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. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Union, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Union, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Union’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Union does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $102,253.00.

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 86.16% 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 (12.84%), office and administrative support (12.52%), and sales jobs (11.13%).

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 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.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Union, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Union is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 50.58% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Union in 2010 was $36,496, which is wealthy relative to Kentucky and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $145,984 for a family of four. However, Union contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.

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