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Union County, Georgia

114 Courthouse St Box 1
Blairsville, GA 30512
Phone: (706) 439-6000
Fax: (706) 439-6004
www.unioncounty.gov

On northern border of GA, northwest of Athens; organized Dec 3, 1832 from Cherokee County. Name Origin: By John Thomas, state legislator at the time of naming: "Union, for none but Union men reside in it."

Area (sq mi):: 329.02 (land 322.55; water 6.47) Population per square mile: 61.30
Population 2005: 19,782 State rank: 88 Population change: 2000-20005 14.40%; 1990-2000 44.20% Population 2000: 17,289 (White 97.40%; Black or African American 0.60%; Hispanic or Latino 0.90%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.20%). Foreign born: 1.30%. Median age: 44.80
Income 2000: per capita $18,845; median household $31,893; Population below poverty level: 12.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,328-$22,354
Unemployment (2004): 3.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.00% Median travel time to work: 27.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 31.00%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Union County, New Mexico

200 Court St
Clayton, NM 88415
Phone: (505) 374-9491
Fax: (505) 374-9442
www.claytonnewmexico.org

In the northeastern corner of NM; organized Feb 13, 1893 from Colfax, Mora, and San Miguel counties (prior to statehood). Name Origin: For the union of the three counties

Area (sq mi):: 3830.79 (land 3830.00; water 0.79) Population per square mile: 1.00
Population 2005: 3,850 State rank: 30 Population change: 2000-20005 -7.80%; 1990-2000 1.20% Population 2000: 4,174 (White 62.70%; Black or African American 0.00%; Hispanic or Latino 35.10%; Asian 0.30%; Other 19.30%). Foreign born: 2.20%. Median age: 39.90
Income 2000: per capita $14,700; median household $28,080; Population below poverty level: 18.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,859-$26,372
Unemployment (2004): 3.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.40% Median travel time to work: 20.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 15.10%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Union County, Iowa

300 N Pine St
Creston, IA 50801
Phone: (641) 782-7315
Fax: (641) 782-8241
www.unioncountyiowa.org

In south-central IA, southwest of Des Moines; established Jan 15, 1851 from Clarke County. Name Origin: Probably for the union of the states

Area (sq mi):: 425.95 (land 424.39; water 1.57) Population per square mile: 28.20
Population 2005: 11,972 State rank: 65 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.70%; 1990-2000 -3.50% Population 2000: 12,309 (White 97.80%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 1.00%; Asian 0.30%; Other 1.10%). Foreign born: 0.90%. Median age: 40.10
Income 2000: per capita $16,690; median household $31,905; Population below poverty level: 11.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,033-$23,285
Unemployment (2004): 5.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.40% Median travel time to work: 16.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 14.40%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Union County, Arkansas

101 N Washington Rm 102 County Courthouse
El Dorado, AR 71730
Phone: (870) 864-1910
Fax: (870) 864-1927

On central-southern border of AR; organized Nov 2, 1829 (prior to statehood) from Hempstead and Clark counties. Name Origin: For a group of citizens who had presented petitions to the legislature in a spirit of "Union and Unity."

Area (sq mi):: 1055.27 (land 1038.90; water 16.37) Population per square mile: 42.50
Population 2005: 44,186 State rank: 16 Population change: 2000-20005 -3.20%; 1990-2000 -2.30% Population 2000: 45,629 (White 65.60%; Black or African American 32.00%; Hispanic or Latino 1.10%; Asian 0.40%; Other 1.50%). Foreign born: 1.20%. Median age: 37.70
Income 2000: per capita $16,063; median household $29,809; Population below poverty level: 18.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $25,395-$28,354
Unemployment (2004): 7.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.00% Median travel time to work: 18.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 6.20%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • El Dorado County seat (20,682)

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    Union County, New Jersey

    2 Broad St Rm 115
    Elizabeth, NJ 07207
    Phone: (908) 527-4999
    Fax: (908) 558-2589
    www.unioncountynj.org

    In northeastern NJ, south of Newark; organized Mar 19, 1857 from Essex County. Name Origin: As an expression of belief in the federal union of the states; also in the hope that citizens of Elizabeth and Newark would settle their differences

    Area (sq mi):: 105.46 (land 103.29; water 2.17) Population per square mile: 5145.30
    Population 2005: 531,457 State rank: 7 Population change: 2000-20005 1.70%; 1990-2000 5.80% Population 2000: 522,541 (White 54.20%; Black or African American 20.80%; Hispanic or Latino 19.70%; Asian 3.80%; Other 9.80%). Foreign born: 25.10%. Median age: 36.60
    Income 2000: per capita $26,992; median household $55,339; Population below poverty level: 8.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $39,649-$40,181
    Unemployment (2004): 5.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.60% Median travel time to work: 28.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 52.50%
    Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Elizabeth County seat (124,724)
  • Plainfield (47,987)
  • Linden (40,004)
  • Westfield (30,062)
  • Rahway (27,578)
  • Roselle (21,415)
  • Summit (21,267)
  • Roselle Park (13,296)
  • New Providence (11,981)

