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 2017: $82,683 (it was $59,173 in 2000)
Union:

$82,683
NJ:

$80,088

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $36,252 (it was $24,768 in 2000)

Union CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $345,770 (it was $173,400 in 2000)
Union:

$345,770
NJ:

$334,900

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $449,444; detached houses: $473,550; townhouses or other attached units: $308,750; in 2-unit structures: $316,192; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $297,046; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $345,231; mobile homes: $619,496
March 2019 cost of living index in Union: 125.8 (high, U.S. average is 100)
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  • Races in Union, NJ (2000)
    • 33,66161.9%White alone
    • 10,56319.4%Black alone
    • 4,8618.9%Hispanic
    • 4,1917.7%Asian alone
    • 9481.7%Two or more races
    • 1070.2%Other race alone
    • 650.1%American Indian alone
    • 90.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of New Jersey and other state lists, there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Union, New Jersey as of January 18, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Union is 6,756 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Union by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(1.8)
2
(3.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(1.9)
1
(1.9)
1
(1.9)
1
(1.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(1.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(1.7)
2
(3.4)
2
(3.4)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
14
(25.1)
2
(3.6)
1
(1.8)
8
(14.9)
4
(7.5)
2
(3.7)
4
(7.0)
5
(8.7)
2
(3.5)
2
(3.5)
10
(17.2)
4
(6.9)
3
(5.1)
1
(1.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
88
(157.8)
69
(124.6)
69
(125.9)
64
(119.0)
65
(121.3)
64
(118.6)
63
(110.9)
44
(76.9)
60
(104.6)
68
(117.6)
41
(70.7)
35
(60.2)
32
(54.2)
24
(40.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
67
(120.2)
79
(142.7)
74
(135.0)
54
(100.4)
63
(117.6)
37
(68.6)
48
(84.5)
30
(52.4)
29
(50.6)
19
(32.9)
30
(51.7)
21
(36.1)
34
(57.6)
20
(34.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
199
(356.9)
231
(417.2)
205
(374.1)
239
(444.4)
159
(296.8)
130
(241.0)
155
(272.7)
171
(298.8)
151
(263.4)
161
(278.4)
102
(175.8)
99
(170.4)
97
(164.3)
96
(163.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,139
(2,043)
1,144
(2,066)
935
(1,706)
1,008
(1,874)
776
(1,448)
777
(1,440)
745
(1,311)
768
(1,342)
727
(1,268)
707
(1,223)
659
(1,136)
698
(1,201)
778
(1,318)
767
(1,303)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
251
(450.2)
207
(373.9)
191
(348.6)
136
(252.9)
95
(177.3)
116
(215.0)
102
(179.5)
128
(223.6)
130
(226.7)
84
(145.3)
85
(146.5)
82
(141.1)
108
(182.9)
91
(154.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
9
(16.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(1.8)
3
(5.6)
1
(1.9)
3
(5.6)
5
(8.8)
6
(10.5)
1
(1.7)
3
(5.2)
2
(3.4)
2
(3.4)
1
(1.7)
1
(1.7)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)237.8217.8188.6197.7162.5147.7145.2133.0135.1124.6118.3109.0117.496.3

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Union, NJ

Crime rate in Union detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 183 (132 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.24
New Jersey average:

3.55
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Ancestries: Italian (17.2%), German (10.2%), Irish (9.9%), Polish (9.0%), Portuguese (6.8%), West Indian (3.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 9.12 square miles.

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

Union, New Jersey map

13,360 residents are foreign born (9.7% Europe, 7.1% Latin America, 5.7% Asia).

This place:

24.6%
New Jersey:

17.5%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Union CDP:

2.5% ($4,334)
New Jersey:

2.4% ($4,047)

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 )

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

Distribution of median household income in Union, NJ in 2017
Union satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.3%
New Jersey:

4.1%
Most common industries in Union, NJ (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.4%)
  • Educational services (10.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.2%)
  • Construction (5.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.8%)
  • Public administration (3.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (9.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.2%)
  • Educational services (5.4%)
  • Public administration (5.0%)
  • Health care (4.5%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (4.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.2%)
  • Educational services (16.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.5%)
  • Chemicals (3.4%)
  • Social assistance (2.4%)
Most common occupations in Union, NJ (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Computer specialists (3.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.2%)
  • Computer specialists (5.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.9%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.9%)
  • Registered nurses (5.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.6%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (3.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.2%)

Average climate in Union, New Jersey

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Union, New Jersey environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 94.5. This is worse than average.

