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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population57,766
Male Share of the Population47.7%
Female Share of the Population52.3%
Senior Citizens15.3%
Employed Population 16+28,823
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married47.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher32.7%
Median Earnings25+$51,084
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$33,359
Median Earnings With High School Degree$39,631

Wealth

Median Family Income$91,465
% Above Poverty Level92.8%
% Below Poverty Level7.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home3%
% Walking and Biking to Work2%
% Using Public Transportation8.4%

Housing

People Living Alone26.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,368
Median House Value$311,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)38.8%
Italian9.4%
Portuguese6.9%
West Indian5.1%
German4.9%
Irish4.8%
Polish4.4%
African3.6%
Haitian3%
Nigerian1.8%
Jamaican1.4%
English1.2%
Brazilian0.9%
Russian0.7%
Ukrainian0.6%
Greek0.6%
Arab0.6%
Ghanaian0.6%
Guyanese0.4%
Trinidad Tobago0.4%
French Except Basque0.4%
Welsh0.3%
Slovak0.3%
Egyptian0.3%
Scottish0.3%
Swedish0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Lebanese0.2%
Kenyan0.2%
Albanian0.2%
Cape Verdean0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
British0.1%
Barbadian0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Senegalese0.1%
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Union Almanac

CategoryValue
County Union County
Standard Zip Codes7083
Phone Area Codes908
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.69
Approximate Longitude-74.26

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)

StationCRANFORD
Distance3.8 miles
Jan Temp20 to 39 F
Apr Temp38 to 62 F
Jul Temp63 to 86 F
Oct Temp42 to 65 F
Annual Precip50.9 inches
StationNEWARK INTL AP
Distance5.3 miles
Jan Temp24 to 38 F
Apr Temp44 to 61 F
Jul Temp69 to 85 F
Oct Temp48 to 65 F
Annual Precip46.2 inches
StationNY WESTERLEIGH STAT IS
Distance8.9 miles
Jan Temp25 to 40 F
Apr Temp42 to 62 F
Jul Temp67 to 86 F
Oct Temp47 to 66 F
Annual Precip48.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Hillside21,800$69,994
Kenilworth8,129$108,584
Maplewood24,414$146,533
Millburn20,216$226,000
Roselle21,507$64,217

Union Public Libraries

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

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Union Hospitals

Overlook Medical Center
1000 Galloping Hill Rd
(908) 522-6300

Union Public Schools

Connecticut Farms
875 Stuyvesant Avenue
ZIP: 7083
(908) 851-6470
Primary
Total Enrollment 428
Burnet Middle School
1000 Caldwell Avenue
ZIP: 7083
(908) 851-6490
Middle
Total Enrollment 1033
Franklin Elementary
1500 Lindy Terrace
ZIP: 7083
(908) 851-6450
Primary
Total Enrollment 440
Battle Hill
2600 Killian Place
ZIP: 7083
(908) 851-6480
Primary
Total Enrollment 427
Kawameeh Middle School
490 David Terrace
ZIP: 7083
(908) 851-6570
Middle
Total Enrollment 644
Union Senior High
2350 North Third Street
ZIP: 7083
(908) 851-6500
High
Total Enrollment 2335
Hannah Caldwell Elem Sch
1120 Commerce Avenue
ZIP: 7083
(908) 206-6101
Primary
Total Enrollment 605
Washington
301 Washington Avenue
ZIP: 7083
(908) 851-6460
Primary
Total Enrollment 605
Livingston
960 Midland Blvd
ZIP: 7083
(908) 851-6440
Primary
Total Enrollment 427
Jefferson Elementary
155 Hilton Avenue
ZIP: 7083
(908) 851-6560
Middle
Total Enrollment 557

Union Private Schools

Holy Spirit School
970 Suburban Rd
ZIP: 7083
Elementary
Total Enrollment 224
St Michael Parish School
1212 Kelly St
ZIP: 7083
Elementary
Total Enrollment 332
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