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Union County, South Carolina (SC)

County population in 2016: 28,658 (35% urban, 65% rural); it was 29,881 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,398
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,203
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 9,265
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,373 (it was 2,822 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

31%

Land area: 514 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 56 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Union County: 80.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (36.8%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (23.2%), Retail trade (13.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 28%
  • Government: 11%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 61%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Union County, South Carolina:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (65.4%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (30.5%)
  • Two or more races (2.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.3%)
Median resident age:  44.0 years
South Carolina median age:  39.1 years
Males: 13,767  (48.0%)
Females: 14,891  (52.0%)
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Union County,SC real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Union County:

2.0 people
South Carolina:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $36,893 ($31,441 in 1999)

This county:

$36,893
South Carolina:

$49,501

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $394 (lower quartile is $294, upper quartile is $512)
This county:

$394
State:

$653


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $79,844 (it was $56,600 in 2000)
Union:

$79,844
South Carolina:

$153,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $44,424 - $122,277
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $858
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $317

Institutionalized population: 441

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 5
  • Robberies: 8
  • Assaults: 114
  • Burglaries: 146
  • Thefts: 339
  • Auto thefts: 44

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 11
  • Assaults: 121
  • Burglaries: 142
  • Thefts: 285
  • Auto thefts: 44
Union County, SC map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 47 buildings, average cost: $104,600
  • 2001: 40 buildings, average cost: $99,900
  • 2002: 42 buildings, average cost: $117,100
  • 2003: 47 buildings, average cost: $126,700
  • 2004: 43 buildings, average cost: $128,800
  • 2007: 32 buildings, average cost: $127,100
  • 2008: 29 buildings, average cost: $130,300
  • 2009: 18 buildings, average cost: $120,500
  • 2010: 17 buildings, average cost: $115,500
  • 2011: 17 buildings, average cost: $122,100
  • 2012: 16 buildings, average cost: $112,900
  • 2013: 15 buildings, average cost: $197,400
  • 2014: 14 buildings, average cost: $197,400
Number of permits per 10,000 residents
Average permit cost
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $662 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $414 (0.6%)

Union County household income distribution in 2013 Union County home values distribution in 2013 Union County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 17.7%
Union County:

17.7%
South Carolina:

15.3%
(11.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.8% for Black residents, 26.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 41.7% for American Indian residents, 51.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 44.0 years old
(Males: 42.7 years old, Females: 45.3 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46.5 years old, Black residents: 41.4 years old, American Indian residents: 46.6 years old, Asian residents: 15.2 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 32.3 years old, Other race residents: 6.6 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Union County is $401 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $481 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $664 a month.

Cities in this county include: Union, West Springs, Monarch Mill, Buffalo, Cross Keys, Jonesville, Carlisle, Lockhart.

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

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Neighboring counties: Atoka County, Oklahoma , Clay County, North Carolina , Lauderdale County, Alabama , Ventura County, California , Woodruff County, Arkansas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.5%
South Carolina:

5.8%

Unemployment by year
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year

Current college students: 967
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 79.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 12.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 134 (40.5% naturalized citizens)

Union County:

0.5%
Whole state:

4.8%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population Note: State values scaled to Union County population
  • 02010 or later
  • 262000 to 2009
  • 391990 to 1999
  • 481980 to 1989
  • 221970 to 1979
  • 60Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 62.7%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 9,587
  • One, attached: 115
  • Two: 307
  • 3 or 4: 353
  • 5 to 9: 334
  • 10 to 19: 2
  • 20 to 49: 101
  • 50 or more: 81
  • Mobile homes: 3,400
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 7

Housing units in Union County with a mortgage: 3,537 (35 second mortgage, 259 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,951

Here:

42.9% with mortgage
State:

58.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Union County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Year 2000 to 2010 Change
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant16,53350
Black Protestant3,42419
Mainline Protestant3,18020
Other2101
Catholic501
None5,564-
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:

2.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

1.08 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
Union County:

7.92 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 14
This county:

5.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Union County:

12.2%
South Carolina:

10.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Union County:

32.1%
State:

29.4%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.5%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Union County:

