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Union, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Union Census Designated Place had a population of 963 as of July 1, 2016. Union ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Union is located at latitude 30.0861 and longitude -90.889 in St. James Parish. The formal boundaries for the Union Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.51 sq. miles and a water area of 1.13 sq. miles. St. James Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 23 feet.

The Union Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583550) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Union Census Designated Place is located within Parish Governing Authority District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of St. James Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Union population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Union: Pointville, Poinville.

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Union, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 963
Population in Households 963
Population in Familes 818
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 101
Diversity Index2 33


Total Households 321
Average Household Size 3.0
Family Households 222
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 427 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 238 (55.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 83 (19.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 106 (24.8%)
Median Home Value $78,571
Average Home Value $89,916


Median Household Income $41,952
Average Household Income $52,826
Per Capita Income $17,609
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.23% 0.76%
Households 1.47% 0.92%
Families 1.2% 0.8%
Median Household Income   -1.19%
Per Capita Income   0.49%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Union, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Union to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 293 38th
Population Density1 # 438 8th
Diversity Index2 # 352 26th
Median Household Income # 194 59th
Per Capita Income # 383 19th

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