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The City of Union Springs had a population of 3,854 as of July 1, 2021. Union Springs ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Union Springs is located at latitude 32.1443 and longitude -85.715 in Bullock County. The formal boundaries for the City of Union Springs encompass a land area of 6.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Bullock County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 522 feet.

The City of Union Springs has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Union Springs is located within Union Springs Division of Bullock County.

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Union Springs, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 3,854 (100%)
Population in Households 3,239 (84.0%)
Population in Families 2,548 (66.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 615 (16.0%)
Population Density 582
Diversity Index2 63


Median Household Income $33,428
Average Household Income $50,427
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $17,367
Wealth Index5 38


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,667 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 768 (46.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 652 (39.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 247 (14.8%)
Median Home Value $85,944
Average Home Value $170,508
Housing Affordability Index3 234


Total Households 1,420
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 886
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population -0.29% -0.2%
Households -0.25% -0.17%
Families -0.29% -0.32%
Median Household Income   1.61%
Per Capita Income   1.89%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.03%

Union Springs, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Union Springs to the other 586 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 142 76th
Population Density # 107 82nd
Median Household Income # 502 14th
Housing Affordability Index # 358 61st
Per Capita Income # 534 9th
Diversity Index # 21 97th

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