Average size of farms: 170 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $5,763
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $11,255
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 11.80%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $24,437
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.31%
Average age of principal farm operators: 59 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 14.01
Vegetables: 62 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Union County-area historical earthquake activity is near South Carolina state average. It is 84% 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 77.1 miles away from Union County center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 151.4 miles away from the county center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 152.4 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 273.8 miles away from the county center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 229.3 miles away from Union 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 143.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • South Carolina Hurricane Matthew, Incident Period: October 04, 2016 to October 30, 2016, Emergency Declared EM-3378: October 06, 2016, FEMA Id: 3378, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South Carolina Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: October 01, 2015 to October 23, 2015, Emergency Declared EM-3373: October 03, 2015, FEMA Id: 3373, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • South Carolina Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 10, 2014 to February 19, 2014, Emergency Declared EM-3369: February 12, 2014, FEMA Id: 3369, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • South Carolina Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3233: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3233, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South Carolina Severe Ice Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2004 to January 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1509: February 13, 2004, FEMA Id: 1509, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
  • South Carolina Severe Ice Storm, Incident Period: December 04, 2002 to December 06, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1451: January 08, 2003, FEMA Id: 1451, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
  • South Carolina Winter Storms, Incident Period: January 22, 2000 to February 01, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1313: January 31, 2000, FEMA Id: 1313, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • South Carolina Flooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: October 11, 1990 to October 28, 1990, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-881: October 22, 1990, FEMA Id: 881, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • South Carolina Drought, Incident Period: August 04, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3047: August 04, 1977, FEMA Id: 3047, Natural disaster type: Drought

The number of natural disasters in Union County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 5
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Production occupations (21%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Material moving occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Honduras (22%)
  • Haiti (22%)
  • Ireland (19%)
  • Germany (19%)
  • Canada (11%)
  • Trinidad and Tobago (8%)
  • England (6%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Union County


  • American (21%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • English (5%)
  • German (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • African (1%)

Union County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 7,743 (82.7%)
  • Carpooled: 1,228 (13.1%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 22 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 116 (1.2%)
  • Walked: 47 (0.5%)
  • Worked at home: 183 (2.0%)
Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 125 people in nursing homes
  • 123 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 68 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 39 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 34 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 28 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 9 people in other group homes

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

  • 201 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 81 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 80 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 79 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 58 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 4 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $36,922.

3.05% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,429 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.05%
South Carolina average:

6.90%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.15% relocated from other counties in South Carolina ($19,478 average AGI)
0.90% relocated from other states ($10,955 average AGI)
Union County:

0.90%
South Carolina average:

3.58%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Spartanburg County, SC  0.98% ($26,763 average AGI)
from Cherokee County, SC  0.16% ($21,400)
from Richland County, SC  0.15% ($31,071)
from Greenville County, SC  0.14% ($33,308)
from Newberry County, SC  0.11% ($29,000)


3.98% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,688 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.98%
South Carolina average:

6.53%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.97% relocated to other counties in South Carolina ($21,879 average AGI)
1.01% relocated to other states ($7,808 average AGI)
Union County:

1.01%
South Carolina average:

3.18%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Spartanburg County, SC  1.36% ($31,338 average AGI)
to Cherokee County, SC  0.20% ($22,789)
to Greenville County, SC  0.19% ($24,556)
to York County, SC  0.18% ($30,118)
to Laurens County, SC  0.14% ($23,692)
to Richland County, SC  0.13% ($32,000)
to Newberry County, SC  0.11% ($30,000)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.9
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: 11.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 13.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Union County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 11.1

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Union County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 17.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Union County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Union County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Union County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Union County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Union County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Union County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 6,469 (4,528 aged, 1,941 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 459 (7%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (433)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (393)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (313)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (299)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (200)
  • Unspecified dementia (148)
  • Congestive heart failure (131)
  • Hypertensive heart disease without (congestive) heart failure (124)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (112)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (102)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.46
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 13,180
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 762
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 56,417

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,086
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,381
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 7

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 20
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 46

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 7

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 177.9. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 158.2
  • Other - 19.8

Household type by relationship:

Households: 28,658
  • In family households: 23,742 (3,585 male householders, 4,113 female householders)
    4,933 spouses, 7,883 children (7,322 natural, 149 adopted, 414 stepchildren), 1,280 grandchildren, 338 brothers or sisters, 369 parents, 477 other relatives, 781 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 4,416 (1,718 male householders (1,526 living alone)), 2,439 female householders (2,392 living alone)), 265 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 497

Size of family households: 3,497 2-persons, 2,032 3-persons, 1,413 4-persons, 521 5-persons, 145 6-persons, 57 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,917 1-person, 232 2-persons, 16 3-persons.

2,266 married couples with children.
2,555 single-parent households (786 men, 1,769 women).

98.9% of residents of Union speak English at home.
0.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (49% speak English very well, 35% speak English well, 16% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (88% speak English very well, 12% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (24% speak English well, 76% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $166,990,000 ($5,786 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $5,449,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $87,066,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $37,662,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $525,000
Federal grants: $35,602,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,050,000 ($219,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $5,084,000 ($1,379,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $426,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,197,000
Federal Government insurance: $352,000

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

Births: 1,845
Here:

65 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,923
Here:

67 per 1000 residents
State:

46 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +26
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+9 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,237
Here -43 per 1000 residents
State +27 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Union County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 4.25 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.6

