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Population (year 2000): 54,405
Males: 25,446 (46.8%), Females: 28,959 (53.2%)

Median resident age: 38.7 years
Median household income: $59,173 (year 2000)
Median house value: $172,900 (year 2000)

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Races in Union:

  • White Non-Hispanic (61.9%)
  • Black (19.8%)
  • Hispanic (8.9%)
  • Filipino (3.8%)
  • Other race (2.4%)
  • Asian Indian (2.3%)
  • Two or more races (2.2%)
  • Chinese (0.8%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Italian (17.2%), German (10.2%), Irish (9.9%), Polish (9.0%), Portuguese (6.8%), West Indian (3.6%).New Jersey forum

Land area: 9.1 square miles

Union,

For population 25 years and over in Union

  • High school or higher: 80.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.4%
  • Unemployed: 4.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 27.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Union CDP

  • Never married: 28.0%
  • Now married: 53.8%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 9.9%
  • Divorced: 6.6%

24.6% Foreign born (9.7% Europe, 7.1% Latin America, 5.7% Asia).


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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NJ Newark, (6.4 miles pop. 273,546).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (24.2 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: NJ Kenilworth, (2.1 miles Park, NJ Roselle (2.2 miles NJ (2.2 miles Maplewood, NJ (2.9 miles Hillside, NJ (3.1 miles Roselle, NJ (3.3 miles Irvington, NJ (3.6 miles Springfield, Orange, NJ (3.6 miles South
Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1996: 0 buildings
  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $90,500
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $42,800
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $73,000
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 8 buildings, average cost: $108,800
  • 2005: 0 buildings

Latitude: 40.70 N, Longitude: 74.27 W

Area codes: 201, 551


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (23.6%), Manufacturing (13.5%), Retail trade (10.6%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (10.1%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,908 (+9.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,865 (18.9%)

Crime in Union (1999):
  • 1 murder (1.7 per 100,000)
  • 17 rapes (29.4 per 100,000)
  • 181 robberies (313.0 per 100,000)
  • 122 assaults (211.0 per 100,000)
  • 596 burglaries (1030.7 per 100,000)
  • 927 thefts (1603.2 per 100,000)
  • 531 auto thefts (918.3 per 100,000)
  • crime index = 381.9 (higher means more crime, US average = 339.3)

Crime in Union (2000):
  • 2 murders (3.4 per 100,000)
  • 10 rapes (17.0 per 100,000)
  • 173 robberies (294.0 per 100,000)
  • 136 assaults (231.1 per 100,000)
  • 547 burglaries (929.6 per 100,000)
  • 987 thefts (1677.4 per 100,000)
  • 565 auto thefts (960.2 per 100,000)
  • crime index = 382.4 (higher means more crime, US average = 328.1)

Average climate in Union, New Jersey

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Union-area historical tornado activity is near New Jersey state average. It is 30% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/28/1973, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 17.3 miles away from the Union city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/28/1973, a category 3 tornado 32.7 miles away from the city center injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Chris Chadwick - College basketball player (Massachusetts Minutemen).

Main business address for: CENTER BANCORP INC (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS), TRANSTECHNOLOGY CORP (AIRCRAFT PART & AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT, NEC), BED BATH & BEYOND INC (RETAIL-HOME FURNITURE, FURNISHINGS & EQUIPMENT STORES).


Hospital/medical center in Union:
  • UNION HOSPITAL (1000 GALLOPING HILL RD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Union:
  • TRINITAS HOSPITAL (about 3 miles; ELIZABETH, NJ)
  • MUHLENBERG REGIONAL MED CTR (about 3 miles; PLAINFIELD, NJ)
  • OVERLOOK HOSPITAL (about 3 miles; SUMMIT, NJ)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Union:
  • NEWARK LIBERTY INTL (about 8 miles; NEWARK, NJ; ID: EWR)
  • TETERBORO (about 19 miles; TETERBORO, NJ; ID: TEB)
  • PORT AUTH-DWNTN-MANHATTAN/WALL ST (about 19 miles; NEW YORK, NY; ID: JRB)
Other public-use airports nearest to Union:
  • LINDEN (about 7 miles; LINDEN, NJ; ID: LDJ)
  • NEWARK NR 1 (about 9 miles; NEWARK, NJ; ID: 3N4)
  • MORRISTOWN MUNI (about 11 miles; MORRISTOWN, NJ; ID: MMU)

