Union, Kentucky

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Union, Kentucky

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Union People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Union Low Rate of Poverty
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Union Median Family Income
College Educated Adults
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Top 5% trophy Union College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Union, Kentucky

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Male Share of the Population 9 10
Well-Paid Single Men 6 7
Racial Diversity 6 5
Female Share of the Population 2 1
Age of the Population 2 2
Senior Citizens 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 10 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10
People Above Poverty 10 10
Median Family Income 10 10
College Educated Adults 10 10

Commute & Sprawl

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 1
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1
Affordability of Rents 1 1
People Living Alone 1 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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Union Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 19 miles SW of Cincinnati, Ohio
County Boone
Standard Zip Codes 41091
Phone Area Codes 859
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.945
Longitude -84.68

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 7.2 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 38 F
Apr Temp 43 to 65 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 45 to 66 F
Annual Precip 42.6 inches
Distance 14.5 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 36 F
Apr Temp 40 to 64 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 66 F
Annual Precip 44.7 inches
Distance 17.7 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 39 F
Apr Temp 43 to 65 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 42.1 inches
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Union Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,893 100%
Male 1,449 50.1%
Female 1,444 49.9%
Under 18 1,087 37.6%
18+ 1,806 62.4%
65+ 66 2.3%
Median Age 32.1
Average Family Size 3.55
White 2,778 96%
African-American 16 0.6%
Asian 55 1.9%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.2%
Other 13 0.4%
Mixed Race 25 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 24 0.8%

Estimated Union Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,379
Growth 486
Growth % 16.8%

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 31.2%
Irish 14.5%
English 12.2%
US/American 11.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.2%
Italian 6.3%
Scotch-Irish 2.2%
French (except Basque) 2%
Polish 1.8%
Scottish 1.8%
European 1.5%
Dutch 1.3%
Norwegian 1%
Welsh 0.8%
Swedish 0.6%
British 0.5%
French Canadian 0.3%
South African 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Croatian 0.2%
Barbadian 0.2%
Celtic 0.2%
Finnish 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
Russian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Hamilton (41091)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Union 2,893 $85,859
Edgewood 9,400 $80,578
Elsmere 8,139 $46,280
Erlanger 16,676 $51,442
Florence 23,551 $52,160
Independence 14,982 $55,030
Walton 2,450 $45,924

Union Public Libraries

Boone County Public Library District
8899 U.S. 42
Union, Kentucky
(859) 384-5550
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Starbucks in Union

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8825 US 42
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Union High Schools (2004)

10379 US 42
Serves 1,346 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.2

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