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Union, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Union Census Designated Place had a population of 974 as of July 1, 2020. 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 30.0871 and longitude -90.9048 in St. James Parish. The formal boundaries for the Union Census Designated Place 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Union: Pointville, Poinville.

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Union, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 974 (100%)
Population in Households 974 (100.0%)
Population in Families 824 (84.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 103
Diversity Index2 33
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $34,722
Average Household Income $49,064
% of Income for Mortgage4 14%
Per Capita Income $16,321
Wealth Index5 38
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 432 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 222 (51.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 102 (23.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 108 (25.0%)
Median Home Value $112,903
Average Home Value $111,486
Housing Affordability Index3 191
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 324
Average Household Size 3.01
Family Households 223
Average Family Size 4
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.86% 0.51%
Households 0.99% 0.55%
Families 0.78% 0.36%
Median Household Income   1.61%
Per Capita Income   2.04%
Owner Occupied HU   0.53%

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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, 2020 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 # 292 39th
Population Density # 434 9th
Median Household Income # 326 31st
Housing Affordability Index # 181 38th
Per Capita Income # 403 15th
Diversity Index # 354 26th

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