Union is a very small town located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 1,987 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Union is the 118th largest community in Mississippi.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Union is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Union is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Union who work in office and administrative support (12.73%), healthcare (12.47%), and sales jobs (9.68%).
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Union is worth considering.
Union is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The percentage of adults in Union with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.73% of adults in Union have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Union in 2010 was $19,815, which is upper middle income relative to Mississippi, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $79,260 for a family of four. However, Union contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Union also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.77% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Union is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Union home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Union residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Union include English, German, Scottish, and European.
The most common language spoken in Union is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.