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Union County, Arkansas (AR)

County population in 2017: 40,375 (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).

March 2019 cost of living index in Union County: 79.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (29.2%), Public administration (21.3%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (18.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 27%
  • Government: 35%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 39%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Union County, AR (2017)
    • 24,43453.5%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 13,03628.6%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,5903.5%Hispanic or Latino
    • 4140.9%Two or more races
    • 3270.7%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 2410.5%Asian alone
    • 1170.3%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

39.9 years
Arkansas median age:

38.1 years
Males: 19,690  (48.8%)
Females: 20,685  (51.2%)
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Average household size:
Union County:

2.0 people
Arkansas:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $43,034 ($29,809 in 1999)
This county:

$43,034
Arkansas:

$45,869

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $465 (lower quartile is $368, upper quartile is $601)
This county:

$465
State:

$548


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $86,643 (it was $49,300 in 2000)
Union:

$86,643
Arkansas:

$128,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $41,211 - $162,722

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $132,389
Here:

$132,389
State:

$171,570

Townhouses or other attached units: $61,639
Here:

$61,639
State:

$172,587

Mobile homes: $102,305
Here:

$102,305
State:

$74,605

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $29,876
Here:

$29,876
State:

$56,992

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $893
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $313

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:

  • 1997: 10 buildings, average cost: $123,400
  • 1998: 17 buildings, average cost: $90,800
  • 1999: 17 buildings, average cost: $117,700
  • 2000: 7 buildings, average cost: $127,400
  • 2001: 13 buildings, average cost: $93,000
  • 2002: 16 buildings, average cost: $151,800
  • 2003: 31 buildings, average cost: $104,300
  • 2004: 24 buildings, average cost: $124,200
  • 2005: 20 buildings, average cost: $152,700
  • 2006: 15 buildings, average cost: $224,300
  • 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
  • 2015: 8 buildings, average cost: $169,400
  • 2016: 8 buildings, average cost: $192,300
  • 2017: 10 buildings, average cost: $192,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Union, AR residents
Average permit cost in Union, AR
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $619 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $451 (0.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Union, AR in 2017
Distribution of house value in Union, AR in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Union, AR in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 18.2%
Union County:

18.2%
Arkansas:

16.4%
(11.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.3% for Black residents, 27.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 27.1% for American Indian residents, 10.0% for other race residents, 18.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 39.9 years old
(Males: 38.6 years old, Females: 41.5 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44.7 years old, Black residents: 36.1 years old, American Indian residents: 30.7 years old, Asian residents: 34.3 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22.2 years old, Other race residents: 37.9 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

2018 air pollution in Union County:

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 10.1 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). 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:

5.0%
Arkansas:

3.4%

Unemployment by year in Union, AR
County total employment by year in Union, AR
County average yearly wages by year in Union, AR

Current college students: 1,427
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 84.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 21.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 818 (25.4% naturalized citizens)

Union County:

2.0%
Whole state:

4.7%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 442010 or later
  • 3712000 to 2009
  • 1901990 to 1999
  • 1341980 to 1989
  • 461970 to 1979
  • 90Before 1970

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: 13,828
  • One, attached: 108
  • Two: 210
  • 3 or 4: 345
  • 5 to 9: 848
  • 10 to 19: 157
  • 20 to 49: 103
  • 50 or more: 17
  • Mobile homes: 4,441
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 3

Housing units in Union County with a mortgage: 5,017 (54 second mortgage, 161 home equity loan, 6 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 6,866

Here:

45.5% with mortgage
State:

55.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Union County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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:

  • Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: October 29, 2009 to November 08, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1861: December 03, 2009, FEMA Id: 1861, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: February 05, 2008 to February 12, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1744: February 07, 2008, FEMA Id: 1744, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Arkansas Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3215: September 02, 2005, FEMA Id: 3215, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Arkansas Severe Storms & Flooding, Incident Period: February 14, 2001 to March 21, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1363: March 13, 2001, FEMA Id: 1363, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Arkansas Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 12, 2000 to January 08, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1354: December 29, 2000, FEMA Id: 1354, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Arkansas Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 12, 2000 to January 08, 2001, Emergency Declared EM-3159: December 28, 2000, FEMA Id: 3159, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Arkansas Severe Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: April 04, 1997 to April 21, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1176: April 14, 1997, FEMA Id: 1176, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Arkansas Ice Storm, Winter Storm, Severe Storm, Incident Period: February 09, 1994 to February 10, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1011: February 28, 1994, FEMA Id: 1011, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm, Winter Storm, Storm
  • Arkansas Flooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: April 12, 1991 to May 11, 1991, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-907: May 30, 1991, FEMA Id: 907, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Arkansas Flooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: May 01, 1990 to June 03, 1990, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-865: May 15, 1990, FEMA Id: 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 (13).
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).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Union

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 16,441 (89.8%)
  • Carpooled: 1,274 (7.0%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 68 (0.4%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 57 (0.3%)
  • Bicycle: 14 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 153 (0.8%)
  • Worked at home: 297 (1.6%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (56%)
  • Other Eastern Africa (5%)
  • Guatemala (5%)
  • Korea (4%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • Iran (3%)
  • El Salvador (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Union County


  • American (32%)
  • English (3%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • European (2%)
  • German (1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)
  • African (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
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 $63,904.

