Union County

0
TOTAL POPULATION

Source: US Census, 2010

0
LABOR FORCE

Source: Chmura, 2016

LARGEST MUNICIPALITIES

wdt_ID Municipality Population
1 Elizabeth 124,969
2 Union 56,642
3 Plainfield 49,808
4 Linden 40,499
5 Westfield 30,316
6 Rahway 27,346

Source: US Census Bureau 2010

MAJOR PRIVATE SECTOR EMPLOYERS

wdt_ID Company Industry
1 Merck & Co. Pharmaceuticals
2 Overlook Hospital Hospital
3 Trinitas Hospital Hospital
4 Blue Apron Meal Service
5 Linden North America, Inc. Manufacturer
6 Nokia Telecommunication
7 Phillips 66 Bayway Refinery
8 Summit Medical Group Medical Practice

Source: UCEDC Major Employers List, 2017

ETHNICITY/RACE

wdt_ID Ethnicity Percentage
1 White 61
2 Black 22
3 Hispanic (of all races) 27
4 Asian 5
5 Other 9

Source: US Census, 2010- 2015

AGE (POPULATION)

wdt_ID Age Percentage
1 Under 20 27
2 20-39 26
3 40-64 34
4 65+ 13

Source: US Census, 2010- 2015

EDUCATION ATTAINMENT

wdt_ID DEGREE PERCENTAGE
2 H.S. Diploma or Higher 87
4 Associates Degree 6
5 Bachelor's Degree or Higher 35
6 Post-graduate studies 14

Source: US Census, American FactFinder, 2015

INSTITUTES OF HIGHER EDUCATION

wdt_ID Institute Type Undergrad Graduate
1 Kean University 4 Yr 11,814 2298
2 Union County College 2 Yr 11,220 N/A

Source: Secretary of Higher Ed

0 %
USE OF
PUBLIC TRANSIT

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011-2015

0
COMMUTER
RAIL LINES

Source: NJ Transit

MILEAGE TO AIRPORTS

wdt_ID Airport Miles
1 Newark International Airport 7
2 John F. Kennedy International Airport 35
3 LaGuardia Airport 32
4 Philadelphia International Airport 85
5 Trenton-Mercer Airport 45
6 Atlantic City International Airport 105
7 Teterboro Airport 27

MILEAGE TO PORTS

wdt_ID PORT Miles
1 Port Newark-Elizabeth 8

TAXES

wdt_ID Tax Percent
1 Corporate Income Tax (Single Sales Factor) 11.5%*
2 Personal Income Tax 1.4% to 10.75%
3 Sales Tax 6.625% (3.3125% in UEZs)

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