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Union County, North Carolina (NC)

County population in 2014: 218,568 (73% urban, 27% rural); it was 123,677 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 44,484
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 10,666
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 34,957
Renter-occupied apartments: 12,714 (it was 8,433 in 2000)
% of renters here:

19%
State:

33%

Land area: 637 sq. mi.

Water area: 2.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 343 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Union County: 93.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (26.2%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (20.0%), Manufacturing (10.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 80%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 16%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Union County, North Carolina:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (74.6%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (11.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (10.4%)
  • Asian alone (1.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.4%)
Median resident age:  36.0 years
North Carolina median age:  37.0 years
Males: 107,894  (49.4%)
Females: 110,674  (50.6%)
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Union County,NC real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Union County:

2.0 people
North Carolina:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $63,355 ($50,638 in 1999)

This county:

$63355
North Carolina:

$45906

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $711 (lower quartile is $530, upper quartile is $1,043)
This county:

$711
State:

$619


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $191,100 (it was $123,300 in 2000)
Union:

$191,100
North Carolina:

$154,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $133,500 - $315,300
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,363
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $410

Institutionalized population: 745

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 21
  • Robberies: 10
  • Assaults: 646
  • Burglaries: 622
  • Thefts: 984
  • Auto thefts: 69
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Health of residents in Union County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.5. This is about average.
76.1% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
42.6% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
77.5% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is about average.
70.6% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 198 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 158 pounds. This is about average.
40.0% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is more than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 2289 buildings, average cost: $123,300
  • 2001: 2471 buildings, average cost: $127,100
  • 2002: 2556 buildings, average cost: $127,000
  • 2003: 2831 buildings, average cost: $152,700
  • 2004: 3308 buildings, average cost: $175,600
  • 2005: 3972 buildings, average cost: $186,300
  • 2006: 3953 buildings, average cost: $202,100
  • 2007: 2603 buildings, average cost: $220,200
  • 2008: 998 buildings, average cost: $206,600
  • 2009: 587 buildings, average cost: $160,000
  • 2010: 520 buildings, average cost: $167,700
  • 2011: 692 buildings, average cost: $166,800
  • 2012: 1158 buildings, average cost: $167,600
  • 2013: 1768 buildings, average cost: $171,000
  • 2014: 1421 buildings, average cost: $191,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,674 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,534 (0.9%)

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: 9.7%
(5.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.1% for Black residents, 30.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.4% for American Indian residents, 34.3% for other race residents, 14.6% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 9.7%
Union County:

9.7%
North Carolina:

17.9%
(5.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.1% for Black residents, 29.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.2% for American Indian residents, 31.4% for other race residents, 15.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 37 years old
(Males: 36 years old, Females: 38 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 40 years old, Black residents: 34 years old, American Indian residents: 25 years old, Asian residents: 35 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 20 years old)

Area name: Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Union County is $613 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $680 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $857 a month.

Cities in this county include: Monroe, Indian Trail, Weddington, Unionville, Stallings, Waxhaw, Wesley Chapel, Wingate, Marshville, Lake Park.

Union County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

2012 air pollution in Union County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.029 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: White County, Tennessee .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.5%
North Carolina:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 4,781
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 80.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 21.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 7,047 (22% naturalized citizens)

Union County:

5.7%
Whole state:

5.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 3,505
  • 1990 to 1994: 1,322
  • 1985 to 1989: 714
  • 1980 to 1984: 555
  • 1975 to 1979: 292
  • 1970 to 1974: 116
  • 1970 to 1974: 263
  • 1965 to 1969: 280

Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 53.3%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 37,598
  • One, attached: 444
  • Two: 765
  • 3 or 4: 669
  • 5 to 9: 918
  • 10 to 19: 289
  • 20 or more: 196
  • Mobile homes: 4,804
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 12

Housing units in Union County with a mortgage: 21,800 (2,576 second mortgage, 4,340 home equity loan, 124 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,707

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

69.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Union County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant62,089156
Mainline Protestant23,39256
Catholic19,2051
Black Protestant4,36423
Other1,2225
None107,171-
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: 24
Union County:

1.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 20
This county:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 46
Union County:

2.50 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 87
This county:

4.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Union County:

7.6%
North Carolina:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Union County:

26.8%
State:

28.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.2%
State:

15.6%

Agriculture in Union County:

Average size of farms: 156 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $213,482
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $254.82
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 4.41%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 89.24%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $157,279
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 57.86%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.73%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $78,917
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.99%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 12.13
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 1.78%
Corn for grain: 28243 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 35728 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 7422 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 54942 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 33 acres

