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Union County Vs Refinery Counties
Union County has a higher median household income than the average of both all refinery counties and the average of refinery counties with similar populations to us.
We don't need a refinery to increase our household income and, according to the data, it won't.
Union County's unemployment rate is lower than both all refinery counties and the average of refinery counties with similar populations to us.
We don't need a refinery to decrease our unemployment and, according to the data, it won't.
Union County's poverty rate is about one third the poverty rate of refinery counties.
We don't need a refinery to decrease our poverty and it will likely increase our poverty rate!
Union County's home values are 20% above the average for our state. Home values in refinery counties of similar size to Union County are 20% below the average for their states.
We don't need a refinery to raise our home values. In fact, it is likely that home values will decrease 20% to 40% over time.
So, why are so many folks in favor of bringing a refinery to Union County?
Do they not know the facts?
Do they not believe the facts?
Do they think they'll get rich?
Do they think they live too far away to be affected?
Do they plan on moving?