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City of Union

  •   State: 
    Franklin County
      County FIPS: 
    38°26′59″N 91°01′04″W
      Area total: 
    9.03 sq mi (23.38 km²)
      Area land: 
    9.03 sq mi (23.38 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.00 sq mi (0.00 km²)
    528 ft (161 m)
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    St. Louis, MO-IL
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Union, Franklin County, Missouri, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    1,368.20 residents per square mile of area (528.25/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
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Union is a city in and the county seat of Franklin County, Missouri, United States. It is located on the Bourbeuse River, 50 miles (80 km) southwest of St. Louis. The population was 10,204 at the 2010 census, with the city showing the highest growth rate (32%) in Franklin County over the previous decade. The city is named for the ideal of political unity. German architecture, culture, and especially surnames are still prevalent around Union and surrounding areas. Depending on the definition, the city is within or near a region known as the Missouri Rhineland. US Route 50 passes through the city, and I-44 is approximately five miles to the east. U.S. Census Bureau: The city has a total area of 9.16 square miles (23.72 km²), all land. The median income for a household in the city was $39,596, and the median for a family was $44,474. Union is a 4th Class City with a Class of Government with a population of 4th to 7th grade. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.14, according to the city's 2010 census. The male population was 48.3% male and 51.7% female; the female population was 47.7%. The city's median age was 31.9 years; the male population average was 26.6 years. The female population average is 31.2 years.


Union was founded in 1826 and designated as the county seat in 1827. The city is named for the ideal of political unity. Early German settlers established themselves in and around Franklin County, including what would later be known as Union. German architecture, culture, and especially surnames are still prevalent around Union and surrounding areas. Depending on the definition, the city is within or near a region known as the Missouri Rhineland. A post office called Union has been in operation since 1827, and the city has had a post office since 1826. It is located on the Missouri River, which runs through the center of the city. The town of Union has a population of about 2,000. It was named after the German city of Union, which was the first city in Franklin County to become a county seat. It's located in the state of Missouri, which is part of the Great Lakes region of the U.S. and is known for its many lakes and rivers. It also has a number of German-American descendants, many of whom still live in the town today. The city's name is derived from the German word for unity, which means "to unite" or "to be united" or to be the same as "to share" or share the same goal or goal, such as "the goal of unity" or the goal of "the unity of the people" or simply "the aim of the unity of all people" The town has a German-speaking population of around 1,500.


The city is located on the northwest side of the Bourbeuse River.According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.16 square miles (23.72 km²), all land. US Route 50 passes through the city and I-44 is approximately five miles to the east. Washington, on the Missouri River, is seven miles toThe north on Missouri Route 47. The city is home to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which built the Fort McHenry Army Ammunition Plant in the 1930s. It is also the site of the National Museum of American History, which was established in the 1940s. The museum is located in the town of Washington, Missouri, which is on the banks of the Missouri river. It was the birthplace of President John F. Kennedy, who was born in Washington in 1858. The town is also home to a number of historic buildings, including the Missouri State House and the Missouri National Guard Armory, which were built in the late 19th century. It also has a post office, which opened in the early 20th century and closed in the mid-20th century, as well as several other historic buildings in the area. It has a population of 2,000, with the majority of its residents living in and around the city of Washington. The area is mostly farmland, with a few pockets of woodland and some small streams and rivers in the north and east. The population of the city is about 1,000.


As of the census of 2010, there were 10,204 people, 3,902 households, and 2,612 families living in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 95.7% White, 1.1% African American, 0.6% Native American,0.4% Asian, and 0.5% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.99% of the population. The median income for a household in theCity was $39,596, and the median income. for a family was $44,474. About 4.2% of families and 7.2%. of the residents were below the poverty line, including 4.8% of those under age 18 and 11.2. of those age 65 or over. The city is located in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers's National Defense Training Area, which is part of the Army National Guard. It is the only city in the Army Corps' National Guard Training Area that is not in the state of Kansas or the Army Department of Defense. It was the site of the World War II Battle of the Bulge, which killed more than 1,000 people in World War I and II. The town is home to the National Park Service, which was founded in 1871. It has a population of 7,757, making it one of the oldest cities in the United States. The population of the City of St. Louis, Missouri, at the time of the 2010 census was 7,715.


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 Russell Rost is appointed by the board of aldermen and is the full-time Administrative Officer of the city. The current Mayor of Union is Mayor Rodney J. Tappe. The city is divided in four wards. Two Alderman are elected from each ward and sit on the Board of aldmen. The mayor is elected for a four-year term and the mayor is re-elected for a five-year terms. The council is made up of a mayor, a city administrator, a council member and a city clerk. The Mayor is elected to a four year term, the City Administrator is appointed for a three-year period and the council member for a two-yearterm. The Council is elected on a staggered basis every year until the end of the third year of the mayor's term. It is the only city in the state to have a mayor and an alderman elected at the same time. There are no elected council members in the city of Union, but there are elected members in each of the four wards, with two representatives in each ward. There is no mayor or city administrator in the City.


