Union County

Organized in 1862 during the American Civil War, Union county was named for the Union cause. Alcester (57 minutes to Yankton), Beresford (53 minutes), Elk Point (47 minutes), Jefferson (54 minutes), and North Sioux City (58 minutes) are Union county’s larger towns. Bordering Iowa on the east, and Nebraska on the South, Union county also borders the Big Sioux River and the Missouri River. Recreate at Union Grove State Park, Adams Homestead & Nature Preserve, or on the Missouri National Recreational River. Agriculture and manufacturing are the county’s main industries.

Kindergarten through high school public education is provided by the Alcester-Hudson and Elk Point-Jefferson school districts.

Demographics

Total Population

8,598

Households

3,621

Median Age

45

Population Growth Rate

0%

Source:

ESRI, 2017-03-02

Housing

Total Housing Units

4,190

Owner Occupied

2,803

Renter Occupied

818

Vacant

569

Median Home Value

$95,547


Average Home Value

$141,465

Source:

ESRI, 2017-03-02

Income

Median Household

2016

$50,495

2021

$55,238

Average Household

2016

$61,535

2021

$68,876

Per Capita

2016

$26,362

2021

$29,723

Cost of living

87.00%

of US average
Source:

ESRI, 2017-03-02

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Commute

Average Commute Time

27 min.

Drive Alone

3,148

Carpooled

467

Public

3

Work At Home

323

Source:

ESRI, 2017-03-02

Workforce

Workers 16+

4,288

Graduates

High School

2,005

Associates

836

Bachelor's

1,035

Graduate

269

Total Employed

3,078

Total Businesses

502

AG/Forestry/
Fish/Hunting

Businesses

33

Employed

141

Mining

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Utilities

Businesses

8

Employed

159

Construction

Businesses

35

Employed

110

Manufacturing

Businesses

10

Employed

128

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

18

Employed

63

Source:

ESRI, 2017-03-02