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Union County, South Dakota (SD)

County population in 2015: 15,233 (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).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Union County: 79.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (26.8%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (16.6%), Educational, health and social services (13.6%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (10.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 35%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 58%
  • Unpaid family work: 5%
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Races in Union County, South Dakota:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (92.3%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (3.4%)
  • Asian alone (2.0%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.4%)
Median resident age:  40.8 years
South Dakota median age:  36.8 years
Males: 7,690  (50.5%)
Females: 7,543  (49.5%)
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Union County,SD real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Union County:

2.0 people
South Dakota:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $68,911 ($44,790 in 1999)

This county:

$68,911
South Dakota:

$54,467

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $757 (lower quartile is $467, upper quartile is $971)
This county:

$757
State:

$601


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $184,275 (it was $85,200 in 2000)
Union:

$184,275
South Dakota:

$160,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $112,573 - $318,934
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,363
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $439

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
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $2,586 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,902 (1.3%)

Union County household income distribution in 2009 Union County home values distribution Union County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 5.0%
Union County:

5.0%
South Dakota:

13.3%
(4.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 7.8% for American Indian residents, 52.9% for other race residents, 6.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 40.8 years old
(Males: 39.7 years old, Females: 42.5 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41.8 years old, Black residents: 39.7 years old, American Indian residents: 27.1 years old, Asian residents: 38.0 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26.3 years old, Other race residents: 49.9 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

2012 air pollution in Union County:

Carbon Monoxide: 0.145 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.00 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.033 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 22.4 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 9.3 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.000 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:

3.4%
South Dakota:

3.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 477
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 92.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 34.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 471 (77.0% naturalized citizens)

Union County:

3.1%
Whole state:

3.6%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 12
  • 2000 to 2009: 121
  • 1990 to 1999: 75
  • 1980 to 1989: 65
  • 1970 to 1979: 37
  • Before 1970: 47
Note: State values scaled to Union County population

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: 4,935
  • One, attached: 210
  • Two: 30
  • 3 or 4: 176
  • 5 to 9: 289
  • 10 to 19: 192
  • 20 to 49: 428
  • 50 or more: 236
  • Mobile homes: 285

Housing units in Union County with a mortgage: 2,862 (168 second mortgage, 224 home equity loan, 2 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,544

Here:

66.7% with mortgage
State:

56.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Union County

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).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Computer and electronic products (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Food (7%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Machinery (3%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Health care (17%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Computer and electronic products (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Food (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (17%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)

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

  • India (26%)
  • Canada (14%)
  • Peru (11%)
  • Mexico (8%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (7%)
  • Trinidad and Tobago (6%)
  • Philippines (5%)

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

  • German (29%)
  • American (8%)
  • Norwegian (7%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • Swedish (4%)
  • Dutch (3%)
  • French (except Basque) (3%)

Union County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 7,217 (84.5%)
  • Carpooled: 667 (7.8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 21 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 136 (1.6%)
  • Bicycle: 20 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 195 (2.3%)
  • Worked at home: 291 (3.4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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 $94,091.

9.42% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($142,150 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.42%
South Dakota average:

7.96%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
1.89% relocated from other counties in South Dakota ($8,088 average AGI)
7.53% relocated from other states ($134,061 average AGI)
Union County:

7.53%
South Dakota average:

3.76%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Woodbury County, IA  2.75% ($70,853 average AGI)
from Dakota County, NE  0.62% ($66,135)
from Clay County, SD  0.47% ($54,643)
from Minnehaha County, SD  0.44% ($32,423)
from Lincoln County, SD  0.29% ($42,824)
from Plymouth County, IA  0.25% ($43,333)
from Douglas County, NE  0.22% ($50,692)


9.00% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($67,737 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.00%
South Dakota average:

7.77%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.28% relocated to other counties in South Dakota ($11,226 average AGI)
6.72% relocated to other states ($56,513 average AGI)
Union County:

6.72%
South Dakota average:

3.55%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Woodbury County, IA  2.32% ($39,482 average AGI)
to Minnehaha County, SD  0.74% ($37,864)
to Clay County, SD  0.42% ($56,200)
to Lincoln County, SD  0.37% ($53,455)
to Dakota County, NE  0.32% ($35,053)
to Douglas County, NE  0.32% ($70,263)
to Plymouth County, IA  0.29% ($32,176)

