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Time Zone: Union County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Monroe is the Seat for Union County.

Union County was founded in 1842. Union was created by taking area from Anson and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Union had a population of 198,645 people. This is an increase of 60.62% since the last Census (which gave a population of 123,677 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Union represented 1.54% of the total population of North Carolina, making it the state's 18th most populous county (out of 100 counties).

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
2010201,292+62.76%+1.33% since 2009
2009198,645+60.62%+2.71% since 2008
2008193,400+56.38%+4.84% since 2007
2000123,677The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Monroe   33,43626,22827.48% increase  
Indian Trail   19,42111,90563.1% increase  
Stallings   9,3563,189193.4% increase  
Unionville   8,1164,79769.2% increase  
Trinity   7,0016,6904.65% increase  

Websites for Union County

Official Website:   www.co.union.nc.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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