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Demographics

Quick Facts (Union County North Carolina)

Demographics:

Population                                             2000                             2003 (adjusted)              2014 (estimated)

Union County:                                      123,677                       145,986                           218,568

State of North Carolina:                       8,049,313                   8,407,248                        9,943,964

 

Current Growth Rates - Since April 2000

Union County:                                      76.7 %

State of North Carolina:                      23.5 %      

 

Employment:

Labor Force                                                         

Union County:                                      111,930

Charlotte MSA:                                     1,238,123

State of North Carolina:                       4,762,000

 

Unemployment                                                   

Union County:                                      4.4%

Charlotte MSA:                                    4.9%

State of North Carolina:                     5.6%

United States                                       4.9%

 

Average Weekly Wage                                      

Union County:                                       $890

State of North Carolina:                       $815

(Sources: NC Employment Security Commission and

NC Office of State Budget & Management)

 

Taxes:

Union County:                  $0.7765 per $100                                                                                                                                    

 

Education:

Schools                                                  53          

Elementary:                                           30

Middle:                                                    9

High:                                                       11

Special:                                                   3

 

Enrollment                                            42,009  

 

Spending Per Child                              $7,611

 

Student to Teacher Ratio                                   

Grades K-3:                                            1 : 21

Grades 4-9:                                            1 : 26

Grades 10-12:                                        1 : 29

 

Higher Education:

South Piedmont Community College               

Enrollment:                                            12,251

 

Wingate University                                             

Undergraduate Enrollment:                   1,366

Graduate / Pharm:                                   763

(All information collected as of March 2016)

 

 

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