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Union County, South Dakota (SD)

County population in 2016: 15,166 (39% urban, 61% rural); it was 12,584 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,830
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,455
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,670
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,471 (it was 1,257 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

32%

Land area: 460 sq. mi.

Water area: 6.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 33 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Union County: 78.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (16.5%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (12.6%), Wholesale trade (12.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 58%
  • Government: 1%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 38%
  • Unpaid family work: 3%
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  • Races in Union County, SD (2017)
    • 13,999111.2%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4613.7%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2742.2%Two or more races
    • 1691.3%Asian alone
    • 1180.9%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 660.5%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

41.7 years
South Dakota median age:

36.9 years
Males: 7,643  (50.4%)
Females: 7,523  (49.6%)
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Average household size:
Union County:

2.0 people
South Dakota:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $69,340 ($44,790 in 1999)
This county:

$69,340
South Dakota:

$56,521

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $788 (lower quartile is $450, upper quartile is $995)
This county:

$788
State:

$621


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $192,187 (it was $85,200 in 2000)
Union:

$192,187
South Dakota:

$167,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $114,882 - $329,578
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,352
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $441

Institutionalized population: 89

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 1
  • Burglaries: 8
  • Thefts: 1
  • Auto thefts: 0

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 1
  • Burglaries: 4
  • Thefts: 6
  • Auto thefts: 4
Union County, SD map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 95 buildings, average cost: $189,600
  • 1998: 85 buildings, average cost: $164,700
  • 1999: 112 buildings, average cost: $148,800
  • 2000: 71 buildings, average cost: $150,300
  • 2001: 112 buildings, average cost: $142,100
  • 2002: 104 buildings, average cost: $159,600
  • 2003: 118 buildings, average cost: $161,400
  • 2004: 122 buildings, average cost: $159,200
  • 2005: 123 buildings, average cost: $165,800
  • 2006: 93 buildings, average cost: $166,600
  • 2007: 82 buildings, average cost: $175,900
  • 2008: 40 buildings, average cost: $180,500
  • 2009: 81 buildings, average cost: $280,300
  • 2010: 74 buildings, average cost: $277,400
  • 2011: 69 buildings, average cost: $274,600
  • 2012: 96 buildings, average cost: $262,200
  • 2013: 108 buildings, average cost: $278,400
  • 2014: 106 buildings, average cost: $271,800
  • 2015: 119 buildings, average cost: $270,500
  • 2016: 143 buildings, average cost: $252,900
  • 2017: 143 buildings, average cost: $261,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Union, SD residents
Average permit cost in Union, SD
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,587 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,823 (1.2%)

Distribution of median household income in Union, SD in 2017
Distribution of house value in Union, SD in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Union, SD in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 6.0%
Union County:

6.0%
South Dakota:

13.0%
(5.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 11.6% for American Indian residents, 55.0% for other race residents, 8.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 41.7 years old
(Males: 40.9 years old, Females: 42.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42.1 years old, Black residents: 16.4 years old, American Indian residents: 23.9 years old, Asian residents: 54.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 48.7 years old, Other race residents: 51.9 years old)

Area name: Sioux City, IA-NE-SD MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Union County is $455 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $597 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $752 a month.

Cities in this county include: Dakota Dunes, North Sioux City, Beresford, Elk Point, Alcester, Jefferson, Richland.

Union County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

2018 air pollution in Union County:

Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.00 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.031 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 18.9 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 6.4 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.001 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Allamakee County, Iowa , Buchanan County, Iowa , Butler County, Iowa , Genesee County, Michigan , Dickinson County, Iowa , Kenosha County, Wisconsin , Fayette County, Iowa , Webster County, Iowa .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.0%
South Dakota:

3.1%

Unemployment by year in Union, SD
County total employment by year in Union, SD
County average yearly wages by year in Union, SD

Current college students: 477
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 92.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 31.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 418 (52.2% naturalized citizens)

Union County:

2.8%
Whole state:

3.4%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1992010 or later
  • 822000 to 2009
  • 681990 to 1999
  • 651980 to 1989
  • 371970 to 1979
  • 47Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 56.4%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 5,023
  • One, attached: 197
  • Two: 77
  • 3 or 4: 214
  • 5 to 9: 366
  • 10 to 19: 163
  • 20 to 49: 435
  • 50 or more: 252
  • Mobile homes: 254

Housing units in Union County with a mortgage: 2,844 (132 second mortgage, 183 home equity loan, 1 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,776

Here:

66.7% with mortgage
State:

55.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Union County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic4,4744
Mainline Protestant3,65812
Evangelical Protestant1,09516
Other1-
None5,171-
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: 3
Union County:

2.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.


