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Union, New York

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Union is a town located in Broome County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 56,298. The name is derived from this location having served as a rendezvous for the Sullivan Expedition.

The Town of Union was established in 1791, but was later reduced in size by the formation of other towns.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 92.8 km² (35.8 mi²). 91.1 km² (35.2 mi²) of it is land and 1.7 km² (0.7 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.87% water. Union is on the north side of the Susquehanna River.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 56,298 people, 24,538 households, and 14,551 families residing in the town. The population density is 618.0/km² (1,600.8/mi²). There are 26,507 housing units at an average density of 291.0/km² (753.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 92.72% White, 2.45% African American, 0.17% Native American, 2.68% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.58% from other races, and 1.38% from two or more races. 1.53% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 24,538 households out of which 26.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.0% are married couples living together, 10.9% have a female householder with no husband present, and 40.7% are non-families. 34.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.24 and the average family size is 2.90.

In the town the population is spread out with 21.9% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 18.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 90.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 86.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $34,101, and the median income for a family is $46,170. Males have a median income of $35,891 versus $24,120 for females. The per capita income for the town is $20,077. 11.3% of the population and 8.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 16.4% of those under the age of 18 and 6.0% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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