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Union, Oregon - Basic Facts

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The City of Union had a population of 2,348 as of July 1, 2017. Union ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Oregon. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Union is located at latitude 45.2089 and longitude -117.8679 in Union County. The formal boundaries for the City of Union (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Union County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,792 feet.

The City of Union (GNIS ID: 2412129) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Oregon is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Union is located within Union Division of Union County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Union population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Union, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,348
Daytime Population: Workers 251
Daytime Population: Residents 1,351
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,602
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.68
Population in Households 2,338
Population in Familes 1,939
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density2 941
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $38,989
Average Household Income $51,278
Per Capita Income $20,755


Total Housing Units 969 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 680 (70.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 269 (27.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 ( 2.1%)
Median Home Value $121,447
Average Home Value $159,904


Total Households 949
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 659
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.41% 1.03%
Households 1.38% 1.03%
Families 1.23% 0.92%
Median Household Income   0.28%
Per Capita Income   1.84%

Union, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Union to the other 378 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oregon by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 141 63rd
Population Density # 205 46th
Diversity Index # 371 2nd
Median Household Income # 299 21st
Per Capita Income # 313 17th

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