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Union County, Iowa (IA)

County population in 2019: 12,419 (61% urban, 39% rural); it was 12,309 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,238
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,498
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,776
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,535 (it was 1,466 in 2000)
% of renters here:

28%
State:

28%

Land area: 424 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 29 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Union County: 76.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (19.8%), Manufacturing (17.4%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (15.7%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (10.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 75%
  • Government: 1%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 24%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Union County, IA (2019)
    • 11,59394.2%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3863.1%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1801.5%Asian alone
    • 1231.0%Two or more races
    • 680.6%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 30.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

40.6 years
Iowa median age:

38.5 years
Males: 6,046  (48.7%)
Females: 6,373  (51.3%)
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Average household size:
Union County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $50,862 ($31,905 in 1999)
This county:

$50,862
Iowa:

$61,691

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $463 (lower quartile is $369, upper quartile is $596)
This county:

$463
State:

$660


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $111,811 (it was $59,000 in 2000)
Union:

$111,811
Iowa:

$158,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $71,383 - $189,340

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $146,069
Here:

$146,069
State:

$201,113

Townhouses or other attached units: $125,131
Here:

$125,131
State:

$195,638

In 2-unit structures: $60,376
Here:

$60,376
State:

$120,562

Mobile homes: $90,591
Here:

$90,591
State:

$75,033

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,001
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $488

Institutionalized population: 126

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 8
  • Burglaries: 14
  • Thefts: 26
  • Auto thefts: 3

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 7
  • Burglaries: 27
  • Thefts: 25
  • Auto thefts: 8
Union County, IA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 1998: 11 buildings, average cost: $64,000
  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $90,400
  • 2000: 17 buildings, average cost: $103,800
  • 2001: 10 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 2002: 7 buildings, average cost: $114,100
  • 2003: 14 buildings, average cost: $117,800
  • 2004: 11 buildings, average cost: $117,100
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $199,900
  • 2006: 11 buildings, average cost: $192,700
  • 2007: 11 buildings, average cost: $166,600
  • 2008: 5 buildings, average cost: $185,000
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $172,500
  • 2010: 5 buildings, average cost: $198,200
  • 2011: 6 buildings, average cost: $258,300
  • 2012: 16 buildings, average cost: $130,700
  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $141,000
  • 2014: 7 buildings, average cost: $137,700
  • 2015: 7 buildings, average cost: $156,700
  • 2016: 24 buildings, average cost: $139,600
  • 2017: 3 buildings, average cost: $119,000
  • 2018: 4 buildings, average cost: $122,600
  • 2019: 4 buildings, average cost: $150,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Union, IA residents
Average permit cost in Union, IA
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,875 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,940 (1.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Union, IA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Union, IA in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Union, IA in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 13.9%
Union County:

13.9%
Iowa:

11.2%
(14.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 85.2% for Black residents, 13.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 47.6% for American Indian residents, 81.0% for other race residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 40.6 years old
(Males: 39.6 years old, Females: 41.8 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42.2 years old, Black residents: 23.2 years old, American Indian residents: 65.8 years old, Asian residents: 19.3 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25.3 years old, Other race residents: 38.6 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Union County is $379 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $498 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $608 a month.

Cities in this county include: Creston, Afton, Lorimor, Cromwell, Arispe, Shannon City, Thayer, Kent.

Union County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Neighboring counties: Adams County, Indiana , Morris County, New Jersey , Clarion County, Pennsylvania , Rich County, Utah , Jefferson County, Pennsylvania .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.5%
Iowa:

3.1%

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

Current college students: 597
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 90.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 18.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 304 (60.6% naturalized citizens)

Union County:

2.5%
Whole state:

5.6%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 722010 or later
  • 612000 to 2009
  • 1181990 to 1999
  • 231980 to 1989
  • 201970 to 1979
  • 28Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 85.6%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,490
  • One, attached: 104
  • Two: 158
  • 3 or 4: 356
  • 5 to 9: 162
  • 10 to 19: 253
  • 20 to 49: 132
  • 50 or more: 65
  • Mobile homes: 260

