Union, Missouri

Union, Missouri

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Union, Missouri
settlement_type = City
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map_caption = Location of Union, Missouri

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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = Missouri
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Franklin
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area_total_km2 = 20.9
area_land_km2 = 20.9
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 8.1
area_land_sq_mi = 8.1
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0

population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 7757
population_density_km2 = 370.6
population_density_sq_mi = 959.9

timezone = Central (CST)
utc_offset = -6
timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
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elevation_m = 162
elevation_ft = 531
latd = 38 |latm = 26 |lats = 48 |latNS = N
longd = 91 |longm = 0 |longs = 22 |longEW = W

postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 63084
area_code = 636
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blank_info = 29-74626GR|2
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blank1_info = 0727959GR|3
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Union is a city in and the county seat of Franklin County, Missouri, United States.GR|6 The population was 7,757 at the 2000 census. It is located on the Bourbeuse River. The city was founded in 1827 and is named after the ideal of political unity.


Union is located at coor dms|38|26|48|N|91|0|22|W|city (38.446684, -91.006070)GR|1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.1 square miles (20.9 km²), all of it land.


As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 7,757 people, 2,940 households, and 2,002 families residing in the city. The population density was 959.9 people per square mile (370.7/km²). There were 3,133 housing units at an average density of 387.7/sq mi (149.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.44% White, 1.43% African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.23% from other races, and 1.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.99% of the population.

There were 2,940 households out of which 35.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.7% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.9% were non-families. 26.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.6% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 19.1% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 94.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $39,596, and the median income for a family was $44,474. Males had a median income of $31,852 versus $22,924 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,885. About 4.2% of families and 7.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.8% of those under age 18 and 11.2% of those age 65 or over.


The City of Union is a 4th Class City with a City Administrator form of government. The elected, policy-making body of the City consists of a Mayor and an eight-member Board of Aldermen. Union is divided into four wards and each ward has two aldermanic representatives. Municipal elections are held on the first Tuesday of April every year.

The City Administrator is appointed by the Board of Aldermen and is the full-time Administrative Officer of the City responsible for overseeing all daily operations and the municipal staff. The current Mayor of Union is Mayor Mike Livengood. The city is divided into four wards. Two Aldermen are elected from each ward and sit on the Board of Aldermen.

Higher Education

Union is home to East Central College, offering 2 year degrees and certificates. Central Methodist University also has an extension on the campus of East Central College.


External links

* [http://www.eastcentral.edu East Central College]
* [http://www.ci.union.mo.us City of Union, Missouri Government]
* [http://www.unionmochamber.org Union Area Chamber of Commerce]

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