Union County is located in northwest Kentucky. The County Seat is Morganfield and the largest city is Morganfield. The Official Web Site is located at http://unioncounty.ky.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 15,165 and the 2010 census population was 15,007. The land area is 342.85 square miles and there are 43.8 persons per square mile.
84.5% of the population is White, 13.2% is Black or African American, 1.7% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.4% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.6% is two or more races. 82.5% have a high school degree or higher, and 11.4% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $74,900, there are 5,586 households, an average of 2.44 persons per household. The per capita income is $19,464, the median household income is $39,125, and 25.7% of the persons in Union County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 925. Retail sales (in $1000) were $144,171, and sales per capita were $9,585. The percentage of black-owned firms is 2.8%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 21.9%.
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