Tornado activity:

Union County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below North Carolina state average. It is 63342914.2 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Union County-area historical earthquake activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 134.4 miles away from Union County center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 147.3 miles away from the county center
On 4/13/1998 at 09:56:11, a magnitude 3.9 (3.5 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 27.6 miles away from the county center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 290.1 miles away from the county center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 137.4 miles away from Union County center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 199.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • North CarolinaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3222): September 5, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3222, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North CarolinaTropical Storm Frances, Incident Period: September 7, 2004 to September 12, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1546): September 10, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1546, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • North CarolinaSevere Ice Storm, Incident Period: December 4, 2002 to December 6, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1448): December 12, 2002, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1448, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
  • North CarolinaWinter Storm, Incident Period: January 24, 2000 to February 1, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1312): January 31, 2000, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1312, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • North CarolinaHurricane Floyd & Irene, Incident Period: September 15, 1999 to November 2, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1292): September 16, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1292, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North CarolinaHurricane Floyd, Incident Period: September 15, 1999 to October 4, 1999, Emergency Declared (EM-3146): September 15, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3146, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North CarolinaBlizzard, Incident Period: January 6, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1087): January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1087, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • North CarolinaHURRICANE HUGO, Incident Period: September 21, 1989 to September 22, 1989, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-844): September 25, 1989, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-844, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North CarolinaDrought, Incident Period: August 11, 1977, Emergency Declared (EM-3049): August 11, 1977, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3049, Natural disaster type: Drought

The number of natural disasters in Union County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 3

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (16%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

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

  • Mexico (63%)
  • Guatemala (4%)
  • Canada (3%)
  • United Kingdom (3%)
  • Germany (3%)
  • Colombia (2%)
  • Vietnam (2%)

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

  • United States or American (21%)
  • German (11%)
  • English (11%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • Scotch-Irish (6%)
  • Italian (4%)
  • Scottish (2%)

Union County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 49,851 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 7,943 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 154 (0%)
  • Railroad: 32 (0%)
  • Taxi: 44 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 74 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 61 (0%)
  • Walked: 580 (1%)
  • Other means: 346 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 2,132 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


People in group quarters in Union County, North Carolina in 2000:

  • 613 people in nursing homes
  • 551 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 191 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 145 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 91 people in state prisons
  • 19 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 14 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 14 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 11 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 9 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 8 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 5 people in other group homes
  • 4 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 3 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

People in group quarters in Union County, North Carolina in 2010:

  • 973 people in college/university student housing
  • 472 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 239 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 215 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 52 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 35 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 29 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 17 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 11 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 6 people in in-patient hospice facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $67,627.

6.30% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($68,281 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.30%
North Carolina average:

7.13%


0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($180 average AGI)
Union County:

0.03%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

3.52% relocated from other counties in North Carolina ($32,404 average AGI)
2.75% relocated from other states ($35,698 average AGI)
Union County:

2.75%
North Carolina average:

3.45%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Mecklenburg County, NC  2.36% ($64,047 average AGI)
from Anson County, NC  0.14% ($32,648)
from Cabarrus County, NC  0.14% ($52,356)
from Wake County, NC  0.11% ($73,160)
from Chesterfield County, SC  0.11% ($57,861)
from Lancaster County, SC  0.10% ($41,119)
from York County, SC  0.09% ($51,650)


5.94% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($47,669 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.94%
North Carolina average:

6.77%


0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($692 average AGI)
Union County:

0.04%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

3.41% relocated to other counties in North Carolina ($23,245 average AGI)
2.49% relocated to other states ($23,732 average AGI)
Union County:

2.49%
North Carolina average:

3.07%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Mecklenburg County, NC  2.26% ($42,491 average AGI)
to Lancaster County, SC  0.16% ($40,514)
to Cabarrus County, NC  0.16% ($31,971)
to York County, SC  0.12% ($48,367)
to Anson County, NC  0.11% ($26,352)
to Chesterfield County, SC  0.10% ($21,730)
to Stanly County, NC  0.10% ($27,726)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 16.5
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.4

Births per 1000 population in Union County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 6.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 5.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Union County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.9

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Union County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 16.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.6%
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: 18,559 (15,449 aged, 3,110 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 6,504 (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, North Carolina in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1146)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (929)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (871)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (866)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (612)
  • Unspecified dementia (563)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (447)
  • Congestive heart failure (364)
  • Chronic ischaemic heart disease, unspecified (305)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (281)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.65
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 5345.850
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 139.930
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 25409.37