Housing units in Union County with a mortgage: 1,952 (40 second mortgage, 133 home equity loan, 2 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,733

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

59.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Union County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,93217
Catholic1,1572
Evangelical Protestant1,01512
Other1593
None7,271-
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: 2
Union County:

1.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Union County:

8.23 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 12
This county:

9.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Union County:

8.3%
Iowa:

7.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Union County:

26.4%
State:

27.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.1%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in Union County:

Average size of farms: 341 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $90,100
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $197.78
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 63.24%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $89,635
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 49.11%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $85,551
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 89.11%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 18.38
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.60%
Corn for grain: 46420 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 319 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 43067 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Union County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Iowa state average. It is 276% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 349.4 miles away from Union County center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 403.8 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW) earthquake occurred 383.7 miles away from the county center
On 11/12/2014 at 21:40:00, a magnitude 4.9 (4.9 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 316.0 miles away from the county center
On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 72.2 miles away from Union County center
On 12/17/2009 at 02:53:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 93.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Iowa Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: March 17, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4483-IA: March 23, 2020, FEMA Id: 4483, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Iowa Severe Storms And Flooding, Incident Period: March 12, 2019, FEMA Id: 4421, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 01, 2010 to August 31, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1930: July 29, 2010, FEMA Id: 1930, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: January 19, 2010 to January 26, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1880: March 02, 2010, FEMA Id: 1880, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 25, 2008 to August 13, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1763: May 27, 2008, FEMA Id: 1763, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 10, 2007 to December 11, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1737: January 04, 2008, FEMA Id: 1737, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Iowa Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: August 17, 2007 to September 05, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1727: September 14, 2007, FEMA Id: 1727, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 05, 2007 to May 07, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1705: May 25, 2007, FEMA Id: 1705, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3239: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3239, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Iowa Severe Storms & Flooding, Incident Period: April 08, 2001 to May 29, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1367: May 02, 2001, FEMA Id: 1367, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 8 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Union County (18) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Union

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,159 (78.8%)
  • Carpooled: 660 (10.1%)
  • Bus: 44 (0.7%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 7 (0.1%)
  • Bicycle: 21 (0.3%)
  • Walked: 399 (6.1%)
  • Worked at home: 239 (3.6%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Production occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Material moving occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (43%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (11%)
  • Other Eastern Africa (10%)
  • Vietnam (9%)
  • Jamaica (8%)
  • Japan (5%)
  • Poland (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Union County


  • German (22%)
  • American (15%)
  • English (5%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • Italian (5%)
  • European (3%)
  • Swedish (3%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 158 people in nursing homes
  • 60 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 38 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 27 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 9 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

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

  • 117 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 112 people in college/university student housing
  • 64 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 50 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 9 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $53,460.

5.43% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,316 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.43%
Iowa average:

5.97%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.56% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($27,852 average AGI)
0.87% relocated from other states ($8,469 average AGI)
Union County:

0.87%
Iowa average:

2.42%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Polk County, IA  0.85% ($36,000 average AGI)
from Adair County, IA  0.61% ($26,517)


6.18% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,381 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.18%
Iowa average:

6.23%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.63% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($24,463 average AGI)
1.56% relocated to other states ($10,915 average AGI)
Union County:

1.56%
Iowa average:

2.69%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Polk County, IA  1.01% ($32,958 average AGI)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.9

Births per 1000 population in Union County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 11.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Union County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.4

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Union County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 6.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 3.0%
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: 2,610 (2,207 aged, 403 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 173 (6%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Union County, Iowa in 1999 - 2019:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (264)
  • Hypertensive heart disease without (congestive) heart failure (173)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (143)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (68)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (49)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (25)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (21)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (12)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 8.34
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 13,741
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 284
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 37,197

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,362
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,554

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 40
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 75

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 8

Household type by relationship:

Households: 12,419
  • Male householders: 2,680 (603 living alone), Female householders: 2,584 (1,022 living alone)
  • 2,461 spouses (2,417 opposite-sex spouses), 431 unmarried partners, (398 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 3,268 children (2,756 natural, 155 adopted, 380 stepchildren), 127 grandchildren, 26 brothers or sisters, 35 parents, 3 foster children, 128 other relatives, 373 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 282

Size of family households: 1,594 2-persons, 683 3-persons, 374 4-persons, 448 5-persons, 62 6-persons, 62 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,629 1-person, 322 2-persons, 80 3-persons, 14 4-persons, 4 5-persons.

