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Union is a township in Union County, in the New York metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in New Jersey named Union. For links to other places called Union, NJ, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Union is 40.7N. The longitude is -74.266W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 121 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 54,405.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Union demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Union 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 07088 ZIP code.
9% of Union residents report German ancestry, and 9% 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 $24,768, compared with $21,587 nationally.
26% 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 $774. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,589.
Libraries in Union include Union Free Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Union include Union Leader
Union 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 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 19 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Union between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 3.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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