Union County SC Information


Union County Subdivisions

Union County SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 28,143
Population in Households 27,640
Population in Familes 22,621
Population in Group Qrtrs 503
Population Density1 55
Diversity Index2 48


Total Households 11,745
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 7,872
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 14,075 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,153 (57.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,592 (25.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,330 (16.6%)
Median Home Value $89,301
Average Home Value $131,458


Median Household Income $35,472
Average Household Income $45,223
Per Capita Income $18,973
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.54% -0.57%
Households -0.37% -0.53%
Families -0.53% -0.63%
Median Household Income   2.12%
Per Capita Income   2.55%
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 SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Union County to the other 46 counties and county equivalents in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 35 26th
Population Density1 # 32 33rd
Diversity Index2 # 37 22nd
Median Household Income # 31 35th
Per Capita Income # 31 35th

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