlier: 736
Rooms in houses/apartments in Union County, Arkansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 13
  • 2 rooms: 126
  • 3 rooms: 446
  • 4 rooms: 1,778
  • 5 rooms: 4,119
  • 6 rooms: 3,393
  • 7 rooms: 1,658
  • 8 rooms: 937
  • 9+ rooms: 635
  • 1 room: 72
  • 2 rooms: 270
  • 3 rooms: 739
  • 4 rooms: 1,459
  • 5 rooms: 1,288
  • 6 rooms: 655
  • 7 rooms: 245
  • 8 rooms: 93
  • 9+ rooms: 63
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Union County, Arkansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 35
  • 1 bedroom: 397
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,471
  • 3 bedrooms: 7,598
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,397
  • 5+ bedrooms: 207
  • no bedroom: 87
  • 1 bedroom: 940
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,117
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,577
  • 4 bedrooms: 136
  • 5+ bedrooms: 27
Cars and other vehicles available in Union County, Arkansas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 780
  • 1 vehicle: 4,153
  • 2 vehicles: 5,505
  • 3 vehicles: 2,092
  • 4 vehicles: 426
  • 5+ vehicles: 149
  • no vehicle: 1,126
  • 1 vehicle: 2,351
  • 2 vehicles: 1,166
  • 3 vehicles: 206
  • 4 vehicles: 18
  • 5+ vehicles: 17

61% of Union County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 69% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 47% lived in Arkansas.

Union County:

61.3%
State average:

54.0%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 34135
  • Northeast: 347
  • Midwest: 1564
  • South: 7772
  • West: 1077

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $28,900


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Union County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (62.1%)
  • Electricity (25.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9.7%)
  • Wood (2.1%)
  • Utility gas (59.4%)
  • Electricity (33.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5.6%)
  • Wood (0.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 380
Here:

6.8%
Arkansas:

7.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 220
Here:

7.6%
Arkansas:

6.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 105
Here:

8.4%
Arkansas:

14.7%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Union County government finances - Expenditure in 2004:

  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $34,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $3,543,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,440,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,656,000
    Police Protection: $1,469,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,143,000
    Financial Administration: $803,000
    Central Staff Services: $466,000
    General - Other: $413,000
    General Public Buildings: $367,000
    Libraries: $176,000
    Health Services - Other: $35,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,039,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $7,122,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $474,000
    Solid Waste Management: $257,000
    Police Protection: $115,000
    General - Other: $35,000
    General Public Building: $5,000
    Financial Administration: $4,000
    Central Staff: $2,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,516,000

Union County government finances - Revenue in 2004:

  • Charges - All Other: $977,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Support: $75,000
    All Other: $1,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $2,576,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,228,000
    Rents: $147,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,522,000
    General Support: $432,000
    All Other: $76,000
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $11,188,000
    Property: $3,834,000

Union County government finances - Debt in 2004:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $28,435,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $27,735,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $700,000

Union County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $9,844,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $27,735,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,939
  • Number of aged recipients: 139
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,800
  • Number of recipients under 18: 371
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,244
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 324
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 690
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 889
Union County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Union County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Union County, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James55972.1 years
John46675.5 years
Mary42277.8 years
William38975.4 years
Robert26571.2 years
Willie24474.8 years
George21675.4 years
Charles17870.1 years
Henry14477.6 years
Thomas13072.5 years
Most common last names in Union County, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith32573.6 years
Williams28873.5 years
Johnson20375.7 years
Jones17975.8 years
Davis17274.9 years
Brown14775.3 years
Moore13776.4 years
Jackson12671.4 years
Taylor10874.9 years
Wilson10678.8 years
Businesses in Union County, AR
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2La-Z-Boy1
Ace Hardware1Lane Furniture2
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's2
Applebee's1New Balance3
Arby's1Nike4
Ashley Furniture1Nissan1
AutoZone1Office Depot1
Baskin-Robbins1Payless1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1Popeyes1
Church's Chicken1Quiznos1
Circle K1RadioShack1
Comfort Suites1SONIC Drive-In1
Domino's Pizza1Sears1
Econo Lodge1Subway2
FedEx11Super 82
Ford2Taco Bell1
Goodwill2Toyota1
H&R Block1True Value1
Hilton1U-Haul5
Holiday Inn1UPS5
Home Depot1Verizon Wireless1
Honda1Walgreens1
JCPenney1Walmart1
KFC1Wendy's1
La Quinta1

Union County on our top lists:

  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"