Year house built in Union County, South Carolina Note: State values scaled to Union County population
  • 532014 or later
  • 2132010 to 2013
  • 1,0502000 to 2009
  • 2,4071990 to 1999
  • 1,6121980 to 1989
  • 2,7931970 to 1979
  • 1,9751960 to 1969
  • 1,3991950 to 1959
  • 8131940 to 1949
  • 1,6751939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Union County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Union County, South Carolina Note: State values scaled to Union County population
  • 71 room
  • 122 rooms
  • 1253 rooms
  • 1,0704 rooms
  • 2,5105 rooms
  • 2,1616 rooms
  • 1,0547 rooms
  • 7428 rooms
  • 6739+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Union County, South Carolina Note: State values scaled to Union County population
  • 1311 room
  • 742 rooms
  • 2403 rooms
  • 1,0094 rooms
  • 9765 rooms
  • 5616 rooms
  • 2987 rooms
  • 558 rooms
  • 829+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Union County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Union County, South Carolina Note: State values scaled to Union County population
  • 6no bedroom
  • 961 bedroom
  • 1,9792 bedrooms
  • 4,9633 bedrooms
  • 1,0574 bedrooms
  • 2285+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Union County, South Carolina Note: State values scaled to Union County population
  • 130no bedroom
  • 3681 bedroom
  • 1,3602 bedrooms
  • 1,2163 bedrooms
  • 3374 bedrooms
  • 265+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Union County, South Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Union County in owner-occupied houses/condos Note: State values scaled to Union County population
  • 568no vehicle
  • 2,2351 vehicle
  • 2,8962 vehicles
  • 1,7843 vehicles
  • 6924 vehicles
  • 2095+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Union County in renter-occupied apartments Note: State values scaled to Union County population
  • 688no vehicle
  • 1,6261 vehicle
  • 8002 vehicles
  • 2413 vehicles
  • 544 vehicles
  • 85+ vehicles

87.8% of Union County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 91% lived in South Carolina.

Union County:

87.8%
State average:

85.2%

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

  • This state: 23,866
  • Other state: 4,423
  • Northeast: 1,004
  • Midwest: 614
  • South: 2,519
  • West: 265
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Union County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 53.3%Electricity
  • 31.3%Utility gas
  • 8.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.6%Wood
  • 2.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 65.6%Electricity
  • 25.8%Utility gas
  • 3.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.3%No fuel used
  • 1.0%Other fuel
  • 0.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.3%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 180
Here:

6.9%
South Carolina:

9.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 71
Here:

4.9%
South Carolina:

8.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 265
Here:

21.6%
South Carolina:

19.2%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Union County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Corrections - Other: $779,000
    Air Transportation: $300,000
    Regular Highways: $293,000
    Health - Other: $76,000
    Parks & Recreation: $34,000
    Solid Waste Management: $8,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $2,453,000
    Police Protection: $1,332,000
    Corrections - Other: $900,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $898,000
    Solid Waste Management: $894,000
    Regular Highways: $673,000
    Financial Administration: $490,000
    Central Staff Services: $269,000
    Parks & Recreation: $268,000
    Health Services - Other: $110,000
    General Public Buildings: $86,000
    Air Transportation: $59,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $623,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Health: $275,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Welfare: $76,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $356,000
    General - Other: $268,000
    General Public Building: $140,000
    Solid Waste Management: $109,000
    Financial Administration: $93,000
    Corrections - Other: $57,000
    Parks & Recreation: $39,000
    Regular Highways: $32,000
    Air Transportation: $25,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $5,187,000

Union County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $684,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,460,000
    Housing & Community Development: $0
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $109,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $302,000
    Interest Earnings: $234,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,366,000
    Highways: $373,000
    All Other: $231,000
    Public Welfare: $60,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,798,000
    Public Utilities: $161,000
    Other Selective Sales: $72,000

Union County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $10,391,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $10,141,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $250,000

Union County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $9,270,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $710,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 996
  • Number of aged recipients: 90
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 906
  • Number of recipients under 18: 186
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 620
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 190
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 379
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 421
Union County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Most common first names in Union County, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James44069.7 years
William28571.8 years
John26572.4 years
Mary24077.2 years
Robert18170.2 years
Willie15073.2 years
Annie11978.5 years
Thomas9969.1 years
George9772.4 years
Charles9267.0 years
Most common last names in Union County, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith27071.8 years
Jeter18072.1 years
Gregory15373.4 years
Lawson11674.5 years
Fowler11473.0 years
Garner10076.4 years
Davis9370.3 years
Thompson8972.8 years
Johnson8873.4 years
Rice7571.0 years
Businesses in Union County, SC
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Nike1
Advance Auto Parts1Quality1
Burger King1RadioShack1
Days Inn1Taco Bell1
FedEx1True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul2
KFC1UPS3
Little Caesars Pizza1Walmart1
McDonald's1YMCA1

Union County on our top lists:

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