is a township
and unincorporated community
in Iredell County
, North Carolina
, United States
. At the 2000 census the population was 2069. Union Grove Township was established in 1865 but the Union Grove Post Office existed prior to the Civil War. Within the Union Grove township is the Union Grove Milling Company, Union Grove School (formerly Union Grove elementary through high school), Union Grove Volunteer Fire House, and two Methodist churches. In the later half of the 20th century, Union Grove was famous for the Fiddler's Convention which was held in Union Grove from the 1920s to 1970s. The Fiddler's Convention was originally established to benefit the Union Grove school.
Union Grove is located at (36.024400, -80.86639).
According to the U.S. Census Bureau
, the town has a total area of X.X km²
(X.X sq mi
). X.X km² (0.6 sq mi) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 2,069 people, 775 households, and 579 families residing in the township. The population density
was XX.X/km² (XXX.X/sq mi). There were 849 housing units at an average density of 57/sq mi (147.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 92.2% White
, 3.2% Black
or African American
, 0.1% Native American
, 0.5% Asian
, <1% Pacific Islander
, 3.4% from other races
, and 0.5% from two or more races. 5.5% of the population were Hispanic
of any race.
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