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Union County, NC&

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1.96% growth
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Median Household Income
1.96% growth
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Number of Employees
3.4% growth
Median Property Value
4.36% growth

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The economy of Union County, NC employs 103,107 people. The economy of Union County, NC is specialized in Finance & Insurance; Management of Companies & Enterprises; and Wholesale trade, which employ respectively 1.68; 1.55; and 1.27 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Union County, NC are Retail trade (13,054), Manufacturing (12,186), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (11,768), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($97,361), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($75,882), and Utilities ($73,462).

Median household income in Union County, NC is $67,194. Males in Union County, NC have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,744. The income inequality of Union County, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Union County, NC. In Union County, NC the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 59 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,868. Robeson County, NC has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in North Carolina.


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Union County, NC is home to a population of 217,614 people, from which 94.7% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Union County, NC is composed of 159,798 White residents (73.4%), 25,041 Black residents (11.5%), 23,393 Hispanic residents (10.7%), 4,803 Asian residents (2.21%), and 3,479 Two+ residents (1.6%). The most common foreign languages in Union County, NC are Spanish (18,401 speakers), Russian (1,710 speakers), and French (675 speakers), but compared to other places, Union County, NC has a relative high number of Russian (1,710 speakers), Greek (353 speakers), and Gujarati (458 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Union County, NC awarded 723 degrees. The student population of Union County, NC is skewed towards females, with 271 male students and 452 female students. Most students in Union County, NC are White (431 and 59.6%), followed by Black or African American (113 and 15.6%), Unknown (112 and 15.5%), and Asian (24 and 3.32%). The largest universities in Union County, NC by number of graduates are Wingate University (699 and 96.7%), Regina's College of Beauty-Monroe (24 and 3.32%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Union County, NC are General Biological Sciences (42 and 5.81%), General Psychology (38 and 5.26%), and Sport & Fitness Management (30 and 4.15%). The median tuition costs in Union County, NC are N/A for private four year colleges, and $29,170 and $29,170 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Union County, NC is $206,000, which is 1 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $197,400 to $206,000, a 4.36% increase. The homeownership rate of Union County, NC is 79.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Union County, NC have an average commute time of 27.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Union County, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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