Amtrak stations near Union:
  • 6 miles: NEWARK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (NEWARK, ). Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones.
  • 8 miles: NEWARK (RAYMOND PLAZA WEST). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 10 miles: METROPARK (ISELIN, 100 MIDDLESEX-ESSEX TPK.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
Colleges/Universities in Union:
  • KEAN UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 8,627; Location: 1000 MORRIS AVE; Public; Website: www.kean.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • LINCOLN TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (FT enrollment: 531; Location: 2299 VAUXHALL RD; Private, for-profit; Website: WWW.LINCOLNTECH.COM)
  • ENGINE CITY TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (FT enrollment: 73; Location: 2365 RT 22W; Private, for-profit; Website: www.enginecitytech.com)
  • EUROPEAN ACADEMY OF COSMETOLOGY (FT enrollment: 58; Location: 1126 MORRIS AVE; Private, for-profit; Website: WWW.EACHAIR.COM)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Union:
  • SETON HALL UNIVERSITY (about 4 miles; SOUTH ORANGE, NJ; Full-time enrollment: 7,509)
  • UNION COUNTY COLLEGE (about 4 miles; CRANFORD, NJ; FT enrollment: 5,856)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE AND DENTISTRY OF NEW JERSEY (about 8 miles; NEWARK, NJ; FT enrollment: 4,134)
  • RUTGERS UNIVERSITY-NEWARK (about 8 miles; NEWARK, NJ; FT enrollment: 6,878)
  • NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 8 miles; NEWARK, NJ; FT enrollment: 6,565)
  • ESSEX COUNTY COLLEGE (about 8 miles; NEWARK, NJ; FT enrollment: 5,893)
  • CUNY COLLEGE OF STATEN ISLAND (about 11 miles; STATEN ISLAND, NY; FT enrollment: 8,135)
Public high school in Union:
  • UNION SENIOR HIGH (Students: 2,452; Location: 2350 NORTH THIRD STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Union:
  • BURNET MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,175; Location: 1000 CALDWELL AVENUE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • KAWAMEEH MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 764; Location: 490 DAVID TERRACE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • CENTRAL FIVE-JEFFERSON (Students: 635; Location: 155 HILTON AVENUE; Grades: 05 - 05)
  • WASHINGTON (Students: 570; Location: 301 WASHINGTON AVENUE; Grades: PK - 04)
  • FRANKLIN (Students: 536; Location: 1500 LINDY TERRACE; Grades: PK - 04)
  • HANNAH CALDWELL ELEM SCH (Students: 528; Location: 1120 COMMERCE AVENUE; Grades: PK - 04)
  • BATTLE HILL (Students: 454; Location: 2600 KILLIAN PLACE; Grades: PK - 04)
  • LIVINGSTON (Students: 430; Location: MIDLAND BLVD; Grades: PK - 04)
  • CONNECTICUT FARMS (Students: 422; Location: 875 STUYVESANT AVENUE; Grades: PK - 04)
  • DEVEL L C-HAMILTON SHCOOL (Students: 105; Location: 1231 BURNETT AVENUE; Grades: UG - UG)
Private primary/middle schools in Union:
  • ST MICHAEL PARISH SCHOOL (Students: 322; Location: 1212 KELLY STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • HOLY SPIRIT SCHOOL (Students: 217; Location: 970 SUBURBAN RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • THE JARDINE ACADEMY (Students: 79; Location: 373 CLERMONT TERRACE; Grades: UG - UG)
Library in Union:
  • UNION FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,703,047; Location: 1980 MORRIS AVENUE; 156,401 books; 7,216 audio materials; 11,113 video materials; 222 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Union: Suburban Golf Course (A), Galloping Hill Park and Golf Course (B), Union Rail Station (C), New Academic Building 2 (D), New Academic Building (E), Nancy Thompson Library (F), Child Study Institute (G), Liberty Hall Museum (H), Hutchinson Hall (I), Willis Hall (J), Wilkens Theatre (K), Whiteman Hall (L), Bartlett Hall (M), D'Angola Gymnasium (N), Vaughn Eames (O), University Center (P), Townley House (Q), Dougall Hall (R), Downs Hall (S), Townsend Hall (T).

