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Overview

Introduction to Union, New Jersey

Union, New Jersey is 5 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey. It is in Union county. The town is part of the Newark metro area.

Union History

The Battle of Connecticut Farms, one of the last battles of the American Revolutionary War, took place in Union. Originally, it was a part of Elizabeth Township. It was incorporated as its own township on November 23, 1808. On March 19, 1857, Union became part of Union County.

Union and nearby Attractions

  • Orchard Park
  • Liberty Hall Museum
  • Ball Park
  • Kenilworth Parks
  • Kidz Village

Things To Do In Union

There are a number of historical sites and museums in and around Union. You can also play golf, tennis, soccer and softball in the local parks of the township. In addition, Union offers ice-skating facilities, theaters and shopping centers for its residents and visitors.

Union Transportation

International air transportation is available from Newark Liberty International Airport.

Union Higher Education

The local university is Kean University.

People

Total Population 57,606
Male Share of the Population 47.5%
Female Share of the Population 52.5%
Senior Citizens 15.1%
Employed Population 16+ 28,210
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 48%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 32.3%
Median Earnings25+ $49,439
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $33,640
Median Earnings With High School Degree $37,422

Wealth

Median Family Income $88,874
% Above Poverty Level 92%
% Below Poverty Level 8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.3%
% Using Public Transportation 8.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 27.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,355
Median House Value $307,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 38.2%
US/American 0%
English 1.1%
Irish 5%

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

Union Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 5 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey
County Union
Standard Zip Codes 07083
Phone Area Codes 908
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.697
Longitude -74.263

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 CRANFORD
Distance 3.8 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 39 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 50.9 inches
Station NEWARK INTL AP
Distance 5.3 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 38 F
Apr Temp 44 to 61 F
Jul Temp 69 to 85 F
Oct Temp 48 to 65 F
Annual Precip 46.2 inches
Station NY WESTERLEIGH STAT IS
Distance 8.9 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 40 F
Apr Temp 42 to 62 F
Jul Temp 67 to 86 F
Oct Temp 47 to 66 F
Annual Precip 48.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Hillside 21,779 $70,449
Kenilworth 8,104 $102,298
Maplewood 24,303 $144,383
Millburn 20,183 $222,386
Roselle 21,466 $63,314

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

Union Public Libraries

Library
Union Free Public Library
1980 MORRIS AVENUE
Union, New Jersey
(908) 851-5450

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Union Hospitals

UNION HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
1000 GALLOPING HILL RD
(908) 687-1900
Emergency Service: Yes

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Union High Schools

UNION SENIOR HIGH
2350 NORTH THIRD STREET
908-851-6500
Serves 2,452 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.7

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