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Union County, South Carolina (SC)

County population in 2019: 28,190 (35% urban, 65% rural); it was 29,881 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,398
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,203
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 9,265
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,373 (it was 2,822 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

31%

Land area: 514 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 55 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Union County: 80.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (27.7%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (16.2%), Retail trade (14.6%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (13.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 37%
  • Government: 9%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 53%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Union County, SC (2019)
    • 18,17560.8%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 8,47428.4%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 9763.3%Two or more races
    • 4461.5%Hispanic or Latino
    • 230.08%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 220.07%Some other race alone
    • 40.01%Asian alone
Median resident age:

44.6 years
South Carolina median age:

39.9 years
Males: 13,365  (47.4%)
Females: 14,825  (52.6%)
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Average household size:
Union County:

2.0 people
South Carolina:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $43,530 ($31,441 in 1999)
This county:

$43,530
South Carolina:

$56,227

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $445 (lower quartile is $324, upper quartile is $574)
This county:

$445
State:

$729


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $88,626 (it was $56,600 in 2000)
Union:

$88,626
South Carolina:

$179,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $51,244 - $129,556
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $950
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $329

Institutionalized population: 441

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

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

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

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 43 buildings, average cost: $89,900
  • 1998: 64 buildings, average cost: $97,900
  • 1999: 56 buildings, average cost: $90,600
  • 2000: 47 buildings, average cost: $104,600
  • 2001: 40 buildings, average cost: $99,900
  • 2002: 42 buildings, average cost: $117,100
  • 2003: 47 buildings, average cost: $126,700
  • 2004: 43 buildings, average cost: $128,800
  • 2005: 41 buildings, average cost: $135,300
  • 2006: 35 buildings, average cost: $156,200
  • 2007: 32 buildings, average cost: $127,100
  • 2008: 29 buildings, average cost: $130,300
  • 2009: 18 buildings, average cost: $120,500
  • 2010: 17 buildings, average cost: $115,500
  • 2011: 17 buildings, average cost: $122,100
  • 2012: 16 buildings, average cost: $112,900
  • 2013: 15 buildings, average cost: $197,400
  • 2014: 14 buildings, average cost: $197,400
  • 2015: 19 buildings, average cost: $197,400
  • 2016: 20 buildings, average cost: $197,400
  • 2017: 23 buildings, average cost: $197,400
  • 2018: 26 buildings, average cost: $197,400
  • 2019: 28 buildings, average cost: $197,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Union, SC residents
Average permit cost in Union, SC
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $747 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $439 (0.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Union, SC in 2019
Distribution of house value in Union, SC in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Union, SC in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 19.7%
Union County:

19.7%
South Carolina:

13.8%
(17.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.4% for Black residents, 21.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 27.3% for American Indian residents, 26.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 44.6 years old
(Males: 42.9 years old, Females: 45.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46.7 years old, Black residents: 42.9 years old, American Indian residents: 56.8 years old, Asian residents: 15.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25.5 years old, Other race residents: 38.6 years old)

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

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

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

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

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.0%
South Carolina:

4.1%

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

Current college students: 967
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 81.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 12.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 297 (52.4% naturalized citizens)

Union County:

1.1%
Whole state:

5.6%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 572010 or later
  • 1122000 to 2009
  • 781990 to 1999
  • 481980 to 1989
  • 221970 to 1979
  • 60Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.0 minutes

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

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 10,217
  • One, attached: 51
  • Two: 190
  • 3 or 4: 369
  • 5 to 9: 431
  • 10 to 19: 14
  • 20 to 49: 159
  • 50 or more: 46
  • Mobile homes: 2,984

Housing units in Union County with a mortgage: 3,233 (14 second mortgage, 199 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,908

Here:

42.9% with mortgage
State:

58.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Union County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant16,53350
Black Protestant3,42419
Mainline Protestant3,18020
Other2101
Catholic501
None5,564-
Union County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Union County:

2.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.


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

1.08 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.

