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, Union isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Union are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Union is a town of professionals, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Union who work in teaching (12.35%), healthcare (10.65%), and office and administrative support (8.95%).
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Union has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Union has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Union than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Union may be for you.
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.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Union rank slightly lower than the national average. 14.89% of adults 25 and older in Union have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Union in 2010 was $16,787, which is middle income relative to Mississippi, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $67,148 for a family of four. Union also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 36.16% 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, European, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Union is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.