Union, Illinois

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Union, Illinois

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High Points

Union strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

Category Trophy
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Union People in Middle Class or Better
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Union Public Transportation Use
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Union Median Family Income
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Union Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Union, Illinois

Comparing Union to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 7
Female Share of the Population 6 6
Male Share of the Population 5 5
Well-Paid Single Men 5 2
Age of the Population 4 4
Senior Citizens 3 3
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 9
Portion of People Married 9 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 9 8
Median Family Income 9 8
People Above Poverty 9 7
College Educated Adults 6 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 7
Working at Home 8 9
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3
Short Commute Times 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 3
Housing Recently Built 2 2
Affordability of Rents 2 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1
People Living Alone 1 1

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Union Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 19 miles NW of Elgin, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 52 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois
County McHenry
Standard Zip Codes 60180
Phone Area Codes 815
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.233
Longitude -88.542

Union Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 3.2 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 28 F
Apr Temp 37 to 59 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 39 to 63 F
Annual Precip 36.4 inches
Station DE KALB
Distance 24.1 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 27 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 37.3 inches
Distance 28 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 28 F
Apr Temp 36 to 56 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 60 F
Annual Precip 35.5 inches
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Union Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 576 100%
Male 277 48.1%
Female 299 51.9%
Under 18 161 28%
18+ 415 72%
65+ 64 11.1%
Median Age 35.9
Average Family Size 3.15
White 565 98.1%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.3%
Other 5 0.9%
Mixed Race 4 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 23 4%

Estimated Union Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 579
Growth 3
Growth % 0.5%

Union Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 54.7%
US/American 5.3%
Polish 5.1%
Irish 5.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.7%
Norwegian 3.5%
English 3.3%
Northern European 3.3%
Italian 2.4%
French (except Basque) 1.8%
Slovak 1.4%
Welsh 1.2%
European 1.2%
Swedish 1.2%
Scotch-Irish 1.2%
Dutch 0.8%
Greek 0.8%
French Canadian 0.8%
Canadian 0.6%
Romanian 0.6%
Scottish 0.6%
Croatian 0.6%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
Danish 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Union 576 $57,500
Genoa 4,169 $53,523
Hampshire 2,900 $65,069
Huntley 5,730 $65,433
Lakewood 2,337 $116,893
Marengo 6,355 $57,209
Woodstock 20,151 $54,408
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