Union County, Arkansas

Union County: County in Arkansas, United States

About

Union County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 41,639 and a population density of 15 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 38,219 inhabitants. Its county seat is El Dorado. The county was created 194 years ago in 1829.

Union County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2020 census, the population was **39,714**. The county seat is El Dorado. Union County comprises the El Dorado, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Union County was formed on November 2, 1829, from sections of Hempstead and Clark counties. It was named after the **union** of citizens who lived in the area. The original county seat was on the southern border at Champagnolle. In 1835 the county seat was moved to the **present-day location** of El Dorado.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Union County has a total area of **1,039 square miles**, of which 1,034 square miles is land and 5.3 square miles (0.5%) is water. It is the **fourth-largest county** by area in Arkansas. The county is located in South Arkansas. It is bordered by Columbia County to the north, Ouachita County to the east, Calhoun County to the southeast, Bradley County to the south, and Claiborne Parish, Louisiana to the southwest.

Demographics

As of the 2020 census, there were **39,714 people** and 14,912 households in the county. The racial makeup of the county was **64.7% White**, 30.7% Black or African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.6% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. The median income for a household in the county was **$42,581** and the median family income was $51,bj564. About 15.2% of families and 19.2% of the population were below the poverty line.

Union County locator map
Location of Union County on Arkansas map.

Quick Facts about Union County

Population : 38,219 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Arkansas (United States)
Different from : Union County, Union County, Union County, Union County, Union County, Union County, Union County, Union County, Union Parish, Union County, Union County, Union County, Union County, Union County, Union County, Union County, Union County
Area : 2733 km2
Water as percent of area : 1.5%
Land as percent of area : 98.5%
Capital : El Dorado
Establishment : November 11, 1829
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 11:00:51 (1st March 2024)
Density : 14 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -8.95% (2010-2020)
Union County Courthouse  El Dorado  AR IMG 2597 image
Union County Courthouse El Dorado AR IMG 2597
Union County Courthouse  El Dorado  AR IMG 2597 image

Geography

Union County is located at 33°10'17"N 92°35'50"W (33.1713600, -92.5972900). It has 8 neighbors: Ashley County, Bradley County, Calhoun County, Columbia County, Ouachita County, Claiborne Parish, Morehouse Parish and Union Parish.

Union County map

The largest city of Union County is El Dorado with a population of 17,402. Other cities include, Smackover population 1,665, Huttig population 526, Junction City population 523 and Strong population 499. See all Union County cities & populated places.

Union County Populated Places

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Union County.

City Name Population Title
El Dorado 17,402 City in and county seat of Union County, Arkansas, United States
Smackover 1,665 City in Arkansas, USA
Norphlet 772 Township in Union County, Arkansas
Huttig 526 City in Arkansas, USA
Junction City 523 City in Arkansas, USA
Strong 499 City in Arkansas, USA
Calion 440 City in Arkansas, USA
Felsenthal 139 City in Union County, Arkansas, United States of America
Victoria 32 Town in Mississippi County, United States

Union County has 8 neighbours.

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Union County decreased by 8.95% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 41,639 - census
2011 41,402 -0.57% estimation process
2012 40,861 -1.32% estimation process
2013 40,604 -0.63% estimation process
2014 40,136 -1.17% estimation process
2015 40,086 -0.12% estimation process
2016 39,879 -0.52% estimation process
2017 39,460 -1.06% estimation process
2018 39,139 -0.82% estimation process
2019 38,682 -1.18% estimation process
2020 38,219 -1.21% estimation process

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People born in Union County (4)

People born in Union County, including businessman Nelson Bunker Hunt, Governor of Arkansas Thomas Chipman McRae, politician Charlie Daniels, .

List

  • Asenath Wallace Carothers (clubwoman and university administrator) she was born in 06/02/1859

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