Union, New Jersey

Union: A city in Union County, New Jersey. It is located in the northeastern part of the county. Union is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Kean University campus and the Union City Historical Society.


Union is a city located in the county of Union in the U.S. state of New Jersey. Its population at the 2010 census was 66,455. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 67,137 inhabitants.

The city was created 59 years ago in 1965.

Union Township is a township in Union County, New Jersey, United States. In the 18th century, the area that is now Union was then called Connecticut Farms. The township was named for Union Village, which itself was named for its location in between the towns of Rahway and Clark.

The township's population grew from 1,000 to 6,000 during the 19th century due to improved transportation infrastructure and industrialization. The area was also home to American Revolutionary War battles and skirmishes—most notably the Battle of Springfield (1780).

The construction of railroads through the township transformed it from agricultural land into a manufacturing hub. In 1859, three small villages were established within the township: Springfield (now known as Kenilworth), Cranford and Plainfield. These four communities would eventually become part of the new Union Township on March 4, 1861.

Union has been described as "a city without limits" because it has grown so much since its founding in 1793; however, it still retains its small-town charm with tree-lined streets and historic architecture.

Union locator map
Location of Union on New Jersey map.

Quick Facts about Union

Population : 67,137 (2020)
State : New Jersey (United States)
County : Union County
Different from : European Union
Head of government : President of the European Commission
Official name : Ευρωπαϊκή Ένωση, Union européenne, União Europeia, Unia Europejska, Europos Sąjunga, Den Europæiske Union, Unión Europea, An tAontas Eorpach, Europeiska unionen, Evropska unija, Europese Unie, European Union, Európai Unió, Europäische Union, Euroopan unioni, Európska únia, Европейски съюз, Uniunea Europeană, Euroopa Liit, Europska unija, Unione europea, Unjoni Ewropea, Evropská unie, Eiropas Savienība
Has part : Bulgaria, Italy, Belgium, France, Romania, Estonia, Croatia, Denmark, Austria, Cyprus, Malta, Spain, United Kingdom, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Netherlands, Lithuania, Ireland, Slovakia, Greece, Portugal, Sweden, Latvia, Luxembourg, Germany, Finland, Slovenia
Continent : Europe, Africa, North America, South America, Asia
Legislative body : European Parliament, Council of the European Union
Official language : French, Italian, Dutch, Croatian, Swedish, Estonian, German, Hungarian, Finnish, Spanish, Irish, English, Bulgarian, Latvian, Slovak, Maltese, Lithuanian, Greek, Romanian, Slovene, Polish, Danish, Portuguese, Czech
Altitude : 98 feet / 30 meters
Capital : Brussels
Establishment : January 01, 1970 (59 years ago)
Time Zone : Western European Summer Time, Eastern European Time, Central European Time, Central European Summer Time, Eastern European Summer Time, Western European Time
Local time : 20:49:57 (13th July 2024)
Population growth : 1.02% (2010-2020)
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Union is located at 40°41'51"N 74°15'48"W (40.6976000, -74.2632000). It has 31 neighbors: Turkey, Moldova, Belarus, Ukraine, North Macedonia, Bulgaria, Albania, Poland, Romania, Russia, Hun, Gibraltar, Spain, Morocco, Denmark, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Monaco, Andorra, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Norway, Vatican, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Suriname, Montenegro, Brazil, San Marino and Serbia.

Union map

Union has 31 neighbours.

  • Belgium
  • Estonia
  • Sweden
  • Portugal
  • Slovakia
  • Spain
  • Latvia
  • Netherlands
  • Austria
  • Czech Republic
  • Romania
  • Bulgaria
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • United Kingdom
  • Greece
  • France
  • Hungary
  • Poland
  • Slovenia
  • Malta
  • Italy
  • Lithuania
  • Denmark
  • Luxembourg
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Ireland


The population of Union increased by 1.02% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2007 493,987,245 - demographic balance
2008 495,985,066 0.4% demographic balance
2009 497,780,439 0.36% demographic balance
2010 66,455 -748948.89% demographic balance
2011 67,449 1.47% demographic balance
2012 67,847 0.59% demographic balance
2013 68,238 0.57% demographic balance
2014 68,309 0.1% demographic balance
2015 68,130 -0.26% demographic balance
2016 68,374 0.36% demographic balance
2017 68,491 0.17% demographic balance
2018 68,174 -0.46% demographic balance
2019 68,153 -0.03% demographic balance
2020 67,137 -1.51% demographic balance

Connecticut Farms, Union

Schools in Union

College & universities near Union, NJ

Code Name City ZIP
446303 Healthcare Training Institute Union (NJ) 07083

Stations (21)

Amtrak & bus stations near Union, NJ

Code Name Address Type
EWR Newark Liberty International Airport Newark Liberty International Airport RAIL
NWK Pennsylvania Station 1 Raymond Plaza West RAIL
MET Metropark station 100 Middlesex-Essex Turnpike RAIL
NYP Pennsylvania Station 8th Ave 31st Street / 8th Ave 33rd Street RAIL
NBK New Brunswick station French and Albany Streets RAIL

Post offices near Union

Post Office Name City ZIP
Union Center Post Office Union (NJ) 07083

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Other cities in Union County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Union County , NJ. (more)

City Name Population Title
Elizabeth 128,382 The second most populous city in Union County, New Jersey.
Elizabethport 124,969 A city in Union County, New Jersey.
Plainfield 50,011 A city in Union County, New Jersey.
Linden 42,076 A city in Union County, New Jersey.
Rahway 29,832 City in Union County, New Jersey
Westfield 29,238 Town in Union County, New Jersey
Scotch Plains 24,138 Township in Union County, New Jersey, United States
Cranford 24,028 Township of New Jersey
Hillside 21,841 Township of New Jersey
Summit 21,812 City in Union County, New Jersey, United States
Roselle 21,689 Borough in New Jersey, USA
Clark 15,837 Township in southern Union County, New Jersey, United States
New Providence 13,994 Town in New Jersey, United States
Roselle Park 13,510 Borough in Union County, New Jersey
Berkeley Heights 13,313 Township in Union County, New Jersey
Kenilworth 8,153 Town in New Jersey

Distance to Other Cities

Union distances to largest New Jersey cities