Union County NC Information


Union County Subdivisions

Union County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 224,868
Population in Households 222,600
Population in Familes 198,820
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,268
Population Density1 356
Diversity Index2 51


Total Households 74,847
Average Household Size 2.97
Family Households 59,223
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 80,494 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 59,205 (73.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 15,642 (19.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,647 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $227,028
Average Home Value $298,111


Median Household Income $67,264
Average Household Income $90,480
Per Capita Income $30,373
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.79% 2.02%
Households 1.58% 1.91%
Families 1.48% 1.85%
Median Household Income   2.56%
Per Capita Income   1.62%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Union County NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Union County to the other 100 counties and county equivalents in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 8 93rd
Population Density1 # 14 87th
Diversity Index2 # 53 48th
Median Household Income # 2 99th
Per Capita Income # 6 95th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.