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Union County, Indiana

Organized in 1821 from pieces of Fayette, Franklin and Wayne counties and named for the resulting "union"

County Seat: Liberty

Largest City: Liberty (2016 population: 2,046)

Population per Square Mile: 44.74

Square Miles: 161.20

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)7,516910.1%6,484,136
Today (2016)7,212910.1%6,633,053
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*7,632910.1%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-4.0%85 2.3%

*Projection based on 2010 Census counts.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Components of Population Change, 2015-2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-1023 -12,135
Net International Migration080 11,052
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)12650.1%22,358

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2016NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)381915.3%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)1,1589116.1%17.4%
College Age (18 to 24)615908.5%10.0%
Young Adult (25 to 44)1,5709121.8%25.2%
Older Adult (45 to 64)2,1539129.9%26.1%
Seniors (65 and older)1,3359118.5%14.9%
Median Age43.7  Median Age = 37.6

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2016NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone24890.3%0.4%
Asian Alone26890.4%2.2%
Black Alone60870.8%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone3770.0%0.1%
White7,0119197.2%85.6%
Two or More Race Groups88901.2%2.0%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic7,0929198.3%93.2%
Hispanic120901.7%6.8%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2015 (Includes detail not shown below)2,96391100.0%100.0%
Married With Children6199020.9%19.2%
Married Without Children9599132.4%30.0%
Single Parents190916.4%9.8%
Living Alone9398931.7%28.0%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

HousingNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Total Housing Units in 2016 (estimate)3,21291100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2015 (includes vacant units)3,23591100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
2,1329165.9%61.9%
Median Value (2015)$102,50056  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
8319025.7%27.8%
Median Rent (2015)$42082  

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2016/2017 Total Reported) 1,400890.1%1,110,866
Public1,400890.1%1,048,879
Adults (25+ in 2015 ACS)4,963910.1%4,316,273
with High School diploma or higher88%35 87.8%
with B.A. or higher degree18.6%30 24.1%

Sources: Indiana Department of Education; U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

Income and PovertyNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Per Capita Personal Income (annual) in 2015$33,7148280.4%41,940
Median Household Income in 201545,0507389.2%$50,510
Poverty Rate in 201512.4%4786.1%14.4%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1820.3%3799.5%20.4%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201611840.2%7,519
Food Stamp Recipients in 2016703900.1%722,928
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2016/2017625900.1%495,330

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis; U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Family Social Services Administration; Indiana Department of Education

Health and Vital StatisticsNumberRank of Percent of StateIndiana
Births, 201569910.1%84,008
Births to Teens, 20156830.1%5,876
Deaths, 201566910.1%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force3,630910.1%3,326,893
Employed3,483910.1%3,179,806
Unemployed147920.1%147,087
Annual Unemployment Rate4.06390.9%4.4
August 2017 Unemployment Rate3.66690.0%4.0

Source: STATS Indiana, using data from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2015 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work2,375100.0%$80,607100.0%$33,940
Wage and Salary1,43460.4%$46,92758.2%$32,725
Farm Proprietors2088.8%$-2,488-3.1%$-11,962
Nonfarm Proprietors73330.9%$22,75028.2%$31,037
Farm24310.2%$-1,732-2.1%$-7,128
Nonfarm2,13289.8%$82,339102.1%$38,621
Private1,67970.7%$62,04477.0%$36,953
  Accommodation, Food Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Arts, Ent., RecreationData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Construction1476.2%$7,8999.8%$53,735
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information140.6%$580.1%$4,143
  Manufacturing27111.4%$15,12818.8%$55,823
  Professional, Tech. Serv.542.3%$1,7002.1%$31,481
  Retail Trade26511.2%$6,1797.7%$23,317
  Trans., WarehousingData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Wholesale Trade662.8%$2,7713.4%$41,985
  Other Private (not above)263*11.1%*$7,187*8.9%*$27,327*
Government45319.1%$20,29525.2%$44,801

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
* These totals do not include county data that are not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.

Residential Building Permits, 2016UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed12100.0%100.0%$3,802$3,875,847
Single-Family12100.0%75.2%$3,802$3,417,822
2-Family00.0%3.1%0$64,063
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.9%$0$21,320
5+ Family00.0%20.9%$0$372,642

Notes: Detail cost may not sum to total due to rounding. Greene County does not currently issue building permits, so it is excluded.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Largest Cities and Towns in Union County

NamePopulation
in 2016
Percent of County
Liberty2,04628.4%
West College Corner6458.9%
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