Quality of Life

Demographics

Quick Facts (Union County North Carolina)

Demographics:

Population                                             2000                             2003 (adjusted)              2016 (estimated)

Union County:                                      123,677                       145,986                           226,606

State of North Carolina:                       8,049,313                    8,407,248                        10,146,788

 

Current Growth Rates - Since April 2000

Union County:                                      76.7 %

State of North Carolina:                       23.5 %      

 

Employment:

Labor Force                                                         

Union County:                                      119,406

Charlotte MSA:                                     1,238,123

State of North Carolina:                        4,902,400

 

Unemployment                                                   

Union County:                                      4.0%

Charlotte MSA:                                    4.2%

State of North Carolina:                       4.1%

United States                                       4.4%

 

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:                  $0.7810 per $100                                                                                                                                    

 

Education:

Schools                                                  53          

Elementary:                                           30

Middle:                                                    9

High:                                                       11

Special:                                                   3

 

Enrollment                                            42,000   

 

Spending Per Child                              $7,713

 

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 September 2017)

 

 

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