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Union County, South Dakota (SD)

County population in 2021: 16,677 (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: 36 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Union County: 79.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (22.2%), Manufacturing (14.9%), Retail trade (10.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 82%
  • Government: 10%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 7%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Union County, SD (2021)
    • 14,91789.5%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 6213.7%Hispanic or Latino
    • 6143.7%Two or more races
    • 2721.6%Asian alone
    • 1701.0%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 610.4%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 110.07%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

40.2 years
South Dakota median age:

37.6 years
Males: 8,479  (50.8%)
Females: 8,198  (49.2%)
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Average household size:
Union County:

2.0 people
South Dakota:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2021: $83,028 ($44,790 in 1999)
This county:

$83,028
South Dakota:

$66,143

Median contract rent in 2021 for apartments: $869 (lower quartile is $538, upper quartile is $1,057)
This county:

$869
State:

$722


Estimated median house or condo value in 2021: $259,126 (it was $85,200 in 2000)
Union:

$259,126
South Dakota:

$219,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $147,562 - $396,926
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,577
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $600

Institutionalized population: 89

Crime in 2021 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 9
  • Burglaries: 8
  • Thefts: 42
  • Auto thefts: 1

Crime in 2020 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 10
  • Burglaries: 6
  • Thefts: 37
  • Auto thefts: 3
Union County, SD map from a distance

Health of residents in Union County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2013 to 2021:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.3. This is worse than average.
65.9% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
42.8% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
47.1% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
64.9% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 205 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 168 pounds. This is more than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2021: 164 buildings, average cost: $315,200
  • 2020: 158 buildings, average cost: $311,700
  • 2019: 136 buildings, average cost: $278,500
  • 2018: 143 buildings, average cost: $268,100
  • 2017: 143 buildings, average cost: $261,600
  • 2016: 143 buildings, average cost: $252,900
  • 2015: 119 buildings, average cost: $270,500
  • 2014: 106 buildings, average cost: $271,800
  • 2013: 108 buildings, average cost: $278,400
  • 2012: 96 buildings, average cost: $262,200
  • 2011: 69 buildings, average cost: $274,600
  • 2010: 74 buildings, average cost: $277,400
  • 2009: 81 buildings, average cost: $280,300
  • 2008: 40 buildings, average cost: $180,500
  • 2007: 82 buildings, average cost: $175,900
  • 2006: 93 buildings, average cost: $166,600
  • 2005: 123 buildings, average cost: $165,800
  • 2004: 122 buildings, average cost: $159,200
  • 2003: 118 buildings, average cost: $161,400
  • 2002: 104 buildings, average cost: $159,600
  • 2001: 112 buildings, average cost: $142,100
  • 2000: 71 buildings, average cost: $150,300
  • 1999: 112 buildings, average cost: $148,800
  • 1998: 85 buildings, average cost: $164,700
  • 1997: 95 buildings, average cost: $189,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Union, SD residents
Average permit cost in Union, SD
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2021: $2,774 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2021: $2,746 (1.1%)

Distribution of median household income in Union, SD in 2021
Distribution of house value in Union, SD in 2021
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Union, SD in 2021
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2021: 7.5%
Union County:

7.5%
South Dakota:

12.3%
(7.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 44.4% for other race residents, 0.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2021: 40.2 years old
(Males: 38.4 years old, Females: 42.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43.4 years old, Black residents: 37.8 years old, American Indian residents: 36.1 years old, Asian residents: 34.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25.4 years old, Other race residents: 23.9 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

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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 March 2023:
Here:

1.7%
South Dakota:

1.8%

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: 95.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 36.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 320 (48.9% naturalized citizens)

Union County:

1.9%
Whole state:

3.5%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1682010 or later
  • 362000 to 2009
  • 521990 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: 5,332
  • One, attached: 304
  • Two: 99
  • 3 or 4: 255
  • 5 to 9: 218
  • 10 to 19: 234
  • 20 to 49: 463
  • 50 or more: 159
  • Mobile homes: 269
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 20

Housing units in Union County with a mortgage: 2,891 (312 second mortgage, 37 home equity loan, 264 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 74

