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Union County, Illinois (IL)

County population in 2019: 16,836 (34% urban, 66% rural); it was 18,293 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,851
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,600
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,496
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,716 (it was 1,794 in 2000)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

33%

Land area: 416 sq. mi.

Water area: 6.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 40 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Union County: 84.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (33.6%), Retail trade (12.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 69%
  • Government: 24%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 7%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Union County, IL (2019)
    • 15,17790.8%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 8925.3%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2691.6%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2551.5%Two or more races
    • 570.3%Asian alone
    • 550.3%Some other race alone
    • 150.09%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

44.3 years
Illinois median age:

38.6 years
Males: 8,433  (50.1%)
Females: 8,403  (49.9%)
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Average household size:
Union County:

2.0 people
Illinois:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $53,161 ($30,994 in 1999)
This county:

$53,161
Illinois:

$69,187

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $428 (lower quartile is $303, upper quartile is $558)
This county:

$428
State:

$889


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $118,150 (it was $60,400 in 2000)
Union:

$118,150
Illinois:

$209,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $74,033 - $191,101
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,061
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $455

Institutionalized population: 139
Union County, IL map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 28 buildings, average cost: $90,100
  • 1998: 30 buildings, average cost: $83,200
  • 1999: 29 buildings, average cost: $90,900
  • 2000: 48 buildings, average cost: $92,600
  • 2001: 48 buildings, average cost: $104,200
  • 2002: 49 buildings, average cost: $99,800
  • 2003: 49 buildings, average cost: $96,500
  • 2004: 35 buildings, average cost: $117,400
  • 2005: 43 buildings, average cost: $116,800
  • 2006: 47 buildings, average cost: $105,500
  • 2007: 51 buildings, average cost: $95,400
  • 2008: 27 buildings, average cost: $132,300
  • 2009: 37 buildings, average cost: $75,200
  • 2010: 27 buildings, average cost: $139,000
  • 2011: 14 buildings, average cost: $132,500
  • 2012: 21 buildings, average cost: $157,500
  • 2013: 18 buildings, average cost: $152,000
  • 2014: 9 buildings, average cost: $172,300
  • 2015: 17 buildings, average cost: $103,600
  • 2016: 13 buildings, average cost: $104,800
  • 2017: 17 buildings, average cost: $149,800
  • 2018: 11 buildings, average cost: $186,200
  • 2019: 12 buildings, average cost: $155,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Union, IL residents
Average permit cost in Union, IL
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,816 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,525 (1.3%)

Distribution of median household income in Union, IL in 2019
Distribution of house value in Union, IL in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Union, IL in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 16.5%
Union County:

16.5%
Illinois:

11.5%
(14.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 61.3% for Black residents, 35.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 8.3% for American Indian residents, 29.9% for other race residents, 10.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 44.3 years old
(Males: 43.4 years old, Females: 45.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46.2 years old, Black residents: 30.9 years old, American Indian residents: 50.7 years old, Asian residents: 53.3 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26.2 years old, Other race residents: 25.7 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 $492 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $603 a month.

Cities in this county include: Anna, Jonesboro, Cobden, Dongola, Alto Pass, Mill Creek.

