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The Town of Union had a population of 1,959 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Union is located at latitude 32.5711 and longitude -89.1152 in Newton County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Union (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.43 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Newton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 482 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Town of Union are located in Newton County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Neshoba County.

The Town of Union (GNIS ID: 2406777) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Union is located within Supervisor District 2, a minor civil division (MCD) of Newton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Union population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Union, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,959
Daytime Population: Workers 931
Daytime Population: Residents 1,149
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,080
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.06
Population in Households 1,919
Population in Familes 1,619
Population in Group Qrtrs 40
Population Density2 572
Diversity Index3 47


Median Household Income $38,010
Average Household Income $58,711
Per Capita Income $22,907


Total Housing Units 887 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 536 (60.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 227 (25.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 124 (14.0%)
Median Home Value $82,629
Average Home Value $120,662


Total Households 763
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 526
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.2% -0.19%
Households -0.23% -0.16%
Families 0.13% -0.27%
Median Household Income   2.34%
Per Capita Income   3.24%

Union, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Union to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 127 65th
Population Density # 146 60th
Diversity Index # 176 52nd
Median Household Income # 130 64th
Per Capita Income # 69 81st

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