Union Springs is a very small city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 3,550 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Union Springs is the 138th largest community in Alabama.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Union Springs is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 45.87% of the Union Springs workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Union Springs is a city of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Union Springs who work in sales jobs (10.42%), office and administrative support (9.85%), and management occupations (8.20%).
As is often the case in a small city, Union Springs doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The citizens of Union Springs are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 16.60% of adults in Union Springs have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Union Springs in 2010 was $18,538, which is lower middle income relative to Alabama, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $74,152 for a family of four. However, Union Springs contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Union Springs also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 41.23% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Union Springs is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Union Springs home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Union Springs residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Union Springs include African, Other Subsaharan African, Haitian, English, and Guyanese.
The most common language spoken in Union Springs is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Spanish.