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    Union County, South Dakota

    209 E Main St Suite 230
    Elk Point, SD 57025
    Phone: (605) 356-2132
    Fax: (605) 356-3687

    In southeastern SD, south of Sioux Falls; organized as Cole County Apr 10, 1862 (prior to statehood) from unorganized territory; name changed 1864. Name Origin: For support of the Union in the Civil War. Originally for Austin Cole, member of the first Territorial legislature

    Area (sq mi):: 467.08 (land 460.38; water 6.70) Population per square mile: 29.20
    Population 2005: 13,462 State rank: 14 Population change: 2000-20005 7.00%; 1990-2000 23.50% Population 2000: 12,584 (White 96.00%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 1.30%; Asian 1.30%; Other 1.50%). Foreign born: 2.40%. Median age: 36.90
    Income 2000: per capita $24,355; median household $44,790; Population below poverty level: 5.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $37,299-$38,855
    Unemployment (2004): 4.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.40% Median travel time to work: 17.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 43.60%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    Union County, Illinois

    309 W Market St Rm 100
    Jonesboro, IL 62952
    Phone: (618) 833-5711
    Fax: (618) 833-8712
    www.shawneeheartland.com

    On the southwest border of IL, south of Carbondale; organized Jan 2, 1818 (prior to statehood) from Johnson County. Name Origin: For the temporary union of the Baptists and Dunkards

    Area (sq mi):: 422.13 (land 416.16; water 5.97) Population per square mile: 43.70
    Population 2005: 18,202 State rank: 62 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.50%; 1990-2000 3.80% Population 2000: 18,293 (White 95.20%; Black or African American 0.80%; Hispanic or Latino 2.60%; Asian 0.30%; Other 2.60%). Foreign born: 1.90%. Median age: 40.30
    Income 2000: per capita $16,450; median household $30,994; Population below poverty level: 16.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,195-$21,295
    Unemployment (2004): 7.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.10% Median travel time to work: 22.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 36.50%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    Union County, Oregon

    1106 K Ave
    La Grande, OR 97850
    Phone: (541) 963-1001
    Fax: (541) 963-1079
    www.union-county.org

    In northeastern OR; organized Oct 14, 1864 from Baker County. Name Origin: For the town of Union, named in 1862 in support of the Union forces in the Civil War

    Area (sq mi):: 2038.55 (land 2036.55; water 2.00) Population per square mile: 12.00
    Population 2005: 24,540 State rank: 22 Population change: 2000-20005 0.00%; 1990-2000 3.90% Population 2000: 24,530 (White 93.10%; Black or African American 0.50%; Hispanic or Latino 2.40%; Asian 0.90%; Other 4.30%). Foreign born: 2.70%. Median age: 37.70
    Income 2000: per capita $16,907; median household $33,738; Population below poverty level: 13.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,771-$24,463
    Unemployment (2004): 7.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.60% Median travel time to work: 16.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 6.20%
    Cities with population over 10,000:
  • La Grande County seat (12,371)

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    Union County, Florida

    55 W Main St Rm 103
    Lake Butler, FL 32054
    Phone: (386) 496-3711
    Fax: (386) 496-1718
    www.unioncofl.com

    In north-central FL, southwest of Jacksonville; organized May 20, 1921 from Bradford County. Name Origin: An expression of unity between political parties in the division of Bradford County, from which this was formed, and in the location of the county seat

    Area (sq mi):: 249.71 (land 240.29; water 9.42) Population per square mile: 62.10
    Population 2005: 14,916 State rank: 58 Population change: 2000-20005 11.00%; 1990-2000 31.10% Population 2000: 13,442 (White 71.90%; Black or African American 22.80%; Hispanic or Latino 3.50%; Asian 0.30%; Other 3.20%). Foreign born: 2.10%. Median age: 35.70
    Income 2000: per capita $12,333; median household $34,563; Population below poverty level: 14.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $13,249-$14,021
    Unemployment (2004): 4.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.80% Median travel time to work: 28.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 53.60%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    Union County, Pennsylvania

    103 S 2nd St
    Lewisburg, PA 17837
    Phone: (570) 524-8600
    Fax: (570) 524-8635
    www.unionco.org

    In central PA, south of Williamsport; organized Mar 22, 1813 from Northumberland County. Name Origin: As an expression of belief in the federal union of the states

