Union County is located in north-central Mississippi. The County Seat is New Albany and the largest city is New Albany. The Official Web Site is located at http://unioncoms.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 28,097 and the 2010 census population was 27,134. The land area is 415.60 square miles and there are 65.3 persons per square mile.
83% of the population is White, 15% is Black or African American, 4.6% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.3% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.4% is two or more races. 76.1% have a high school degree or higher, and 14.8% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $85,500, there are 10,322 households, an average of 2.62 persons per household. The per capita income is $19,273, the median household income is $38,373, and 23.5% of the persons in Union County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,330. Retail sales (in $1000) were $267,289, and sales per capita were $9,965. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 19.7%.
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