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Union County, Mississippi (MS)

County population in 2014: 28,097 (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:

22%
State:

30%

Land area: 415 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 68 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Union County: 79.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (23.0%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (20.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 70%
  • Government: 9%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 22%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Union County, Mississippi:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (79.8%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (14.4%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (4.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
Median resident age:  37.0 years
Mississippi median age:  36.0 years
Males: 13,725  (48.9%)
Females: 14,372  (51.1%)
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Average household size:
Union County:

2.0 people
Mississippi:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $37,819 ($32,682 in 1999)

This county:

$37819
Mississippi:

$37963

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $411 (lower quartile is $236, upper quartile is $526)
This county:

$411
State:

$529


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $83,446 (it was $61,800 in 2000)
Union:

$83,446
Mississippi:

$97,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $46,802 - $153,949

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $133,123
Here:

$133,123
State:

$150,007

Townhouses or other attached units: $203,323
Here:

$203,323
State:

$144,982

Mobile homes: $30,068
Here:

$30,068
State:

$41,804
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $913
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $272

Institutionalized population: 259

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 3
  • Assaults: 7
  • Burglaries: 109
  • Thefts: 72
  • Auto thefts: 12

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 5
  • Burglaries: 106
  • Thefts: 85
  • Auto thefts: 16
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 40 buildings, average cost: $148,300
  • 2008: 21 buildings, average cost: $148,400
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $447,500
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $246,500
  • 2012: 5 buildings, average cost: $246,500
  • 2013: 6 buildings, average cost: $246,500
  • 2014: 5 buildings, average cost: $162,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $612 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $429 (0.6%)

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 2013: 21.4%
(15.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 39.0% for Black residents, 73.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 37.1% for American Indian residents, 72.4% for other race residents, 44.2% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 22.0%
Union County:

22.0%
Mississippi:

24.0%
(15.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 40.3% for Black residents, 72.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 37.9% for American Indian residents, 79.3% for other race residents, 52.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 38 years old
(Males: 37 years old, Females: 38 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 40 years old, Black residents: 37 years old, American Indian residents: 17 years old, Asian residents: 12 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 17 years old)

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.

Cities in this county include: New Albany, Myrtle, Blue Springs.

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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Neighboring counties: Chattooga County, Georgia , Newberry County, South Carolina , Tunica County , Union County, Georgia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.6%
Mississippi:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 819
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 68.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 13.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 449 (43% naturalized citizens)

Union County:

1.8%
Whole state:

1.4%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 223
  • 1990 to 1994: 135
  • 1985 to 1989: 45
  • 1980 to 1984: 6
  • 1975 to 1979: 5
  • 1970 to 1974: 23
  • 1970 to 1974: 6
  • 1965 to 1969: 6

Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 58.5%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 7,806
  • One, attached: 136
  • Two: 370
  • 3 or 4: 176
  • 5 to 9: 129
  • 10 to 19: 38
  • 20 or more: 35
  • Mobile homes: 1,961
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 42

Housing units in Union County with a mortgage: 2,741 (234 second mortgage, 124 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,037

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

62.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Union County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant18,44960
Mainline Protestant3,37920
Black Protestant9395
Catholic3981
Other1862
None3,783-
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: 6
Union County:

2.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.37 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.37 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Union County:

5.21 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 9
This county:

3.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Union County:

10.9%
Mississippi:

12.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Union County:

30.8%
State:

33.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

17.0%
State:

14.4%

Agriculture in Union County:

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

Earthquake activity:

Union County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Mississippi state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 109.3 miles away from Union 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 150.8 miles away from the county center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 125.1 miles away from the county center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 113.5 miles away from the county center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 85.1 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 187.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • MississippiSevere 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
  • MississippiSevere 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
  • MississippiTornadoes 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
  • MississippiSevere 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
  • MississippiSevere 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
  • MississippiFlooding, 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
  • MississippiFlooding, 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
  • MississippiTORNADOES, 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
  • MississippiHeavy 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

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (21%)
  • Transportation occupations (14%)
  • Material moving occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Sales and related occupations (17%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)

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

  • Mexico (63%)
  • Philippines (7%)
  • India (6%)
  • Korea (4%)
  • Vietnam (3%)
  • Canada (3%)
  • Colombia (3%)

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

  • United States or American (39%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • English (7%)
  • German (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • African (1%)
  • Scottish (1%)

Union County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 9,302 (83%)
  • Carpooled: 1,606 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 9 (0%)
  • Taxi: 6 (0%)
  • Walked: 99 (1%)
  • Other means: 78 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 133 (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


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

  • 120 people in nursing homes
  • 82 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 40 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 3 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 3 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill

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

  • 161 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 98 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 24 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $41,391.

