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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
Union County is located in Pennsylvania with a population of 45,056. Union County is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Living in Union County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in Union County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Union County are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$172,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$733
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%
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Union County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    107.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    21.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    42.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    578.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    14%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    40%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in Union County

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$53,768
National
$55,322

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