Union County, Kentucky

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Union County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It was formed in 1811. As of 2000, the population was 15,637. Its county seat is Morganfield[1].



Union County is part of the Western Coal Fields region of Kentucky. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 363 square miles (940 km2), of which, 345 square miles (890 km2) is land and 18 square miles (47 km2) is water.

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As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 15,637 people, 5,710 households, and 4,082 families residing in the county. The population density was 45 per square mile (17 /km2). There were 6,234 housing units at an average density of 18 per square mile (6.9 /km2). The racial makeup of the county was 85.04% White, 12.89% Black or African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.39% from other races, and 1.37% from two or more races. 1.56% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,710 households out of which 32.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.50% were married couples living together, 11.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.50% were non-families. 26.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.99.

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