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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%6,634,007
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 -10,480
Net International Migration080 11,461
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)12650.1%22,480

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 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 2016 (estimate)3,21291100.0%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, 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
December 2017 Unemployment Rate2.76287.1%3.1

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, 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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