Union, KY
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Union is a somewhat small city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 5,795 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 $103,929.00.

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.

Unlike some cities 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 city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Union who work in teaching (14.18%), office and administrative support (11.67%), and management occupations (11.52%).

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.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Union. 50.03% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Union in 2010 was $35,441, which is wealthy relative to Kentucky and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $141,764 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 Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.

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