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. Union has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Union, where the median household income is $113,194.00.

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 91.32% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 management occupations (16.09%), office and administrative support (15.43%), and sales jobs (12.30%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Union telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.86% 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.

Because of many things, Union is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Union a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Union has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Union’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

The education level of Union ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Union, 48.25% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Union in 2010 was $42,030, which is wealthy relative to Kentucky and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $168,120 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, Irish, English, Italian, and European.

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