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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 (2017 population: 2,038)

Population per Square Mile: 44.67

Square Miles: 161.20

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)7,516910.1%6,484,192
Today (2017)7,200910.1%6,666,818
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*7,632910.1%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-4.2%81 2.8%

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

Components of Population Change, 2016-2017NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration3726 -976
Net International Migration-179 11,410
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-470-0.0%22,545

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2017NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)373915.2%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)1,1539116.0%17.3%
College Age (18 to 24)584908.1%9.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44)1,6179122.5%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)2,1259129.5%25.9%
Seniors (65 and older)1,3489118.7%15.4%
Median Age43.4  Median Age = 37.7

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2017NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone22900.3%0.4%
Asian Alone29890.4%2.4%
Black Alone62880.9%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone3780.0%0.1%
White6,9799196.9%85.4%
Two or More Race Groups105891.5%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic7,0679198.2%93.0%
Hispanic133901.8%7.0%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2016 (Includes detail not shown below)2,91791100.0%100.0%
Married With Children5439118.6%19.0%
Married Without Children9109231.2%30.0%
Single Parents212917.3%9.7%
Living Alone9358832.1%28.2%

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 2017 (estimate)3,25491100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2016 (includes vacant units)3,22791100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
2,1209165.7%61.0%
Median Value (2016)$106,10055  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
7978824.7%27.8%
Median Rent (2016)$44380  

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 2016 ACS)4,974910.1%4,339,687
with High School diploma or higher88.2%40 88.1%
with B.A. or higher degree18.6%31 24.6%

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 2016$35,1758081.6%43,097
Median Household Income in 201646,8626989.6%$52,289
Poverty Rate in 201612.8%4391.4%14.0%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1819.7%35103.1%19.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 20178900.1%6,790
Food Stamp Recipients in 2017593900.1%656,297
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, 201670910.1%83,063
Births to Teens, 20156830.1%5,876
Deaths, 201566910.1%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2017NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force3,624910.1%3,320,409
Employed3,511910.1%3,203,351
Unemployed113920.1%117,058
Annual Unemployment Rate3.16488.6%3.5
May 2018 Unemployment Rate2.95890.6%3.2

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2016 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work2,337100.0%$86,451100.0%$36,992
Wage and Salary1,43361.3%$46,89154.2%$32,722
Farm Proprietors2098.9%$5,3636.2%$25,660
Nonfarm Proprietors69529.7%$20,25223.4%$29,140
Farm24410.4%$6,0997.1%$24,996
Nonfarm2,09389.6%$80,35292.9%$38,391
Private1,65570.8%$60,17269.6%$36,358
  Accommodation, Food Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Arts, Ent., RecreationData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Construction1225.2%$6,8007.9%$55,738
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information110.5%$910.1%$8,273
  Manufacturing25811.0%$14,04216.2%$54,426
  Professional, Tech. Serv.552.4%$1,5911.8%$28,927
  Retail Trade26511.3%$6,5847.6%$24,845
  Trans., WarehousingData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Wholesale Trade672.9%$2,8013.2%$41,806
  Other Private (not above)257*11.0%*$6,901*8.0%*$26,852*
Government43818.7%$20,18023.3%$46,073

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, 2017UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed7100.0%100.0%$1,260$4,583,500
Single-Family7100.0%74.2%$1,260$4,038,599
2-Family00.0%2.0%0$62,844
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.4%$0$13,000
5+ Family00.0%23.4%$0$469,056

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 2017
Percent of County
Liberty2,03828.3%
West College Corner6438.9%
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