Census Quick Facts

People
QuickFacts 

Population estimates, July 1, 2017
Percent change – April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2017
Population, 2010
Persons under 5 years old, percent, 2017
Persons under 18 years old, percent, 2017
Persons 65 years old and over, percent, 2017
Female persons, percent, 2017
White persons, percent, 2017
Black or African American persons, percent, 2017 (a)
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2017 (a)
Asian persons, percent, 2017 (a)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2017 (a)
Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2017
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2017 (b)
White persons, not Hispanic or Latino, 2017
Living in same house 1 year ago, % 1 yr old & over, 2013-2017
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2013-2017
High school graduates or higher, % of persons age 25+, 2013-2017
Bachelor’s degree or higher, % of persons age 25 , 2013-2017
Veterans, 2013-2017
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2013-2017
Housing units, 2017
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017
Households, 2013-2017
Persons per household, 2013-2017
Per capita money income in past 12 months (2017 dollars) 2013-2017
Median household income, 2017
Persons below poverty level, percent, 2017

Union County

231,366
14.9%
201,292
5.7%
27.9%
12.3%
50.8%
82%
12.3%
0.6%
3.1%
0.1%
2.0%
11.3%
72.1%
87.6%
8.8%
13.5%
89.8%
34%
12,076
29.5
81,147
80.5%
$215,200
73,709
2.98
$32,754
$70,858
9.1%

North Carolina

10,273,419
7.7%
9,535,483
5.9%
22.4%
15.9%
51.3%
70.8%
22.2%
1.6%
3.1%
0.1%
2.2%
9.5%
63.1%
84.8%
7.8%
11.4%
86.9%
29.9%
670,326
24.3
4,622,575
65%
$161,000
3,874,346
2.53
$28,123
$50,320
14.7%

(a) Includes persons reporting only one race
(b) Hispanics may be of any race, so are also included in applicable race categories

Business
QuickFacts

Total employer establishments, 2016
Total employment, 2016
Total employment, percent change 2015-2016
Nonemployer establishments, 2016
Total number of firms, 2012
Men-owned firms, 2012
Women-owned firms, 2012
Minority-owned firms, 2012
Non-minority-owner firms, 2012
Veteran-owned firms, 2012
Non-veteran-owned firms, 2012
Manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1000)
Merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1000)
Retail sales, 2012 ($1000)
Retail sales per capita, 2012
Accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1000)
Building permits, 2017

Union County

4,526
53,792
4.6%
17,861
17,701
10,054
5,541
2,977
14,176
1,743
15,167
3,645,446
1,449,136
1,943,631
$9,321
192,873
1,573

North Carolina

227,347 (1)
3,794,926 (1)
3.4% (1)
742,858
805,985
435,677
287,058
183,380
603,182
86,574
684,743
202,344,646
105,275,586
120,691,007
$12,376
18,622,258
67,047

(1) Includes data no distributed by county.

Geography
QuickFacts

Land area, 2010 (square miles)
Persons per square mile, 2010
FIPS Code

Union County

631.52
318.7
37179

North Carolina

48,617.91
196.1
37

 

Source U.S. Census Bureau: State and County QuickFacts. Data are derived from Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits. (https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/US/PST045217)

Last Revised: Thursday, January 3, 2019.