Union, New Jersey

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Population in July 2007: 54,050.
Males: 25,279  (46.8%)
Females: 28,771  (53.2%)
Median resident age:  38.7 years
New Jersey median age:  36.7 years

Zip codes: 07083.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $70,440 (it was $59,173 in 2000)
Union:

$70,440
NJ:

$69,667
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $30,147 (it was $24,768 in 2000)

Union CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $325,921 (it was $173,400 in 2000)
Union:

$325,921
NJ:

$311,600
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $371,694; Detached houses: $373,136; Townhouses or other attached units: $315,371; In 2-unit structures: $423,110; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $534,767; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $213,910; Mobile homes: $84,042

Median gross rent in 2009: $1,217.

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  • White alone - 26,108 (48.3%)
  • Black alone - 13,357 (24.7%)
  • Hispanic - 7,350 (13.6%)
  • Asian alone - 5,834 (10.8%)
  • Two or more races - 719 (1.3%)
  • Other race alone - 346 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 86 (0.2%)

Races in Union detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Union: 283.2 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Italian (12.3%), Portuguese (7.6%), Irish (6.6%), German (6.5%), West Indian (6.0%), Polish (5.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 9.12 square miles.

Population density: 5,929 people per square mile   (average).

Union,NJ real estate house value index trend

Union, New Jersey map

For population 25 years and over in Union:

  • High school or higher: 80.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.4%
  • Unemployed: 4.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Union CDP:

  • Never married: 35.2%
  • Now married: 48.8%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 8.4%
  • Divorced: 6.0%

15,992 residents are foreign born (10.6% Latin America, 8.6% Europe, 5.7% Asia).

This place:  29.6%
New Jersey:  21.2%



According to our research of New Jersey and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Union, New Jersey as of March 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Union to the number of sex offenders is 13,513 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $6,330 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $6,385 (1.9%)

Union satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Newark, NJ (5.2 miles , pop. 273,546).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Manhattan, NY (16.4 miles , pop. 1,537,195).

Nearest cities: Kenilworth borough, NJ (1.4 miles ), Roselle Park borough, NJ (1.5 miles ), Hillside, NJ (1.5 miles ), Maplewood, NJ (1.5 miles ), Springfield, NJ (1.7 miles ), Irvington, NJ (1.7 miles ), Roselle borough, NJ (1.7 miles ), Cranford, NJ (1.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $90,500
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $42,800
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $73,000
  • 2004: 8 buildings, average cost: $108,800
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $45,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 40.70 N, Longitude: 74.27 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,908 (+9.0%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 4,865 (18.9%)

Area codes: 201, 551

Union household income distribution Union home values distribution

Crime rates in Union by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 2336431111731
per 100,000 3.44.44.48.96.04.51.51.61.61.611.34.51.5
Rapes 1015164104440032
per 100,000 17.01.57.323.86.015.16.16.36.50.00.04.53.0
Robberies 173206177176208178214182157119111120106
per 100,000 294.0304.5258.4261.6310.3268.4328.3286.0253.5193.0179.5180.0157.0
Assaults 136116125134107134188219179171143144141
per 100,000 231.1171.5182.5199.2159.6202.1288.4344.1289.0277.3231.2216.0208.8
Burglaries 547496474453409396405332367279237285241
per 100,000 929.6733.2692.1673.3610.1597.2621.4521.6592.6452.4383.2427.4356.9
Thefts 9871,038899893858836931917991962921849891
per 100,000 1677.41534.41312.61327.31279.91260.71428.41440.81600.21560.01489.01273.31319.6
Auto thefts 565574529444346267240173160157152165133
per 100,000 960.2848.5772.4660.0516.1402.6368.2271.8258.4254.6245.7247.5197.0
Arson 4410036713321
per 100,000 6.85.91.50.00.04.59.211.01.64.94.93.01.5
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 373.2324.4298.9316.1284.0273.4301.8285.8275.3237.0234.6215.9192.6

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Union detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.6%
New Jersey:

6.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2005-2009 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Computer specialists (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (3%)