City:

94.5
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.356. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.356
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 16.3. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.3
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.368. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.368
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 24.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.0
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2003 was 26.9. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.9
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.52. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.52
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

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

City:

0.0125
U.S.:

0.0098

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 Union 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 the city 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 Union 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 the city 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 (26) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 10

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Hurricanes: 7, Storms: 6, Heavy Rains: 4, Snowstorms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Water Shortages: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Power Outage: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Union topographic map

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)
  • CORNELL HALL CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (234 CHESTNUT STREET)
  • CORNELL HALL CONVALESCENT CENTER (234 CHESTNUT STREET)
  • FMC HILLSIDE DIALYSIS CTR (879 RAHWAY AVENUE)

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 (Full-time enrollment: 1,188; Location: 2299 Vauxhall Rd; Private, for-profit; Website: WWW.LINCOLNedu.COM)
  • Healthcare Training Institute (Full-time enrollment: 171; Location: 1969 Morris Ave; Private, for-profit; Website: www.htinj.edu)
  • Empire Beauty School-Union (Full-time 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:

  • UNION SENIOR HIGH (Students: 2,553, Location: 2350 NORTH THIRD STREET, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Union:

  • BURNET MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,045, Location: 1000 CALDWELL AVENUE, Grades: 6-8)
  • KAWAMEEH MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 733, Location: 490 DAVID TERRACE, Grades: 6-8)
  • WASHINGTON (Students: 588, Location: 301 WASHINGTON AVENUE, Grades: PK-4)
  • HANNAH CALDWELL ELEM SCH (Students: 560, Location: 1120 COMMERCE AVENUE, Grades: PK-4)
  • CONNECTICUT FARMS (Students: 483, Location: 875 STUYVESANT AVENUE, Grades: PK-4)
  • BATTLE HILL (Students: 451, Location: 2600 KILLIAN PLACE, Grades: PK-4)
  • LIVINGSTON (Students: 421, Location: 960 MIDLAND BLVD, Grades: PK-4)
  • JEFFERSON ELEMENTARY (Location: 155 HILTON AVENUE, Grades: 5)
  • FRANKLIN ELEMENTARY (Location: 1500 LINDY TERRACE, Grades: PK-4)

Private elementary/middle schools in Union:

  • ST MICHAEL PARISH SCHOOL (Students: 362, Location: 1212 KELLY ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • HOLY SPIRIT SCHOOL (Students: 236, Location: 970 SUBURBAN RD, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Union

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.

Points of interest:

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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).

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 - Football player, Anthony Vincent Genovese - Architect, Chris Chadwick - College basketball player (Massachusetts Minutemen).

Union County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
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
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

4.2%
Whole state:

8.5%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

1.8%
Whole state:

4.2%

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

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

For population 15 years and over in Union:

Marital status in Union, NJ
  • Never married: 28.0%
  • Now married: 53.8%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 9.9%
  • Divorced: 6.6%

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
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.2
New Jersey average:

13.1

Presidential Elections Results

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Neighborhoods in Union:

(Union, New Jersey Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Union, NJ (based on Union County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic247,24044
Mainline Protestant35,313109
Evangelical Protestant30,123129
Other28,70752
Black Protestant7,85838
Orthodox5,71710
None181,541-
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: 155
This county:

2.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Union County:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

1.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
This county:

7.38 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

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

8.3%
State:

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%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

52.0%
New Jersey:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Union:

49.7%
State:

47.4%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.6
New Jersey:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Union:

19.0%
New Jersey:

20.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Union:

12.4%
State:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Union:

6.8
New Jersey:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

33.9%
State:

33.6%

General health condition:
This city:

57.3%
State:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.7%
State:

79.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Union, NJ Residents

5.67% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($83,496 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.67%
New Jersey average:

5.43%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($791 average AGI)
Union County:

0.03%
New Jersey average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Essex County, NJ  1.22% ($84,799 average AGI)
from Middlesex County, NJ  0.73% ($59,520)
from Hudson County, NJ  0.62% ($104,187)


6.29% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($75,198 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.29%
New Jersey average:

6.14%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,676 average AGI)
Union County:

0.05%
New Jersey average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Middlesex County, NJ  0.95% ($56,040 average AGI)
to Essex County, NJ  0.86% ($49,843)
to Somerset County, NJ  0.48% ($77,768)
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

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
See more detailed statistics of Union fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 65Number of bridges
  • 623ft / 190mTotal length
  • $92,714,000Total costs
  • 3,933,780Total average daily traffic
  • 193,382Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Union, NJ - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 71940-1949
  • 211950-1959
  • 61960-1969
  • 201970-1979
  • 12000-2009
  • 82010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Union, NJ
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Union)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Union, NJ)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 35 (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: 155 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Union)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 4 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Union)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 10 (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 in Union, NJ
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Union, NJ - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 273
  • Hazardous Condition: 804
  • Service Call: 12
  • Good Intent Call: 3
Fire incident types in Union, NJ

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Union, NJ
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Union, NJ
  • 78.3%Utility gas
  • 18.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.5%Electricity
  • 0.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Union, NJ
  • 71.9%Utility gas
  • 15.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 11.2%Electricity
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%No fuel used


Union compared to New Jersey state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly 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.

Union on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: printing and related support activities (population 50,000+)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: water transportation (population 50,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest cost per building permit (population 50,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: metal and metal products (population 50,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: sporting goods, camera, and hobby and toy stores (population 50,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (population 50,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: postsecondary teachers (population 50,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: secretaries and administrative assistants (population 50,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: u. s. postal service (population 50,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: printing workers (population 50,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: furniture and home furnishing merchant wholesalers (population 50,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: occupational and physical therapist assistants and aides (population 50,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 larger cities with the highest real estate taxes percentage (population 50,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: chemicals (population 50,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: petroleum and petroleum products merchant wholesalers (population 50,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: furniture and related product manufacturing (population 50,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: pharmacies and drug stores (population 50,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: printing and related support activities (population 50,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: food and beverage stores (population 50,000+)"
  • #67 (07083) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Portuguese first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
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