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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 (2015 population: 2,038)

Population per Square Mile: 44.55

Square Miles: 161.20

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)7,516910.1%6,484,192
Today (2015)7,182910.1%6,619,680
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*7,632910.1%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-4.4%92 2.1%

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

Components of Population Change, 2014-2015NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-5329 -14,881
Net International Migration081 12,574
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)8720.0%25,260

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2015NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)319914.4%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)1,2539117.4%17.5%
College Age (18 to 24)615908.6%10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)1,5829122.0%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)2,1439129.8%26.2%
Seniors (65 and older)1,2709117.7%14.6%
Median Age43.1  Median Age = 37.5

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2015NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone25890.3%0.4%
Asian Alone22900.3%2.1%
Black Alone51890.7%9.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone4710.1%0.1%
White6,9839197.2%85.8%
Two or More Race Groups97901.4%1.9%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic7,0739198.5%93.3%
Hispanic109901.5%6.7%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2014 (Includes detail not shown below)2,94991100.0%100.0%
Married With Children6499122.0%19.4%
Married Without Children9759133.1%30.1%
Single Parents186926.3%9.9%
Living Alone8729029.6%27.8%

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 2015 (estimate)3,21891100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2014 (includes vacant units)3,22091100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
2,2279169.2%61.6%
Median Value (2014)$105,70053  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
7229122.4%27.1%
Median Rent (2014)$42281  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2015/2016 Total Reported) 1,423900.1%1,108,151
Public1,423900.1%1,046,058
Adults (25+ in 2014 ACS)5,014910.1%4,287,819
with High School diploma or higher87.4%37 87.6%
with B.A. or higher degree19.3%25 23.6%

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 2015$33,7148280.4%41,940
Median Household Income in 201447,4105096.0%$49,384
Poverty Rate in 201413.8%4490.8%15.2%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1821.7%32102.4%21.2%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201516810.2%8,338
Food Stamp Recipients in 2015828900.1%810,606
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2016627900.1%504,539

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, 201482910.1%84,080
Births to Teens, 2014N/AN/AN/AN/A
Deaths, 201469910.1%60,798

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2015NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force3,603910.1%3,265,761
Employed3,443910.1%3,109,217
Unemployed160920.1%156,544
Annual Unemployment Rate4.45491.7%4.8
October 2016 Unemployment Rate3.46987.2%3.9

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, 2015UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed3100.0%100.0%$675$3,737,044
Single-Family3100.0%68.4%$675$2,929,210
2-Family00.0%2.8%0$54,124
3- and 4-Family00.0%1.6%$0$31,656
5+ Family00.0%27.2%$0$722,054

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 2015
Percent of County
Liberty2,03828.4%
West College Corner6449.0%
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