Here:

2.6% with mortgage
State:

97.5% 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 significantly above South Dakota state average. It is 221% greater 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, 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 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 442.9 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 Union 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 the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • South Dakota Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4527, Natural disaster type: Other
  • South Dakota Severe Storms, Tornadoes, And Flooding, Incident Period: September 9, 2019 - September 26, 2019, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4469-SD: November 18, 2019, FEMA Id: 4469, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • South Dakota Severe Storms And Flooding, Incident Period: May 26, 2019 - June 7, 2019, FEMA Id: 4463, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • South Dakota Severe Winter Storm, Snowstorm, And Flooding, Incident Period: March 13, 2019 - April 26, 2019, FEMA Id: 4440, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm, Flood
  • 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
  • 7 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Union County (17) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2021 - Union

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 8,930 (81.4%)
  • Carpooled: 795 (7.2%)
  • Bus: 88 (0.8%)
  • Ferryboat: 3 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 155 (1.4%)
  • Bicycle: 7 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 41 (0.4%)
  • Worked at home: 810 (7.4%)
Class of Workers in 2021
Most common industries in 2021 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2021


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (2%)

Most common industries for females in 2021


  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)

Most common occupations in 2021 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2021


  • Management occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2021


  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (13%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (29%)
  • India (25%)
  • Belarus (24%)
  • Thailand (6%)
  • Taiwan (5%)
  • Vietnam (3%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Union County


  • German (33%)
  • American (10%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • English (7%)
  • Norwegian (7%)
  • Dutch (4%)
  • Danish (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
76 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
13 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
96 people in nursing homes
26 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2020 was $205,004.

9.40% of this county's 2021 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2020 ($87,743 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.40%
South Dakota average:

8.18%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.43% relocated from other counties in South Dakota ($17,555 average AGI)
6.97% relocated from other states ($70,188 average AGI)
Union County:

6.97%
South Dakota average:

4.11%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2020 and 2021:
from Woodbury County, IA  2.57% ($84,528 average AGI)
from Minnehaha County, SD  0.75% ($103,365)
from Lincoln County, SD  0.66% ($62,826)
from Clay County, SD  0.45% ($40,581)
from Plymouth County, IA  0.39% ($55,852)
from Dakota County, NE  0.32% ($51,045)


8.52% of this county's 2020 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2021 ($83,308 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.52%
South Dakota average:

7.42%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.44% relocated to other counties in South Dakota ($12,979 average AGI)
6.09% relocated to other states ($70,329 average AGI)
Union County:

6.09%
South Dakota average:

3.31%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2020 and 2021:
to Woodbury County, IA  2.09% ($67,441 average AGI)
to Lincoln County, SD  0.66% ($54,556)
to Minnehaha County, SD  0.57% ($62,462)
to Clay County, SD  0.55% ($54,079)
to Plymouth County, IA  0.38% ($75,692)

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2009: 7.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2010 to 2019: 8.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Union County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 7.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 4.8%
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 - 2019:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (156)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (76)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (76)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (31)

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: 16,677
  • Male householders: 3,276 (1,015 living alone), Female householders: 3,790 (833 living alone)
  • 3,967 spouses (3,885 opposite-sex spouses), 565 unmarried partners, (565 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 4,437 children (4,185 natural, 126 adopted, 122 stepchildren), 162 grandchildren, 75 brothers or sisters, 64 parents, 2 foster children, 107 other relatives, 248 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 92

Size of family households: 2,557 2-persons, 889 3-persons, 628 4-persons, 442 5-persons, 89 6-persons, 74 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,849 1-person, 483 2-persons, 5 3-persons, 13 4-persons.

2,968 married couples with children.
912 single-parent households (484 men, 428 women).

