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Union Parish, Louisiana (LA)

County population in 2016: 22,634 (17% urban, 83% rural); it was 22,803 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,380
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,757
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 7,193
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,007 (it was 1,664 in 2000)
% of renters here:

19%
State:

33%

Land area: 878 sq. mi.

Water area: 27.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 26 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Union Parish: 81.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (21.8%), Educational, health and social services (12.8%), Manufacturing (10.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 69%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 31%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Union Parish, Louisiana:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (67.9%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (25.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (4.7%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
Median resident age:  41.7 years
Louisiana median age:  36.5 years
Males: 11,198  (49.5%)
Females: 11,436  (50.5%)
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Union Parish,LA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Union Parish:

2.0 people
Louisiana:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $36,638 ($29,061 in 1999)

This county:

$36,638
Louisiana:

$45,146

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $312 (lower quartile is $216, upper quartile is $466)
This county:

$312
State:

$656


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $95,354 (it was $53,000 in 2000)
Union:

$95,354
Louisiana:

$158,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $43,670 - $178,681
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $971
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $262

Institutionalized population: 415

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 23
  • Burglaries: 29
  • Thefts: 30
  • Auto thefts: 0
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 37 buildings, average cost: $163,600
  • 2008: 26 buildings, average cost: $162,000
  • 2009: 23 buildings, average cost: $174,200
  • 2010: 18 buildings, average cost: $162,800
  • 2011: 20 buildings, average cost: $177,400
  • 2012: 25 buildings, average cost: $177,400
  • 2013: 23 buildings, average cost: $167,600
  • 2014: 22 buildings, average cost: $167,600

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: $428 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $296 (0.4%)

Union Parish household income distribution in 2009 Union Parish home values distribution Union Parish contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 25.6%
Union Parish:

25.6%
Louisiana:

20.2%
(14.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 52.8% for Black residents, 31.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 128.6% for American Indian residents, 31.4% for other race residents, 45.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 41.7 years old
(Males: 40.7 years old, Females: 43.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47.5 years old, Black residents: 35.2 years old, American Indian residents: 25.2 years old, Asian residents: 59.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26.5 years old, Other race residents: 22.6 years old)

Area name: Monroe, LA MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Union Parish is $416 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $517 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $686 a month.

Cities in this county include: Farmerville, Bernice, Marion, Junction City, Spearsville, Lillie, Downsville.

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

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Neighboring counties: Kemper County, Mississippi , Emanuel County, Georgia , Sharkey County, Mississippi , Union County, Arkansas , Houston County, Georgia , Rockwall County, Texas , Terry County, Texas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.1%
Louisiana:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 670
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 85.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 12.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 449 (23.8% naturalized citizens)

Union Parish:

2.0%
Whole state:

4.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 188
  • 2000 to 2009: 79
  • 1990 to 1999: 67
  • 1980 to 1989: 39
  • 1970 to 1979: 56
  • Before 1970: 31
Note: State values scaled to Union Parish population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 48.0%

Union Parish marital status for males Union Parish marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 7,078
  • One, attached: 22
  • Two: 124
  • 3 or 4: 210
  • 5 to 9: 240
  • 10 to 19: 45
  • 20 to 49: 58
  • 50 or more: 31
  • Mobile homes: 3,691
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 9

Housing units in Union Parish with a mortgage: 2,523 (73 second mortgage, 104 home equity loan, 15 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,891

Here:

40.0% with mortgage
State:

52.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Union Parish

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant13,39565
Mainline Protestant6727
Catholic4381
Other2022
Black Protestant1224
None7,892-
Union Parish 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: 7
Union Parish:

3.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.


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

1.32 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Union Parish:

7.04 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 6
This county:

2.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Union Parish:

12.0%
Louisiana:

10.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Union Parish:

32.0%
State:

29.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.9%
State:

13.7%

Agriculture in Union Parish:

Average size of farms: 144 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $239,568
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $63.60
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 99.33%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $161,032
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 17.43%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $45,042
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 97.02%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 27.07
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.47%
Vegetables: 82 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Union Parish-area historical earthquake activity is above Louisiana state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 163.7 miles away from Union Parish center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 166.2 miles away from the county center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 228.4 miles away from the county center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 297.9 miles away from the county center
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 222.4 miles away from Union Parish center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 368.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Louisiana Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 08, 2016 to April 08, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4263: March 13, 2016, FEMA Id: 4263, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Louisiana Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: October 29, 2009 to November 03, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1863: December 10, 2009, FEMA Id: 1863, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Louisiana Hurricane Ike, Incident Period: September 11, 2008 to November 07, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1792: September 13, 2008, FEMA Id: 1792, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Louisiana Hurricane Gustav, Incident Period: September 01, 2008 to September 11, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1786: September 02, 2008, FEMA Id: 1786, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Louisiana Hurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 23, 2005 to November 01, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1607: September 24, 2005, FEMA Id: 1607, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Louisiana Hurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 20, 2005 to November 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3260: September 21, 2005, FEMA Id: 3260, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Louisiana Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 26, 2005 to November 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3212: August 27, 2005, FEMA Id: 3212, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Louisiana Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 11, 2000 to January 03, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1357: January 12, 2001, FEMA Id: 1357, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Louisiana Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 27, 2000 to January 30, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1314: February 15, 2000, FEMA Id: 1314, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Louisiana Freezing Rain and Ice Storm, Incident Period: December 22, 1998 to December 28, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1264: January 21, 1999, FEMA Id: 1264, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm, Freeze
  • 5 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Union Parish (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Hurricanes: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Freezes: 2, Ice Storms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Drought: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Manufacturing (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (18%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (26%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (4%)