Work and jobs in Union: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Union, New Jersey

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Union-area historical tornado activity is near New Jersey state average. It is 34% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/28/1973, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 14.0 miles away from the Union place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/28/1973, a category F3 tornado 25.8 miles away from the place center injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Union-area historical earthquake activity is near New Jersey state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 225.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 96.3 miles away from Union center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 263.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 94.8 miles away from the city center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 236.8 miles away from Union center
On 8/26/2003 at 18:24:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.5 ML, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 44.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Union County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Heavy Rains: 4, Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Blizzards: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Water Shortages: 2, Power Outage: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Union topographic map

Birthplace of: Walter Walsh - Sport shooter and FBI agent, Bobby Cannavale - Film actor, Joe Oriolo - Animator, Pietro di Donato - Writer, Alicia Menendez - Writer, Dwayne Sabb - Football player, Herb Maack - Football player and coach, Pedro Sosa - Player of football, Anthony Vincent Genovese - Architect, Chris Chadwick - College basketball player (Massachusetts Minutemen).

Main business address for: CENTER BANCORP INC (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS), TRANSTECHNOLOGY CORP (AIRCRAFT PART & AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT, NEC), BED BATH & BEYOND INC (RETAIL-HOME FURNITURE, FURNISHINGS & EQUIPMENT STORES).

Hospitals and medical centers in Union:

  • HEALTHSOUTH SPECIALTY HOSPITAL OF UNION (provides emergency services, 1000 GALLOPING HILL ROAD)
  • UNION HOSPITAL (1000 GALLOPING HILL RD)
  • FMC HILLSIDE DIALYSIS CTR (879 RAHWAY AVENUE)
  • CORNELL HALL CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (234 CHESTNUT STREET)
  • CORNELL HALL CONVALESCENT CENTER (234 CHESTNUT STREET)

Amtrak stations near Union:

  • 4 miles: NEWARK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (NEWARK, ) . Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones.
  • 7 miles: NEWARK (RAYMOND PLAZA WEST) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 10 miles: METROPARK (ISELIN, 100 MIDDLESEX-ESSEX TPK.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/Universities in Union:

  • Kean University (Full-time enrollment: 12,648; Location: 1000 Morris Avenue; Public; Website: www.kean.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Lincoln Technical Institute-Union (FT enrollment: 1,188; Location: 2299 Vauxhall Rd; Private, for-profit; Website: WWW.LINCOLNedu.COM)
  • Healthcare Training Institute (FT enrollment: 171; Location: 1969 Morris Ave; Private, for-profit; Website: www.htinj.edu)
  • Empire Beauty School-Union (FT enrollment: 130; Location: 1126 Morris Ave; Private, for-profit; Website: www.empire.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Union:

  • Union County College (about 4 miles; Cranford, NJ; Full-time enrollment: 9,148)
  • Seton Hall University (about 4 miles; South Orange, NJ; FT enrollment: 7,742)
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (about 6 miles; Newark, NJ; FT enrollment: 3,210)
  • Essex County College (about 6 miles; Newark, NJ; FT enrollment: 9,595)
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology (about 6 miles; Newark, NJ; FT enrollment: 8,212)
  • Rutgers University-Newark (about 6 miles; Newark, NJ; FT enrollment: 9,869)
  • College of Staten Island CUNY (about 10 miles; Staten Island, NY; FT enrollment: 11,684)

Public high school in Union:

Public elementary/middle schools in Union:

Private elementary/middle schools in Union:

  • HOLY SPIRIT SCHOOL (Students: 228; Location: 970 SUBURBAN RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • DERON SCHOOL 1 (Students: 132; Location: 1140 COMMERCE AVE; Grades: UG - UG)
  • THE JARDINE ACADEMY (Students: 47; Location: 373 CLERMONT TER; Grades: UG - UG)
  • A CHILDREN'S PLACE II (Students: 22; Location: 410 CLERMONT TER; Grades: PK - KG)
See full list of schools located in Union, map of school districts: UNION TOWNSHIP

Library in Union:

  • UNION FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,691,292; Location: 1980 MORRIS AVENUE; 213,677 books; 5,580 audio materials; 19,346 video materials; 8 local licensed databases; 22 state licensed databases; 267 print serial subscriptions; 23 electronic serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • I would like to get Faith United Church of Christ, 1340 Burnet Avenue, Union listed under churches in Union.

