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Time Zone: Union County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of El Dorado is the Seat for Union County.

Union County was founded in 1829. Union was created by taking area from Clark and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Union had a population of 42,782 people. This is a decrease of 6.24% since the last Census (which gave a population of 45,629 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Union represented 1.71% of the total population of Arkansas, making it the state's 16th most populous county (out of 75 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201041,639-8.74%-2.67% since 2009
200942,782-6.24%-0.52% since 2008
200843,005-5.75%+0.17% since 2007
200742,933-5.91% 
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200045,629The Last Census

More information can be found on the Union County Census Page for Union County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Union County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Union County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
El Dorado   19,60521,5308.94% decrease  
Smackover   1,8562,0057.43% decrease  
Norphlet   7988222.92% decrease  
Huttig   6887315.88% decrease  
Junction City   6677217.49% decrease  

Websites for Union County

Official Website:   www.co.union.ar.us/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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