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1619.110
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 586.760
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 3.07

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 12.73
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 54.63

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 8.59
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 49.0. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 35.2
  • Other - 13.7

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 95.9. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 59.7
  • Other - 36.2

Household type by relationship:

Households: 199,242
  • In family households: 182,176 (40,797 male householders, 13,222 female householders)
    43,823 spouses, 69,331 children (64,669 natural, 1,686 adopted, 2,976 stepchildren), 3,879 grandchildren, 1,677 brothers or sisters, 1,651 parents, 2,665 other relatives, 3,823 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 17,066 (6,312 male householders (4,863 living alone)), 7,533 female householders (6,521 living alone)), 3,221 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,050 (745 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 18,974 2-persons, 12,043 3-persons, 13,225 4-persons, 6,141 5-persons, 2,220 6-persons, 1,416 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 11,384 1-person, 2,019 2-persons, 254 3-persons, 117 4-persons, 40 5-persons, 18 6-persons, 13 7-or-more-persons.

25,948 married couples with children.
5,539 single-parent households (1,371 men, 4,168 women).

91.7% of residents of Union County speak English at home.
6.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (32% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 31% speak English not well, 23% don't speak English at all).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (82% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (48% speak English very well, 35% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (52% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 27% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $393,200,000 ($2559 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $27,096,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $212,176,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $71,520,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $5,744,000
Federal grants: $64,518,000
Federal procurement contracts: $20,335,000 ($12,476,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $18,908,000 ($4,352,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,143,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $146,293,000
Federal Government insurance: $44,345,000

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

Births: 12,274
Here:

75 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 4,541
Here:

28 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +2,991
Here:

+18 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +28,720
Here:

+176 per 1000 residents
State:

+27 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Union County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 7.95 millions of gallons per day (1% from ground, 99% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 1,912
  • 2000 to 2004: 26,305
  • 1990 to 1999: 17,247
  • 1980 to 1989: 9,223
  • 1970 to 1979: 8,278
  • 1960 to 1969: 5,207
  • 1950 to 1959: 2,296
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,326
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,892
Rooms in houses/apartments in Union County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 6
  • 2 rooms: 109
  • 3 rooms: 726
  • 4 rooms: 1,992
  • 5 rooms: 9,733
  • 6 rooms: 8,661
  • 7 rooms: 5,490
  • 8 rooms: 3,992
  • 9+ rooms: 4,248
  • 1 room: 59
  • 2 rooms: 684
  • 3 rooms: 855
  • 4 rooms: 2,109
  • 5 rooms: 2,695
  • 6 rooms: 1,140
  • 7 rooms: 514
  • 8 rooms: 234
  • 9+ rooms: 143
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Union County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 56
  • 1 bedroom: 287
  • 2 bedrooms: 4,865
  • 3 bedrooms: 22,360
  • 4 bedrooms: 6,254
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,135
  • no bedroom: 91
  • 1 bedroom: 1,340
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,659
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,857
  • 4 bedrooms: 431
  • 5+ bedrooms: 55
Cars and other vehicles available in Union County, North Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 903
  • 1 vehicle: 6,744
  • 2 vehicles: 16,933
  • 3 vehicles: 7,489
  • 4 vehicles: 2,036
  • 5+ vehicles: 852
  • no vehicle: 1,068
  • 1 vehicle: 3,716
  • 2 vehicles: 2,793
  • 3 vehicles: 566
  • 4 vehicles: 192
  • 5+ vehicles: 98

55% of Union County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 54% lived in North Carolina.

Union County:

54.6%
State average:

54.4%

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

  • This state: 75632
  • Northeast: 11231
  • Midwest: 7376
  • South: 19342
  • West: 2126

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $133,300


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
  • Electricity (42.2%)
  • Utility gas (31.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6.1%)
  • Wood (1.7%)
  • Electricity (58.3%)
  • Utility gas (18.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (10.2%)
  • Wood (1.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,425
Here:

8.9%
North Carolina:

8.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 703
Here:

10.2%
North Carolina:

6.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,301
Here:

32.0%
North Carolina:

