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Demographics

  Total Population  
    2013 2014 2015 2016 2017  
  Labor Market Area 296,014 295,952 295,671 294,877 293,730  
  Union County 15,111 15,168 15,053 14,880 14,668  
 Morganfield3,5693,5993,5793,5433,466 
 Sturgis1,9051,9241,9131,8901,833 
  Source: U.S.  Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Annual Estimates.  

  Population by Selected Age Groups, 2017  
    Union County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  Under 16 2,392 16.3 56,716 19.3  
  16-24 2,735 18.6 34,973 11.9  
  25-44 3,358 22.9 74,007 25.2  
  45-64 3,793 25.9 77,823 26.5  
  65-84 2,138 14.6 43,350 14.8  
  85 and older 252 1.7 6,627 2.3  
  Median Age 38.2   39.8    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

  Population by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2017  
    Union County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  White 12,294 83.8 257,463 87.7  
  Black or African American 1,980 13.5 24,741 8.4  
  Am. Indian & Alaska Native 37 0.3 942 0.3  
  Asian 95 0.6 3,110 1.1  
  Native Hawaiian & other Pacific Islander 8 0.1 459 0.2  
  Other/Multirace 254 1.7 6,781 2.3  
  Hispanic Origin 277 1.9 7,699 2.6  
  Note: Hispanic is not a race category. A person can be white, black or African American, etc. and be of hispanic origin.
Source: U.S.  Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.
 

  Population Projections  
    2020 2025 2030 2035  
  Union County 14,906 14,654 14,290 13,811  
  Source:  Kentucky State Data Center, University of Louisville.  

  Per Capita Personal Income  
    2011 2016 Pct. Change  
  Union County $35,767 $34,043 -4.8 %  
  Kentucky $33,989 $38,926 14.5 %  
  U.S. $41,560 $49,246 18.5 %  
  Labor Market Area Range $28,682- $38,608 $34,043- $42,903    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis.  

  Households  
    2016 2016  
  Number of Households Persons Per Household Median Household Income  
  Union County 5,565 2.42 $41,255  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.