Union is a somewhat small city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 7,416 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Union is the 61st largest community in Kentucky. Much of the housing stock in Union was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Union economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Union, where the median household income is $123,630.00.
Union real estate is some of the most expensive in Kentucky, although Union house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Union is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Union is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Union who work in sales jobs (13.98%), management occupations (13.51%), and office and administrative support (10.56%).
Also of interest is that Union has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 13.90% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
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 city’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.
Being a small city, Union does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
If knowledge is power, Union is a pretty powerful place. 51.42% of the adults in Union have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Union in 2018 was $42,709, which is wealthy relative to Kentucky and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $170,836 for a family of four.
The people who call Union home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Union residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Union include German, English, Irish, French, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Union is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Vietnamese.