20.2%

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:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $6,997,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $54,108,000
    Water Utilities: $26,147,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,866,000
    Police Protection: $1,274,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $862,000
    General Public Buildings: $860,000
    Libraries: $29,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $19,000
    Health - Other: $11,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $210,385,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $11,381,000
    Health - Other: $10,666,000
    General - Other: $9,120,000
    Police Protection: $8,639,000
    Sewerage: $7,799,000
    Local Fire Protection: $4,665,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,257,000
    Financial Administration: $3,848,000
    Libraries: $3,568,000
    Water Utilities: $3,342,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,336,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,816,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,618,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,976,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,377,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $296,000
    General Public Buildings: $259,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $21,712,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $7,775,000
    Health - Other: $641,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $5,782,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,389,000
    Police Protection: $743,000
    Water Utilities: $415,000
    General - Other: $282,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $250,000
    Parks and Recreation: $187,000
    Correctional Institutions: $93,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $39,000
    Libraries: $32,000
    Health - Other: $26,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $26,000
    Financial Administration: $11,000
    General Public Building: $5,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $177,001,000

Union County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Sewerage: $25,638,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $7,161,000
    All Other: $4,767,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,759,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $2,817,000
    Parks and Recreation: $483,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $24,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $560,000
    All Other: $120,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,094,000
    General Local Government Support: $428,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $7,093,000
    Rents: $2,968,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,565,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $10,988,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $153,196,000
    Public Welfare: $12,199,000
    All Other: $2,154,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,217,000
    General Local Government Support: $345,000
  • Tax - Property: $97,577,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $28,589,000
    Other License: $7,728,000
    NEC: $3,714,000

Union County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $352,663,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $347,955,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,204,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $15,650,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $14,550,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,495,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,100,000

Union County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,628,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $144,013,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,550,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,699
  • Number of aged recipients: 244
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,455
  • Number of recipients under 18: 367
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 903
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 429
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 643
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 676
Union County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Union County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 17 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,080$172,2211,206$249,1456,285$219,446149$94,4503$385,667297$148,94354$105,389
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED55$179,418103$322,029445$222,45222$105,0450$024$142,41722$79,273
APPLICATIONS DENIED183$176,607202$276,7572,122$219,603133$75,2630$097$164,40273$78,521
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN164$175,756208$268,1011,374$217,29542$152,9760$062$159,06519$99,895
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS31$164,80629$249,862355$229,6736$132,5003$181,66719$188,2636$56,667
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 16 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED191$268,712185$222,8927$167,286
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED72$290,25097$245,7634$238,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED25$284,92028$245,8572$185,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN9$233,66715$263,4001$185,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS10$265,3008$264,0000$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Union County, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James68671.4 years
William52173.6 years
John50772.8 years
Mary49879.0 years
Robert33972.1 years
George20974.4 years
Henry19973.9 years
Charles19368.9 years
Thomas19073.0 years
Annie16281.6 years
Most common last names in Union County, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Helms74074.8 years
Griffin37874.3 years
Williams26274.8 years
Simpson21675.8 years
Smith21575.8 years
Price20775.8 years
Baucom18178.2 years
Starnes17474.8 years
Thomas16674.3 years
Mullis14475.2 years
Businesses in Union County, NC
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Little Caesars Pizza2
AT&T3Lowe's3
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets9
Advance Auto Parts5Maurices1
Applebee's1McDonald's10
Arby's2New Balance3
AutoZone4Nike10
Baskin-Robbins1OfficeMax1
Bath & Body Works1Olive Garden1
Best Western1Pac Sun1
Blockbuster3Panera Bread1
Burger King5Papa John's Pizza3
CVS11Payless1
Chevrolet2Penske2
Chick-Fil-A3PetSmart1
Circle K1Pier 1 Imports1
Cricket Wireless3Pizza Hut3
Curves2Quality1
Dairy Queen1Quiznos1
Decora Cabinetry3RadioShack2
Discount Tire1Rite Aid3
Domino's Pizza2SAS Shoes1
DressBarn1SONIC Drive-In2
Dressbarn1Sears1
Dunkin Donuts3Shoe Carnival1
FedEx15Sprint Nextel2
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Starbucks4
Ford1Subway8
GNC2Super 81
GameStop3T-Mobile8
Goodwill3T.J.Maxx1
H&R Block4Taco Bell3
Hardee's1Target2
Hilton1Tire Kingdom1
Honda1Toyota1
Hyundai1Toys"R"Us1
JCPenney1U-Haul9
Jack In The Box1UPS19
Jones New York3Verizon Wireless1
KFC2Waffle House2
Kincaid1Walgreens6
Kmart1Walmart2
Knights Inn1Wendy's3
Lane Furniture1

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