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Union County
  • County in New Jersey

Report Card

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B
  2. Housing
    grade D minus
  3. Nightlife
    grade A+
  4. Good for Families
    grade A
  5. Diversity
    grade A+
  6. Jobs
    grade C+
  7. Weather
    grade C+
  8. Cost of Living
    grade C minus
  9. Health & Fitness
    grade A+
  10. Outdoor Activities
    grade A
  11. Commute
    grade B minus

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Union County is located in New Jersey with a population of 571,963. Union County is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. In Union County, most residents own their homes. In Union County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Union County and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Union County are above average.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$393,900
National
$244,900
Median Rent
$1,407
National
$1,163
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    139.8
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    3
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    16.9
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    148.8
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    287.5
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,347.8
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    256.7
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    national  11%

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