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Notable locations in Union: Galloping Hill Park and Golf Course (A), Suburban Golf Course (B), Union Rail Station (C), Liberty Hall Museum (D), Townley House (E), Townsend Hall (F), Bruce Hall (G), Science Building (H), New Academic Building (I), Hutchinson Hall (J), Willis Hall (K), New Academic Building 2 (L), Wilkens Theatre (M), Nancy Thompson Library (N), Vaughn Eames (O), Downs Hall (P), Whiteman Hall (Q), Dougall Hall (R), Burch Hall (S), Rogers Hall (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Union include: CENTER BANCORP INC (A), TRANSTECHNOLOGY CORP (B), BED BATH & BEYOND INC (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Union include: Townley Church (A), Christ Church (B), Saint Michael's Catholic Church (C), Congregation B'nai Ahavath (D), Saint Matthew's Lutheran Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Hollywood Memorial Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

River: West Branch Elizabeth River (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Union include: Elizabeth River Parkway (1), Elizabeth River Park (2), Friberger Park (3), Alumni Field (4), Kawameeh Park (5), Biertuempful Park (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Computer Science Technologies Corporation (Nature Centers; 244 Parkside Drive), Evergreen Vending Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1396 Stuyvesant Avenue), Europe For You (Tours & Charters; 1657 Burnet Avenue).

Hotels: Europe For You (1657 Burnet Avenue), Garden State Motor Lodge Motel (USHighway 22 North).

Court: Union Township - Municipal Court (981 Caldwell Avenue).

Union County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 103. This is worse than average.

City:

103
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.241. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.241
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 17.6. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.6
U.S.:

6.6

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.80. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.80
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 27.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 14.3. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.3
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.34. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.34
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.0125. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0125
U.S.:

0.0147
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 5.1%
(4.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 4.5% for Black residents, 5.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 17.8% for American Indian residents, 1.8% for other race residents, 13.1% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.7 people
New Jersey:  2.7 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  72.5%
Whole state:  70.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  3.3%
Whole state:  4.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Union in 2000:

  • 1,072 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 331 people in nursing homes
  • 15 people in religious group quarters
  • 8 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 6 people in other group homes

Union, New Jersey environmental map by EPA

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Union compared to New Jersey state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

Banks with most branches in Union (2011 data):

  • New York Community Bank: Union Branch, Union Branch, Union Branch, Union Sp Campus U-4 Branch. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $39,468.7 mil, Deposits: $20,709.8 mil, headquarters in Westbury, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 247 total offices, Holding Company: New York Community Bancorp, Inc.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Five Points Branch, Morris Avenue Branch, Union - Route 22 Branch. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Investors Bank: Union Branch, Stuyvesant Avenue Union Nj Branch, 977 Stuyvesant Avenue Branch. Info updated 2012/02/27: Bank assets: $10,674.9 mil, Deposits: $7,419.7 mil, headquarters in Short Hills, NJ, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 86 total offices, Holding Company: Investors Bancorp, Mhc
  • Union Center National Bank: Five Points Branch, at 2455 Morris Avenue, Corporate Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,432.2 mil, Deposits: $1,123.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Center Bancorp, Inc.
  • TD Bank, National Association: Union Chestnut Branch, Kean Branch, Union Branch. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Union Branch at 2000 Morris Avenue, branch established on 1993/06/09; Union Stuyvesant Branch at 1224 Stuyvesant Ave, branch established on 2009/05/18. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Valley National Bank: Union Branch at 1432 Morris Avenue, branch established on 2001/10/18; American Union Branch at 2784 Morris Avenue, branch established on 1990/06/04. Info updated 2012/01/10: Bank assets: $14,186.7 mil, Deposits: $9,715.7 mil, headquarters in Wayne, NJ, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 219 total offices, Holding Company: Valley National Bancorp
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Union-Larchmont Branch at 2500 Morris Avenue, branch established on 1910/01/01; Union/Stuyvesant Branch at 1057 Stuyvesant Avenue, branch established on 1910/01/01. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Sovereign Bank, National Association: Union Branch at 324 Chestnut Street, branch established on 1941/11/01; Stuyvesant Branch at 1462 Stuyvesant Avenue, branch established on 2003/11/17. Info updated 2012/01/31: Bank assets: $78,146.9 mil, Deposits: $48,042.9 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 718 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Santander, S.A.
  • 6 other banks with 7 local branches

