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Demographic & Population Snapshot

The Midwest Advantage

Union County provides businesses many advantages, including a diverse and highly-skilled workforce, a growing populace, low cost of living and conducting business, and direct access to Columbus, the nation’s 14th largest city.

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Population Trends & Projections

  • As of 2021, Union County is the 2nd fastest growing county in Ohio.

  • Since 2010, Union County's population has increased 20%.

  • Between 2018 and 2040, Union County's population is expected to increase by 33.7%.

  • Columbus is the 14th largest city in the United States with over 879,170 residents.

  • There are more than 2.1 million residents within the Columbus MSA.

Educational Attainment

  • Over 50% of Union County residents have completed some college or advanced degree.

  • More than 38% of residents have an associate degree or higher.

Labor Force

  • With 52 college and university campuses, the Columbus MSA boasts one of the highest concentrations of college students in the United States, totaling more than 134,000 students.

  • As of 2021, there are 12,387 Millennials in Union County.

Commuting Trends

  • The average commute time for Union County workers is 23.4 minutes.

  • For those commute inside the county, the top three home counties are, in order: Franklin, Logan, and Delaware Counties.

Top Employment Sectors

  • As of 2021, there are 35,100 employed in Union County.

  • Since 2010, total job growth has increased 12.2%, outpacing regional, state, and national averages.

  • Between 2015 and 2020, the job growth rate was 4.5%.

  • Between 2010 and 2017, Union County added 3,110 net new jobs.

  • In 2019, the average unemployment rate was 3.5%, below regional, state, and national averages.

  • The average monthly wage for manufacturing positions is $7,624.

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