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Union is a township in Luzerne County, in the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Union. For links to other places called Union, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Union is 41.2N. The longitude is -76.166W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 922 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,100.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Union demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Luzerne County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 18621 ZIP code.
17% of Union residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Union ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Union was $18,323, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Union residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Union, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $363. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $891.
Luzerne County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Union political report.
The average commute time for Union workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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