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

15,835

Households

6,312

Median Age

41

Population Growth Rate

1%

Source:

ESRI, 2018-06-22

Housing

Total Housing Units

6,999

Owner Occupied

4,739

Renter Occupied

1,573

Vacant

687

Median Home Value

$178,279


Average Home Value

$221,165

Source:

ESRI, 2018-06-22

Income

Median Household

2017

$63,561

2022

$76,619

Average Household

2017

$91,277

2022

$109,065

Per Capita

2017

$36,525

2022

$43,563

Cost of living

91.20%

of US average
Source:

ESRI, 2018-06-22

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Commute

Average Commute Time

19 min.

Drive Alone

6,278

Carpooled

632

Public

0

Work At Home

291

Source:

ESRI, 2018-06-22

Workforce

Workers 16+

7,441

Graduates

High School

2,743

Associates

1,167

Bachelor's

1,981

Graduate

1,480

Total Employed

10,092

Total Businesses

706

AG/Forestry/
Fish/Hunting

Businesses

29

Employed

87

Mining

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Utilities

Businesses

5

Employed

86

Construction

Businesses

45

Employed

186

Manufacturing

Businesses

29

Employed

2,442

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

36

Employed

821

Source:

ESRI, 2018-06-22