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.

Union County

Population

Total Population

16,208

Population
Growth Rate

1.44%

Median Age

42

Diversity Index

20.000

Housing & Income

Households

6,405

Total Housing Units

7,109


Owner Occupied

4,705

Renter Occupied

1,700

Vacant

704

Median Home Value

$189,603


Average Home Value

$232,524

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

1.30%


Per Capita Income

3.22%

Income Projection

Median Household

$66,336 $78,184


Average Household

$94,902 $111,792


Per Capita

$37,641 $44,114

Workforce

Total Businesses

706

Total Employed

10,417

Workers 16+

7,655

AG/Forestry/Fish/Hunting

Businesses

25

Employed

68

Mining

Businesses

1

Employed

5

Utilities

Businesses

4

Employed

76

Construction

Businesses

46

Employed

297

Manufacturing

Businesses

33

Employed

2,486

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

38

Employed

845

Some
High School

707

Graduated
High School

2,407

Associates
Degree

1,219

Bachelor's
Degree

1,930

Graduate
Degree

1,729

Average Commute Time

20 min.



Resident Commuters

3,601

Non-Resident Commuters

1,104

Drive Alone

6,403

Carpooled

666

Public

6

Work At Home

350


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