County population in 2012: 27,414 (24% urban, 76% rural); it was 25,362 in 2000 County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,299 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,312 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 7,598 Renter-occupied apartments: 2,706 (it was 2,188 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 415 sq. mi. Water area: 1.4 sq. mi.
Population density: 66 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Union County: 80.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (24.1%), Educational,health and social services (20.8%), Retail trade (11.9%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $381 (0.5%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $210 (0.3%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 17.8%
(15.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.4% for Black residents, 38.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 44.4% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 39.1% for other race residents, 6.9% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 37 years old
(Males: 36 years old, Females: 38 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 39 years old, Black residents: 33 years old, American Indian residents: 29 years old, Asian residents: 28 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 23 years old)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Union County is $428 a month. Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $474 a month. Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $567 a month.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Union County: Camp Armstrong (A), New Albany Country Club (B), Oaks Country Club (C), Southeast Union Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (D), Center Volunteer Fire Department (E), East Union Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (F), East Union Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (G), Alpine Volunteer Fire Department (H), Pinedale Volunteer Fire Department (I), West Union Volunteer Fire Department (J), Southeast Union Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (K), Northeast Union Rural Fire Department Station 2 (L), Northeast Union Rural Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (M), Ingomar Volunteer Fire Department (N), North Haven Volunteer Fire Department (O). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Union County include: Oak Grove Church (A), Oak View Church (B), Pleasant Grove Church (C), Pleasant Hill Church (D), Prospect Church (E), Beaver Dam Church (F), Stewarts Chapel (G), Wallerville Baptist Church (H), Union Hill Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Carr Cemetery (1), New Harmony Cemetery (2), Wilkins Cemetery (3), Wells Chapel Cemetery (4), Wallersville Cemetery (5), Salem Cemetery (6), Pleasant Ridge Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Lakes and reservoirs: Springdale Lakes (A), Smith Lake (B), Barnes Lake (C), Lake Lynda (D), County Lake (E), Ayers Lake (F), Mill Lake (G), Darden Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Big Creek (A), Camp Branch (B), Caldwell Creek (C), Bussel Creek (D), Tywhiskey Creek (E), Terry Creek (F), Spout Spring Branch (G), Spencer Creek (H), Smith Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Average size of farms: 170 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $12,195 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $125.22 The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00% The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 52.23% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $10,569 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 27.36% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $26,198 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.38% Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 9.21 Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.70% Corn for grain: 3767 harvested acres All wheat for grain: 250 harvested acres Upland cotton: 1794 harvested acres Soybeans for beans: 22588 harvested acres Vegetables: 57 harvested acres
Union County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is above Mississippi state average. It is 4.2 times above overall U.S. average. Tornadoes in this county have caused 16 fatalities and 110 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004. On 4/21/1984, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed 15 people and injured 76 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
Union County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Mississippi state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 85.1 miles away from the county center On 5/10/2008 at 17:52:50, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 MD, Depth: 0.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 13.7 miles away from the county center On 4/3/1992 at 03:06:03, a magnitude 3.5 (3.2 LG, 3.5 LG, Depth: 7.8 mi) earthquake occurred 96.5 miles away from the county center On 8/29/1990 at 19:34:59, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.5 MD, Depth: 8.1 mi) earthquake occurred 100.0 miles away from Union County center On 5/28/2000 at 11:32:07, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 82.3 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)
Most recent natural disasters:
Mississippi Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 1, 2010 to May 2, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1916): May 14, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1916, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Mississippi Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 23, 2010 to April 24, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1906): April 29, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1906, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Mississippi Tornadoes and Severe Storms, Incident Period: February 16, 2001 to March 15, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1360): February 23, 2001, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1360, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
Mississippi Severe Winter Storms, Ice and Freezing Rain, Incident Period: December 23, 1998 to December 26, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1265): January 25, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1265, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Freeze
Mississippi Severe Storm, Winter Storm, Freezing Rain And Sleet, Incident Period: February 9, 1994 to February 14, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1009): February 18, 1994, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1009, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Storm, Freeze
Mississippi Flooding, Severe Storm, Tornado, Incident Period: April 26, 1991 to May 31, 1991, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-906): May 17, 1991, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-906, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Mississippi Flooding, Severe Storm, Tornado, Incident Period: January 24, 1990 to March 15, 1990, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-859): February 28, 1990, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-859, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Mississippi TORNADOES, Incident Period: March 28, 1984 to March 29, 1984, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-703): April 26, 1984, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-703, Natural disaster type: Tornado
Mississippi Heavy Rains, Tornadoes, Flooding, Incident Period: March 27, 1973, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-368): March 27, 1973, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-368, Natural disaster type: Tornado, Flood, Heavy Rain
The number of natural disasters in Union County (9) is smaller than the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.9 Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.5
Births per 1000 population in Union County
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.4 Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.2
Deaths per 1000 population in Union County
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 13.6 Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Union County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 4,429 (3,369 aged, 1,060 disabled) Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14% Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.78 Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 17123.52 Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 578.470 Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 63926.8
General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1299.280 Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 899.790
Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 20.98 Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 82.14
Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 3.73
Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1
Household type by relationship:
In family households: 23,591 (5,425 male householders, 2,054 female householders)
5,652 spouses, 8,163 children (7,301 natural, 180 adopted, 682 stepchildren), 849 grandchildren, 230 brothers or sisters, 191 parents, 315 other relatives, 573 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 3,260 (1,299 male householders (1,100 living alone)), 1,539 female householders (1,400 living alone)), 422 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 283 (259 institutionalized population)
Size of family households: 3,067 2-persons, 1,836 3-persons, 1,471 4-persons, 743 5-persons, 242 6-persons, 120 7-or-more-persons.
96.5% of residents of Union County speak English at home.
2.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (43% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 39% speak English not well, 10% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (81% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (47% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 24% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $126,612,000 ($4787 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $2,472,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $62,194,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $28,087,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,335,000 Federal grants: $29,191,000 Federal procurement contracts: $980,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $3,826,000 ($601,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $1,812,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,220,000 Federal Government insurance: $2,734,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
71 per 1000 residents
78 per 1000 residents
54 per 1000 residents
51 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +161
+6 per 1000 residents
+4 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: +836
+31 per 1000 residents
-4 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Union County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.99 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 298
2000 to 2004: 878
1990 to 1999: 2,200
1980 to 1989: 1,695
1970 to 1979: 2,558
1960 to 1969: 1,234
1950 to 1959: 1,004
1940 to 1949: 415
1939 or earlier: 960
Rooms in houses/apartments in Union County, Mississippi
64% of Union County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 54% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 64% lived in Mississippi.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 20353
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $33,400
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Union County