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

  • Mexico (50%)
  • Germany (16%)
  • Ecuador (9%)
  • Philippines (7%)
  • France (4%)
  • Guatemala (4%)
  • Costa Rica (3%)

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

  • English (22%)
  • American (13%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)
  • African (2%)
  • German (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)

Union Parish mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,548 (84.5%)
  • Carpooled: 468 (8.7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 37 (0.7%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 32 (0.6%)
  • Walked: 71 (1.3%)
  • Worked at home: 244 (4.5%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


People in group quarters in Union Parish, Louisiana in 2000:

  • 287 people in nursing homes
  • 130 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 12 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 11 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 3 people in other group homes

People in group quarters in Union Parish, Louisiana in 2010:

  • 340 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 67 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 8 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $45,118.

5.79% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,855 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.79%
Louisiana average:

6.57%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.64% relocated from other counties in Louisiana ($21,542 average AGI)
2.15% relocated from other states ($12,313 average AGI)
Union Parish:

2.15%
Louisiana average:

2.51%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Ouachita Parish, LA  2.00% ($33,142 average AGI)
from Lincoln Parish, LA  0.58% ($39,698)
from Union County, AR  0.43% ($25,469)
from Morehouse Parish, LA  0.19% ($29,500)


6.50% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,312 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.50%
Louisiana average:

6.57%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.45% relocated to other counties in Louisiana ($23,523 average AGI)
2.06% relocated to other states ($8,787 average AGI)
Union Parish:

2.06%
Louisiana average:

2.51%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Ouachita Parish, LA  2.08% ($38,929 average AGI)
to Lincoln Parish, LA  0.90% ($23,940)
to Union County, AR  0.55% ($29,537)
to Morehouse Parish, LA  0.23% ($44,471)
to Claiborne Parish, LA  0.20% ($30,667)
to Caddo Parish, LA  0.19% ($27,357)
to Jackson Parish, LA  0.13% ($32,800)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.2

Births per 1000 population in Union Parish

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Union Parish

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 11.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.6

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Union Parish

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 21.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Union Parish
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Union Parish


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 4,087 (3,347 aged, 740 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 902 (16%)

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 Parish, Louisiana in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (452)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (313)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (188)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (184)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (174)
  • Congestive heart failure (166)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (142)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (133)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (85)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (67)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 13.1
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 6,596
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 223
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 36,892

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,463
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 969
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 9

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 14
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 35

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 9

Household type by relationship:

Households: 22,634
  • In family households: 18,837 (2,655 male householders, 2,739 female householders)
    3,986 spouses, 7,196 children (6,693 natural, 66 adopted, 441 stepchildren), 737 grandchildren, 234 brothers or sisters, 332 parents, 447 other relatives, 495 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,326 (1,292 male householders (1,120 living alone)), 1,443 female householders (1,297 living alone)), 582 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 452

Size of family households: 2,776 2-persons, 1,180 3-persons, 795 4-persons, 370 5-persons, 160 6-persons, 121 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,418 1-person, 222 2-persons, 68 3-persons, 12 4-persons.

2,433 married couples with children.
1,850 single-parent households (190 men, 1,660 women).

97.4% of residents of Union speak English at home.
2.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (66% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 20% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (51% speak English very well, 49% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $138,639,000 ($6,056 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $5,055,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $54,806,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $39,931,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $364,000
Federal grants: $34,147,000
Federal procurement contracts: $3,239,000 ($1,616,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $6,151,000 ($828,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,010,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,444,000
Federal Government insurance: $20,638,000

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

Births: 1,688
Here:

74 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,326
Here:

58 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +86
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -316
Here -14 per 1000 residents
State -20 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Union Parish

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 4.93 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.5

