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Union County, Illinois Facts

Facts
State Illinois
Land area 413.5 square miles
Population Density 43.1 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 17,583
Population change -1.3%
Under 5 years of age 5.2%
Under 18 20.8%
65 and over 19.2%
Females 50%
White 96.3
Hispanic or Latino of any race 5.1
Asian 0.5%
Two or more races 1.4%
Black or African American 1.1%
Native American 0.7%
Pacific Islander 0%
Had graduated from high school 84%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 20.1%
Veterans 1,591
Households and Housing
Households 6,852
Persons per household 2.5
Living in the same house for one year or more 89%
Median household income $41,848
The per capita income $21,719
Live below the poverty line. 19.5%
housing units 7,870
Multi-unit structures 9%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $87,500
Residents owning their homes. 75.7%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 1,445
Women-owned firms 0%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 4.9%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $145,142
Retail sales per capita $8,009
Manufacturers shipments $176,076
Merchant wholesaler sales $20,504