Union County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Union County: Golconda Marina (A), Oak Point Campground (B), Shawnee Camp (C), Bell Smith Springs National Natural Landmark (D), Dixon Springs Experiment Station (E), Ropers Landing (F), Signal Point Trail Point of Interest (G), Duck Bay Campground (H), Goose Bay Picnic Area (I), Lake Glendale Recreation Area (J), Big Boaz (K), Steamboat Hill Campground (L), Golconda Civilian Conservation Center (M), Indian Kitchen Point of Interest (N), One Horse Gap Point of Interest (O), Redbud Campground (P), Teal Pond Campground (Q), Rural Pope County Fire Protection District Station 3 (R), Rural Pope County Fire Protection District Station 4 (S), Rural Pope County Fire Protection District Station 1 (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Union County include: Bay Valley United Methodist Church (A), Dutton Chapel (B), Audubon Church (C), Sincere Church (D), Dixon Springs Church (E), Antioch Church (F), Bethany Church (G), Bethesda Church (H), Cedar Bluff Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Lewis Cemetery (1), Mount Olive Cemetery (2), Owens Cemetery (3), Ragsdale Cemetery (4), Roland Cemetery (5), Henley Cemetery (6), Zimmer Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Avery Lake (A), Burgess Pond (B), Horseshoe Lake (C), Grand Pierre Lake (D), One Horse Gap Lake (E), Lake Glendale (F), Barger Lake (G), Teal Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bear Creek (A), Little Lusk Creek (B), Little Grand Pierre Creek (C), Hunting Branch (D), Hobbs Creek (E), Hill Branch (F), Hicks Branch (G), Hart Creek (H), Gibbons Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Union County include: Cretaceous Hills Nature Preserve (1), Lusk Creek Canyon Nature Preserve (2), Dixon Springs State Park (3), Dog Island State Wetlands (4), Millstone Bluff National Register Site (5), Ohio River Recreation Area (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Greene County, Missouri , Summers County, West Virginia , King William County, Virginia , Pope County , Tazewell County, Virginia , Richmond city, Virginia .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.0%
Illinois:

6.5%

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

Current college students: 717
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 88.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 22.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 459 (49.2% naturalized citizens)

Union County:

2.7%
Whole state:

13.9%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 662010 or later
  • 1202000 to 2009
  • 1471990 to 1999
  • 801980 to 1989
  • 431970 to 1979
  • 40Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 63.5%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 6,107
  • One, attached: 57
  • Two: 222
  • 3 or 4: 83
  • 5 to 9: 122
  • 10 to 19: 48
  • 20 to 49: 9
  • 50 or more: 154
  • Mobile homes: 1,196

Housing units in Union County with a mortgage: 2,438 (16 second mortgage, 77 home equity loan, 6 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,747

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

62.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Union County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant9,08542
Mainline Protestant1,34211
Catholic1,2002
Other51
None6,176-
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: 4
Union County:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

1.10 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Union County:

3.85 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 13
This county:

7.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Union County:

9.1%
Illinois:

8.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Union County:

27.6%
State:

25.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.8%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in Union County:

Average size of farms: 229 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $33,788
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $253.93
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 19.68%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 19.46%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $35,212
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 46.87%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.88%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $43,321
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.84%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 9.19
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 3.08%
Corn for grain: 14573 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 1802 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 39314 harvested acres
Vegetables: 456 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 871 acres

Tornado activity:

Union County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Illinois state average. It is 1990775.0 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 5 fatalities and 35 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/6/2003, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed 2 people and injured 33 people and caused $16 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Union County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Illinois state average. It is 335% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 101.0 miles away from Union County center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 25.8 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 101.0 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 69.7 miles away from the county center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 88.2 miles away from Union County center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 119.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Illinois Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4489, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Illinois Severe Storms And Flooding, Incident Period: February 24, 2019 - July 3, 2019, FEMA Id: 4461, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Illinois Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: April 19, 2011 to June 14, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1991: June 07, 2011, FEMA Id: 1991, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Illinois Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 08, 2009 to May 09, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1850: July 02, 2009, FEMA Id: 1850, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Illinois Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to January 28, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1826: March 02, 2009, FEMA Id: 1826, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Illinois Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3230: September 07, 2005, FEMA Id: 3230, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Illinois Snow, Incident Period: December 21, 2004 to December 23, 2004, Emergency Declared EM-3199: February 01, 2005, FEMA Id: 3199, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • Illinois Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 06, 2003 to May 11, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1469: May 15, 2003, FEMA Id: 1469, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Illinois Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 21, 2002 to May 23, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1416: May 21, 2002, FEMA Id: 1416, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Illinois Severe Storm, Flooding, Incident Period: May 15, 1995 to June 15, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1053: May 30, 1995, FEMA Id: 1053, 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 (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 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: 4,804 (85.0%)
  • Carpooled: 434 (7.7%)
  • Bus: 4 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 36 (0.6%)
  • Bicycle: 23 (0.4%)
  • Walked: 25 (0.4%)
  • Worked at home: 300 (5.3%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (36%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