Central Midland Railway (CMR) provides regular freight rail service to industrial customers located in Union. CMR operates the far eastern segment of the former Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway's St. Louis to Kansas City main line that was constructed in 1870. The active portion of theFormer CRI&P line runs from the north side of St.Louis, where it connects with the Terminal Railroad Association of St Louis and Union Pacific Railroad, and now terminates in Union, Missouri. The line is owned by Progressive Rail Inc. of Minnesota, which is a division of Progressive Rail Corp. of New York City, which owns the New York and New Jersey Railroad, which operates the New Jersey and New England Railroad. The CMR is a member of the American Association of Railroads (AAR), which is an association of railroads. The AAR is a non-profit organization that provides rail service in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. It also provides rail services in California, Oregon, and Washington, D.C. It was founded by the AAR in 1872, and is based in St. Charles, Illinois. It is a subsidiary of the Progressive Rail Company, which also owns the Chicago and New York Railways (C&N) and the San Francisco and Los Angeles Railway (CSR). CMR has a fleet of more than 1,000 locomotives and cars. The company has a total fleet of 1,800 locomotors and cars, and employs more than 2,000 workers.


Union is home to East Central College, which offers two-year degrees and certificates. Central Methodist University has an extension on the ECC campus. Union is also home to an extension of Missouri Baptist University. Union has a public library, a branch of the Scenic Regional Library System. Union also has one private Catholic school, Immaculate Conception (Serving Pre-K to eighth grade). Union has one public middle school (The UMS Wildcats) and two public elementary schools (Central Elementary and Prairie Dell Elementary, also the Wildcats) The only public secondary school is Union High School, which enrolls ninth through twelfth grades. There is one public elementary school with both serving kindergarten through fifth grades. The town has one high school, The UHS Wildcats, serving ninth to twelfth grade. The city also has two public middle schools, serving sixth through eighth grades, and one private elementary school, serving kindergarten to fifth grade. The town's only public high school is The U HS Wildcats, which serves ninth through eleventh grade. It also has a private elementary schools, Central Elementary and Prairie Dell Elementary. It has one public middle school and one private elementary school. It is the only town in Missouri to have a high school with nine students enrolled in the eighth grade or higher. The school district has one junior high and one senior high, both serving eighth through 12th grade. There are no high schools in the town, but the high school has a junior high.


The Missouri Meerschaum company, founded in 1869 is the first and oldest manufacturer of corn-cob pipes. In 1907, The National Cob Pipe Works was opened to help fulfill the need for jobs in the area. By 1925, there were almost a dozen corn cob pipes spread across Franklin County.Presently, there are over 300 businesses in Union, including the presence of manufacturers such as the Esselte Pendaflex Corporation and Silgan Plastic Containers. The only surviving corn cob pipe factory left is the original Missouri Meerchaum Company located in Washington, Missouri. The town of Union is located in Franklin County, Missouri and is located on the Missouri-Arkansas state line. The city's population is estimated to be around 100,000 people, with the majority of the population living in the central part of the town. It is located at the junction of I-70, I-44, and I-55. The community's main street is called Union Avenue, which runs through the center of the city. The main street has a population of about 80,000, with most of the residents living in Union. The area is located near the junction between I-270 and I/44. The population of Union, Missouri is about 70,000. The largest city in the state, Union is home to the University of Missouri-St. Louis, which was founded in 1861. The university has a history of being one of the first to admit women into the university.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Union, Franklin County, Missouri = 82. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 86. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 20. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Union = 4.1 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 2,578 individuals with a median age of 35.5 age the population grows by 21.07% in Union, Franklin County, Missouri population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 1,368.20 residents per square mile of area (528.25/km²). There are average 2.52 people per household in the 3,630 households with an average household income of $44,623 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 11.90% of the available work force and has dropped -3.51% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 21.08%. The number of physicians in Union per 100,000 population = 104.7.


The annual rainfall in Union = 40.1 inches and the annual snowfall = 17.4 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 106. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 200. 91 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 20.6 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 33, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Union, Franklin County, Missouri which are owned by the occupant = 65.51%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 29 years with median home cost = $123,950 and home appreciation of -2.42%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $8.09 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $4,036 per student. There are 17 students for each teacher in the school, 728 students for each Librarian and 388 students for each Counselor. 4.12% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 6.54% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 4.34% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Union's population in Franklin County, Missouri of 1,820 residents in 1900 has increased 1,42-fold to 2,578 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 51.16% female residents and 48.84% male residents live in Union, Franklin County, Missouri.

    As of 2020 in Union, Franklin County, Missouri are married and the remaining 47.18% are single population.

  • 26.5 minutes is the average time that residents in Union require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    81.13% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 13.81% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.18% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.35% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Union, Franklin County, Missouri, 65.51% are owner-occupied homes, another 26.62% are rented apartments, and the remaining 7.87% are vacant.

  • The 56.31% of the population in Union, Franklin County, Missouri who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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