University Research Center
Union County
2012-2016 American Community Survey Union County Mississippi
Total population 27,989 2,989,192
Male population 13,672 1,450,269
Female population 14,317 1,538,923
Median age 38.0 36.7
Age dependency ratio  69.6 63.3
Citizen voting age population 20,880 2,256,840
Male voting age population 10,117 1,077,550
Female voting age population 10,766 1,178,815
Median household income  $37,898 $40,528
Labor force participation rate (population 16 and older)  56.9% 57.8%
Percentage of households with own children under 18, female householder, no husband present  6.4% 9.8%
Median earnings in the past 12 months of the population 25 and older by educational attainment
Less than high school graduate $21,163 $19,990
High school graduate (includes equivalency) $25,782 $26,240
Some college or associate's degree $30,859 $30,081
Bachelor's degree $34,929 $41,282
Graduate or professional degree $47,156 $51,881
Educational attainment of the population 25 years and older
Less than 9th grade  8.3% 5.8%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma  15.3% 11.2%
High school graduate (includes equivalency)  31.7% 30.4%
Some college, no degree  20.4% 22.8%
Associate's degree  8.7% 8.7%
Bachelor's degree  8.6% 13.1%
Graduate or professional degree  6.9% 7.9%
High school graduate or higher  76.4% 83.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher  15.5% 21.0%
Poverty status in the past 12 months
Percentage of all individuals whose income is below poverty level  19.1% 22.3%
Percentage of families with female householder, no husband present, whose income in the past 12 months is below poverty level  35.4% 41.1%
By age:
Under 18 28.3% 31.5%
18-64 17.4% 20.6%
65 and over 10.4% 13.4%
By sex:
Male 14.3% 20.0%
Female 23.6% 24.5%
By educational attainment:
Less than high school graduate 24.1% 34.0%
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 15.8% 20.1%
Some college or associate's degree 11.8% 14.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher 1.9% 5.4%

Census Bureau Union County Mississippi
2017 Population Estimates  28,556 2,984,100
2010 Census
Population  27,134 2,967,297
Population per square mile  65.3 63.0

Bureau of Economic Analysis, 2016 Union County Mississippi
Per capita income  $31,953 $35,484
Personal income (thousands of dollars) $904,627 $106,052,785
Personal current transfer receipts (thousands of dollars) $247,729 $28,348,327
Share of total personal income from transfer receipts  27.4% 26.7%
Personal current transfer receipts: county as a percent of the state 0.9% 100.0%
Manufacturing as a percentage of total employment  24.02% 9.38%

Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2017 Union County Mississippi
Labor force 13,976 1,280,071
Employment 13,474 1,215,115
Unemployment 502 64,956
Unemployment rate 3.6% 5.1%

Mississippi Department of Health, 2016 Union County Mississippi
Number of births to unwed mothers 156 20,176
Percent of births to unwed mothers  40.2% 53.2%

Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure Union County Mississippi
Physicians by county, 2016  35 6,219

Mississippi State Board of Dental Examiners Union County Mississippi
Active dentists by county, 2016  12 1,385
By sex:
Male 10 1,021
Female 2 364

County Business Patterns, 2016 Union County Mississippi
Total number of establishments 507 58,850
Paid employees for pay period including March 12 9,608 939,322
Annual payroll ($1,000) $351,448 $34,356,961
By employment-size class:
1 to 4 employees 270 29,356
5 to 9 employees 96 12,719
10 to 19 employees 69 8,188
20 to 49 employees 48 5,516
50 to 99 employees 11 1,787
100 to 249 employees 5 873
250 to 499 employees 5 265
500 to 999 employees 2 96
1000+ employees 1 50
By (2012) NAICS code:
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11) 2 680
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (21) N/A 328
Utilities (22) 3 608
Construction (23) 35 3,796
MFG (31-33) 33 2,141
Wholesale trade (42) 20 2,748
Retail trade (44-45) 108 11,608
Transportation and warehousing (48-49) 29 2,054
Information (51) 8 970
Finance and insurance (52) 37 4,713
Real estate and rental and leasing (53) 14 2,407
Professional, scientific, and technical services (54) 28 4,654
Management of companies and enterprises (55) 2 347
Administrative and support and waste management and remediation services (56) 17 2,254
Educational services (61) 5 608
Health care and social assistance (62) 53 6,206
Arts, entertainment, and recreation (71) 4 688
Accommodation and food services (72) 47 5,542
Other services (except public administration) (81) 61 6,386
Industries not classified (99) 1 112

University Research Center Union County Mississippi
Retail sales pull factor by county  0.82 N/A

The University Research Center (URC) conducts applied unbiased research on a variety of state and local issues including revenue estimation, economic impact analysis, socio-economic policy analysis, tax analysis, and economic forecasting for the State of Mississippi. Clients include both public and private entities. URC routinely works closely with both the Legislative and Executive branches of state government. State Economist Dr. Darrin Webb is the current Director of the University Research Center. URC is a division of the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning.

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