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


  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (13%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (65%)
  • Canada (9%)
  • Japan (3%)
  • Belize (3%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (2%)
  • Korea (2%)
  • Vietnam (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Union County


  • American (21%)
  • German (18%)
  • English (9%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • European (4%)
  • Polish (3%)
  • Scottish (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 300 people in nursing homes
  • 258 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 225 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 50 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 31 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 31 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 20 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children

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

  • 370 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 126 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 56 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 13 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $55,146.

3.41% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,041 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.41%
Illinois average:

4.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.38% relocated from other counties in Illinois ($22,694 average AGI)
1.03% relocated from other states ($13,347 average AGI)
Union County:

1.03%
Illinois average:

1.87%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Jackson County, IL  0.71% ($34,804 average AGI)


4.60% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,884 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.60%
Illinois average:

5.50%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.77% relocated to other counties in Illinois ($23,426 average AGI)
1.84% relocated to other states ($14,459 average AGI)
Union County:

1.84%
Illinois average:

2.67%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Jackson County, IL  0.96% ($29,556 average AGI)
to Cape Girardeau County, MO  0.41% ($39,000)
to Williamson County, IL  0.40% ($57,192)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.0

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: 13.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 12.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Union County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 3.2

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Union County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 7.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 3.3%
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: 3,819 (3,044 aged, 775 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 380 (10%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (535)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (322)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (166)
  • Congestive heart failure (150)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (109)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (63)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (59)
  • Unspecified renal failure (50)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (38)
  • Unspecified dementia (21)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 5.5
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 4,799
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 258
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 40,289

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,192
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,132
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 5

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 28
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 66

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11

Household type by relationship:

Households: 16,836
  • Male householders: 3,346 (732 living alone), Female householders: 3,335 (1,135 living alone)
  • 3,310 spouses (3,310 opposite-sex spouses), 448 unmarried partners, (436 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 4,362 children (4,029 natural, 118 adopted, 218 stepchildren), 317 grandchildren, 330 brothers or sisters, 264 parents, 18 foster children, 108 other relatives, 553 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 458

Size of family households: 2,327 2-persons, 963 3-persons, 707 4-persons, 311 5-persons, 128 6-persons, 60 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,870 1-person, 236 2-persons, 34 3-persons, 31 4-persons.

1,990 married couples with children.
1,120 single-parent households (491 men, 629 women).

95.6% of residents of Union speak English at home.
3.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (76% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (75% speak English very well, 25% speak English well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (82% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $113,651,000 ($6,248 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,948,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $50,154,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $25,561,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,497,000
Federal grants: $30,209,000
Federal procurement contracts: $745,000 ($3,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,485,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $329,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,151,000
Federal Government insurance: $12,553,000

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

Births: 1,133
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,345
Here:

74 per 1000 residents
State:

43 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +89
Here:

+5 per 1000 residents
State:

+26 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +55
Here +3 per 1000 residents
State -31 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Union County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.21 millions of gallons per day (71% from ground, 29% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.2