1,826 married couples with children.
724 single-parent households (228 men, 496 women).

94.2% of residents of Union speak English at home.
1.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (41% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 34% speak English not well).
2.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (62% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
1.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (62% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 22% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $87,397,000 ($7,287 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,105,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $36,127,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $18,220,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $7,835,000
Federal grants: $19,410,000
Federal procurement contracts: $944,000 ($15,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $4,862,000 ($412,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $4,376,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,551,000
Federal Government insurance: $19,509,000

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

Births: 718
Here:

60 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 789
Here:

66 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +22
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -273
Here -23 per 1000 residents
State -14 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Union County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.16 millions of gallons per day (1% from ground, 99% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.5
State:

6.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.2

Year house built in Union County, Iowa
  • Year house built in Union County, Iowa
  • 542014 or later
  • 1102010 to 2013
  • 4422000 to 2009
  • 5671990 to 1999
  • 3951980 to 1989
  • 8741970 to 1979
  • 5351960 to 1969
  • 4321950 to 1959
  • 3691940 to 1949
  • 2,1591939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Union County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Union County, Iowa
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Union County, Iowa
  • 31 room
  • 82 rooms
  • 913 rooms
  • 2774 rooms
  • 7415 rooms
  • 7286 rooms
  • 5397 rooms
  • 5298 rooms
  • 7649+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Union County, Iowa
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Union County, Iowa
  • 921 room
  • 642 rooms
  • 2853 rooms
  • 3594 rooms
  • 3845 rooms
  • 1476 rooms
  • 1417 rooms
  • 318 rooms
  • 929+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Union County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Union County, Iowa
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Union County, Iowa
  • 9no bedroom
  • 1151 bedroom
  • 8482 bedrooms
  • 1,7373 bedrooms
  • 7904 bedrooms
  • 1725+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Union County, Iowa
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Union County, Iowa
  • 94no bedroom
  • 4191 bedroom
  • 5962 bedrooms
  • 3123 bedrooms
  • 1384 bedrooms
  • 275+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Union County, Iowa 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
  • 74no vehicle
  • 7731 vehicle
  • 1,3282 vehicles
  • 7793 vehicles
  • 4734 vehicles
  • 2845+ 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
  • 289no vehicle
  • 8371 vehicle
  • 3122 vehicles
  • 903 vehicles
  • 534 vehicles
  • 55+ vehicles

84.2% of Union County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 76% lived in Iowa.

Union County:

84.2%
State average:

85.2%

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

  • This state: 9,007
  • Other state: 3,003
  • Northeast: 176
  • Midwest: 1,744
  • South: 430
  • West: 656
Year householders moved into unit in Union County, IA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Union County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 58.3%Utility gas
  • 18.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 18.4%Electricity
  • 2.1%Wood
  • 1.8%Other fuel
  • 0.8%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 45.6%Utility gas
  • 45.3%Electricity
  • 4.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.4%No fuel used
  • 0.7%Wood
  • 0.3%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 194
Here:

15.7%
Iowa:

9.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 31
Here:

4.7%
Iowa:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 95
Here:

20.5%
Iowa:

23.0%

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 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $76,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $60,381,000
    Other: $487,000
  • Construction - Hospitals: $1,005,000
    Regular Highways: $142,000
    General - Other: $142,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $56,172,000
    Regular Highways: $3,179,000
    General - Other: $3,066,000
    Police Protection: $833,000
    Health - Other: $664,000
    Correctional Institutions: $521,000
    Central Staff Services: $456,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $334,000
    Financial Administration: $267,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $246,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $197,000
    Parks and Recreation: $170,000
    Solid Waste Management: $34,000
    Libraries: $23,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $6,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $783,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $33,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,076,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,325,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,751,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $262,000
    Interest Earnings: $200,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $34,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $1,493,000
    Regular Highways: $519,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $29,306,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,042,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,606,000
    Other: $1,786,000
    General Local Government Support: $461,000
    Health and Hospitals: $152,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,534,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $587,000
    Other License: $34,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $26,853,000

