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Union County, Illinois (IL)

County population in 2016: 17,389 (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: 42 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Union County: 84.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (22.5%), Construction (17.5%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (17.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 38%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 52%
  • Unpaid family work: 8%
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Races in Union County, Illinois:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (91.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (5.1%)
  • Two or more races (2.4%)
Median resident age:  44.3 years
Illinois median age:  37.9 years
Males: 8,773  (50.5%)
Females: 8,616  (49.5%)
Average household size:
Union County:

2.0 people
Illinois:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $46,818 ($30,994 in 1999)

This county:

$46,818
Illinois:

$60,960

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $354 (lower quartile is $280, upper quartile is $497)
This county:

$354
State:

$832


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $100,505 (it was $60,400 in 2000)
Union:

$100,505
Illinois:

$186,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $66,129 - $183,708
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $982
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $393

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,575 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,327 (1.4%)

Union County household income distribution in 2009 Union County home values distribution Union County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 14.3%
Union County:

14.3%
Illinois:

13.0%
(13.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.8% for Black residents, 32.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 58.3% for American Indian residents, 44.6% for other race residents, 6.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 44.3 years old
(Males: 43.2 years old, Females: 45.3 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46.1 years old, Black residents: 17.1 years old, American Indian residents: 57.0 years old, Asian residents: 19.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26.5 years old, Other race residents: 26.2 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 $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 September 2015:
Here:

6.7%
Illinois:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 717
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 85.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 22.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 458 (37.3% naturalized citizens)

Union County:

2.6%
Whole state:

13.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 51
  • 2000 to 2009: 166
  • 1990 to 1999: 122
  • 1980 to 1989: 80
  • 1970 to 1979: 43
  • Before 1970: 40
Note: State values scaled to Union County population

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: 6,036
  • One, attached: 46
  • Two: 132
  • 3 or 4: 209
  • 5 to 9: 55
  • 10 to 19: 83
  • 20 to 49: 33
  • 50 or more: 106
  • Mobile homes: 1,226

Housing units in Union County with a mortgage: 2,606 (34 second mortgage, 147 home equity loan, 6 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,765

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

64.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Union County

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 slightly above Illinois state average. It is 73% smaller 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, Depth: 8.9 mi, 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 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, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 88.2 miles away from the 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 Union County center
On 9/29/1987 at 00:04:56, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 40.3 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 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
  • Illinois Flooding, Severe Storms, Incident Period: April 13, 1993 to October 22, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-997: July 09, 1993, FEMA Id: 997, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Illinois SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: April 30, 1979, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-583: April 30, 1979, FEMA Id: 583, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Union County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Winter 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
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (34%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)

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

  • Mexico (69%)
  • Russia (8%)
  • India (7%)
  • Canada (4%)
  • Belize (4%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (2%)
  • Korea (2%)

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

  • American (22%)
  • German (21%)
  • English (9%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • European (3%)
  • Polish (2%)
  • Italian (1%)

Union County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,520 (82.5%)
  • Carpooled: 363 (6.6%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 29 (0.5%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 28 (0.5%)
  • Bicycle: 22 (0.4%)
  • Walked: 101 (1.8%)
  • Worked at home: 411 (7.5%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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 $47,573.

4.42% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,782 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.42%
Illinois average:

4.45%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.68% relocated from other counties in Illinois ($21,248 average AGI)
1.75% relocated from other states ($13,534 average AGI)
Union County:

1.75%
Illinois average:

1.87%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Jackson County, IL  0.78% ($38,308 average AGI)
from Williamson County, IL  0.26% ($29,118)
from Johnson County, IL  0.24% ($46,938)
from Pulaski County, IL  0.24% ($32,188)
from Cape Girardeau County, MO  0.21% ($25,786)
from Alexander County, IL  0.15% ($26,300)


4.75% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,486 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.75%
Illinois average:

4.96%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.74% relocated to other counties in Illinois ($16,467 average AGI)
2.01% relocated to other states ($14,016 average AGI)
Union County:

2.01%
Illinois average:

2.36%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Jackson County, IL  0.79% ($21,792 average AGI)
to Williamson County, IL  0.39% ($31,923)
to Cape Girardeau County, MO  0.34% ($36,913)
to Johnson County, IL  0.28% ($35,368)
to Alexander County, IL  0.15% ($16,200)
to Pulaski County, IL  0.15% ($15,000)

