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

8,481

Households

3,537

Median Age

45

Population Growth Rate

0%

Source:

ESRI, 2018-06-22

Housing

Total Housing Units

4,082

Owner Occupied

2,763

Renter Occupied

774

Vacant

545

Median Home Value

$98,870


Average Home Value

$142,056

Source:

ESRI, 2018-06-22

Income

Median Household

2017

$50,844

2022

$60,887

Average Household

2017

$62,937

2022

$76,949

Per Capita

2017

$26,701

2022

$32,665

Cost of living

87.00%

of US average
Source:

ESRI, 2018-06-22

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Commute

Average Commute Time

26 min.

Drive Alone

3,095

Carpooled

493

Public

4

Work At Home

314

Source:

ESRI, 2018-06-22

Workforce

Workers 16+

4,205

Graduates

High School

2,030

Associates

836

Bachelor's

1,025

Graduate

283

Total Employed

3,110

Total Businesses

442

AG/Forestry/
Fish/Hunting

Businesses

31

Employed

122

Mining

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Utilities

Businesses

7

Employed

122

Construction

Businesses

31

Employed

98

Manufacturing

Businesses

9

Employed

118

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

18

Employed

59

Source:

ESRI, 2018-06-22