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Union County SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Union County SC Housing Affordability Index is 217
State of South Carolina Housing Affordability Index is 149
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Union County SC Wealth Index is 44
State of South Carolina Wealth Index is 81
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 28,128
Population in Households 27,642
Population in Familes 22,625
Population in Group Qrtrs 486
Population Density 55
Diversity Index1 49
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $36,147
Average Household Income $48,307
Per Capita Income $19,921
Wealth Index3 44

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 14,153 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,795 (55.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,787 (26.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,571 (18.2%)
Median Home Value $83,152
Housing Affordability Index2 217
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 11,582
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 7,714
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.32% -0.37%
Households -0.36% -0.4%
Families -0.52% -0.51%
Median Household Income   1.92%
Per Capita Income   2.64%

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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, 2019 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 # 34 28th
Population Density # 33 30th
Diversity Index # 36 24th
Median Household Income # 36 24th
Per Capita Income # 32 33rd

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