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 235
  • 2010 to 2013: 599
  • 2000 to 2009: 1,166
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,912
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,134
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,358
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,463
  • 1950 to 1959: 945
  • 1940 to 1949: 418
  • 1939 or earlier: 441
Note: State values scaled to Union population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Union Parish, Louisiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Union Parish population
  • 1 room: 58
  • 2 rooms: 61
  • 3 rooms: 161
  • 4 rooms: 644
  • 5 rooms: 2,112
  • 6 rooms: 1,569
  • 7 rooms: 757
  • 8 rooms: 586
  • 9+ rooms: 399
  • 1 room: 51
  • 2 rooms: 53
  • 3 rooms: 156
  • 4 rooms: 372
  • 5 rooms: 777
  • 6 rooms: 208
  • 7 rooms: 49
  • 8 rooms: 29
  • 9+ rooms: 27
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Union Parish, Louisiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Union Parish population
  • no bedroom: 65
  • 1 bedroom: 215
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,039
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,053
  • 4 bedrooms: 810
  • 5+ bedrooms: 148
  • no bedroom: 49
  • 1 bedroom: 236
  • 2 bedrooms: 538
  • 3 bedrooms: 824
  • 4 bedrooms: 63
  • 5+ bedrooms: 8
Cars and other vehicles available in Union Parish, Louisiana in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Union Parish population
  • no vehicle: 238
  • 1 vehicle: 1,690
  • 2 vehicles: 2,566
  • 3 vehicles: 1,190
  • 4 vehicles: 545
  • 5+ vehicles: 173
  • no vehicle: 322
  • 1 vehicle: 1,046
  • 2 vehicles: 241
  • 3 vehicles: 77
  • 4 vehicles: 23
  • 5+ vehicles: 11

95% of Union Parish residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 28% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 76% lived in Louisiana.

Union Parish:

95.2%
State average:

86.4%

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

  • This state: 18,939
  • Other state: 3,096
  • Northeast: 134
  • Midwest: 300
  • South: 2,245
  • West: 427

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Union Parish
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (55.9%)
  • Utility gas (29.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10.5%)
  • Wood (2.9%)
  • Other fuel (0.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.1%)
  • No fuel used (0.1%)
  • Electricity (83.8%)
  • Utility gas (12.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.3%)
  • Wood (0.6%)
  • No fuel used (0.4%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 279
Here:

15.2%
Louisiana:

17.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 84
Here:

7.7%
Louisiana:

17.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 43
Here:

5.6%
Louisiana:

17.3%

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 Parish government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Air Transportation: $669,000
    Corrections - Other: $669,000
    Regular Highways: $266,000
    Water Utilities: $34,000
    Libraries: $16,000
  • Current Operations - Own Hospitals: $7,699,000
    Regular Highways: $2,040,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,928,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,754,000
    General - Other: $1,317,000
    Police Protection: $951,000
    Financial Administration: $566,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $420,000
    Central Staff Services: $297,000
    General Public Buildings: $282,000
    Housing & Community Development: $260,000
    Water Utilities: $179,000
    Libraries: $178,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $148,000
    Health Services - Other: $91,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $86,000
    Fire Protection: $47,000
    Air Transportation: $11,000
    Welfare - Other: $7,000
    Sewerage: $2,000
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $156,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Fire Protection: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $194,000
    Own Hospitals: $78,000
    Police Protection: $65,000
    Corrections - Other: $55,000
    Fire Protection: $54,000
    Solid Waste Management: $30,000
    Financial Administration: $13,000
    Judicial: $12,000
    Protective Inspection & Regulation, NEC: $7,000
    Central Staff: $3,000
    Water Utilities: $3,000
    Libraries: $2,000
    General - Other: $2,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $6,772,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $12,000

Union Parish government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $6,839,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,003,000
    All Other: $557,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $759,000
    Housing & Community Development: $284,000
    Highways: $26,000
    Education: $6,000
    Health & Hospitals: $3,000
    General Support: $2,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $6,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $369,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $234,000
    Rents: $18,000
    Property Sale Other: $1,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $204,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,377,000
    Public Welfare: $1,224,000
    General Support: $1,119,000
    Highways: $616,000
    Health & Hospitals: $15,000
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $2,736,000
    Property: $2,128,000
    Public Utilities: $163,000
    NEC: $79,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $19,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $19,000
    Other Selective Sales: $9,000

Union Parish government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $253,000
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $3,467,000
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $30,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $3,122,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $235,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $375,000
    Water Utilities: $17,000

Union Parish government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $165,000
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $7,317,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $658,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 853
  • Number of aged recipients: 146
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 707
  • Number of recipients under 18: 152
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 456
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 245
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 353
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 343
Union Parish Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Union Parish Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Union Parish, LA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John21675.9 years
James20371.6 years
Mary14678.0 years
William13077.0 years
Willie10977.4 years
Robert8673.0 years
George7975.0 years
Joe5373.4 years
Annie4880.0 years
Thomas4873.4 years
Most common last names in Union Parish, LA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith12676.8 years
Williams11174.9 years
Jones8976.5 years
Johnson7576.4 years
Taylor7477.4 years
Brown6875.5 years
Davis6775.1 years
Green5378.7 years
Albritton5274.6 years
Andrews4975.3 years
Businesses in Union Parish, LA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Popeyes1
AutoZone1SONIC Drive-In2
Chevrolet1Subway2
FedEx1Taco Bell1
Ford1U-Haul1
KFC1UPS1
Lane Furniture1Walmart1
McDonald's1