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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 (2013 population: 2,068)

Population per Square Mile: 45.14

Square Miles: 161.20

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)7,516910.1%6,483,797
Today (2013)7,277910.1%6,570,902
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*7,632910.1%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-3.2%92 1.3%

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

Components of Population Change, 2012-2013NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-7952 -1,179
Net International Migration085 9,404
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)12710.0%25,992

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2013NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)365915.0%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)1,3419118.4%17.7%
College Age (18 to 24)587918.1%10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)1,6129122.2%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)2,1689129.8%26.4%
Seniors (65 and older)1,2049116.5%13.9%
Median Age42.5  Median Age = 37.4

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2013NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone23890.3%0.4%
Asian Alone20920.3%1.9%
Black Alone47880.6%9.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone3760.0%0.1%
White7,0889197.4%86.3%
Two or More Race Groups96871.3%1.8%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic7,1809198.7%93.6%
Hispanic97901.3%6.4%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2012 (Includes detail not shown below)2,98391100.0%100.0%
Married With Children6899123.1%20.2%
Married Without Children1,0509135.2%30.1%
Single Parents214907.2%9.8%
Living Alone7459025.0%27.6%

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 2013 (estimate)3,21291100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2012 (includes vacant units)3,24791100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
2,3289171.7%62.6%
Median Value (2012)$113,20041  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
6559120.2%26.1%
Median Rent (2012)$42676  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2012/2013 Total Reported) 1,495890.1%1,115,499
Public1,495890.1%1,039,411
Adults (25+ in 2012 ACS)5,038910.1%4,229,138
with High School diploma or higher85.4%55 87%
with B.A. or higher degree18.2%26 23%

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 2012$36,7223496.3%38,119
Median Household Income in 201244,7965295.4%$46,954
Poverty Rate in 201213.5%5087.1%15.5%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1821.8%3998.6%22.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201315860.1%11,711
Food Stamp Recipients in 20131,067900.1%922,273
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2013680900.1%509,427

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, 201268910.1%83,250
Births to Teens, 2012N/AN/AN/AN/A
Deaths, 201258910.1%59,168

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2013NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force3,404910.1%3,179,935
Employed3,149910.1%2,940,897
Unemployed255910.1%239,038
Annual Unemployment Rate7.544100.0%7.5
September 2014 Unemployment Rate5.0194.3%5.3

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

Earnings by Industry, 2012 Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
IMPORTANT: The BEA is no longer producing employment by industry for counties. For more information on the loss of data due to
sequestration, go to http://www.bea.gov/about/pdf/bea_fy2013_budget_impact.pdf.
Total by place of work$86,743100.0%
Wage and Salary$44,53451.3%
Farm Proprietors$14,00016.1%
Nonfarm Proprietors$15,00517.3%
Farm$14,63616.9%
Nonfarm$72,10783.1%
Private$50,68558.4%
  Accommodation, Food Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Arts, Ent., RecreationData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Construction$4,8605.6%
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information$00.0%
  Manufacturing$00.0%
  Professional, Tech. Serv.$00.0%
  Retail Trade$5,4226.3%
  Trans., WarehousingData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Wholesale Trade$3,3523.9%
  Other Private (not above)$6,732*7.8%*
Government$21,42224.7%

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, 2013UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed6100.0%100.0%$1,075$3,065,788
Single-Family466.7%67.3%$920$2,631,508
2-Family233.3%2.2%155$38,302
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.9%$0$13,598
5+ Family00.0%29.6%$0$382,380

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 2013
Percent of County
Liberty2,06828.4%
West College Corner6518.9%
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