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

0.72 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Union County:

7.18 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 11
This county:

7.89 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.21 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Union County:

7.0%
South Dakota:

7.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Union County:

29.2%
State:

27.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.8%
State:

14.9%

Agriculture in Union County:

Average size of farms: 530 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $153,055
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $206.35
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 38.87%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $142,272
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 85.57%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $129,305
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.12%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 8.80
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 2.56%
Corn for grain: 102034 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 116511 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Union County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below South Dakota state average. It is 71% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 168.2 miles away from Union County center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 113.7 miles away from the county center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 199.1 miles away from the county center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 49.9 miles away from the county center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 113.3 miles away from Union County center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 709.4 miles away from the county center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • South Dakota Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 13, 2014 to June 20, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4186: July 28, 2014, FEMA Id: 4186, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • South Dakota Severe Storms, Tornado, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 24, 2013 to May 31, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4125: June 28, 2013, FEMA Id: 4125, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • South Dakota Flooding, Incident Period: March 11, 2011 to July 22, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1984: May 13, 2011, FEMA Id: 1984, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • South Dakota Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: September 22, 2010 to September 23, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1947: November 02, 2010, FEMA Id: 1947, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • South Dakota Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: July 21, 2010 to July 30, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1938: September 23, 2010, FEMA Id: 1938, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • South Dakota Flooding, Incident Period: March 10, 2010 to June 20, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1915: May 13, 2010, FEMA Id: 1915, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • South Dakota Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: September 06, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3234: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3234, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South Dakota Severe Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: February 03, 1997 to May 24, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1173: April 07, 1997, FEMA Id: 1173, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • South Dakota Severe Winter Storms/Blizzards, Incident Period: January 03, 1997 to January 31, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1156: January 10, 1997, FEMA Id: 1156, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Blizzard
  • South Dakota Flooding, Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 06, 1993 to September 10, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-999: July 19, 1993, FEMA Id: 999, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Union County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Union

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 7,638 (85.1%)
  • Carpooled: 636 (7.1%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 30 (0.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 100 (1.1%)
  • Bicycle: 6 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 187 (2.1%)
  • Worked at home: 376 (4.2%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Management occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (4%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Canada (31%)
  • India (16%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (10%)
  • Mexico (8%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (7%)
  • Trinidad and Tobago (4%)
  • Brazil (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Union County


  • German (29%)
  • American (9%)
  • Norwegian (7%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • Swedish (4%)
  • Dutch (3%)
  • English (2%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
96 people in nursing homes
26 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
76 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
13 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $153,121.

9.01% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($81,355 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.01%
South Dakota average:

7.74%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.21% relocated from other counties in South Dakota ($17,959 average AGI)
6.81% relocated from other states ($63,397 average AGI)
Union County:

6.81%
South Dakota average:

3.70%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Woodbury County, IA  2.89% ($76,862 average AGI)
from Minnehaha County, SD  0.78% ($79,612)
from Lincoln County, SD  0.54% ($51,441)
from Dakota County, NE  0.40% ($76,560)
from Clay County, SD  0.37% ($47,565)


8.82% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($76,058 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.82%
South Dakota average:

7.66%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.80% relocated to other counties in South Dakota ($13,842 average AGI)
6.02% relocated to other states ($62,214 average AGI)
Union County:

6.02%
South Dakota average:

3.63%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Woodbury County, IA  2.35% ($56,279 average AGI)
to Minnehaha County, SD  0.88% ($43,236)
to Clay County, SD  0.59% ($45,324)
to Lincoln County, SD  0.58% ($53,639)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.3

Births per 1000 population in Union County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 7.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Union County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 3.9

