Community Profile

Overview for Union County, NC

Part of: Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord NC-SC, Metropolitan Area

Part of: Charlotte-Gastonia-Salisbury NC-SC, Combined Statistical Area

Union County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 637.4 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 322.3 per square mile. On the most recent census form, 98.1% of the population reported only one race, with 11.7% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 10.4% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.90 persons compared to an average family size of 3.30 persons.

In 2010 manufacturing was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $43,506. Per capita income declined by 0.1% between 2000 and 2010 (adjusted for inflation). 

People & Income Overview(By Place of Residence) Value Rank in U.S. Industry Overview (2010)(By Place of Work) Value Rank in U.S.
Population (2011) 205,463 304 Covered Employment 51,015 447
Growth (%) since 2010 Census 2.1% 188 Avg wage per job $35,170 1037
Households (2010) 67,864 349 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County 19.1% 569
Labor Force (persons) (2011) 98,873 314 Avg wage per job $43,506 1148
Unemployment Rate (2011) 9.3 1156 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County 2.8% 1175
Per Capita Personal Income (2010) $34,184 1220 Avg wage per job $40,264 1482
Median Household Income (2010) $64,486 150 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County 9.3% 1502
Poverty Rate (2010) 9.2 2907 Avg wage per job $32,697 1197
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25 (2010 ACS 5yr) 86.4 1,238 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County 1.5% 2483
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25 (2010 ACS 5yr) 29.1 375 Avg wage per job $50,120 464

 

Population Over Time Number Rank in U.S. Percent of U.S. U.S.
2011 205,463 304 0.07% 311,591,917
2010 201,292 305 0.07% 308,745,538
2000 123,677 435 0.04% 281,421,906
1990 84,210 543 0.03% 248,790,925
1980 70,436 580 0.03% 226,542,250
2000 to 2010 % change 62.8% 16 9.7%
1990 to 2010 % change 139.0% 29 24.1%
1980 to 2010 % change 185.8% 76 36.3%

Source: US Census Bureau

Components of Population Change in 2010/2011 Number Rank in U.S. Percent of U.S. U.S.
Net Domestic Migration (chg 2010/2011) 1,531 114
Net International Migration (chg 2010/2011) 361 257 0.05% 703,824
Natural Increase (births minus deaths) 1,361 239 0.09% 1,557,874
Births 2,456 317 0.06% 4,008,000
Deaths 1,095 459 0.04% 2,450,126

Source: US Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age in 2010 Number Rank in U.S. Pct Dist.in County Pct Dist.in U.S.
Preschool (0 to 4) N/A N/A N/A
School Age (5 to 17) N/A N/A N/A
College Age (18 to 24) N/A N/A N/A
Young Adult (25 to 44) N/A N/A N/A
Older Adult(45 to 64) N/A N/A N/A
Older (65 plus) N/A N/A N/A
Median Age N/A N/A Median Age =

Sources: US Census Bureau; Median age calculated by the IBRC.

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2010 Number Rank in U.S. Pct Dist.in County Pct Dist.in U.S.
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone N/A N/A N/A
Asian Alone N/A N/A N/A
Black Alone N/A N/A N/A
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone N/A N/A N/A
White Alone N/A N/A N/A
Two or More Race Groups N/A N/A N/A
Hispanic or Latino (can be of any race)
Non-Hispanic or Latino N/A N/A N/A
Hispanic or Latino N/A N/A N/A

Source: US Census Bureau

Hispanic or Latino Population in 2010(can be of any race) Number Rank in U.S. Pct Dist.in County Pct Dist.in U.S.
Hispanic 20,967 340 10.4% 16.3%
Mexican 13,439 248 6.7% 10.3%
Cuban 577 199 0.3% 0.6%
Puerto Rican 1,811 330 0.9% 1.5%
Other 5,140 264 2.6% 4.0%
White, Not Hispanic (reporting white alone) 150,098 302 74.6% 63.7%

Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 5 Year Estimates

Households in 2010 Number Rank in U.S. Pct All Hhldsin County Pct All Hhldsin U.S.
Total Households 67,864 349 100.0% 100.0%
Family Households 54,019 299 79.6% 66.4%
Married with Children 22,770 216 33.6% 20.2%
Married without Children 21,053 335 31.0% 28.2%
Single Parents 5,807 388 8.6% 9.6%
Other 4,389 402 6.5% 8.5%
Non-family Households 13,845 531 20.4% 33.6%
Living Alone 11,384 522 16.8% 26.7%
Average Household Size 2.90 109
Average Family Household Size 3.30 153

Source: US Census Bureau

Housing Units in 2010 Number Rank in U.S. Pct All HUin County Pct All HUin U.S.
2010 Housing Units (ACS Estimate) 70,508 372
Total Housing Units 72,870 367 100.0% 100.0%
Occupied 67,864 349 93.1% 88.6%
Owner Occupied 55,150 303 75.7% 57.7%
Renter Occupied 12,714 544 17.4% 30.9%
Vacant 5,006 662 6.9% 11.4%
For seasonal or recreational use 430 1451 0.6% 3.5%

Source: US Census Bureau

Residential Building Permits in 2011 Units Pct Dist.in County Pct Dist.in U.S. Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed 692 100.0% 100.0% $115,415
Single Family 692 100.0% 67.1% $115,415
Two Family 0 0.0% 1.8% $0
Three & Four Family 0 0.0% 1.7% $0
Five Families and More 0 0.0% 29.5% $0

Source: US Census Bureau

Median Income Number Rank in U.S. Percent of U.S.
Median household income in 2010 $64,486 150 128.9%
Median household income in 2000 (adj. for inflation) $64,981 193 122.2%
5-year percent change 2000 to 2010 -0.8% 665

Source: US Census Bureau

Per Capita Personal Income Number Rank in U.S. Percent of U.S.
Per capita income – 2010 $34,184 1220 85.6%
Per capita income – 2000 (adj. for inflation) $34,201 596 89.1%
Per capita income – 1990 (adj. for inflation) $28,029 761 86.8%
Per capita income – 1980 (adj. for inflation) $21,618 1429 81.0%
10-year % change -0.1% 2668
20-year % change 22.0% 2316
30-year % change 58.1% 1344

Source: US Bureau of Economic Analysis

 

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Updated: June 11, 2012 at 14:57