Union, Maine

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Comparative Profile of Union, Maine

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 8 7
Male Share of the Population 7 4
Well-Paid Single Men 4 4
Female Share of the Population 4 7
Senior Citizens 4 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 6
Racial Diversity 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 6
Average Household Size 6 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 7
People in Middle Class or Better 6 7
People Above Poverty 6 7
Median Family Income 6 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 9
Public Transportation Use 7 7
Walking and Biking to Work 5 5
Short Commute Times 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 6
Housing Recently Built 8 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 6
Affordability of Rents 4 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 4
People Living Alone 2 3

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Union Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 61 miles NE of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 156 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Knox
Standard Zip Codes 04862
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.211
Longitude -69.274

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 6.2 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 29 F
Apr Temp 34 to 50 F
Jul Temp 59 to 76 F
Oct Temp 39 to 56 F
Annual Precip 51.2 inches
Distance 17 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 30 F
Apr Temp 34 to 53 F
Jul Temp 58 to 79 F
Oct Temp 39 to 57 F
Annual Precip 46.9 inches
Distance 25.2 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 29 F
Apr Temp 33 to 52 F
Jul Temp 58 to 80 F
Oct Temp 37 to 58 F
Annual Precip 43.9 inches
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Union Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,209 100%
Male 1,078 48.8%
Female 1,131 51.2%
Under 18 543 24.6%
18+ 1,666 75.4%
65+ 297 13.4%
Median Age 40.2
Average Family Size 2.85
White 2,179 98.6%
African-American 2 0.1%
Asian 5 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.2%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 18 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 6 0.3%

Estimated Union Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,350
Growth 141
Growth % 6.4%

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
English 24.5%
US/American 11.3%
Irish 11.3%
German 8.4%
French (except Basque) 5.9%
Scottish 4.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.8%
French Canadian 4.8%
Italian 4%
Finnish 3.9%
Swedish 2.6%
Scotch-Irish 2.2%
Czech 1.4%
Canadian 1.4%
Norwegian 1.3%
Danish 1.1%
Polish 1%
British 1%
European 0.8%
Portuguese 0.7%
Greek 0.5%
Russian 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
Armenian 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Dutch 0.3%
Hungarian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Union 2,209 $41,050
Appleton 1,271 $41,731
Hope 1,310 $45,781
Jefferson 2,388 $45,694
Waldoboro 4,916 $41,042
Warren 3,794 $41,086
Washington 1,345 $40,486

Union Public Libraries

Union - Vose Library
Union, Maine
(207) 785-4733
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