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Union County, New Jersey

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Population:

  • Total Population: 522,541
  • Males: 250,899
  • Females: 271,642

Ethnicity:

  • White: 283,293
  • Black/African American: 104,380
  • Hispanic: 102,851
  • Native American/Eskimo: 396
  • Asian: 19,179
  • Hawaiian / Pacific Islander: 90
  • Other: 1,375
  • 2 or more: 10,977

Top 5 Languages spoken at home:

  1. English only (315,020)
  2. Spanish (92,910)
  3. Portuguese (17,395)
  4. Polish (9,015)
  5. Italian (7,745)

Top 8 Countries of Origin for Immigrants (pop. > 5000)

Total Reported: 130,916

  1. Colombia (12,492)
  2. Portugal (9,959)
  3. Cuba (8,169)
  4. Poland (7,041)
  5. Haiti (6,912)
  6. El Salvador (6,261)
  7. Peru (5,415)
  8. Dominican Republic (5,139)

Top 5 Religions by Adherents:

  1. Catholic Church (251,815)
  2. Jewish Estimate (30,100)
  3. Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (11,826)
  4. American Baptist Churches in the USA (9,964)
  5. Episcopal Church (6,705)

Migrant Health Clinics

    Disabilities:

    • Total Reported: 152,469
    • Sensory: 10,757
    • Physical: 31,997
    • Mental: 17,487
    • Self-care: 11,388
    • Go outside home: 37,487
    • Employment: 40,507

    Grandparents as caregivers

    Grandparents as caregivers: 4,576

    Heating fuel:

    • Total Reported: 186,124
    • Utility gas: 133,816
    • Bottled or LP gas: 3,034
    • Electricity: 9,747
    • Fuel oil, kerosene: 38,214
    • Coal or Coke: 60
    • Wood: 79
    • Solar Energy: 8
    • Other fuel: 662
    • No fuel used: 504

    Vehicles available:

    • Total Reported: 327,908
    • No vehicle: 39,959
    • 1 or more vehicle: 287,949

    Education Attainment:

    • No School: 6,497
    • No High School: 24,338
    • Some High School: 42,064
    • High School: 104,431
    • Some College: 57,534
    • Associate's Degree: 16,815
    • College Degree: 61,760
    • Master's Degree: 24,661
    • Professional Degree: 9,523
    • Doctoral Degree: 4,280

    Household Phones:

    • Households Reporting: 186,124
    • Owners with phone: 114,124
    • Owners without phone: 564
    • Renters with phone: 68,038
    • Renters without phone: 3,398

    10 closest counties:

    1. Essex County, New Jersey
    2. Richmond County, New York
    3. Middlesex County, New Jersey
    4. Hudson County, New Jersey
    5. Morris County, New Jersey
    6. Somerset County, New Jersey
    7. Passaic County, New Jersey
    8. New York County, New York
    9. Kings County, New York
    10. Bergen County, New Jersey

    Data Detail

    Zip Codes in county:

    07016, 07023, 07027, 07033, 07036, 07060, 07061, 07062, 07063, 07065, 07066, 07076, 07081, 07083, 07088, 07090, 07091, 07092, 07201, 07202, 07203, 07204, 07205, 07206, 07207, 07208, 07901, 07902, 07922, 07974

    Licensed Broadcast Media Outlets:

    • KFFX-TV (198 TV) BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ
    • WKNJ-FM (90.3 FM) UNION, NJ
    • WCHR-FM (105.7 FM) UNION, NJ
    • Page last updated on Mar 12, 2007
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