Union County, MS

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2020 Population
28,578
0.249% 1-year growth
US Senator
Roger Wicker
Republican Party
US Senator
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
38.6
1.85% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
11.2%
26.1% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$47,317
3.42% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$112,900
12.2% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Union County, MS had a population of 28.6k people with a median age of 38.6 and a median household income of $47,317. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Union County, MS grew from 28,507 to 28,578, a 0.249% increase and its median household income grew from $45,754 to $47,317, a 3.42% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Union County, MS are White (Non-Hispanic) (77.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (16.5%), Other (Hispanic) (3.46%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.731%), and White (Hispanic) (0.525%).

None of the households in Union County, MS reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.9% of the residents in Union County, MS are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Union County, MS was $112,900, and the homeownership rate was 75.4%.

Most people in Union County, MS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24 minutes. The average car ownership in Union County, MS was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Union County, MS is home to a population of 28.6k people, from which 97.9% are citizens. As of 2020, 2.79% of Union County, MS residents were born outside of the country (798 people).

In 2020, there were 4.72 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (22.3k people) in Union County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.71k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 989 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.9%
2020 Citizenship
98.1%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 97.9% of Union County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Union County, MS was 98.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Union County, MS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    22.3k ± 29
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    4.71k ± 191
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    989 ± 134
4.4%
Hispanic Population
1.26k people

In 2020, there were 4.72 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (22.3k people) in Union County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.71k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 989 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.4% of the people in Union County, MS are hispanic (1.26k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Union County, MS as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.79%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
798 people
2.55%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
728 people

As of 2020, 2.79% of Union County, MS residents (798 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Union County, MS was 2.55%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    307 ± 131
  2. Vietnam
    285 ± 110
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    231 ± 118

Union County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.08 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Union County, MS employs 12.5k people. The largest industries in Union County, MS are Manufacturing (3,122 people), Retail Trade (1,787 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,524 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($85,625), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($56,607), and Construction ($42,875).

Occupations

12.5k
2020 Value
± 877
1.6%
1 Year growth
± 9.36%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Union County, MS grew at a rate of 1.6%, from 12.3k employees to 12.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Union County, MS, are Production Occupations (1,904 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,541 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,134 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Union County, MS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

12.5k
2020 Value
± 877
1.6%
1 Year growth
± 9.36%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Union County, MS grew at a rate of 1.6%, from 12.3k employees to 12.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Union County, MS, are Manufacturing (3,122 people), Retail Trade (1,787 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,524 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Union County, MS, though some of these residents may live in Union County, MS and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$36,905
Median earning men ± $2,360
$27,576
Median earning women ± $3,992

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($108,281), Information ($85,964), and Construction ($44,417).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($37,250), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($34,710), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($34,340).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Mississippi. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Mississippi.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 206
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 143
    Manufacturing
  3. 135
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Mississippi to other states, or from other states to Mississippi.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $30.5B
  2. $25.1B
  3. $12.3B

In 2020, the top outbound Mississippi product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $30.5B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($25.1B) and Motorized vehicles ($12.3B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Mississippi products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$182B
2020 Value in Mississippi
$374B
Projected 2050 Value in Mississippi
105% growth

In 2020, total outbound Mississippi trade was $182B. This is expected to increase 105% to $374B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Mississippi trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Mississippi to other states, or from other states to Mississippi.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $21.9B
  2. $11.4B
  3. $10.5B

In 2020, the top outbound Mississippi domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Alabama with $21.9B, followed by Louisiana with $11.4B and Tennessee and $10.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Mississippi shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Union County, MS went to Donald J. Trump with 81.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (17%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.639%).

Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith are the senators currently representing the state of Mississippi. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Mississippi is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Mississippi

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Roger Wicker
Senator from Mississippi1
Assumed office on December 31, 2007
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Trent Lott.
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Senator from Mississippi2
Assumed office on April 9, 2018
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Thad Cochran.

Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith are the senators currently representing Mississippi.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Mississippi

Mississippi is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Mississippi have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.876% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.697% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (691k), Some college (559k), and Secondary Education (417k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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The median property value in Union County, MS was $112,900 in 2020, which is 0.491 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $100,600 to $112,900, a 12.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Union County, MS is 75.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Union County, MS have an average commute time of 24 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Union County, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Union County, MS is $47,317. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Union County, MS was Census Tract 9502 with a value of $50,000, followed by Census Tract 9506 and Census Tract 9501, with respective values of $48,681 and $47,697.

Property

$112,900
Median Property Value 2020
±$10,956
$7,425
Median Property Taxes
±$611

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Union County, MS the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

75.4%
Homeownership
2020
66.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 75.4% of the housing units in Union County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9502
  2. Census Tract 9506
  3. Census Tract 9501

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Union County, MS was Census Tract 9502 with a value of $50,000, followed by Census Tract 9506 and Census Tract 9501, with respective values of $48,681 and $47,697.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Union County, MS colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$47,317
Median Household Income
± $3,810
9.85k
Number of Households
± 754

In 2020, the median household income of the 9.85k households in Union County, MS grew to $47,317 from the previous year's value of $45,754.

The following chart displays the households in Union County, MS distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Union County, MS is from Mississippi.
0.45
2020 Wage GINI in Mississippi
0.445
2019 Wage GINI in Mississippi

In 2020, the income inequality in Mississippi was 0.45 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.17% growth from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Mississippi was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Mississippi in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Mississippi across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (89.1%)
  2. Carpooled (9.24%)
  3. Motorcycle (0.47%)

In 2020, 89.1% of workers in Union County, MS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.24%) and those who used a motorcycle to get to work (0.47%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

24 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Union County, MS have a shorter commute time (24 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.44% of the workforce in Union County, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Union County, MS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Union County, MS have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Union County, MS (3.15k out of 28.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Union County, MS is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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88.5% of the population of Union County, MS has health coverage, with 44.1% on employee plans, 19.2% on Medicaid, 14% on Medicare, 10.1% on non-group plans, and 1.08% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Mississippi was $7,646 in 2014. This is a 3.86% increase from the previous year ($7,362).

Primary care physicians in Union County, MS see 2043 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.147% increase from the previous year (2040 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2620 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 4802 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.6% were men and 53.4% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Mississippi, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,043 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Union County, MS

Primary care physicians in Union County, MS see an average of 2,043 patients per year. This represents a 0.147% increase from the previous year (2,040 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Union County, MS in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Mississippi across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.3% under 18 years, 20% between 18 and 34 years, 37.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.6% were men and 53.4% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

11.5%
Uninsured
44.1%
Employer Coverage
19.2%
Medicaid
14%
Medicare
10.1%
Non-Group
1.08%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Union County, MS grew by 6.14% from 10.8% to 11.5%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 34.9 in Union County, MS.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 36.7% in Union County, MS.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 15.5% in Union County, MS.

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