University Research Center
Union County
2011-2015 American Community Survey Union County Mississippi
Total population 27,811 2,988,081
Male population 13,525 1,451,723
Female population 14,286 1,536,358
Median age 38.0 36.5
Dependent population (percent under 18 and over 65)  40.9% 38.5%
Citizen voting age population 20,110 2,210,424
Male voting age population 9,702 1,051,255
Female voting age population 10,408 1,159,169
Median household income  $35,865 $39,665
Labor force participation rate (population 16 and older) 57.0% 58.0%
Percentage of households with own children under 18, female householder, no husband present  8.5% 10.0%
Median earnings in the past 12 months of the population 25 and older by educational attainment
Less than high school graduate $20,860 $19,488
High school graduate (includes equivalency) $25,603 $25,954
Some college or associate's degree $31,845 $29,669
Bachelor's degree $37,731 $40,952
Graduate or professional degree $45,545 $51,465
Educational attainment of the population 25 years and older
Less than 9th grade  9.3% 6.1%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma  14.5% 11.5%
High school graduate (includes equivalency)  33.3% 30.3%
Some college, no degree  20.7% 22.8%
Associate's degree  8.4% 8.6%
Bachelor's degree  8.1% 12.9%
Graduate or professional degree  5.7% 7.7%
High school graduate or higher  76.2% 82.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher  13.8% 20.7%
Poverty status in the past 12 months
Percentage of all individuals whose income is below poverty level  22.5% 22.5%
Percentage of families with female householder, no husband present, whose income in the past 12 months is below poverty level  42.2% 41.1%
By age:
Under 18 33.2% 31.8%
18-64 21.1% 20.7%
65 and over 10.5% 13.7%
By sex:
Male 17.1% 20.2%
Female 27.6% 24.7%
By educational attainment:
Less than high school graduate 26.7% 34.0%
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 18.7% 19.7%
Some college or associate's degree 14.7% 14.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher 3.1% 5.3%

Census Bureau Union County Mississippi
2016 Population Estimates  28,311 2,988,726
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 Union County Mississippi
Labor force, 2016 (annual) 13,719 1,280,432
Employment, 2016 (annual) 13,111 1,205,779
Unemployment, 2016 (annual) 608 74,653
Unemployment rate, 2016 (annual) 4.4% 5.8%

Mississippi Department of Health Union County Mississippi
Number of births to unwed mothers, 2015 160 20,551
Percent of births to unwed mothers, 2015  41.6% 53.5%
Number of hospitals, 2015  1 114
Licensed hospital beds, 2015  153 14,408

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, 2015 Union County Mississippi
Total number of establishments 502 58,662
Paid employees for pay period including March 12 9,111 926,391
Annual payroll ($1,000) $339,757 $33,948,151
By employment-size class:
1 to 4 employees 274 29,572
5 to 9 employees 93 12,522
10 to 19 employees 67 8,091
20 to 49 employees 46 5,497
50 to 99 employees 9 1,721
100 to 249 employees 5 860
250 to 499 employees 5 257
500 to 999 employees 2 87
1000+ employees 1 55
By (2012) NAICS code:
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11) 2 694
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (21) N/A 373
Utilities (22) 4 590
Construction (23) 36 3,802
MFG (31-33) 33 2,117
Wholesale trade (42) 19 2,756
Retail trade (44-45) 107 11,587
Transportation and warehousing (48-49) 31 2,065
Information (51) 6 921
Finance and insurance (52) 36 4,627
Real estate and rental and leasing (53) 13 2,409
Professional, scientific, and technical services (54) 25 4,741
Management of companies and enterprises (55) 2 342
Administrative and support and waste management and remediation services (56) 19 2,223
Educational services (61) 5 625
Health care and social assistance (62) 54 6,200
Arts, entertainment, and recreation (71) 3 655
Accommodation and food services (72) 45 5,450
Other services (except public administration) (81) 62 6,354
Industries not classified (99) N/A 131

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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