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The City of Union

Demographics

A Family Community

The attractiveness of Union as a place to live and raise a family is evident in the dramatic increase in population over the past 3 decades.  In 1970, the population of Union was a mere 233 people, but by the year 2000 our population soared to 2893.

Population

The 2010 US Census numbers showed growth of 86% since 2000 and a total population of 5,379 residing in 1,739 housing units.

2011 estimates show a total population of 5,512.

The family orientation of our community can be seen in the 2010 census numbers which show:

  • 37 %  of Union residents are under the age of 20
  • 30 %  of Union residents are under the age of 15
  • 34.8 is the median age of Union residents

Property

  • Median Home Value:  $244,300
  • Homes with 4 or more bedrooms: 66%

Income and Education

  • Median Household Income:  $98,438
  • Poverty rate:  2.7%
  • High School Graduate or higher:  98.2%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher:  48.6%

Crime

Crime rate:  1.9% (19 per 1000 residents)

Crime statistics shows that compared to other communities of similar population size, Union has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average.

Neighborhoods

Hampshire

Hampshire…a Drees community located in Union, KY. Located approximately a mile west of I-75 on Mt. Zion Road. Look for 4-Way Stop Sign at Pembroke Drive…turn left into Hampshire.

Harmony

Harmony is a place to live and a place to gather. A place where the streets are lined with trees, the porches are made for interaction, and the neighborhoods are unique and have a rhythm all their own. A place that celebrates wide-open spaces and the beauty of the land. A place where living life in perfect harmony truly does come easy.

Hempsteade

Hempsteade Homeowners Association website.

Lassing Green

Welcome to Lassing Green, located in beautiful Union, KY. This subdivision is a wonderful area of fine homes. Anyone would enjoy this location which is convenient to area shopping and I-75. Ryle High School and Gray Middle School are in walking distance. This is a great asset along with many others.

Lancashire

The Lancashire community is comprised of 168 multi-faceted living community located in Plantation Pointe (suburban Florence and Union). It is comprised of Single Family Homes beautifully landscaped with lakes and walking trails. Lancashire is just 20 minutes from downtown Cincinnati, 15 minutes from the Northern Kentucky-Greater Cincinnati International Airport and 5 minutes from one of the larger shopping center malls in Florence. Within very short distances of Lancashire there are high quality public and private schools and beautiful public and private golf courses.

Union Village

The Union Village community includes 148 single-family homes in a quiet residential neighborhood conveniently near to the beautiful Scheben branch library, as well as doctors, dentists, banks, Kroger’s and other shopping essentials–all within minutes of home. Union Village includes a pleasant variety of builders and designs, which ensures that your house won’t look just like your neighbor’s. On the other hand, a sense of unity and planning is achieved through the same design of mailbox and porch lights throughout the community.

Villas at Fowler’s Creek

Epcon Communities are ranch condominiumiums built around the idea of an “intimate village.” With unique building designs, open & efficient floor plans and attention to detail, the Epcon product has been a successful story since 1986.
The Villas of Fowler’s Creek broke ground in June 2006, offering floor plans from the Cathedral Collection. Two & three bedrooms models both feature a light-filled, finished veranda in addition to all the other amenities of a clubhouse game room, fitness center & heated pool. Coupled with a convenient location just of US 42, you are minutes from Kroger, restaurants & shopping facilities. Information for the Villas of Fowler’s Creek can be found at www.epconcommunities.com or by calling the sales center at (859) 525-7143. The best way to find out is to stop by and see for yourself what a care-free lifestyle is all about.

Development

Responsible Growth

The City of Union is experiencing the highest rate of growth of the county’s cities in single-family housing development. Since the early 1980’s, the thrust of the community and its leaders has been to tightly control commercial development, attract upscale housing development, and provide its citizens an environment that fosters a sense of identity. As a result, the City of Union has grown from the smallest into the second-largest city in Boone County in less than twenty years, remaining remarkably free of the “Urban Sprawl” so prevalent in the country today.

At the dawn of the new millennium, the City of Union undertook the task of reinventing itself for the future of its citizens. In a joint effort involving theState of Kentucky, Boone County, Boone County Planning Commission and its residents, the City of Union developed a long-range Town Plan that will set the growth of the city for future generations. The result will be that the things making Union so attractive to residents and developers will survive and flourish.

The Union Town Plan has received an Award of Merit from the American Society of Landscape Architects. The documents that make up the Union Town Plan can be seen here:

Union Town Center Website

History

Proud Past

The City of Union grew from a small settlement that may have existed as early as the late 1700’s. However by the early 1800’s, much of the land that now lies in Union was owned by the Fowler family, and Benjamin Piatt Fowler built his in what is now the northern area of the city c. 1817.

It has been recorded that Union was established as early as 1833, but existing documentation shows that Union was officially incorporated as a city in 1838. Why the name Union was chosen no one actually knows, but the story goes that since it was a connection point between the City of Florence andBig Bone Lick, “Union” seemed somehow appropriate. Salt was manufactured at Big Bone during the early 1800’s, and then brought to Union for distribution to other area settlements.

A post office was in operation by 1850, and at some point during this time period, the city also boasted a Millinery Shop located next to the post office, and the Union Presbyterian Church that was built next to that in 1870. A bank was built in the city in 1905, and a large general store of two stories was located on the corner of Mt. Zion Road and what eventually became U.S. Highway 42 (now Old Union Rd). Across the street from the general store was a drugstore, supplying the medications needed by the city’s two doctors. A village blacksmith was located around the corner from the bank, and nearby was a flourishing creamery.

During the early 1900’s, the city was unable to field a slate of officers to act as a legislative body, and the official corporation lapsed. In 1969, a group of citizens felt that the time was right to reincorporate, and the modern City of Union was born. In 1969, the area of the city was one square mile…which has grown to approximately three square miles today. In 1970, the official census population figure for the city was 233. The current population figure is in excess of 3,500 which makes Union the second largest incorporated city in Boone County. In 2005, Union moved up from a 5th to a 4th class city.

The progress that the City of Union has experienced has made us one of the fastest growing areas in one of the fastest growing counties in the Commonwealth. Here’s to the next 150 years! and the already famous beautiful home.