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The 2000 Census showed that Union County had a population of 25,362 people. This represented 0.89% of the total population of Mississippi, making it the state's 39th most populous county (out of 82 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Union had a population of 27,263 people. This is an increase of 7.5% since the 2000 Census.

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

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201027,134+6.99%-0.47% since 2009
200927,263+7.5%+0.6% since 2008
200827,100+6.85%+1.04% since 2007
200726,822+5.76%-0.12% since 2006
200626,854+5.88%+0.74% since 2005
200526,658+5.11%+1.8% since 2004
200426,186+3.25%+0.55% since 2003
200326,043+2.69%+0.96% since 2002
200225,795+1.71%+0.34% since 2001
200125,708+1.36%+1.36% since 2000
200025,362The Last Census

Union County had 10,693 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Union County has a total area<3> of 416.9 square miles [1,079 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (1.44 square miles [3.74 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Union County had a population density of 61 people per square mile [23.57 people/km²], making it the state's 22nd most densely populated county (out of 82 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Union County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Union and the state of Mississippi.

Click here for the Union County QuickFact (QF-28145).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Union County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in
New AlbanyQF-28510008,1537,6077.18%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Union County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
BentonQF-28009   NW7,9818,026-0.56%
LafayetteQF-28071   W43,97538,74413.5%
LeeQF-28081   SE81,91375,7558.13%
PontotocQF-28115   S29,24826,7269.44%
PrentissQF-28117   E25,70925,5560.6%
TippahQF-28139   N21,66120,8264.01%

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Census QuickFact for Union County

Footnotes ...

<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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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Union. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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