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 2014: 12.5

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 live births in Union County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 14.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Union County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Union County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,819 (3,044 aged, 775 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 380 (10%)

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

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

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

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

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (415)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (270)
  • Congestive heart failure (186)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (164)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (163)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (142)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (127)
  • Unspecified dementia (111)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (110)
  • Unspecified renal failure (107)

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: 17,389
  • In family households: 14,414 (2,497 male householders, 2,114 female householders)
    3,534 spouses, 4,884 children (4,450 natural, 176 adopted, 253 stepchildren), 388 grandchildren, 340 brothers or sisters, 267 parents, 83 other relatives, 323 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,427 (963 male householders (847 living alone)), 1,208 female householders (1,141 living alone)), 254 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 532

Size of family households: 2,374 2-persons, 1,042 3-persons, 686 4-persons, 391 5-persons, 78 6-persons, 60 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,988 1-person, 165 2-persons, 6 3-persons, 8 4-persons.

2,257 married couples with children.
904 single-parent households (396 men, 508 women).

95.0% of residents of Union speak English at home.
4.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (75% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (93% speak English very well, 7% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (39% speak English very well, 61% speak English 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:

5.9
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 69
  • 2010 to 2013: 271
  • 2000 to 2009: 753
  • 1990 to 1999: 883
  • 1980 to 1989: 956
  • 1970 to 1979: 987
  • 1960 to 1969: 659
  • 1950 to 1959: 742
  • 1940 to 1949: 651
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,027
Note: State values scaled to Union population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Union County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Union County population
  • 1 room: 22
  • 2 rooms: 19
  • 3 rooms: 198
  • 4 rooms: 680
  • 5 rooms: 1,256
  • 6 rooms: 1,102
  • 7 rooms: 709
  • 8 rooms: 674
  • 9+ rooms: 651
  • 1 room: 179
  • 2 rooms: 46
  • 3 rooms: 255
  • 4 rooms: 280
  • 5 rooms: 447
  • 6 rooms: 123
  • 7 rooms: 46
  • 8 rooms: 39
  • 9+ rooms: 48
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Union County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Union County population
  • no bedroom: 29
  • 1 bedroom: 214
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,440
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,588
  • 4 bedrooms: 780
  • 5+ bedrooms: 252
  • no bedroom: 188
  • 1 bedroom: 393
  • 2 bedrooms: 345
  • 3 bedrooms: 453
  • 4 bedrooms: 59
  • 5+ bedrooms: 29
Cars and other vehicles available in Union County, Illinois in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Union County population
  • no vehicle: 140
  • 1 vehicle: 1,285
  • 2 vehicles: 2,298
  • 3 vehicles: 1,139
  • 4 vehicles: 322
  • 5+ vehicles: 153
  • no vehicle: 214
  • 1 vehicle: 687
  • 2 vehicles: 399
  • 3 vehicles: 149
  • 4 vehicles: 6
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

93% of Union County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 33% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 70% lived in Illinois.

Union County:

93.0%
State average:

86.9%

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

  • This state: 12,810
  • Other state: 4,044
  • Northeast: 213
  • Midwest: 2,491
  • South: 979
  • West: 350

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Union County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (41.1%)
  • Utility gas (33.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21.7%)
  • Wood (6.3%)
  • No fuel used (0.5%)
  • Electricity (57.2%)
  • Utility gas (28.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11.4%)
  • Wood (2.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.9%)
  • Other fuel (0.3%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 91
Here:

5.3%
Illinois:

10.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 27
Here:

3.5%
Illinois:

9.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 38
Here:

6.8%
Illinois:

26.9%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

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

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

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Union County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,300,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,293,000
    General - Other: $1,074,000
    Police Protection: $1,068,000
    Health Services - Other: $725,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $694,000
    Central Staff Services: $492,000
    Welfare - Other: $167,000
    Financial Administration: $148,000
    Corrections - Other: $80,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $104,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $87,000
    Police Protection: $58,000
    General - Other: $34,000
    Central Staff: $3,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,733,000

Union County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $1,427,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $361,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,054,000
    Interest Earnings: $127,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,203,000
    Highways: $379,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,761,000

Union County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,888,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,785,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $9,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $94,000

Union County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,289,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $183,000

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
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, 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"