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    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Union Township is a suburb of New York City with a population of 58,499. Union Township is in Union County. Living in Union Township offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Union Township there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Union Township and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Union Township are above average.
About Union Township...
Population
58,499

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$315,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,447
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%
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Union Township 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
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    57.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    3.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    5.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    54.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    164.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,317.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    182.9
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Union Township

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$79,324
National
$55,322
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Union Township Reviews

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Very clean, safe, and friendly community! The town is also convenient, but spacious. Schools, shopping areas, police station, churches, parking lots, parks, are just around the corners.
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I grew up here all my life and it is what I know as home. There is not much to do here but they just renovated union center and it is looking cleaner and the food has gotten much better. The union Friday night light games are a lot of fun, especially when you are in the student section cheering for you peers!
At the age of 11 in 2000, I moved from an urban area of Orange, NJ to Union, NJ. At that time, Union was predominantly a white area. I can tell off hand the difference in the neighborhoods, the people, education and physical appearance of the small town. I loved it! Union is a family town where everyone knows everyone. Walking to your friends house was safe and you were always greeted with a smile by others. Having lived here for about 18 years, I can say there is a difference. Its more of a melting pot now. Union has embraced and welcomed many different cultures, From whites, blacks, indians and hispanics, just to name a few. Although times are different, theres no other place I'd be more proud of being raised in and God willing raising my future family as well. Go Union Farmers!