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The county is in the New York metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 531,957. This was an increase of  1.80% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$55,339
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Union County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Union County was $39,889. This was an increase of 21.7% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 129% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Elizabeth

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8% of Union County residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Union County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Union County include B'Nai Abraham Memorial Park, Beth-David Cemetery, Evergreen Cemetery, Fairview Cemetery, Graceland Memorial Park, Hazelwood Cemetery, Hillside Cemetery, Hollywood Cemetery, Hollywood Memorial Park, Linden Park Cemetery ... View cemeteries

Communities

Communities in Union County include Bayway, Berkeley Heights, Clark, Cranford, Elizabeth, Elizabethport, Elmora, Fanwood, Garwood, Grasselli ... View communities

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Colleges in Union County include Kean University ... View colleges

School districts in Union County include Berkeley Heights, Clark Township, Cranford Township, Elizabeth, Garwood, Hillside Township, Kenilworth, Linden, Morris-Union Jointure Countym, Mountainside ... View school districts

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Libraries

Libraries in Union County include Berkeley Heights Free Public Library, Clark Public Library, Cranford Public Library, E-Port Branch, Elizabeth Free Public Library, Elmora Branch, Fanwood Memorial Library, Garwood Free Public Library, Hillside Free Public Library, Kenilworth Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Union County include Clark Eagle, Cranford Eagle, Linden Progress, Summit Observer, Union Leader, Westfield Leader and Scotch Plains-Fanwood Times ... View newspapers

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Politics

Union County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Union County political report.

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Travel

Hotels in Union County include Best Western, Best Western, Country Inn & Suites, Courtyard by Marriott Newark Elizabeth, Crowne Plaza Hotels, Econo Lodge Newark International Airport, Extended Stay Amer Elizabeth Newark Air, Grand Summit, Homewood Suites Cranford NJ, Knights Inn ... More hotels

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