Union, Illinois

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Union
Location of Union in McHenry County, Illinois.
Location of Union in McHenry County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Coordinates: 42°14′7″N 88°32′33″W / 42.23528°N 88.54250°W / 42.23528; -88.54250Coordinates: 42°14′7″N 88°32′33″W / 42.23528°N 88.54250°W / 42.23528; -88.54250
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyMcHenry
Area
 • Total0.84 sq mi (2.17 km2)
 • Land0.84 sq mi (2.17 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total580
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
553
 • Density661.48/sq mi (255.28/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Code(s)
60180
Area code(s)815
FIPS code17-76706
Wikimedia CommonsUnion, Illinois

Union is a village in McHenry County, Illinois, United States. The population was 580 at the 2010 census, up from 576 in 2000.

History[edit]

A post office called Union has been in operation since 1852.[3] The village was named for the federal union of the United States.[4]

Geography[edit]

Union is located at 42°14′7″N 88°32′33″W / 42.23528°N 88.54250°W / 42.23528; -88.54250 (42.235237, -88.542379).[5]

According to the 2010 census, Union has a total area of 0.83 square miles (2.15 km2), all land.[6]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880156
1900322
191043234.2%
1920399−7.6%
1930367−8.0%
1940327−10.9%
195043533.0%
196048010.3%
197057920.6%
19806227.4%
1990542−12.9%
20005766.3%
20105800.7%
Est. 2019553[2]−4.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

At the 2000 census there were 576 people, 204 households, and 158 families living in the village. The population density was 950.4 people per square mile (364.6/km2). There were 208 housing units at an average density of 343.2 per square mile (131.7/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.09% White, 0.35% Native American, 0.87% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.99%.[8]

Of the 204 households 37.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.7% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.5% were non-families. 15.7% of households were one person and 6.4% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.15.

The age distribution was 28.0% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 34.2% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 11.1% 65 or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.6 males.

The median household income was $56,528 and the median family income was $57,500. Males had a median income of $38,393 versus $25,536 for females. The per capita income for the village was $21,218. About 5.8% of families and 5.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.9% of those under age 18 and 16.7% of those age 65 or over.

Points of interest[edit]

Union was the site of the world's first fully automatic substation, on the current site of the water tower just east of Main Street.[9] Union is also the home to the Illinois Railway Museum and the McHenry County Historical Society.[10] It is also the home of Donley's Wild West Town amusement park and the site of the oldest and largest Antique Phonograph Show in the world.[11] Donley's Wild West Town is now run by the Onesti entertainment group.

Notable person[edit]

Media[edit]

The Marengo-Union Times is the newspaper of record in Union; it has a circulation of 6300 and is mailed to every home and business in the greater Marengo and Union area.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 14, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ "McHenry County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  4. ^ Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 132.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2020-02-13. Retrieved 2015-12-25.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  9. ^ "Rotary Converter". Irm.org. Retrieved 2015-09-18.
  10. ^ "McHenry County Historical Society and Museum |". Mchsonline.org. 1976-07-04. Archived from the original on 2015-04-03. Retrieved 2015-09-18.
  11. ^ "Home". Wildwesttown.com. Retrieved 2015-09-18.

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