Union County NJ Information


Union County Subdivisions

Union County NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 549,736
Population in Households 542,932
Population in Familes 458,474
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,804
Population Density1 5,345
Diversity Index2 77


Total Households 192,121
Average Household Size 2.83
Family Households 137,745
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 203,527 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 111,262 (54.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 80,859 (39.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 11,406 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $403,596
Average Home Value $478,812


Median Household Income $69,005
Average Household Income $100,778
Per Capita Income $35,436
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.47% 0.62%
Households 0.4% 0.58%
Families 0.43% 0.6%
Median Household Income   2.55%
Per Capita Income   2.47%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Union County NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Union County to the other 21 counties and county equivalents in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 7 71st
Population Density1 # 3 90th
Diversity Index2 # 4 86th
Median Household Income # 12 48th
Per Capita Income # 9 62nd

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