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People

Total Population 522
Male Share of the Population 41.8%
Female Share of the Population 58.2%
Senior Citizens 24.7%
Employed Population 16+ 204
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 56.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13.7%
Median Earnings25+ $32,292
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $58,438
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,313

Wealth

Median Family Income $43,250
% Above Poverty Level 94.1%
% Below Poverty Level 5.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 5.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.5%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 29.2%
Median Gross Rent $590
Median House Value $63,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.1%
US/American 0%
English 10.7%
Irish 7.1%

Union Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 32 miles NE of Ames, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 163 miles NE of Omaha, Nebraska
County Hardin
Standard Zip Codes 50258
P.O. Box Zip Codes 50259
Phone Area Codes 641
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.245
Longitude -93.064

Union Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station ELDORA
Distance 8.6 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 25 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 34.1 inches
Station MARSHALLTOWN
Distance 14.1 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 27 F
Apr Temp 37 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 36.4 inches
Station HAMPTON
Distance 35.6 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 23 F
Apr Temp 35 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 61 F
Annual Precip 34.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Union, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Gifford (50259)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Albion 430 $63,125
Conrad 1,088 $64,671
Eldora 2,707 $66,719
Liscomb 265 $55,556

Union Public Libraries

Library
Union Public Library
406 COMMERCIAL ST
Union, Iowa
(641) 486-5561
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