Union County, Mississippi

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Union County
The Union County courthouse in New Albany
The Union County courthouse in New Albany
Map of Mississippi highlighting Union County
Location within the U.S. state of Mississippi
Map of the United States highlighting Mississippi
Mississippi's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 34°29′N 89°00′W / 34.49°N 89°W / 34.49; -89
Country United States
State Mississippi
FoundedJuly 7, 1870
SeatNew Albany
Largest cityNew Albany
Area
 • Total417 sq mi (1,080 km2)
 • Land416 sq mi (1,080 km2)
 • Water1.3 sq mi (3 km2)  0.3%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total27,777
 • Density67/sq mi (26/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district1st
Websiteunioncoms.com

Union County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2020 census, the population was 27,777.[1] Its county seat is New Albany.[2] According to most sources, the county received its name by being a union of pieces of several large counties, like other Union counties in other states.[citation needed] However, other sources say that the name was meant to mark the re-union of Mississippi and the other Confederate states after the Civil War (at the time, the state had a Republican government under Reconstruction).[citation needed]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 417 square miles (1,080 km2), of which 416 square miles (1,080 km2) is land and 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2) (0.3%) is water.[3]

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
188013,030
189015,60619.8%
190016,5225.9%
191018,99715.0%
192020,0445.5%
193021,2686.1%
194021,8672.8%
195020,262−7.3%
196018,904−6.7%
197019,0961.0%
198021,74113.9%
199022,0851.6%
200025,36214.8%
201027,1347.0%
202027,7772.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
1790-1960[5] 1900-1990[6]
1990-2000[7] 2010-2013[8]

2020 census[edit]

Union County Racial Composition[9]
Race Num. Perc.
White 21,560 77.62%
Black or African American 3,950 14.22%
Native American 27 0.1%
Asian 109 0.39%
Other/Mixed 830 2.99%
Hispanic or Latino 1,301 4.68%

As of the 2020 United States Census, there were 27,777 people, 9,808 households, and 6,922 families residing in the county.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 25,362 people, 9,786 households, and 7,241 families residing in the county. The population density was 61 people per square mile (24/km2). There were 10,693 housing units at an average density of 26 per square mile (10/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 83.42% White, 14.95% Black or African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.67% from other races, and 0.62% from two or more races. 1.63% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 9,786 households, out of which 34.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.90% were married couples living together, 11.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.00% were non-families. 23.40% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the county, the population was spread out, with 25.90% under the age of 18, 9.20% from 18 to 24, 28.50% from 25 to 44, 22.20% from 45 to 64, and 14.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 93.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,682, and the median income for a family was $39,666. Males had a median income of $29,087 versus $21,418 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,700. About 9.60% of families and 12.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.10% of those under age 18 and 20.80% of those age 65 or over.


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Education[edit]

There are two school districts: New Albany Public Schools and Union County School District.[11]

Politics[edit]

United States presidential election results for Union County, Mississippi[12]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 10,373 81.79% 2,160 17.03% 150 1.18%
2016 9,235 80.33% 2,012 17.50% 249 2.17%
2012 8,498 74.77% 2,742 24.13% 125 1.10%
2008 9,072 74.39% 2,985 24.48% 138 1.13%
2004 7,906 73.08% 2,839 26.24% 74 0.68%
2000 6,087 65.37% 3,094 33.23% 130 1.40%
1996 4,375 51.14% 3,316 38.76% 864 10.10%
1992 5,173 53.10% 3,714 38.12% 855 8.78%
1988 5,511 64.15% 3,044 35.43% 36 0.42%
1984 5,837 67.74% 2,766 32.10% 14 0.16%
1980 3,545 40.68% 5,001 57.38% 169 1.94%
1976 2,507 32.73% 5,021 65.56% 131 1.71%
1972 5,477 87.91% 658 10.56% 95 1.52%
1968 948 14.00% 624 9.22% 5,198 76.78%
1964 2,939 70.38% 1,237 29.62% 0 0.00%
1960 605 18.36% 2,001 60.73% 689 20.91%
1956 427 12.22% 2,882 82.48% 185 5.29%
1952 917 25.01% 2,749 74.99% 0 0.00%
1948 63 3.21% 478 24.34% 1,423 72.45%
1944 183 7.88% 2,140 92.12% 0 0.00%
1940 108 3.96% 2,609 95.71% 9 0.33%
1936 63 2.72% 2,249 97.11% 4 0.17%
1932 74 3.15% 2,264 96.50% 8 0.34%
1928 324 14.85% 1,858 85.15% 0 0.00%
1924 135 6.85% 1,750 88.79% 86 4.36%
1920 429 25.77% 1,224 73.51% 12 0.72%
1916 89 5.05% 1,666 94.50% 8 0.45%
1912 23 2.13% 962 89.24% 93 8.63%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census - Geography Profile: Union County, Mississippi". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 15, 2023.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on September 28, 2013. Retrieved November 8, 2014.
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 8, 2014.
  5. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved November 8, 2014.
  6. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 8, 2014.
  7. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Archived (PDF) from the original on March 27, 2010. Retrieved November 8, 2014.
  8. ^ "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 7, 2013.
  9. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved December 8, 2021.
  10. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  11. ^ "2020 CENSUS - SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP: Union County, MS" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Archived (PDF) from the original on August 1, 2022. Retrieved July 31, 2022. - Text list
  12. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved March 5, 2018.

Coordinates: 34°29′N 89°00′W / 34.49°N 89.00°W / 34.49; -89.00