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Union County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 8.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.5%
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: 2,094 (1,895 aged, 199 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 255 (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 Dakota in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (183)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (136)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (124)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (86)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (65)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (46)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (44)
  • Malignant neoplasm of prostate (38)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (37)
  • Unspecified dementia (32)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 5%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,315
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 743
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 30

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 16
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 74

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 22

Household type by relationship:

Households: 15,166
  • In family households: 12,319 (1,866 male householders, 2,015 female householders)
    3,237 spouses, 4,449 children (4,114 natural, 202 adopted, 110 stepchildren), 147 grandchildren, 50 brothers or sisters, 149 parents, 68 other relatives, 278 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,726 (1,350 male householders (1,150 living alone)), 1,019 female householders (956 living alone)), 364 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 115

Size of family households: 2,124 2-persons, 690 3-persons, 535 4-persons, 373 5-persons, 73 6-persons, 68 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,101 1-person, 235 2-persons, 12 4-persons, 13 5-persons.

2,717 married couples with children.
735 single-parent households (320 men, 415 women).

97.2% of residents of Union speak English at home.
1.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (43% speak English very well, 34% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 10% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (86% speak English very well, 14% speak English well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (76% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 10% 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: $177,510,000 ($13,290 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $104,792,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $28,755,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $14,275,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $9,587,000
Federal grants: $8,969,000
Federal procurement contracts: $110,105,000 ($100,505,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $5,819,000 ($3,138,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,765,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $9,831,000
Federal Government insurance: $68,118,000

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

Births: 888
Here:

66 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 502
Here:

37 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +107
Here:

+8 per 1000 residents
State:

+5 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +402
Here +30 per 1000 residents
State -1 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Union County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.12 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.1
State:

6.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

4.2

Year house built in Union County, South Dakota
  • Year house built in Union County, South Dakota
  • 4602014 or later
  • 3142010 to 2013
  • 1,5892000 to 2009
  • 1,0191990 to 1999
  • 4491980 to 1989
  • 9861970 to 1979
  • 4181960 to 1969
  • 3911950 to 1959
  • 2711940 to 1949
  • 1,2231939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Union County, South Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Union County, South Dakota
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Union County, South Dakota
  • 51 room
  • 102 rooms
  • 973 rooms
  • 3494 rooms
  • 7185 rooms
  • 6806 rooms
  • 7627 rooms
  • 6318 rooms
  • 1,3949+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Union County, South Dakota
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Union County, South Dakota
  • 1171 room
  • 1262 rooms
  • 3263 rooms
  • 5164 rooms
  • 2745 rooms
  • 546 rooms
  • 747 rooms
  • 778 rooms
  • 659+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Union County, South Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Union County, South Dakota
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Union County, South Dakota
  • 5no bedroom
  • 1161 bedroom
  • 9952 bedrooms
  • 1,6593 bedrooms
  • 1,1654 bedrooms
  • 6875+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Union County, South Dakota
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Union County, South Dakota
  • 116no bedroom
  • 3851 bedroom
  • 7862 bedrooms
  • 2493 bedrooms
  • 414 bedrooms
  • 465+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Union County, South Dakota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Union County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Union County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 36no vehicle
  • 9761 vehicle
  • 1,9172 vehicles
  • 1,1573 vehicles
  • 3754 vehicles
  • 1715+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Union County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Union County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 141no vehicle
  • 8181 vehicle
  • 5172 vehicles
  • 873 vehicles
  • 74 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

86.4% of Union County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 25% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 28% lived in South Dakota.

