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Union County, Arkansas (AR)

County population in 2016: 40,602 (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: 79.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (28.4%), Educational, health and social services (25.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 41%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 55%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Union County, Arkansas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (61.0%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (33.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (3.8%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.7%)
Median resident age:  39.8 years
Arkansas median age:  38.0 years
Males: 19,761  (48.7%)
Females: 20,841  (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 2016: $41,716 ($29,809 in 1999)

This county:

$41,716
Arkansas:

$44,334

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $449 (lower quartile is $364, upper quartile is $570)
This county:

$449
State:

$535


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $83,633 (it was $49,300 in 2000)
Union:

$83,633
Arkansas:

$123,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $40,272 - $158,799

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $132,248
Here:

$132,248
State:

$171,387

Townhouses or other attached units: $50,377
Here:

$50,377
State:

$141,053

Mobile homes: $104,387
Here:

$104,387
State:

$76,124

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $22,421
Here:

$22,421
State:

$42,771
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $901
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $311

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 permit cost
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $652 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $450 (0.7%)

Union County household income distribution in 2013 Union County home values distribution in 2013 Union County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 19.0%
Union County:

19.0%
Arkansas:

17.2%
(12.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.8% for Black residents, 28.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 45.8% for American Indian residents, 18.8% for other race residents, 17.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 39.8 years old
(Males: 37.8 years old, Females: 41.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44.8 years old, Black residents: 35.4 years old, American Indian residents: 33.6 years old, Asian residents: 35.2 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21.8 years old, Other race residents: 37.2 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: 84.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 20.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 849 (28.2% naturalized citizens)

Union County:

2.1%
Whole state:

4.6%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population Note: State values scaled to Union County population
  • 352010 or later
  • 3922000 to 2009
  • 2001990 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: 13,741
  • One, attached: 126
  • Two: 285
  • 3 or 4: 388
  • 5 to 9: 793
  • 10 to 19: 160
  • 20 to 49: 177
  • 50 or more: 15
  • Mobile homes: 4,028
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 3

Housing units in Union County with a mortgage: 4,748 (62 second mortgage, 220 home equity loan, 11 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 6,862

Here:

40.0% with mortgage
State:

54.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Union County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Year 2000 to 2010 Change
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).
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (60%)
  • Other Eastern Africa (4%)
  • Guatemala (4%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • Korea (3%)
  • Philippines (2%)
  • El Salvador (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Union County


  • American (31%)
  • English (4%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • German (1%)
  • European (1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)
  • African (1%)

Union County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 16,616 (89.4%)
  • Carpooled: 1,294 (7.0%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 51 (0.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 111 (0.6%)
  • Bicycle: 9 (0.0%)
  • Walked: 313 (1.7%)
  • Worked at home: 210 (1.1%)
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 $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%

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  0.43% ($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%

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  0.61% ($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 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: 40,602
  • In family households: 33,582 (5,542 male householders, 5,307 female householders)
    7,540 spouses, 11,296 children (10,233 natural, 484 adopted, 571 stepchildren), 1,357 grandchildren, 309 brothers or sisters, 465 parents, 831 other relatives, 908 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 6,503 (2,833 male householders (2,387 living alone)), 2,713 female householders (2,468 living alone)), 958 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 501

Size of family households: 5,247 2-persons, 2,524 3-persons, 1,863 4-persons, 634 5-persons, 382 6-persons, 178 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,854 1-person, 590 2-persons, 33 3-persons, 43 4-persons, 21 7-or-more-persons.

4,870 married couples with children.
3,187 single-parent households (802 men, 2,385 women).

96.2% of residents of Union speak English at home.
3.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (50% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 22% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (80% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 10% 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:

5.8
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.4

Year house built in Union County, Arkansas Note: State values scaled to Union County population
  • 3672014 or later
  • 4732010 to 2013
  • 1,6252000 to 2009
  • 2,7841990 to 1999
  • 2,8811980 to 1989
  • 3,4931970 to 1979
  • 2,9341960 to 1969
  • 2,9271950 to 1959
  • 1,3841940 to 1949
  • 1,0371939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Union County, Arkansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Union County, Arkansas Note: State values scaled to Union County population
  • 451 room
  • 182 rooms
  • 3883 rooms
  • 1,2424 rooms
  • 3,1925 rooms
  • 2,9206 rooms
  • 1,6637 rooms
  • 9518 rooms
  • 1,0519+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Union County, Arkansas Note: State values scaled to Union County population
  • 9501 room
  • 1872 rooms
  • 5553 rooms
  • 1,0004 rooms
  • 9195 rooms
  • 8066 rooms
  • 4057 rooms
  • 1348 rooms
  • 1259+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Union County, Arkansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Union County, Arkansas Note: State values scaled to Union County population
  • 40no bedroom
  • 2171 bedroom
  • 2,2512 bedrooms
  • 6,9473 bedrooms
  • 1,7474 bedrooms
  • 2825+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Union County, Arkansas Note: State values scaled to Union County population
  • 933no bedroom
  • 6081 bedroom
  • 1,9552 bedrooms
  • 1,3523 bedrooms
  • 2164 bedrooms
  • 125+ 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 Note: State values scaled to Union County population
  • 382no vehicle
  • 3,1371 vehicle
  • 4,8792 vehicles
  • 2,1343 vehicles
  • 6544 vehicles
  • 3345+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Union County in renter-occupied apartments Note: State values scaled to Union County population
  • 652no vehicle
  • 2,2861 vehicle
  • 1,3742 vehicles
  • 4083 vehicles
  • 794 vehicles
  • 305+ vehicles

88.4% of Union County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 52% lived in Arkansas.

Union County:

88.4%
State average:

84.2%

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

  • This state: 29,750
  • Other state: 9,858
  • Northeast: 325
  • Midwest: 1,421
  • South: 6,924
  • West: 1,250
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Union County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 49.9%Utility gas
  • 40.3%Electricity
  • 6.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.9%Wood
  • 0.3%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 54.1%Electricity
  • 42.1%Utility gas
  • 2.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Wood
  • 0.2%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 261
Here:

6.2%
Arkansas:

8.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 204
Here:

8.8%
Arkansas:

8.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 201
Here:

12.9%
Arkansas:

16.0%

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 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)"