96.5% of residents of Union speak English at home.
1.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (73% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (63% speak English very well, 34% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (77% speak English very well, 23% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (43% speak English very well, 57% speak English not 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:

7.4
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

4.1

Year house built in Union County, South Dakota
  • Year house built in Union County, South Dakota
  • 22020 or later
  • 1,2052010 to 2019
  • 1,2452000 to 2009
  • 1,1921990 to 1999
  • 4301980 to 1989
  • 9991970 to 1979
  • 3371960 to 1969
  • 4111950 to 1959
  • 2621940 to 1949
  • 1,1901939 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
  • 21 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 583 rooms
  • 3654 rooms
  • 6795 rooms
  • 8296 rooms
  • 5777 rooms
  • 7768 rooms
  • 1,6839+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Union County, South Dakota
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Union County, South Dakota
  • 41 room
  • 2792 rooms
  • 2893 rooms
  • 6694 rooms
  • 3145 rooms
  • 2596 rooms
  • 677 rooms
  • 538 rooms
  • 1369+ 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
  • 681 bedroom
  • 8652 bedrooms
  • 1,8833 bedrooms
  • 1,4084 bedrooms
  • 7555+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Union County, South Dakota
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Union County, South Dakota
  • 4no bedroom
  • 5111 bedroom
  • 9912 bedrooms
  • 4303 bedrooms
  • 1034 bedrooms
  • 335+ 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
  • 63no vehicle
  • 8051 vehicle
  • 1,8742 vehicles
  • 1,3973 vehicles
  • 6344 vehicles
  • 2115+ 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
  • 114no vehicle
  • 1,1021 vehicle
  • 7142 vehicles
  • 683 vehicles
  • 164 vehicles
  • 165+ vehicles

87.5% of Union County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 24% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 41% lived in South Dakota.

Union County:

87.5%
State average:

85.3%

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

  • This state: 5,161
  • Other state: 11,092
  • Northeast: 286
  • Midwest: 9,338
  • South: 547
  • West: 948
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
  • 55.7%Utility gas
  • 26.4%Electricity
  • 14.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.6%No fuel used
  • 0.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.4%Wood
  • 0.1%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 53.5%Electricity
  • 30.0%Utility gas
  • 14.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.3%No fuel used
  • 0.6%Other fuel
  • 0.4%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 187
Here:

9.2%
South Dakota:

12.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 2
Here:

0.2%
South Dakota:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 57
Here:

14.6%
South Dakota:

17.1%

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 2018:

  • Charges - Regular Highways: $53,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $3,976,000
    Police Protection: $1,955,000
    Financial Administration: $867,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $588,000
    General Public Buildings: $456,000
    Central Staff Services: $404,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $291,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $84,000
    Health - Other: $70,000
    Local Fire Protection: $57,000
    Libraries: $14,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $27,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $665,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $664,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $22,000
    Rents: $10,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $4,000
    General Revenue - Other: $4,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $208,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,179,000
    Other License: $102,000

Union County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Regular Highways: $53,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $3,976,000
    Police Protection: $1,955,000
    Financial Administration: $867,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $588,000
    General Public Buildings: $456,000
    Central Staff Services: $404,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $291,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $84,000
    Health - Other: $70,000
    Local Fire Protection: $57,000
    Libraries: $14,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $27,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $665,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $664,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $22,000
    Rents: $10,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $4,000
    General Revenue - Other: $4,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $208,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,179,000
    Other License: $102,000

Union County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Regular Highways: $53,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $3,976,000
    Police Protection: $1,955,000
    Financial Administration: $867,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $588,000
    General Public Buildings: $456,000
    Central Staff Services: $404,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $291,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $84,000
    Health - Other: $70,000
    Local Fire Protection: $57,000
    Libraries: $14,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $27,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $665,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $664,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $22,000
    Rents: $10,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $4,000
    General Revenue - Other: $4,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $208,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,179,000
    Other License: $102,000

Union County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Regular Highways: $53,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $3,976,000
    Police Protection: $1,955,000
    Financial Administration: $867,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $588,000
    General Public Buildings: $456,000
    Central Staff Services: $404,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $291,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $84,000
    Health - Other: $70,000
    Local Fire Protection: $57,000
    Libraries: $14,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $27,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $665,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $664,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $22,000
    Rents: $10,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $4,000
    General Revenue - Other: $4,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $208,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,179,000
    Other License: $102,000

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)"