Educational Attainment (%) in 2009

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2009

Union travel time to work - commute Union mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (83%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (10%)
  • Electricity (6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Union:

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Religion statistics for Union CDP (based on Union County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 65.47%
Here: 65.5%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishPresbyterian Church (USA)American Baptist Churches in the USAEpiscopal Church
Adherents73.6%8.8%3.5%2.9%2.0%
Congregations17.6%6.1%11.5%9.2%6.5%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAssemblies of GodGreek Orthodox Archdiocese of AmericaOther
Adherents1.5%1.3%1.1%1.0%4.4%
Congregations6.5%5.0%6.1%1.1%30.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 155
Union County:

2.97 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

2.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 94
Union County:

1.80 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

1.76 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 39
Union County:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.81 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 385
Here:

7.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.15 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.3%
New Jersey:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Union County:

21.1%
New Jersey:

23.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

21.4%
State:

18.0%

5.32% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($60,482 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.32%
New Jersey average:

5.08%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($751 average AGI)
Union County:

0.05%
New Jersey average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Essex County, NJ  1.27% ($45,825 average AGI)
from Middlesex County, NJ  0.71% ($49,757)
from Hudson County, NJ  0.50% ($87,134)


5.94% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($59,152 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.94%
New Jersey average:

5.65%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,304 average AGI)
Union County:

0.08%
New Jersey average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Essex County, NJ  0.93% ($43,744 average AGI)
to Middlesex County, NJ  0.86% ($46,633)
to Somerset County, NJ  0.48% ($69,150)

Strongest AM radio stations in Union:

  • WNSW (1430 AM; 5 kW; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: MULTICULTURAL RADIO BROADCASTING INC)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJDM (1530 AM; 10 kW; ELIZABETH, NJ; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF NEW YORK LICENSE CORP)
  • WINS (1010 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WEPN (1050 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK AM RADIO, LLC)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • WADO (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WBBR (1130 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BLOOMBERG COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WLIB (1190 AM; 30 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS-NY, INC.)
  • WNYC (820 AM; 10 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WNYC RADIO)
  • WSNR (620 AM; 20 kW; JERSEY CITY, NJ)
  • WQEW (1560 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: THE NEW YORK TIMES ELECTRONIC MEDIA COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Union:

  • WRKS (98.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORP OF NEW YORK)
  • WSOU (89.5 FM; SOUTH ORANGE, NJ; Owner: SETON HALL UNIVERSITY)
  • WNEW (102.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKNJ-FM (90.3 FM; UNION TOWNSHIP, NJ; Owner: KEAN UNIVERSITY)
  • WFME (94.7 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WNYC-FM (93.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WNYC RADIO)
  • WPAT-FM (93.1 FM; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WPAT LICENSING, INC.)
  • WFMU (91.1 FM; EAST ORANGE, NJ; Owner: AURICLE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WBGO (88.3 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: NEWARK PUBLIC RADIO INC.)
  • WQCD (101.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WCAA (105.9 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP. ("WADO"))
  • WBAI (99.5 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: PACIFICA FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WBLS (107.5 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS-NY, INC.)
  • WLTW (106.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM NEW YORK LICENSES, LLC)
  • WQXR-FM (96.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: THE NEW YORK TIMES ELECTRONIC MEDIA COMPANY)
  • WSKQ-FM (97.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WSKQ LICENSING, INC.)
  • WXRK (92.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKTU (103.5 FM; LAKE SUCCESS, NY; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WAXQ (104.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM NEW YORK LICENSES, LLC)
  • WHTZ (100.3 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Union:

