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    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
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Union is a suburb of Cincinnati with a population of 5,751. Union is in Boone County and is one of the best places to live in Kentucky. Living in Union offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Union there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Union and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Union are highly rated.
About Union...
Population
5,751

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$249,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,768
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    6%
  • Own
    94%
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Union 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
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    17%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Union

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$107,361
National
$55,322
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Union Reviews

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I think Union, Kentucky is overall a great place to live. It's well taken-care of, peaceful, and quiet. There's many areas here with opportunities to get away from it all and just enjoy nature. It also offers all these things without being too far away from the more exciting cities of Northern Kentucky. After having previously only lived in busy and noisy areas, I love being able to go back to my house after a long and tiring or even exciting day. It's like a sanctuary. On top of all that, the officials of my neighborhood and town run social media pages and often hold town meetings. This ensures that the residents here are heard and that we all have a way to build a truly close community. The only issues I've encountered are from some of the neighbors, who can be nit-picky and arrogant, and from the construction that's been happening for a few months. But at least the construction will eventually add something to the community. I'm truly glad that Union, Kentucky is my home.
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Union is a wonderful suburb for beginning families to raise their kids. There is plenty to do and it is a safe environment. The public school system is fantastic, and there are plenty of religious schools for those interested. However Union does not have many oppurtunities once students reach junior and senior year of high school. Many, but not all, do go away to college simply to find better oppurtunites in the career choice. Located about 20 minutes from Cincinnati, Union does get access to some city benefits such as concerts and sporting events.
I have lived in Union KY all my life and it has always been very pleasant. The neighborhoods are very clean and safe. There are organized groups in the neighborhood that I live in and everyone is just always friendly and helpful to one another. My school is also in union and it is by far the best school in this area. I love living in Union and I will continue to live here throughout the rest of my life.