Union County is located in southwest Iowa. The County Seat is Creston and the largest city is Creston. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.unioncountyiowa.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 12,516 and the 2010 census population was 12,534. The land area is 423.65 square miles and there are 29.6 persons per square mile.
97.1% of the population is White, 1% is Black or African American, 2.4% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.5% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1% is two or more races. 91.5% have a high school degree or higher, and 16.5% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $91,600, there are 5,339 households, an average of 2.29 persons per household. The per capita income is $23,007, the median household income is $44,838, and 16.1% of the persons in Union County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was unavailable. Retail sales (in $1000) were $153,754, and sales per capita were $12,759.
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