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Union is a township in Union County, in the New York metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in New Jersey named Union. For links to other places called Union, NJ, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Union is 40.7N. The longitude is -74.266W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 121 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 54,405.


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Median household income
Local
$59,173
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Union demographic reports
Union is on the Elizabeth and Rahway rivers
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 161. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 2.9 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Ray Liotta, actor
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Nearby parks & recreation: Elizabeth River Park, Kawameeh Park, Lenape Park
Historic sites and museums: Caldwell Parsonage Museum, Liberty Hall
Colleges and universities: Kean University
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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9% of Union residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Union ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Union was $24,768, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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26% of Union residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Union, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $774.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,589.


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Libraries in Union include Union Free Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Union include Union Leader

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Union County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Union political report.

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The average commute time for Union workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 19 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Union between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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DUPLICATE NAMES
Other NJ communities named Union:
  �Hunterdon County township

NJ communities formerly known as Union:
  �Brielle, Monmouth County
  �Gloucester City, Camden County

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