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

7.92 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 14
This county:

5.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Union County:

12.2%
South Carolina:

10.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Union County:

32.1%
State:

29.4%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.5%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Union County:

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

Earthquake activity:

Union County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above South Carolina state average. It is 7% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 77.1 miles away from Union County center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 124.9 miles away from the county center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 301.0 miles away from the county center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 151.4 miles away from the county center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 152.4 miles away from Union County center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 273.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • South Carolina Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4492, Natural disaster type: Other
  • South Carolina Hurricane Irma, Incident Period: September 6, 2017 - September 13, 2017, FEMA Id: 4346, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South Carolina Hurricane Matthew, Incident Period: October 04, 2016 to October 30, 2016, Emergency Declared EM-3378: October 06, 2016, FEMA Id: 3378, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South Carolina Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: October 01, 2015 to October 23, 2015, Emergency Declared EM-3373: October 03, 2015, FEMA Id: 3373, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • South Carolina Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 10, 2014 to February 19, 2014, Emergency Declared EM-3369: February 12, 2014, FEMA Id: 3369, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • South Carolina Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3233: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3233, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South Carolina Severe Ice Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2004 to January 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1509: February 13, 2004, FEMA Id: 1509, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
  • South Carolina Severe Ice Storm, Incident Period: December 04, 2002 to December 06, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1451: January 08, 2003, FEMA Id: 1451, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
  • South Carolina Winter Storms, Incident Period: January 22, 2000 to February 01, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1313: January 31, 2000, FEMA Id: 1313, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • South Carolina Flooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: October 11, 1990 to October 28, 1990, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-881: October 22, 1990, FEMA Id: 881, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 1 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Union County (11) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 3, Floods: 2, Ice Storms: 2, Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Union

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 8,371 (84.9%)
  • Carpooled: 1,017 (10.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 52 (0.5%)
  • Bicycle: 9 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 95 (1.0%)
  • Worked at home: 255 (2.6%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Production occupations (23%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (52%)
  • Jamaica (19%)
  • Trinidad and Tobago (5%)
  • Peru (5%)
  • England (4%)
  • Dominican Republic (3%)
  • Scotland (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Union County


  • American (17%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • English (4%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • German (3%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • African (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

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

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

  • 201 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 81 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 80 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 79 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 58 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 4 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $41,272.

3.88% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,084 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.88%
South Carolina average:

7.95%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.01% relocated from other counties in South Carolina ($23,104 average AGI)
0.87% relocated from other states ($8,983 average AGI)
Union County:

0.87%
South Carolina average:

4.20%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Spartanburg County, SC  1.43% ($30,237 average AGI)
from Cherokee County, SC  0.23% ($28,095)
from Greenville County, SC  0.23% ($22,905)


3.78% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,686 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.78%
South Carolina average:

6.98%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.11% relocated to other counties in South Carolina ($31,937 average AGI)
0.68% relocated to other states ($5,749 average AGI)
Union County:

0.68%
South Carolina average:

3.18%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Spartanburg County, SC  1.47% ($41,733 average AGI)
to Greenville County, SC  0.35% ($45,594)
to Cherokee County, SC  0.22% ($34,250)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.0

Births per 1000 population in Union County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 13.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Union County

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

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Union County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 11.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 4.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Union County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Union County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Union County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Union County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Union County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Union County

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

Most common underlying causes of death in Union County, South Carolina in 1999 - 2019:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (509)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (493)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (438)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (323)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (199)
  • Unspecified dementia (174)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (85)
  • Congestive heart failure (69)
  • Cardiomegaly (35)
  • Hypertensive heart disease without (congestive) heart failure (33)

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

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

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

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

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

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

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

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

Household type by relationship:

Households: 28,190
  • Male householders: 5,324 (1,517 living alone), Female householders: 6,430 (2,050 living alone)
  • 5,091 spouses (5,066 opposite-sex spouses), 615 unmarried partners, (598 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 7,551 children (6,834 natural, 261 adopted, 442 stepchildren), 1,155 grandchildren, 401 brothers or sisters, 322 parents, 39 foster children, 413 other relatives, 389 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 466

Size of family households: 3,557 2-persons, 2,019 3-persons, 1,294 4-persons, 640 5-persons, 202 6-persons, 137 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,568 1-person, 281 2-persons, 12 3-persons, 8 4-persons.

2,232 married couples with children.
2,415 single-parent households (673 men, 1,742 women).