4.31% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,330 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.31%
Arkansas average:

6.87%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.08% relocated from other counties in Arkansas ($17,506 average AGI)
2.23% relocated from other states ($23,825 average AGI)
Union County:

2.23%
Arkansas average:

2.88%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Ouachita County, AR  0.38% ($42,273 average AGI)
from Pulaski County, AR  0.28% ($28,146)
from Union Parish, LA  0.22% ($31,313)
from Columbia County, AR  0.22% ($31,469)


5.01% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($55,582 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.01%
Arkansas average:

6.90%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.49% relocated to other counties in Arkansas ($24,508 average AGI)
2.52% relocated to other states ($31,074 average AGI)
Union County:

2.52%
Arkansas average:

2.91%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Pulaski County, AR  0.45% ($64,197 average AGI)
to Ouachita County, AR  0.36% ($48,538)
to Columbia County, AR  0.23% ($26,500)
to Union Parish, LA  0.23% ($30,636)
to Garland County, AR  0.19% ($54,630)
to Dallas County, TX  0.14% ($42,667)
to Calhoun County, AR  0.14% ($31,200)

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 population 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
Population without health insurance coverage in Union County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Union County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Union County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Union County
Population under 19 years 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 Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in 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: 40,375
  • In family households: 33,633 (5,353 male householders, 5,337 female householders)
    7,230 spouses, 11,709 children (10,657 natural, 425 adopted, 622 stepchildren), 1,239 grandchildren, 435 brothers or sisters, 623 parents, 820 other relatives, 878 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 6,234 (2,837 male householders (2,475 living alone)), 2,743 female householders (2,599 living alone)), 665 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 496

Size of family households: 5,195 2-persons, 2,397 3-persons, 2,087 4-persons, 568 5-persons, 284 6-persons, 137 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 5,072 1-person, 454 2-persons, 48 3-persons, 5 4-persons.

5,117 married couples with children.
3,289 single-parent households (797 men, 2,492 women).

96.2% of residents of Union speak English at home.
3.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (54% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (93% speak English very well, 7% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $299,368,000 ($6,713 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:

5.9
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.5

Year house built in Union County, Arkansas
  • Year house built in Union County, Arkansas
  • 4552014 or later
  • 4412010 to 2013
  • 1,7572000 to 2009
  • 2,8381990 to 1999
  • 2,9721980 to 1989
  • 3,4831970 to 1979
  • 3,3071960 to 1969
  • 2,5481950 to 1959
  • 1,1681940 to 1949
  • 9361939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Union County, Arkansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Union County, Arkansas
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Union County, Arkansas
  • 401 room
  • 182 rooms
  • 3853 rooms
  • 1,2804 rooms
  • 3,3045 rooms
  • 2,9026 rooms
  • 1,6997 rooms
  • 1,1228 rooms
  • 1,0919+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Union County, Arkansas
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Union County, Arkansas
  • 8111 room
  • 1172 rooms
  • 4793 rooms
  • 9974 rooms
  • 7455 rooms
  • 7466 rooms
  • 3177 rooms
  • 1588 rooms
  • 959+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Union County, Arkansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Union County, Arkansas
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Union County, Arkansas
  • 46no bedroom
  • 2431 bedroom
  • 2,1922 bedrooms
  • 7,2563 bedrooms
  • 1,8034 bedrooms
  • 2835+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Union County, Arkansas
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Union County, Arkansas
  • 798no bedroom
  • 5441 bedroom
  • 1,5872 bedrooms
  • 1,2223 bedrooms
  • 2844 bedrooms
  • 105+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Union County, Arkansas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Union County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Union County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 251no vehicle
  • 3,4651 vehicle
  • 5,0382 vehicles
  • 2,1723 vehicles
  • 6614 vehicles
  • 2755+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Union County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Union County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 540no vehicle
  • 2,1741 vehicle
  • 1,1852 vehicles
  • 3573 vehicles
  • 754 vehicles
  • 315+ vehicles

88.8% of Union County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 52% lived in Arkansas.

