Union, Oregon

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Population in 2014: 2,112 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +9.7%
 
Males: 1,157  (54.8%)
Females: 955  (45.2%)
Median resident age:  35.7 years
Oregon median age:  39.1 years

Zip codes: 97883.

Estimated median household income in 2015: $44,284 (it was $28,529 in 2000)
Union:

$44,284
OR:

$54,148

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $18,502 (it was $14,406 in 2000)

Union city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $134,554 (it was $77,600 in 2000)
Union:

$134,554
OR:

$264,100

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $225,677; Detached houses: $247,511; Townhouses or other attached units: $269,330; In 2-unit structures: $152,737; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $161,449; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $165,527; Mobile homes: $120,367

Median gross rent in 2015: $705.

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  • Races in Union, OR (2015)

    Union races chart
    • 2,02093.6%White alone
    • 391.8%Two or more races
    • 351.6%Hispanic
    • 190.9%Black alone
    • 150.7%Asian alone
    • 110.5%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Union: 86.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (22.2%), American (16.6%), Irish (8.7%), French (5.6%), English (4.8%), Greek (2.6%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1878

Elevation: 2788 feet

Land area: 2.49 square miles.

Population density: 848 people per square mile   (low).

Union,OR real estate house value index trend

Union, Oregon map

For population 25 years and over in Union:

  • High school or higher: 86.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.3%
  • Unemployed: 10.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Union city:

  • Never married: 33.4%
  • Now married: 48.0%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 4.2%
  • Divorced: 13.5%

28 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.3%
Oregon:

9.9%



According to our research of Oregon and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Union, Oregon as of July 26, 2017.
The ratio of number of residents in Union to the number of sex offenders is 2,126 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $1,355 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $978 (0.8%)

Union satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Kennewick, WA (92.9 miles , pop. 54,693).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northwest Clackamas, OR (231.6 miles , pop. 224,220).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (769.9 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Cove, OR (2.6 miles ), Island City, OR (3.5 miles ), North Powder, OR (3.6 miles ), La Grande, OR (3.7 miles ), Imbler, OR (4.2 miles ), Summerville, OR (4.5 miles) , Haines, OR (4.6 miles ), Wingville, OR (4.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $105,300
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $95,500
  • 2000: 12 buildings, average cost: $44,300
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $128,700
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $107,200
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $141,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 45.21 N, Longitude: 117.86 W

Area code: 541

Union household income distribution Union home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.1%
Oregon:

5.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +58 (+3.1%).
Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (15%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Construction (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Information (4%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (30%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)

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

Average climate in Union, Oregon

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Earthquake activity:

Union-area historical earthquake activity is below Oregon state average. It is 152% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 214.7 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 326.3 miles away from Union center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 356.0 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 262.8 miles away from the city center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 260.6 miles away from Union center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 258.6 miles away from the city center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Union County (5) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Union topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Union:

  • MOUNTAIN VISTA CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; LA GRANDE, OR)
  • LAGRANDE POST ACUTE REHAB (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; LA GRANDE, OR)
  • PNRS EASTERN OREGON DIALYSIS CLINIC (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; LA GRANDE, OR)
  • GRANDE RONDE HOSPITAL HOME CARE SERVICES DEPT (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; LA GRANDE, OR)
  • GRANDE RONDE HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 14 miles away; LA GRANDE, OR)
  • GRANDE RONDE TRANS CARE UNIT (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; LA GRANDE, OR)
  • VISTA SPECIALTY CARE (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; LA GRANDE, OR)

airports located in Union:

Amtrak station near Union:

  • 14 miles: LA GRANDE (2106 COVE AVE.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Union:

  • Eastern Oregon University (about 14 miles; La Grande, OR; Full-time enrollment: 3,127)
  • Walla Walla Community College (about 64 miles; Walla Walla, WA; FT enrollment: 4,263)
  • Lewis-Clark State College (about 93 miles; Lewiston, ID; FT enrollment: 3,199)
  • Treasure Valley Community College (about 94 miles; Ontario, OR; FT enrollment: 2,055)
  • Columbia Basin College (about 95 miles; Pasco, WA; FT enrollment: 5,111)
  • Washington State University (about 111 miles; Pullman, WA; FT enrollment: 25,055)
  • University of Idaho (about 113 miles; Moscow, ID; FT enrollment: 10,416)

Public high school in Union:

Public elementary/middle school in Union:

See full list of schools located in Union

Library in Union:

  • UNION CARNEGIE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $54,216; Location: 182 N MAIN ST; 17,000 books; 500 audio materials; 1,300 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 27 state licensed databases; 3 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Union: Eastern Oregon Livestock Show (A), Union Wastewater Treatment Plant (B), Union Rural Fire Protection District (C), Union City Fire Department (D), Union Public Works (E), Union Carnegie Public Library (F), Union City Hall (G), Union County Museum (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Union Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Union include: Union City Park (1), Eastern Oregon Livestock Exposition Grounds (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

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 2013 was 16.7. This is significantly better than average.

