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Overview

Introduction to Union, Ohio

Union, Ohio is 11 miles NW of Dayton, Ohio (center to center) and 51 miles N of Cincinnati, Ohio. It is in Montgomery county. The city is part of the Dayton - Springfield metro area.

Union History

The first settlers, who arrived in the late 1700s, established an agricultural community in 1806. Daniel Razor and David Hoover named the area "Union" in 1816. Union soon had numerous budding commercial businesses. The turbine wheel was first created in this city. In the mid-1800s, the Dayton-Covington-Piqua Toll Road was established, and Union was incorporated as a city in 1982. It is now part of Montgomery and Miami Counties.

Union and Nearby Attractions

  • Sunwatch Prehistoric Indian Village
  • Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park
  • Aullwood Audubon Center & Farm
  • Piqua Historical Area
  • Englewood MetroPark
  • Cox Arboretum & Gardens Metropark

Things To Do In Union

The interactive science museum, Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, was created by the merger of the Children's Museum of Dayton and the Dayton Museum of Natural History. Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, which commemorates the legacy of Orville Wright, Wilbur Wright and Paul Laurence Dunbar, is close to Union. The city also offers easy access to the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, Trapshooting Hall of Fame, Piqua Historical Area, Sunwatch Prehistoric Indian Village, Fort Jefferson and Aullwood Audubon Center & Farm. The 1,700-acre Englewood MetroPark provides amenities for horseback riding, hiking, fishing, picnicking and canoeing. Cox Arboretum & Gardens Metropark and Splash Moraine water park are other popular places to visit in the area.

Union Transportation

James M Cox Dayton International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Union Higher Education

Colleges close to Union are Sinclair Community College, University of Dayton and Wright State University.

People

Total Population 1,717
Male Share of the Population 47.7%
Female Share of the Population 52.3%
Senior Citizens 19.7%
Employed Population 16+ 503
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 36.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 4.7%
Median Earnings25+ $25,224
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $23,958
Median Earnings With High School Degree $22,313

Wealth

Median Family Income $34,167
% Above Poverty Level 68.5%
% Below Poverty Level 31.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 37.5%
Median Gross Rent $480
Median House Value $54,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 26.6%
US/American 0%
English 8.6%
Irish 14.6%

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

Union Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles NW of Dayton, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 51 miles N of Cincinnati, Ohio
County Montgomery
Metro Area Dayton - Springfield
Standard Zip Codes 45322
Phone Area Codes 937
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.897
Longitude -84.306

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 DAYTON INTL AP
Distance 4.8 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 34 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 84 F
Oct Temp 44 to 64 F
Annual Precip 39.5 inches
Station DAYTON MCD
Distance 11.2 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 35 F
Apr Temp 42 to 63 F
Jul Temp 67 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 66 F
Annual Precip 39.4 inches
Station FRANKLIN
Distance 24.1 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 37 F
Apr Temp 39 to 64 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 40 to 67 F
Annual Precip 39.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brookville 6,077 $65,929
Clayton 13,196 $76,891
Englewood 13,456 $69,516

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

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