98.4% of residents of Union speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (50% speak English very well, 33% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 10% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (35% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 35% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

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

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

Births: 1,845
Here:

65 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,923
Here:

67 per 1000 residents
State:

46 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +26
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+9 per 1000 residents

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

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

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.6

Year house built in Union County, South Carolina
  • Year house built in Union County, South Carolina
  • 3012014 or later
  • 2002010 to 2013
  • 9762000 to 2009
  • 2,2911990 to 1999
  • 1,6441980 to 1989
  • 2,2811970 to 1979
  • 2,0281960 to 1969
  • 1,6471950 to 1959
  • 8611940 to 1949
  • 1,8841939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Union County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Union County, South Carolina
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Union County, South Carolina
  • 71 room
  • 62 rooms
  • 1123 rooms
  • 1,1004 rooms
  • 1,8875 rooms
  • 2,3386 rooms
  • 1,1707 rooms
  • 7358 rooms
  • 7069+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Union County, South Carolina
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Union County, South Carolina
  • 471 room
  • 662 rooms
  • 3283 rooms
  • 1,0114 rooms
  • 9725 rooms
  • 6666 rooms
  • 4267 rooms
  • 498 rooms
  • 319+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Union County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Union County, South Carolina
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Union County, South Carolina
  • 7no bedroom
  • 1221 bedroom
  • 1,6852 bedrooms
  • 4,7873 bedrooms
  • 1,1884 bedrooms
  • 2515+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Union County, South Carolina
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Union County, South Carolina
  • 52no bedroom
  • 3811 bedroom
  • 1,4102 bedrooms
  • 1,4843 bedrooms
  • 2424 bedrooms
  • 395+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Union County, South Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Union County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Union County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 487no vehicle
  • 2,1421 vehicle
  • 3,0392 vehicles
  • 1,7003 vehicles
  • 5484 vehicles
  • 1865+ 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
  • 422no vehicle
  • 1,6921 vehicle
  • 1,0622 vehicles
  • 3923 vehicles
  • 604 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

88.1% of Union County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 91% lived in South Carolina.

Union County:

88.1%
State average:

85.7%

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

  • This state: 22,867
  • Other state: 4,504
  • Northeast: 1,023
  • Midwest: 581
  • South: 2,575
  • West: 332
Year householders moved into unit in Union County, SC
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Union County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 50.1%Electricity
  • 32.9%Utility gas
  • 8.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.1%Wood
  • 3.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.4%Other fuel
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 69.6%Electricity
  • 22.2%Utility gas
  • 2.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.4%Other fuel
  • 1.2%No fuel used
  • 1.0%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 98
Here:

3.9%
South Carolina:

10.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 37
Here:

2.7%
South Carolina:

8.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 167
Here:

20.7%
South Carolina:

20.0%

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 - Solid Waste Management: $1,777,000
    Hospital Public: $954,000
    Other: $625,000
    Parks and Recreation: $197,000
    Air Transportation: $168,000
    Toll Highways: $40,000
  • Construction - Libraries: $1,162,000
    Regular Highways: $954,000
    Parks and Recreation: $863,000
    Health - Other: $184,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $3,378,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,913,000
    Police Protection: $2,415,000
    Libraries: $1,921,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,697,000
    Financial Administration: $1,485,000
    General - Other: $1,211,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,166,000
    Parks and Recreation: $802,000
    Solid Waste Management: $474,000
    Local Fire Protection: $470,000
    Regular Highways: $352,000
    Air Transportation: $260,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $198,000
    General Public Buildings: $173,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $102,000
    Correctional Institutions: $22,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $18,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Natural Resources: $116,000
    Public Welfare: $23,000
    Housing and Community Development: $19,000
    Other: $19,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $563,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $27,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,201,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,705,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $496,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $708,000
    General Revenue - Other: $537,000
    Rents: $292,000
    Interest Earnings: $68,000
    Sale of Property: $9,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $1,091,000
    Central Staff Services: $204,000
    Housing and Community Development: $145,000
    General Public Building: $15,000
    Air Transportation: $12,000
    Solid Waste Management: $10,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,446,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,222,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,115,000
    Public Welfare: $853,000
    Highways: $728,000
    Other: $167,000
    Health and Hospitals: $17,000
  • Tax - Property: $13,164,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $825,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $387,000
    Other License: $110,000
    Other Selective Sales: $71,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,571,000