Churches in Union include: Christ Church (A), Saint Matthew's Lutheran Church (B), Saint Michael's Catholic Church (C), Congregation B'nai Ahavath (D), Townley Church (E).

River: West Branch Elizabeth River (A).

Parks in Union include: Friberger Park (1), Biertuempful Park (2), Elizabeth River Park (3), Elizabeth River Parkway (4), Alumni Field (5), Kawameeh Park (6).


Union compared to New Jersey state average:
  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Population density above state average for cities.
Strongest AM radio stations in Union:
  • WNSW (1430 AM; 5 kW; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: MULTICULTURAL RADIO BROADCASTING INC)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WJDM (1530 AM; 10 kW; ELIZABETH, NJ; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF NEW YORK LICENSE CORP)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WINS (1010 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WEPN (1050 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK AM RADIO, LLC)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • WADO (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WBBR (1130 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BLOOMBERG COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WLIB (1190 AM; 30 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS-NY, INC.)
  • WSNR (620 AM; 20 kW; JERSEY CITY, NJ)
  • WNYC (820 AM; 10 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WNYC RADIO)
  • WWRL (1600 AM; 25 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ACCESS.1 COMMUNICATIONS CORP.-NY)
Strongest FM radio stations in Union:
  • WRKS (98.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORP OF NEW YORK)
  • WSOU (89.5 FM; SOUTH ORANGE, NJ; Owner: SETON HALL UNIVERSITY)
  • WFME (94.7 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WNEW (102.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WFMU (91.1 FM; EAST ORANGE, NJ; Owner: AURICLE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WKNJ-FM (90.3 FM; UNION TOWNSHIP, NJ; Owner: KEAN UNIVERSITY)
  • WNYC-FM (93.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WNYC RADIO)
  • WPAT-FM (93.1 FM; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WPAT LICENSING, INC.)
  • WBGO (88.3 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: NEWARK PUBLIC RADIO INC.)
  • WQCD (101.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WKTU (103.5 FM; LAKE SUCCESS, NY; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WCAA (105.9 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP. ("WADO"))
  • WBAI (99.5 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: PACIFICA FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WBLS (107.5 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS-NY, INC.)
  • WLTW (106.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM NEW YORK LICENSES, LLC)
  • WQXR-FM (96.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: THE NEW YORK TIMES ELECTRONIC MEDIA COMPANY)
  • WSKQ-FM (97.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WSKQ LICENSING, INC.)
  • WXRK (92.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WAXQ (104.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM NEW YORK LICENSES, LLC)
  • WHTZ (100.3 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
TV broadcast stations around Union:
  • WPXO-LP (Channel 34; EAST ORANGE, NJ; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WCBS-TV (Channel 2; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WABC-TV (Channel 7; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMERICAN BROADCASTING COMPANIES, INC)
  • WPIX (Channel 11; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WPIX, INC.)
  • WWOR-TV (Channel 9; SECAUCUS, NJ; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WNYW (Channel 5; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WPXN-TV (Channel 31; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WNBC (Channel 4; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NATIONAL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WNET (Channel 13; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXTV (Channel 41; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WXTV LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WNJU (Channel 47; LINDEN, NJ; Owner: WNJU LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WFUT (Channel 68; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: UNIVISION NEW YORK LLC)
  • WLBX-LP (Channel 22; CRANFORD, NJ; Owner: RENARD COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WNYE-TV (Channel 25; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • WXNY-LP (Channel 32; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKOB-LP (Channel 53; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WKOB COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WEBR-CA (Channel 17; MANHATTAN, NY; Owner: K LICENSEE INC.)
  • WRNN-LP (Channel 57; NYACK, NY; Owner: LP NYACK LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W60AI (Channel 60; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WNXY-LP (Channel 26; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W33BS (Channel 33; DARIEN, CT; Owner: CT&T BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNYN-LP (Channel 39; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNYX-LP (Channel 35; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFME-TV (Channel 66; WEST MILFORD, NJ; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WNJB (Channel 58; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)

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