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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: 43.65

Square Miles: 161.20

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)7,516910.1%6,484,192
Today (2018)7,037910.1%6,691,878
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*7,632910.1%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-6.4%90 3.2%

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

Components of Population Change, 2017-2018NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-11468 3,555
Net International Migration-990 9,227
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-367-0.0%19,211

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 2017 (Includes detail not shown below)2,86091100.0%100.0%
Married With Children4879117.0%18.8%
Married Without Children9299232.5%30.0%
Single Parents176916.2%9.6%
Living Alone9759034.1%28.3%

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 2017 (includes vacant units)3,24891100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
2,0769163.9%61.2%
Median Value (2017)$109,90053  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
7848924.1%27.7%
Median Rent (2017)$50455  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2018/2019 Total Reported) 1,294910.1%1,117,590
Public1,294910.1%1,054,903
Adults (25+ in 2017 ACS)4,973910.1%4,369,451
with High School diploma or higher88.4%44 88.3%
with B.A. or higher degree17.6%43 25.3%

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 2017$36,2988080.4%45,150
Median Household Income in 201748,2067089.0%$54,134
Poverty Rate in 201710.7%5980.5%13.3%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1817.7%4199.4%17.8%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 20187900.1%6,032
Food Stamp Recipients in 2018547900.1%605,854
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2018/2019616900.1%514,915

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, 201769920.1%82,170
Births to Teens, 20175860.1%5,152
Deaths, 201781890.1%65,602

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2017NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force3,624910.1%3,336,655
Employed3,511910.1%3,218,115
Unemployed113920.1%118,540
Annual Unemployment Rate3.16486.1%3.6
March 2019 Unemployment Rate3.939100.0%3.9

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2017 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work2,349100.0%$80,880100.0%$34,432
Wage and Salary1,42760.7%$47,50358.7%$33,289
Farm Proprietors2068.8%$120.0%$58
Nonfarm Proprietors71630.5%$19,70124.4%$27,515
Farm24710.5%$7891.0%$3,194
Nonfarm2,10289.5%$80,09199.0%$38,102
Private1,67171.1%$60,33674.6%$36,108
  Accommodation, Food Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Arts, Ent., RecreationData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Construction1466.2%$6,4458.0%$44,144
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information90.4%$3460.4%$38,444
  Manufacturing26611.3%$14,03817.4%$52,774
  Professional, Tech. Serv.462.0%$1,5761.9%$34,261
  Retail Trade26211.2%$5,9747.4%$22,802
  Trans., WarehousingData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Wholesale Trade592.5%$2,9013.6%$49,169
  Other Private (not above)271*11.5%*$7,393*9.1%*$27,280*
Government43118.3%$19,75524.4%$45,835

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
Liberty2,03829.0%
West College Corner6439.1%
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