City:

16.7
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 12.7. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.7
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 5.89. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.89
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 17.3%
(17.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.1% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Oregon:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  70.2%
Whole state:  63.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.2%
Whole state:  8.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households
9 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
2 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional) in 2010

Union, Oregon environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Union (2011 data):

  • Sterling Savings Bank: Union Branch at 144 South Main Street, branch established on 1935/08/29. Info updated 2012/03/21: Bank assets: $9,207.8 mil, Deposits: $6,454.1 mil, headquarters in Spokane, WA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 192 total offices, Holding Company: Sterling Financial Corporation
  • Community Bank: Union Branch at 539 South Main, branch established on 2000/04/03. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $360.5 mil, Deposits: $317.3 mil, headquarters in Joseph, OR, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 16 total offices, Holding Company: Community Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.9
Oregon average:

11.3

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

Presidential Elections Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,15428
Other2,3858
Catholic1,2574
Mainline Protestant1,1159
None17,837-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
Union County:

3.64 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Union County:

1.62 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Union County:

2.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
Here:

8.89 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.93 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.3%
Oregon:

7.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Union County:

24.3%
Oregon:

25.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.4%
State:

14.2%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Union:

53.8%
Oregon:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Union:

51.5%
Oregon:

45.3%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.9
Oregon:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

19.0%
State:

21.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Union:

11.1%
Oregon:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Union:

6.9
Oregon:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

36.6%
State:

33.1%

General health condition:
Union:

59.0%
Oregon:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Union:

77.6%
Oregon:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Union, OR Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$2,550$30,6000$0
Police - Other 0$0 25$765
Firefighters 0$0 3$1,275
Streets and Highways 1$3,060$36,7200$0
Sewerage 1$2,975$35,7000$0
Water Supply 2$6,375$38,2500$0
Local Libraries 1$2,295$27,5400$0
Totals for Government 6$17,255$34,51028$2,040

Union government finances - Expenditure in 2004 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $253,000 ($119.79)
    Water Utilities: $204,000 ($96.59)
    Police Protection: $132,000 ($62.50)
    Regular Highways: $53,000 ($25.09)
    Financial Administration: $48,000 ($22.73)
    Health Services - Other: $43,000 ($20.36)
    Libraries: $33,000 ($15.63)
    Solid Waste Management: $15,000 ($7.10)
    Fire Protection: $10,000 ($4.73)
    Parks & Recreation: $7,000 ($3.31)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $155,000 ($73.39)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $49,000 ($23.20)
    Health - Other: $14,000 ($6.63)
    Water Utilities: $6,000 ($2.84)
    Fire Protection: $5,000 ($2.37)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $431,000 ($204.07)

Union government finances - Revenue in 2004 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $329,000 ($155.78)
    All Other: $73,000 ($34.56)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,000 ($0.47)
    All Other: $1,000 ($0.47)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $12,000 ($5.68)
    Interest Earnings: $8,000 ($3.79)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $235,000 ($111.27)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $87,000 ($41.19)
    All Other: $35,000 ($16.57)
    General Support: $20,000 ($9.47)
    Public Welfare: $6,000 ($2.84)
    Water Utilities: $1,000 ($0.47)
  • Tax - Property: $186,000 ($88.07)
    Public Utilities: $82,000 ($38.83)
    NEC: $45,000 ($21.31)

Union government finances - Debt in 2004 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $2,579,000 ($1221.12)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $2,552,000 ($1208.33)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $27,000 ($12.78)

Union government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $537,000 ($254.26)

6.22% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,591 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.22%
Oregon average:

7.22%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Baker County, OR  0.48% ($42,591 average AGI)
from Umatilla County, OR  0.46% ($26,167)
from Multnomah County, OR  0.25% ($38,130)


6.76% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,457 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.76%
Oregon average:

6.82%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Umatilla County, OR  0.69% ($36,047 average AGI)
to Baker County, OR  0.34% ($30,548)
to Multnomah County, OR  0.33% ($23,133)

Strongest AM radio stations in Union:

  • KWEI (1260 AM; 50 kW; WEISER, ID; Owner: TREASURE VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KLBM (1450 AM; 1 kW; LA GRANDE, OR; Owner: GRANDE RADIO, INC)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KQQQ (1150 AM; 25 kW; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: RADIO PALOUSE, INC.)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KUMA (1290 AM; 5 kW; PENDLETON, OR; Owner: ROUND-UP RADIO, INC.)
  • KGA (1510 AM; 50 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KFLD (870 AM; 10 kW; PASCO, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KXL (750 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KPAM (860 AM; 50 kW; TROUTDALE, OR; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-OREGON, INC.)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBSU (730 AM; 15 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: IDAHO STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Union:

  • KCMB (104.7 FM; BAKER, OR; Owner: OREGON TRAIL RADIO, INC.)
  • KUBQ (98.7 FM; LA GRANDE, OR; Owner: GRANDE RADIO, INC.)
  • K208DB (89.5 FM; ENTERPRISE, ETC., OR; Owner: WALLOWA VALLEY TV ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • K234AD (94.7 FM; ENTERPRISE, OR; Owner: WALLOWA VALLEY TV ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • KWRL (99.9 FM; LA GRANDE, OR; Owner: KSRV, INC.)
  • KUMA-FM (107.7 FM; PENDLETON, OR; Owner: ROUND-UP RADIO, INC.)
  • KZZM (101.9 FM; WESTON, OR; Owner: BUTTERFIELD BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K214CF (90.7 FM; BAKER, OR; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Union:

  • KTVR (Channel 13; LA GRANDE, OR; Owner: OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING)
  • K02PJ (Channel 2; LA GRANDE, OR; Owner: LA GRANDE 7TH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 7m23ftTotal length
  • $118,000Total costs
  • 6,343Total average daily traffic
  • 166Total average daily truck traffic
  • 7,659Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 11
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Union, OR
Most common first names in Union, OR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James2275.0 years
William1681.0 years
Charles1579.9 years
Robert1477.7 years
John1377.0 years
Mary1280.4 years
George972.3 years
Lloyd873.8 years
Betty769.7 years
Ruth782.7 years
Most common last names in Union, OR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller1476.7 years
Wright774.6 years
Edvalson682.8 years
Baxter685.0 years
Davis684.8 years
Jones681.5 years
Wilde682.2 years
Titus677.6 years
Thomas568.2 years
Brown583.6 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (55%)
  • Electricity (24%)
  • Wood (20%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Union compared to Oregon state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
There are 5 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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