Union, KY

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Living in Union

Union is a somewhat small city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 5,930 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Union is the 82nd 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 $107,361.00.

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 a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 91.54% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Union is a city of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Union who work in management occupations (18.62%), office and administrative support (15.06%), and sales jobs (13.52%).

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.

Because of many things, Union is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Union really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Union perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

The citizens of Union are among the most well-educated in the nation: 46.77% of adults in Union have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Union in 2010 was $45,462, which is wealthy relative to Kentucky and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $181,848 for a family of four.

Union is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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, Irish, English, Italian, and French.

The most common language spoken in Union is English. Other important languages spoken here include Japanese and French.