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Time Zone: Union County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Elk Point is the Seat for Union County.

Union County was founded in 1862.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Union had a population of 14,589 people. This is an increase of 15.93% since the last Census (which gave a population of 12,584 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Union represented 1.67% of the total population of South Dakota, making it the state's 14th most populous county (out of 66 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201014,399+14.42%-1.3% since 2009
200914,589+15.93%+2.82% since 2008
200814,189+12.75%+1.47% since 2007
200012,584The Last Census

More information can be found on the Union County Census Page for Union County.


Below are some of the communities located in Union County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Union County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
North Sioux City   2,6012,28813.68% increase  
Beresford   2,2792,00613.61% increase  
Elk Point   1,9971,71416.51% increase  
Alcester   9158803.98% increase  
Jefferson   6185865.46% increase  

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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