  • WPXO-LP (Channel 34; EAST ORANGE, NJ; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WCBS-TV (Channel 2; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WABC-TV (Channel 7; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMERICAN BROADCASTING COMPANIES, INC)
  • WPIX (Channel 11; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WPIX, INC.)
  • WWOR-TV (Channel 9; SECAUCUS, NJ; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WNYW (Channel 5; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WPXN-TV (Channel 31; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WNBC (Channel 4; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NATIONAL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WNET (Channel 13; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXTV (Channel 41; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WXTV LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WNJU (Channel 47; LINDEN, NJ; Owner: WNJU LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WFUT (Channel 68; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: UNIVISION NEW YORK LLC)
  • WNYE-TV (Channel 25; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • WXNY-LP (Channel 32; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKOB-LP (Channel 53; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WKOB COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WEBR-CA (Channel 17; MANHATTAN, NY; Owner: K LICENSEE INC.)
  • WRNN-LP (Channel 57; NYACK, NY; Owner: LP NYACK LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLBX-LP (Channel 22; CRANFORD, NJ; Owner: RENARD COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • W60AI (Channel 60; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WNXY-LP (Channel 26; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W33BS (Channel 33; DARIEN, CT; Owner: CT&T BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNYN-LP (Channel 39; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNYX-LP (Channel 35; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNJB (Channel 58; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • W54CZ (Channel 54; MORRISTOWN, NJ; Owner: WLNY-TV, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Union fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 3 meters (10ft)
Total costs: $52,000
Total average daily traffic: 276,906
Total average daily truck traffic: 4,241
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Union)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Union, NJ)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 30 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 143 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Union)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Union)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 7 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 11 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED269$275,204212$228,175935$240,72958$87,8451$50,000,00024$195,125
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED28$269,60730$253,067140$250,35713$61,4620$04$201,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED67$294,59744$227,750613$263,27162$95,7741$475,00017$173,882
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN31$266,41934$220,029283$254,92211$142,5451$1,800,0005$196,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS33$271,97011$246,182101$275,3665$50,0000$02$270,000

Detailed mortgage data for all 11 tracts in Union, NJ

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 11 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED55$265,20021$292,9050$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED18$278,66716$300,3751$345,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$262,4007$310,4290$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN9$287,5564$319,7500$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$293,0002$269,0000$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 273
  • Hazardous Condition: 804
  • Service Call: 12
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - Union

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Union, NJ
Businesses in Union, NJ
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven6McDonald's3
AT&T2Men's Wearhouse1
Applebee's2Nike3
Avenue1Office Depot1
Baskin-Robbins1Payless2
Blockbuster2Penske1
Burger King1PetSmart1
CVS3Pizza Hut2
Casual Male XL1Quiznos1
Catherines1RadioShack2
Chevrolet1Red Lobster1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Rite Aid2
Costco1Ruby Tuesday1
Curves1Sears1
Dairy Queen1Sprint Nextel1
Domino's Pizza1Starbucks3
DressBarn1Stop & Shop1
Dressbarn1Subaru1
Dunkin Donuts5Subway4
Famous Footwear1T.J.Maxx1
FedEx14Taco Bell1
Foot Locker2Target1
Ford1Toys"R"Us2
GNC2Travelodge1
GameStop2U-Haul1
H&R Block2UPS15
Home Depot1Verizon Wireless2
Honda1Volkswagen1
Hyundai1Walgreens1
IHOP1Walmart1
KFC1Wendy's1
Lane Furniture2White Castle1
Lowe's1YMCA2
MasterBrand Cabinets7

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  • #73 (07083) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Portuguese first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #78 (07083) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Nigerian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Kerry (Democrat) in the 2004 Presidential Election, pop. 50,000+"
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Total of 192 patent applications in 2008-2015.



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