Year house built in Union County, Illinois
  • Year house built in Union County, Illinois
  • 1572014 or later
  • 1342010 to 2013
  • 7242000 to 2009
  • 9891990 to 1999
  • 9661980 to 1989
  • 1,6181970 to 1979
  • 7811960 to 1969
  • 6801950 to 1959
  • 5281940 to 1949
  • 1,4821939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Union County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Union County, Illinois
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Union County, Illinois
  • 201 room
  • 102 rooms
  • 1533 rooms
  • 5814 rooms
  • 1,0985 rooms
  • 1,2956 rooms
  • 8767 rooms
  • 5298 rooms
  • 5849+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Union County, Illinois
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Union County, Illinois
  • 1311 room
  • 452 rooms
  • 2103 rooms
  • 3784 rooms
  • 3485 rooms
  • 1856 rooms
  • 1447 rooms
  • 478 rooms
  • 249+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Union County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Union County, Illinois
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Union County, Illinois
  • 28no bedroom
  • 1341 bedroom
  • 1,1542 bedrooms
  • 2,7443 bedrooms
  • 9514 bedrooms
  • 1435+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Union County, Illinois
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Union County, Illinois
  • 145no bedroom
  • 3001 bedroom
  • 5062 bedrooms
  • 4073 bedrooms
  • 1264 bedrooms
  • 265+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Union County, Illinois 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
  • 188no vehicle
  • 1,1141 vehicle
  • 2,2682 vehicles
  • 1,0473 vehicles
  • 3914 vehicles
  • 1465+ 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
  • 217no vehicle
  • 7351 vehicle
  • 4652 vehicles
  • 783 vehicles
  • 124 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

93.4% 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, 85% lived in Illinois.

Union County:

93.4%
State average:

87.3%

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

  • This state: 12,555
  • Other state: 3,717
  • Northeast: 202
  • Midwest: 2,116
  • South: 1,043
  • West: 346
Year householders moved into unit in Union County, IL
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Union County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 45.3%Electricity
  • 30.2%Utility gas
  • 18.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.2%Wood
  • 0.3%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 62.6%Electricity
  • 29.5%Utility gas
  • 6.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.2%Wood
  • 0.1%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 93
Here:

6.3%
Illinois:

11.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 94
Here:

10.0%
Illinois:

9.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 21
Here:

6.0%
Illinois:

27.4%

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 2017:

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,051,000
    General - Other: $2,560,000
    Regular Highways: $2,202,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,769,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,278,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $15,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $958,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,345,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,920,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $425,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $461,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $284,000
    Interest Earnings: $15,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $103,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,779,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $4,027,000
    Highways: $1,177,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,658,000
    Other License: $311,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,473,000

Union County government finances - Revenue in 2017:

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,051,000
    General - Other: $2,560,000
    Regular Highways: $2,202,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,769,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,278,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $15,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $958,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,345,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,920,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $425,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $461,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $284,000
    Interest Earnings: $15,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $103,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,779,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $4,027,000
    Highways: $1,177,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,658,000
    Other License: $311,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,473,000

Union County government finances - Debt in 2017:

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,051,000
    General - Other: $2,560,000
    Regular Highways: $2,202,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,769,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,278,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $15,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $958,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,345,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,920,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $425,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $461,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $284,000
    Interest Earnings: $15,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $103,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,779,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $4,027,000
    Highways: $1,177,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,658,000
    Other License: $311,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,473,000

Union County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017:

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,051,000
    General - Other: $2,560,000
    Regular Highways: $2,202,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,769,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,278,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $15,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $958,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,345,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,920,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $425,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $461,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $284,000
    Interest Earnings: $15,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $103,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,779,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $4,027,000
    Highways: $1,177,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,658,000
    Other License: $311,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,473,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 695
  • Number of aged recipients: 39
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 656
  • Number of recipients under 18: 76
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 506
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 113
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 202
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 264
Most common first names in Union County, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William19674.2 years
Mary17179.0 years
John15175.8 years
James15071.7 years
Charles13476.4 years
Robert11773.2 years
George9477.0 years
Helen8280.1 years
Ruth6778.8 years
Paul6674.9 years
Most common last names in Union County, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith11075.8 years
Dillow9981.3 years
Davis8575.6 years
Miller8479.0 years
Brown7876.5 years
Lingle6082.1 years
Williams5775.2 years
Johnson5776.4 years
Casper4679.6 years
Treece4379.2 years
Businesses in Union County, IL
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1Lane Furniture1
Burger King1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Chevrolet1McDonald's1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx1Subway1
H&R Block1Super 81
Hardee's1Taco Bell1
Jimmy John's1U-Haul1
Jones New York1UPS1
KFC1Walgreens1
Kroger1Walmart1

Union County on our top lists:

  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"