Union County:

86.4%
State average:

84.5%

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

  • This state: 4,235
  • Other state: 10,249
  • Northeast: 180
  • Midwest: 8,597
  • South: 505
  • West: 738
Year householders moved into unit in Union County, SD
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Union County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 60.2%Utility gas
  • 28.8%Electricity
  • 8.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.9%Solar energy
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Wood
  • 0.3%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 52.5%Electricity
  • 38.2%Utility gas
  • 5.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.1%Other fuel
  • 0.7%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 115
Here:

7.7%
South Dakota:

8.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 54
Here:

5.6%
South Dakota:

7.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 33
Here:

10.3%
South Dakota:

15.9%

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
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Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Union County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $665,000
    Regular Highways: $56,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $14,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $3,680,000
    Police Protection: $1,046,000
    Correctional Institutions: $701,000
    Financial Administration: $558,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $555,000
    General - Other: $485,000
    General Public Buildings: $275,000
    Central Staff Services: $167,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $118,000
    Health - Other: $81,000
    Local Fire Protection: $54,000
    Parks and Recreation: $47,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $27,000
    Libraries: $12,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $574,000
    General Local Government Support: $104,000
    Other: $3,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $27,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Regular Highways: $42,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $667,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $666,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $55,000
    Sale of Property: $53,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $23,000
    Rents: $10,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,211,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,307,000
    Other: $322,000
    General Local Government Support: $50,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,030,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $374,000
    Other License: $96,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,610,000

Union County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $665,000
    Regular Highways: $56,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $14,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $3,680,000
    Police Protection: $1,046,000
    Correctional Institutions: $701,000
    Financial Administration: $558,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $555,000
    General - Other: $485,000
    General Public Buildings: $275,000
    Central Staff Services: $167,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $118,000
    Health - Other: $81,000
    Local Fire Protection: $54,000
    Parks and Recreation: $47,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $27,000
    Libraries: $12,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $574,000
    General Local Government Support: $104,000
    Other: $3,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $27,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Regular Highways: $42,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $667,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $666,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $55,000
    Sale of Property: $53,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $23,000
    Rents: $10,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,211,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,307,000
    Other: $322,000
    General Local Government Support: $50,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,030,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $374,000
    Other License: $96,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,610,000

Union County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $665,000
    Regular Highways: $56,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $14,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $3,680,000
    Police Protection: $1,046,000
    Correctional Institutions: $701,000
    Financial Administration: $558,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $555,000
    General - Other: $485,000
    General Public Buildings: $275,000
    Central Staff Services: $167,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $118,000
    Health - Other: $81,000
    Local Fire Protection: $54,000
    Parks and Recreation: $47,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $27,000
    Libraries: $12,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $574,000
    General Local Government Support: $104,000
    Other: $3,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $27,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Regular Highways: $42,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $667,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $666,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $55,000
    Sale of Property: $53,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $23,000
    Rents: $10,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,211,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,307,000
    Other: $322,000
    General Local Government Support: $50,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,030,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $374,000
    Other License: $96,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,610,000

Union County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $665,000
    Regular Highways: $56,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $14,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $3,680,000
    Police Protection: $1,046,000
    Correctional Institutions: $701,000
    Financial Administration: $558,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $555,000
    General - Other: $485,000
    General Public Buildings: $275,000
    Central Staff Services: $167,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $118,000
    Health - Other: $81,000
    Local Fire Protection: $54,000
    Parks and Recreation: $47,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $27,000
    Libraries: $12,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $574,000
    General Local Government Support: $104,000
    Other: $3,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $27,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Regular Highways: $42,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $667,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $666,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $55,000
    Sale of Property: $53,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $23,000
    Rents: $10,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,211,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,307,000
    Other: $322,000
    General Local Government Support: $50,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,030,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $374,000
    Other License: $96,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,610,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 76
  • Number of aged recipients: 12
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 64
  • Number of recipients under 18: 18
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 38
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 20
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 34
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 26
Most common first names in Union County, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John9978.4 years
Mary7083.2 years
William5776.7 years
Robert5572.9 years
Anna5386.4 years
George4978.2 years
James4373.9 years
Albert4182.3 years
Donald4072.2 years
Harold3977.2 years
Most common last names in Union County, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson12980.2 years
Anderson8681.7 years
Peterson5881.9 years
Larson4485.3 years
Jensen3778.9 years
Erickson3682.6 years
Nelson3680.3 years
Smith3480.1 years
Hansen2981.0 years
Hanson2880.2 years
Businesses in Union County, SD
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
Burger King1Slumberland1
Chevrolet1Subway3
Comfort Inn1Super 82
FedEx4True Value1
H&R Block1UPS3
Hilton1

Union County on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"