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Union, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Town of Union had a population of 1,825 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Union is located at latitude 32.5715 and longitude -89.1214 in Newton County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Union 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.

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Union, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,825
Population in Households 1,786
Population in Familes 1,505
Population in Group Qrtrs 39
Population Density2 533
Diversity Index3 47


Median Household Income $38,718
Average Household Income $58,793
Per Capita Income $22,887


Total Housing Units 887 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 488 (55.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 222 (25.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 177 (20.0%)
Median Home Value $85,533
Average Home Value $126,691


Total Households 710
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 488
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -1.03% -0.81%
Households -1.07% -0.83%
Families -0.79% -0.96%
Median Household Income   1.51%
Per Capita Income   2.29%

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, 2018 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 # 134 63rd
Population Density # 161 56th
Diversity Index # 175 52nd
Median Household Income # 122 67th
Per Capita Income # 92 75th

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