    Area (sq mi):: 317.12 (land 316.73; water 0.39) Population per square mile: 136.20
    Population 2005: 43,131 State rank: 51 Population change: 2000-20005 3.60%; 1990-2000 15.10% Population 2000: 41,624 (White 87.60%; Black or African American 6.90%; Hispanic or Latino 3.90%; Asian 1.10%; Other 2.00%). Foreign born: 3.70%. Median age: 35.80
    Income 2000: per capita $17,918; median household $40,336; Population below poverty level: 8.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,919-$23,056
    Unemployment (2004): 5.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.90% Median travel time to work: 20.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 34.30%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    Union County, Indiana

    26 W Union St
    Liberty, IN 47353
    Phone: (765) 458-6121
    Fax: (765) 458-5263

    On the southeastern border of IN, south of Richmond; organized Jan 15, 1821 from Wayne County. Name Origin: As an expression of belief in the federal union of the states

    Area (sq mi):: 165.25 (land 161.55; water 3.70) Population per square mile: 44.60
    Population 2005: 7,208 State rank: 91 Population change: 2000-20005 -1.90%; 1990-2000 5.30% Population 2000: 7,349 (White 98.50%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 0.30%; Asian 0.20%; Other 0.90%). Foreign born: 0.40%. Median age: 36.50
    Income 2000: per capita $19,549; median household $36,672; Population below poverty level: 9.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,537-$24,786
    Unemployment (2004): 5.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.60% Median travel time to work: 24.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 63.20%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    Union County, Ohio

    233 W 6th St
    Marysville, OH 43040
    Phone: (937) 645-3012
    Fax: (937) 645-3002
    www.co.union.oh.us

    In central OH, northwest of Columbus; organized Apr 1, 1820 from Franklin, Madison, and Logan counties. Name Origin: For the union of parts of four counties

    Area (sq mi):: 436.98 (land 436.65; water 0.33) Population per square mile: 104.80
    Population 2005: 45,751 State rank: 53 Population change: 2000-20005 11.80%; 1990-2000 28.00% Population 2000: 40,909 (White 94.80%; Black or African American 2.80%; Hispanic or Latino 0.80%; Asian 0.50%; Other 1.40%). Foreign born: 1.00%. Median age: 34.50
    Income 2000: per capita $20,577; median household $51,743; Population below poverty level: 4.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $26,725-$28,421
    Unemployment (2004): 4.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.20% Median travel time to work: 23.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 42.70%
    Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Marysville County seat (16,787)

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    Union County, Tennessee

    901 Main St Suite 119
    Maynardville, TN 37807
    Phone: (865) 992-8043
    Fax: (865) 992-4992
    www.unioncountytn.org

    In north-central TN, north of Knoxville; organized 1850 from Anderson, Campbell, Grainger, Claiborne, and Knox counties. Name Origin: In honor of the strong sentiment of people in the area in favor of the preservation of the Union

    Area (sq mi):: 247.13 (land 223.56; water 23.57) Population per square mile: 85.30
    Population 2005: 19,076 State rank: 66 Population change: 2000-20005 7.10%; 1990-2000 30.00% Population 2000: 17,808 (White 97.90%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 0.80%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.30%). Foreign born: 0.30%. Median age: 35.80
    Income 2000: per capita $13,375; median household $27,335; Population below poverty level: 19.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $17,492-$17,802
    Unemployment (2004): 4.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.10% Median travel time to work: 31.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 64.80%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    Union County, North Carolina

    500 N Main St Rm 921
    Monroe, NC 28112
    Phone: (704) 283-3672
    Fax: (704) 282-0121
    www.co.union.nc.us

    On the southern border of NC, southeast of Charlotte; organized Dec 19, 1842 from Mecklenburg and Anson counties. Name Origin: A compromise to a disagreement between Whigs and Democrats as to whether it should be named for Clay or Jackson; county was also a union of parts of two other counties

    Area (sq mi):: 639.59 (land 637.37; water 2.22) Population per square mile: 255.60
    Population 2005: 162,929 State rank: 10 Population change: 2000-20005 31.70%; 1990-2000 46.90% Population 2000: 123,677 (White 79.70%; Black or African American 12.50%; Hispanic or Latino 6.20%; Asian 0.60%; Other 4.00%). Foreign born: 5.70%. Median age: 34.00
    Income 2000: per capita $21,978; median household $50,638; Population below poverty level: 8.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $26,171-$26,778
    Unemployment (2004): 4.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.80% Median travel time to work: 29.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 46.70%
    Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Monroe County seat (28,422)
  • Matthews (23,897)
  • Indian Trail (15,610)