Union County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $76,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $60,381,000
    Other: $487,000
  • Construction - Hospitals: $1,005,000
    Regular Highways: $142,000
    General - Other: $142,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $56,172,000
    Regular Highways: $3,179,000
    General - Other: $3,066,000
    Police Protection: $833,000
    Health - Other: $664,000
    Correctional Institutions: $521,000
    Central Staff Services: $456,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $334,000
    Financial Administration: $267,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $246,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $197,000
    Parks and Recreation: $170,000
    Solid Waste Management: $34,000
    Libraries: $23,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $6,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $783,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $33,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,076,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,325,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,751,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $262,000
    Interest Earnings: $200,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $34,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $1,493,000
    Regular Highways: $519,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $29,306,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,042,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,606,000
    Other: $1,786,000
    General Local Government Support: $461,000
    Health and Hospitals: $152,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,534,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $587,000
    Other License: $34,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $26,853,000

Union County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $76,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $60,381,000
    Other: $487,000
  • Construction - Hospitals: $1,005,000
    Regular Highways: $142,000
    General - Other: $142,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $56,172,000
    Regular Highways: $3,179,000
    General - Other: $3,066,000
    Police Protection: $833,000
    Health - Other: $664,000
    Correctional Institutions: $521,000
    Central Staff Services: $456,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $334,000
    Financial Administration: $267,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $246,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $197,000
    Parks and Recreation: $170,000
    Solid Waste Management: $34,000
    Libraries: $23,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $6,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $783,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $33,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,076,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,325,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,751,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $262,000
    Interest Earnings: $200,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $34,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $1,493,000
    Regular Highways: $519,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $29,306,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,042,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,606,000
    Other: $1,786,000
    General Local Government Support: $461,000
    Health and Hospitals: $152,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,534,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $587,000
    Other License: $34,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $26,853,000

Union County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $76,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $60,381,000
    Other: $487,000
  • Construction - Hospitals: $1,005,000
    Regular Highways: $142,000
    General - Other: $142,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $56,172,000
    Regular Highways: $3,179,000
    General - Other: $3,066,000
    Police Protection: $833,000
    Health - Other: $664,000
    Correctional Institutions: $521,000
    Central Staff Services: $456,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $334,000
    Financial Administration: $267,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $246,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $197,000
    Parks and Recreation: $170,000
    Solid Waste Management: $34,000
    Libraries: $23,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $6,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $783,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $33,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,076,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,325,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,751,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $262,000
    Interest Earnings: $200,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $34,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $1,493,000
    Regular Highways: $519,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $29,306,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,042,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,606,000
    Other: $1,786,000
    General Local Government Support: $461,000
    Health and Hospitals: $152,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,534,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $587,000
    Other License: $34,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $26,853,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 312
  • Number of aged recipients: 22
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 290
  • Number of recipients under 18: 51
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 202
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 59
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 160
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 119
Most common first names in Union County, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary10581.8 years
John10077.5 years
Robert7873.9 years
William7678.5 years
Helen6778.3 years
George5280.2 years
Charles5175.4 years
James4872.9 years
Margaret4681.3 years
Dorothy4680.4 years
Most common last names in Union County, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller6877.6 years
Smith5474.9 years
Johnson3979.2 years
Brown3879.1 years
Wilson3483.2 years
Thompson3180.4 years
White2982.9 years
Jackson2979.6 years
Jones2976.5 years
Campbell2376.3 years
Businesses in Union County, IA
NameCountNameCount
Chevrolet1Nike2
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
FedEx1SAS Shoes1
Ford1Subway2
H&R Block1Super 81
Hardee's1True Value1
Jones New York1U-Haul1
La-Z-Boy1U.S. Cellular1
MasterBrand Cabinets3UPS2
Maurices1Walmart1
McDonald's1YMCA1
New Balance1