Union is a tiny village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 562 people and just one neighborhood, Union is the 736th largest community in Illinois.
Real Estate Prices
Union real estate is some of the most expensive in Illinois, although Union house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Union is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Union is a village of sales and office workers, professionals and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Union who work in management occupations (15.14%), sales jobs (12.39%) and teaching (9.17%).
A relatively large number of people in Union telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.41% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
Union is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Union’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Union, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.74 minutes every day commuting to work.
Union is a small village, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.