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 live births 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

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Union County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 2,094 (1,895 aged, 199 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 255 (7%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Union County, 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: 15,233
  • In family households: 12,637 (2,010 male householders, 1,833 female householders)
    3,276 spouses, 4,855 children (4,543 natural, 218 adopted, 96 stepchildren), 136 grandchildren, 51 brothers or sisters, 113 parents, 75 other relatives, 233 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,480 (1,199 male householders (1,021 living alone)), 947 female householders (899 living alone)), 329 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 119

Size of family households: 1,992 2-persons, 797 3-persons, 553 4-persons, 377 5-persons, 62 6-persons, 50 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,922 1-person, 216 2-persons, 4 3-persons, 5 4-persons, 5 5-persons.

2,956 married couples with children.
727 single-parent households (410 men, 317 women).

96.6% of residents of Union speak English at home.
1.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (66% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (83% speak English very well, 17% speak English 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 (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:

7.0
State:

6.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 67
  • 2010 to 2013: 323
  • 2000 to 2009: 1,648
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,091
  • 1980 to 1989: 427
  • 1970 to 1979: 935
  • 1960 to 1969: 440
  • 1950 to 1959: 418
  • 1940 to 1949: 251
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,108
Note: State values scaled to Union population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Union County, South Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Union County population
  • 1 room: 4
  • 2 rooms: 5
  • 3 rooms: 63
  • 4 rooms: 358
  • 5 rooms: 694
  • 6 rooms: 685
  • 7 rooms: 670
  • 8 rooms: 641
  • 9+ rooms: 1,310
  • 1 room: 87
  • 2 rooms: 120
  • 3 rooms: 315
  • 4 rooms: 444
  • 5 rooms: 268
  • 6 rooms: 97
  • 7 rooms: 105
  • 8 rooms: 58
  • 9+ rooms: 62
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Union County, South Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Union County population
  • no bedroom: 4
  • 1 bedroom: 58
  • 2 bedrooms: 923
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,722
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,051
  • 5+ bedrooms: 690
  • no bedroom: 79
  • 1 bedroom: 368
  • 2 bedrooms: 761
  • 3 bedrooms: 267
  • 4 bedrooms: 65
  • 5+ bedrooms: 28
Cars and other vehicles available in Union County, South Dakota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Union County population
  • no vehicle: 52
  • 1 vehicle: 770
  • 2 vehicles: 1,859
  • 3 vehicles: 1,178
  • 4 vehicles: 412
  • 5+ vehicles: 151
  • no vehicle: 144
  • 1 vehicle: 793
  • 2 vehicles: 478
  • 3 vehicles: 100
  • 4 vehicles: 22
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

88% of Union County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 22% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 22% lived in South Dakota.

Union County:

87.7%
State average:

84.4%

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

  • This state: 4,380
  • Other state: 10,144
  • Northeast: 225
  • Midwest: 8,602
  • South: 523
  • West: 688

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Union County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (58.8%)
  • Electricity (30.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9.4%)
  • No fuel used (0.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.7%)
  • Wood (0.5%)
  • Other fuel (0.4%)
  • Solar energy (0.3%)
  • Electricity (54.2%)
  • Utility gas (39.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5.8%)
  • Other fuel (1.1%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 131
Here:

9.0%
South Dakota:

9.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 80
Here:

7.9%
South Dakota:

9.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 101
Here:

21.0%
South Dakota:

15.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Union County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,276,000
    Police Protection: $623,000
    Financial Administration: $529,000
    Correctional Institutions: $426,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $376,000
    Central Staff Services: $330,000
    General - Other: $297,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $246,000
    General Public Buildings: $170,000
    Health - Other: $81,000
    Local Fire Protection: $47,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $46,000
    Parks and Recreation: $20,000
    Libraries: $7,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $192,000
    Regular Highways: $59,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,762,000

Union County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $524,000
    Regular Highways: $236,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $24,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $313,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $89,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $36,000
    Sale of Property: $26,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $4,000
    Rents: $1,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $664,000
    All Other: $102,000
    General Local Government Support: $12,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,323,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $293,000
    Other License: $94,000
    NEC: $82,000

Union County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,609,000

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
Union County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Union County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Union County, 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)"