5.72% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,084 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.72%
Mississippi average:

6.70%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.25% relocated from other counties in Mississippi ($21,832 average AGI)
1.47% relocated from other states ($8,252 average AGI)
Union County:

1.47%
Mississippi average:

2.79%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Pontotoc County, MS  1.09% ($23,480 average AGI)
from Lee County, MS  0.85% ($32,638)
from Tippah County, MS  0.74% ($27,710)
from Marshall County, MS  0.26% ($23,208)
from Prentiss County, MS  0.17% ($34,563)
from Benton County, MS  0.15% ($33,214)
from Lafayette County, MS  0.15% ($39,214)


6.21% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,509 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.21%
Mississippi average:

6.88%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.70% relocated to other counties in Mississippi ($21,133 average AGI)
1.52% relocated to other states ($6,376 average AGI)
Union County:

1.52%
Mississippi average:

2.96%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Lee County, MS  1.20% ($31,956 average AGI)
to Pontotoc County, MS  1.10% ($23,856)
to Tippah County, MS  0.67% ($25,317)
to Lafayette County, MS  0.33% ($28,968)
to Shelby County, TN  0.21% ($23,150)
to Itawamba County, MS  0.15% ($21,000)
to Benton County, MS  0.14% ($15,308)

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 from 2007 to 2014: 9.9

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

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 22.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 8.6%
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: 5,103 (3,687 aged, 1,416 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 799 (11%)

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, Mississippi in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (562)
  • Congestive heart failure (458)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (256)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (211)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (198)
  • Unspecified dementia (179)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (105)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (94)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (91)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (75)

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:

Households: 26,851
  • 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.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,500 1-person, 287 2-persons, 27 3-persons, 17 4-persons, 5 5-persons, 2 6-persons.

4,481 married couples with children.
1,408 single-parent households (314 men, 1,094 women).

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:

Births: 1,906
Here:

71 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,440
Here:

54 per 1000 residents
State:

51 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +161
Here:

+6 per 1000 residents
State:

+4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +836
Here +31 per 1000 residents
State -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:
Here:

5.7
State:

5.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 312
  • 2000 to 2004: 1,284
  • 1990 to 1999: 2,559
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,732
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,968
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,368
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,260
  • 1940 to 1949: 236
  • 1939 or earlier: 903
Rooms in houses/apartments in Union County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 9
  • 2 rooms: 63
  • 3 rooms: 248
  • 4 rooms: 821
  • 5 rooms: 2,290
  • 6 rooms: 1,972
  • 7 rooms: 1,141
  • 8 rooms: 457
  • 9+ rooms: 597
  • 1 room: 29
  • 2 rooms: 43
  • 3 rooms: 252
  • 4 rooms: 718
  • 5 rooms: 600
  • 6 rooms: 331
  • 7 rooms: 141
  • 8 rooms: 74
  • 9+ rooms: 0
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Union County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 9
  • 1 bedroom: 205
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,742
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,627
  • 4 bedrooms: 829
  • 5+ bedrooms: 186
  • no bedroom: 29
  • 1 bedroom: 216
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,114
  • 3 bedrooms: 728
  • 4 bedrooms: 73
  • 5+ bedrooms: 28
Cars and other vehicles available in Union County, Mississippi in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 433
  • 1 vehicle: 1,724
  • 2 vehicles: 3,245
  • 3 vehicles: 1,614
  • 4 vehicles: 446
  • 5+ vehicles: 136
  • no vehicle: 313
  • 1 vehicle: 1,025
  • 2 vehicles: 651
  • 3 vehicles: 153
  • 4 vehicles: 34
  • 5+ vehicles: 12

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.

Union County:

63.9%
State average:

59.0%

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

  • This state: 20353
  • Northeast: 184
  • Midwest: 1197
  • South: 2823
  • West: 270

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
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (51.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (25.0%)
  • Electricity (21.4%)
  • Wood (1.9%)
  • Utility gas (51.9%)
  • Electricity (31.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13.6%)
  • Wood (1.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.9%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 99
Here:

3.2%
Mississippi:

10.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 84
Here:

6.0%
Mississippi:

10.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 45
Here:

6.6%
Mississippi:

12.4%

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 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,162,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,873,000
    Police Protection: $1,333,000
    Financial Administration: $700,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $700,000
    Solid Waste Management: $651,000
    Health - Other: $632,000
    Central Staff Services: $628,000
    Correctional Institutions: $458,000
    Parks and Recreation: $431,000
    General Public Buildings: $386,000
    Local Fire Protection: $292,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $213,000
    General - Other: $110,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $89,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $735,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Other Higher Education: $568,000
    Health - Other: $50,000
    General - Other: $42,000
    Central Staff Services: $27,000
    Air Transportation: $8,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $638,000
    Solid Waste Management: $13,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,992,000

Union County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $683,000
    All Other: $438,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $128,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,019,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $150,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $138,000
    Sale of Property: $53,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,589,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,055,000
    All Other: $412,000
    Health and Hospitals: $295,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,164,000
    Other License: $285,000

Union County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $9,295,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $8,185,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,284,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,692,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,110,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $592,000

Union County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,400,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,185,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 869
  • Number of aged recipients: 141
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 728
  • Number of recipients under 18: 114
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 507
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 248
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 420
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 354
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, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James22873.4 years
William19573.8 years
Mary17677.8 years
John15476.7 years
Willie7776.7 years
Robert7571.3 years
Thomas7473.7 years
Annie5880.6 years
George4774.7 years
Ruby4482.7 years
Most common last names in Union County, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hall8978.1 years
Smith7277.0 years
Hill6373.5 years
Williams6375.2 years
Roberts5578.9 years
Pannell5380.8 years
Jackson4971.9 years
Davis4776.6 years
Cobb4476.7 years
Robbins4376.5 years
Businesses in Union County, MS
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Lowe's1
Arby's1McDonald's1
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Baskin-Robbins1RadioShack1
Burger King1Rite Aid1
Chevrolet1SONIC Drive-In1
Comfort Inn1Sears1
FedEx2Subway1
Ford1Taco Bell1
GameStop1U-Haul1
Goodwill1UPS1
H&R Block1Walgreens1
Holiday Inn1Walmart1
KFC1Wendy's1
Lane Furniture1