Quality of Life

Demographics

Quick Facts (Union County, North Carolina)

Demographics:

Population                                             2000                             2010                             2017 (estimated)

Union County:                                      123,677                       202,166                           232,000

State of North Carolina:                       8,049,313                    9,558,915                        10,146,788

 

Current Growth Rates - Since 2010

Union County:                                      14.8 %

State of North Carolina:                       6.1 %      

 

Employment:

Labor Force                                                         

Union County:                                      119,406

Charlotte MSA:                                     1,306,731

State of North Carolina:                        4,944,033

 

Unemployment                                                   

Union County:                                      3.5%

Charlotte MSA:                                    3.8%

State of North Carolina:                       4.1%

United States                                       4.3%

 

Average Weekly Wage                                      

Union County:                                       $890

State of North Carolina:                        $815

UC Avg Mfg Wage (hourly)                   $17.98

UC Avg Mfg Salary (non-exec)             $72,000

(Sources: State of North Carolina & Union County Wage Survey)

 

Taxes:

Union County:                  $0.781 per $100 valuation   

City of Monroe                 $0.5863

Town of Indian Trail          $0.185

Town of Marshville           $0.48

Town of Stallings              $0.215

Town of Waxhaw              $0.36     

Town of Wingate               $0.42                                      

 

Education:

Schools                                                  53          

Elementary:                                           30

Middle:                                                    9

High:                                                       11

Special:                                                   3

 

Graduation Rate                                   92.8%

Enrollment                                            42,000

Spending Per Child                               $7,700

 

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:                                            12,500

 

Wingate University                                             

Undergraduate Enrollment:                   2,100

Graduate / Pharm:                                 1,110

(All information collected as of September 2017)

 

 

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