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People

Total Population 517
Male Share of the Population 47%
Female Share of the Population 53%
Senior Citizens 22.1%
Employed Population 16+ 208
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 53.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $46,406
% Above Poverty Level 92.5%
% Below Poverty Level 7.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 8.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 29%
Median Gross Rent $600
Median House Value $63,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.5%
US/American 0%
English 12.6%
Irish 10.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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 468 $61,818
Conrad 1,099 $65,625
Eldora 2,717 $59,265
Liscomb 317 $57,083

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Union Public Libraries

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

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