Union County, Mississippi

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Union County, Mississippi
Union County Mississippi Courthouse.jpg
The Union County courthouse in New Albany
Map of Mississippi highlighting Union County
Location in the U.S. state of Mississippi
Map of the United States highlighting Mississippi
Mississippi's location in the U.S.
Founded 1870
Seat New Albany
Largest city New Albany
Area
 • Total 417 sq mi (1,080 km2)
 • Land 416 sq mi (1,077 km2)
 • Water 1.3 sq mi (3 km2), 0.3%
Population
 • (2010) 27,134
 • Density 65/sq mi (25/km²)
Congressional district 1st
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Union County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 27,134.[1] Its county seat is New Albany.[2] According to most sources, the county received its name by being a union of pieces of several large counties, like other Union counties in other states.[citation needed] However, other sources say that the name was meant to mark the re-union of Mississippi and the other Confederate states after the Civil War (at the time, the state had a Republican government under Reconstruction) or that the name came from the Union District, South Carolina, where many of the area's first European-American settlers came from. It is possible that there was more than one reason for the name.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 417 square miles (1,080 km2), of which 416 square miles (1,080 km2) is land and 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2) (0.3%) is water.[3]

Major highways

Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 13,030
1890 15,606 19.8%
1900 16,522 5.9%
1910 18,997 15.0%
1920 20,044 5.5%
1930 21,268 6.1%
1940 21,867 2.8%
1950 20,262 −7.3%
1960 18,904 −6.7%
1970 19,096 1.0%
1980 21,741 13.9%
1990 22,085 1.6%
2000 25,362 14.8%
2010 27,134 7.0%
Est. 2016 28,311 [4] 4.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2013[1]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 25,362 people, 9,786 households, and 7,241 families residing in the county. The population density was 61 people per square mile (24/km²). There were 10,693 housing units at an average density of 26 per square mile (10/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 83.42% White, 14.95% Black or African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.67% from other races, and 0.62% from two or more races. 1.63% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 9,786 households out of which 34.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.90% were married couples living together, 11.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.00% were non-families. 23.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.90% under the age of 18, 9.20% from 18 to 24, 28.50% from 25 to 44, 22.20% from 45 to 64, and 14.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 93.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,682, and the median income for a family was $39,666. Males had a median income of $29,087 versus $21,418 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,700. About 9.60% of families and 12.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.10% of those under age 18 and 20.80% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

City

Towns

Village

Unincorporated communities

Politics

Presidential Elections Results[10]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 80.3% 9,235 17.5% 2,012 2.2% 249
2012 74.8% 8,498 24.1% 2,742 1.1% 125
2008 74.4% 9,072 24.5% 2,985 1.1% 138
2004 73.1% 7,906 26.2% 2,839 0.7% 74
2000 65.4% 6,087 33.2% 3,094 1.4% 130
1996 51.1% 4,375 38.8% 3,316 10.1% 864
1992 53.1% 5,173 38.1% 3,714 8.8% 855
1988 64.2% 5,511 35.4% 3,044 0.4% 36
1984 67.7% 5,837 32.1% 2,766 0.2% 14
1980 40.7% 3,545 57.4% 5,001 1.9% 169
1976 32.7% 2,507 65.6% 5,021 1.7% 131
1972 87.9% 5,477 10.6% 658 1.5% 95
1968 14.0% 948 9.2% 624 76.8% 5,198
1964 70.4% 2,939 29.6% 1,237
1960 18.4% 605 60.7% 2,001 20.9% 689
1956 12.2% 427 82.5% 2,882 5.3% 185
1952 25.0% 917 75.0% 2,749
1948 3.2% 63 24.3% 478 72.5% 1,423
1944 7.9% 183 92.1% 2,140
1940 4.0% 108 95.7% 2,609 0.3% 9
1936 2.7% 63 97.1% 2,249 0.2% 4
1932 3.2% 74 96.5% 2,264 0.3% 8
1928 14.9% 324 85.2% 1,858
1924 6.9% 135 88.8% 1,750 4.4% 86
1920 25.8% 429 73.5% 1,224 0.7% 12
1916 5.1% 89 94.5% 1,666 0.5% 8
1912 2.1% 23 89.2% 962 8.6% 93

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 7, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved November 8, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 8, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved November 8, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 8, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 8, 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  10. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

Coordinates: 34°29′N 89°00′W / 34.49°N 89.00°W / 34.49; -89.00

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