Union County:

88.8%
State average:

84.5%

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

  • This state: 29,071
  • Other state: 10,275
  • Northeast: 359
  • Midwest: 1,560
  • South: 7,238
  • West: 1,152
Year householders moved into unit in Union County, AR
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Union County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 51.2%Utility gas
  • 39.0%Electricity
  • 6.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.6%Wood
  • 0.3%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 54.2%Electricity
  • 43.5%Utility gas
  • 1.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 272
Here:

6.4%
Arkansas:

7.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 189
Here:

7.8%
Arkansas:

8.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 202
Here:

12.8%
Arkansas:

16.7%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Union County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $1,325,000
    Solid Waste Management: $851,000
    Parks and Recreation: $45,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $926,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $4,498,000
    Police Protection: $2,410,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,093,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,807,000
    Financial Administration: $1,130,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $885,000
    Central Staff Services: $517,000
    General Public Buildings: $350,000
    General - Other: $317,000
    Parks and Recreation: $172,000
    Corrections - Other: $86,000
    Health - Other: $50,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $27,000
    Highways: $5,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,130,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $10,143,000
    Other - Libraries: $243,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $25,777,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,484,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $28,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,195,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,019,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $743,000
    Rents: $187,000
    Sale of Property: $93,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $1,437,000
    Police Protection: $200,000
    Financial Administration: $57,000
    Central Staff Services: $19,000
    Correctional Institutions: $16,000
    General Public Building: $4,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $23,285,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $25,777,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,887,000
    Other: $754,000
    General Local Government Support: $486,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $16,689,000
    Property: $5,021,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $286,000
    Other License: $19,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $14,676,000

Union County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $1,325,000
    Solid Waste Management: $851,000
    Parks and Recreation: $45,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $926,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $4,498,000
    Police Protection: $2,410,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,093,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,807,000
    Financial Administration: $1,130,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $885,000
    Central Staff Services: $517,000
    General Public Buildings: $350,000
    General - Other: $317,000
    Parks and Recreation: $172,000
    Corrections - Other: $86,000
    Health - Other: $50,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $27,000
    Highways: $5,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,130,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $10,143,000
    Other - Libraries: $243,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $25,777,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,484,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $28,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,195,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,019,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $743,000
    Rents: $187,000
    Sale of Property: $93,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $1,437,000
    Police Protection: $200,000
    Financial Administration: $57,000
    Central Staff Services: $19,000
    Correctional Institutions: $16,000
    General Public Building: $4,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $23,285,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $25,777,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,887,000
    Other: $754,000
    General Local Government Support: $486,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $16,689,000
    Property: $5,021,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $286,000
    Other License: $19,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $14,676,000

Union County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $1,325,000
    Solid Waste Management: $851,000
    Parks and Recreation: $45,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $926,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $4,498,000
    Police Protection: $2,410,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,093,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,807,000
    Financial Administration: $1,130,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $885,000
    Central Staff Services: $517,000
    General Public Buildings: $350,000
    General - Other: $317,000
    Parks and Recreation: $172,000
    Corrections - Other: $86,000
    Health - Other: $50,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $27,000
    Highways: $5,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,130,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $10,143,000
    Other - Libraries: $243,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $25,777,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,484,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $28,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,195,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,019,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $743,000
    Rents: $187,000
    Sale of Property: $93,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $1,437,000
    Police Protection: $200,000
    Financial Administration: $57,000
    Central Staff Services: $19,000
    Correctional Institutions: $16,000
    General Public Building: $4,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $23,285,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $25,777,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,887,000
    Other: $754,000
    General Local Government Support: $486,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $16,689,000
    Property: $5,021,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $286,000
    Other License: $19,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $14,676,000

Union County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $1,325,000
    Solid Waste Management: $851,000
    Parks and Recreation: $45,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $926,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $4,498,000
    Police Protection: $2,410,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,093,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,807,000
    Financial Administration: $1,130,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $885,000
    Central Staff Services: $517,000
    General Public Buildings: $350,000
    General - Other: $317,000
    Parks and Recreation: $172,000
    Corrections - Other: $86,000
    Health - Other: $50,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $27,000
    Highways: $5,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,130,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $10,143,000
    Other - Libraries: $243,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $25,777,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,484,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $28,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,195,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,019,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $743,000
    Rents: $187,000
    Sale of Property: $93,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $1,437,000
    Police Protection: $200,000
    Financial Administration: $57,000
    Central Staff Services: $19,000
    Correctional Institutions: $16,000
    General Public Building: $4,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $23,285,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $25,777,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,887,000
    Other: $754,000
    General Local Government Support: $486,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $16,689,000
    Property: $5,021,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $286,000
    Other License: $19,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $14,676,000

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
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)"