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Union township, OH map Land area: 32.3 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.3 sq. mi.
Population: 9,002 (51% urban, 49% rural)
Males: 4,340  (48.2%)
Females: 4,662  (51.8%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 8,982 (6,732 owner occupied, 2,250 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

31%


Races in Union township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 97.8%
  • Black: 0.7%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 0.2%
  • Two or more races: 0.6%
  • Some other race: 0.0%

Median age of males: 37.3
Median age of females: 38.6

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Average household size: 2.48

Union township:

2.5 people
Ohio:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.97

Estimated median household income in 2009: $33,084 ($29,849 in 1999)
This township:

$33,084
Ohio:

$45,395

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $413 (lower quartile is $342, upper quartile is $511)
Here:

$413
State:

$528

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $96,705 (it was $69,100 in 2000)
Union township:

$96,705
Ohio:

$134,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $54,643 - $146,977

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $113,167
Here:

$113,167
State:

$165,947

Townhouses or other attached units: $79,770
Here:

$79,770
State:

$149,379

In 2-unit structures: $1,586,333
Here:

$1,586,333
State:

$118,479

Mobile homes: $79,285
Here:

$79,285
State:

$32,066

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $3,545
Here:

$3,545
State:

$70,708
Population density: 278 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

16.8%
Whole state:

10.6%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

6.2%
Whole state:

4.8%

Cities in this township include: Chesapeake, Proctorville.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Union township: McCormicks Landing (A), Kimballs Landing (B), Forest Hills Golf Course (C), Gardners Landing (D), Southeast Ohio Emergency Medical Services Station 13 Chesapeake (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Union township include: Bethel Chapel (A), Big Branch Church (B), Buffalo Community Church (C), Harmony Church (D), McKinley Chapel (E), Mount Hope Church (F), Mount Pisgah Church (G), Rockwood Baptist Church (H), Bride of Christ United Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Langdon Cemetery (1), Union Hill Cemetery (2), McCormacks Cemetery (3), Mount Pisgah Cemetery (4), Union Chapel Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Sky Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Little Paddy Creek (A), Big Branch Creek (B), Bent Creek (C), Rankin Creek (D), Corbin Creek (E), Bear Creek (F), Fivemile Creek (G), Fourmile Creek (H), McKinney Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 73 (66% naturalized citizens)

Union township:  0.8%
State:  3.0%

62% of Union township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 57% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 12% lived in Ohio.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 1648
  • Northeast: 115
  • Midwest: 163
  • South: 6879
  • West: 105

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $31,600

Union township, Ohio satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

20 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 2,947
  • One, attached: 37
  • Two: 148
  • 3 or 4: 128
  • 5 to 9: 81
  • 10 to 19: 59
  • 20 to 49: 5
  • Mobile homes: 588
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 8

Median worth of mobile homes: $30,100


Housing units in Union township with a mortgage: 1,115 (130 second mortgage, 95 home equity loan, 7 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 952

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 53
  • 1995 to 1998: 291
  • 1990 to 1994: 323
  • 1980 to 1989: 434
  • 1970 to 1979: 958
  • 1960 to 1969: 582
  • 1950 to 1959: 673
  • 1940 to 1949: 259
  • 1939 or earlier: 428

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Union township, Ohio:

  • 1 room: 6
  • 2 rooms: 5
  • 3 rooms: 33
  • 4 rooms: 321
  • 5 rooms: 722
  • 6 rooms: 748
  • 7 rooms: 398
  • 8 rooms: 266
  • 9 or more rooms: 186

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Union township, Ohio:

  • 1 room: 4
  • 2 rooms: 24
  • 3 rooms: 131
  • 4 rooms: 285
  • 5 rooms: 324
  • 6 rooms: 81
  • 7 rooms: 45
  • 8 rooms: 14
  • 9 or more rooms: 24

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Union township:

  • no bedroom: 11
  • 1 bedroom: 43
  • 2 bedrooms: 689
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,547
  • 4 bedrooms: 323
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 72

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Union township:

  • no bedroom: 4
  • 1 bedroom: 174
  • 2 bedrooms: 465
  • 3 bedrooms: 254
  • 4 bedrooms: 35
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Cars and other vehicles available in Union township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 198
  • 1 vehicle: 705
  • 2 vehicles: 1,106
  • 3 vehicles: 570
  • 4 vehicles: 57
  • 5 or more vehicles: 49

Cars and other vehicles available in Union township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 88
  • 1 vehicle: 511
  • 2 vehicles: 301
  • 3 vehicles: 23
  • 4 vehicles: 2
  • 5 or more vehicles: 7

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (11%)
  • Metal and metal products (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (23%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Union township:

  • United States or American (37.3%)
  • English (17.0%)
  • Irish (13.4%)
  • German (10.7%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2.6%)
  • Italian (1.7%)
  • Scottish (1.4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • Germany (30%)
  • Other Eastern Europe (21%)
  • Mexico (21%)
  • Yugoslavia (12%)
  • Italy (10%)
  • Taiwan (3%)
  • Japan (3%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,187 (86%)
  • Carpooled: 360 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 13 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 3 (0%)
  • Walked: 53 (1%)
  • Other means: 10 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 68 (2%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (45%)
  • Utility gas (38%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Wood (2%)

20 people in homes for the mentally retarded

98.0% of residents of Union township speak English at home.
1.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (56% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 18% speak English not well).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (64% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 14% don't speak English at all).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 8,984
  • In family households: 7,816 (1,956 male householders, 634 female householders)
    2,004 spouses, 2,698 children (2,390 natural, 55 adopted, 253 stepchildren), 126 grandchildren, 50 brothers or sisters, 85 parents, 103 other relatives, 160 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,168 (426 male householders (360 living alone)), 600 female householders (549 living alone)), 142 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 20 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 1,117 2-persons, 691 3-persons, 477 4-persons, 216 5-persons, 57 6-persons, 32 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 909 1-person, 111 2-persons, 2 3-persons, 2 4-persons, 2 5-persons,

1,461 married couples with children.
503 single-parent households (121 men, 382 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 34
Here:

3.3%
Ohio:

14.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 19
Here:

3.2%
Ohio:

10.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 5
Here:

1.2%
Ohio:

23.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Union township:

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