Union County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,777,000
    Hospital Public: $954,000
    Other: $625,000
    Parks and Recreation: $197,000
    Air Transportation: $168,000
    Toll Highways: $40,000
  • Construction - Libraries: $1,162,000
    Regular Highways: $954,000
    Parks and Recreation: $863,000
    Health - Other: $184,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $3,378,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,913,000
    Police Protection: $2,415,000
    Libraries: $1,921,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,697,000
    Financial Administration: $1,485,000
    General - Other: $1,211,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,166,000
    Parks and Recreation: $802,000
    Solid Waste Management: $474,000
    Local Fire Protection: $470,000
    Regular Highways: $352,000
    Air Transportation: $260,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $198,000
    General Public Buildings: $173,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $102,000
    Correctional Institutions: $22,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $18,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Natural Resources: $116,000
    Public Welfare: $23,000
    Housing and Community Development: $19,000
    Other: $19,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $563,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $27,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,201,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,705,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $496,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $708,000
    General Revenue - Other: $537,000
    Rents: $292,000
    Interest Earnings: $68,000
    Sale of Property: $9,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $1,091,000
    Central Staff Services: $204,000
    Housing and Community Development: $145,000
    General Public Building: $15,000
    Air Transportation: $12,000
    Solid Waste Management: $10,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,446,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,222,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,115,000
    Public Welfare: $853,000
    Highways: $728,000
    Other: $167,000
    Health and Hospitals: $17,000
  • Tax - Property: $13,164,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $825,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $387,000
    Other License: $110,000
    Other Selective Sales: $71,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,571,000

Union County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,777,000
    Hospital Public: $954,000
    Other: $625,000
    Parks and Recreation: $197,000
    Air Transportation: $168,000
    Toll Highways: $40,000
  • Construction - Libraries: $1,162,000
    Regular Highways: $954,000
    Parks and Recreation: $863,000
    Health - Other: $184,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $3,378,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,913,000
    Police Protection: $2,415,000
    Libraries: $1,921,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,697,000
    Financial Administration: $1,485,000
    General - Other: $1,211,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,166,000
    Parks and Recreation: $802,000
    Solid Waste Management: $474,000
    Local Fire Protection: $470,000
    Regular Highways: $352,000
    Air Transportation: $260,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $198,000
    General Public Buildings: $173,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $102,000
    Correctional Institutions: $22,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $18,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Natural Resources: $116,000
    Public Welfare: $23,000
    Housing and Community Development: $19,000
    Other: $19,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $563,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $27,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,201,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,705,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $496,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $708,000
    General Revenue - Other: $537,000
    Rents: $292,000
    Interest Earnings: $68,000
    Sale of Property: $9,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $1,091,000
    Central Staff Services: $204,000
    Housing and Community Development: $145,000
    General Public Building: $15,000
    Air Transportation: $12,000
    Solid Waste Management: $10,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,446,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,222,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,115,000
    Public Welfare: $853,000
    Highways: $728,000
    Other: $167,000
    Health and Hospitals: $17,000
  • Tax - Property: $13,164,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $825,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $387,000
    Other License: $110,000
    Other Selective Sales: $71,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,571,000

Union County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,777,000
    Hospital Public: $954,000
    Other: $625,000
    Parks and Recreation: $197,000
    Air Transportation: $168,000
    Toll Highways: $40,000
  • Construction - Libraries: $1,162,000
    Regular Highways: $954,000
    Parks and Recreation: $863,000
    Health - Other: $184,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $3,378,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,913,000
    Police Protection: $2,415,000
    Libraries: $1,921,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,697,000
    Financial Administration: $1,485,000
    General - Other: $1,211,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,166,000
    Parks and Recreation: $802,000
    Solid Waste Management: $474,000
    Local Fire Protection: $470,000
    Regular Highways: $352,000
    Air Transportation: $260,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $198,000
    General Public Buildings: $173,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $102,000
    Correctional Institutions: $22,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $18,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Natural Resources: $116,000
    Public Welfare: $23,000
    Housing and Community Development: $19,000
    Other: $19,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $563,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $27,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,201,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,705,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $496,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $708,000
    General Revenue - Other: $537,000
    Rents: $292,000
    Interest Earnings: $68,000
    Sale of Property: $9,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $1,091,000
    Central Staff Services: $204,000
    Housing and Community Development: $145,000
    General Public Building: $15,000
    Air Transportation: $12,000
    Solid Waste Management: $10,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,446,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,222,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,115,000
    Public Welfare: $853,000
    Highways: $728,000
    Other: $167,000
    Health and Hospitals: $17,000
  • Tax - Property: $13,164,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $825,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $387,000
    Other License: $110,000
    Other Selective Sales: $71,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,571,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

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

Union County on our top lists:

  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
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