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    Union County, Kentucky

    PO Box 119
    Morganfield, KY 42437
    Phone: (270) 389-1334
    Fax: (270) 389-9135
    www.ucky.org/v2/

    On northwestern border of KY, southwest of Henderson; organized Jan 15, 1811 from Henderson County. Name Origin: Allegedly for the united desire of the residents to form a new county

    Area (sq mi):: 363.43 (land 345.10; water 18.33) Population per square mile: 45.20
    Population 2005: 15,592 State rank: 75 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.30%; 1990-2000 -5.60% Population 2000: 15,637 (White 84.40%; Black or African American 12.90%; Hispanic or Latino 1.60%; Asian 0.10%; Other 2.00%). Foreign born: 1.40%. Median age: 34.50
    Income 2000: per capita $17,465; median household $35,018; Population below poverty level: 17.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,057-$23,839
    Unemployment (2004): 4.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): -2.10% Median travel time to work: 23.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 31.40%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    Union County, Mississippi

    PO Box 847
    New Albany, MS 38652
    Phone: (662) 534-1900
    Fax: (662) 534-1907
    www.ucda-newalbany.com

    In north-central MS, northwest of Tupelo; organized Jul 7, 1870 from Pontotoc and Tippah counties. Name Origin: Possibly for its establishment from parts of two counties or for the union of the north and south following the Civil War

    Area (sq mi):: 416.87 (land 415.43; water 1.44) Population per square mile: 64.50
    Population 2005: 26,784 State rank: 36 Population change: 2000-20005 5.60%; 1990-2000 14.80% Population 2000: 25,362 (White 82.70%; Black or African American 14.90%; Hispanic or Latino 1.60%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.40%). Foreign born: 1.80%. Median age: 35.60
    Income 2000: per capita $15,700; median household $32,682; Population below poverty level: 12.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,539-$20,980
    Unemployment (2004): 6.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.90% Median travel time to work: 22.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 41.50%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    Union County, South Carolina

    PO Box 703
    Union, SC 29379
    Phone: (864) 429-1630
    Fax: (864) 429-1715
    www.countyofunion.com

    In north-central SC, southeast of Spartanburg; organized 1798 from Ninety Six District. Name Origin: For the old Union Church, erected in 1765 for use by many different denominations

    Area (sq mi):: 515.92 (land 514.12; water 1.80) Population per square mile: 55.50
    Population 2005: 28,539 State rank: 33 Population change: 2000-20005 -4.50%; 1990-2000 -1.50% Population 2000: 29,881 (White 67.50%; Black or African American 31.00%; Hispanic or Latino 0.70%; Asian 0.20%; Other 0.90%). Foreign born: 0.60%. Median age: 38.60
    Income 2000: per capita $15,877; median household $31,441; Population below poverty level: 14.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,178-$22,644
    Unemployment (2004): 12.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.50% Median travel time to work: 27.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 37.30%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    Yesterday, the nation's leading farm animal protection organization contacted the Union County Humane Society and local authorities, who are investigating this case, to offer rehabilitative care and lifelong refuge for any of the abused cows and calves in need as a result of the ongoing investigation.
    The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed five birds from Bradford, Cumberland, Delaware and York counties, and mosquitoes from Union County are positive with West Nile virus.
    PITTSBURGH -- Union County Public Schools, a rural district in western Kentucky, made the highest academic gains in the state in 2009 and one of the largest gains in the history of the Kentucky Education Reform Act of 1990, and Superintendent Joshua Powell names the implementation of Carnegie Learning[R] Math Programs among the reform initiatives that resulted in significant improvement in student performance.
    Mark Schweiker today announced that Union County is Pennsylvania's Project Impact Grant selection for 2000-01.
    Bob James, First Charter President and CEO noted, "This new banking center in the Waxhaw community further supports our strategic growth strategy and provides our customers in Union County a larger, more convenient location for their banking needs.
    OTC Bulletin Board: IFOS) announced today that the North Carolina School District of Union County has placed an initial order for the Company's Styro Solve(R) Systems after completing its formal review process and receiving approval of its Request for Proposal form from its school board.
    The Retail Skills Center came about through the unprecedented efforts of the NRF Foundation, the City of Elizabeth, the County of Union, and Glimcher Development Corporation, along with the New Jersey Department of Labor, Union County College, American Express Foundation, and Elizabeth Development Company.
    18 /PRNewswire/ -- Home ownership can become a reality for 150 more families in Union County through a new partnership announced today by First Union and the Monroe-Union County Community Development Corporation.
    This will mark First Union's first entry into Union County, where five of American Commercial's 12 offices are located; its other seven are in Mecklenburg County.
    The second transaction is also a long-term lease of a government entity-owned hospital, Union County Hospital.

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