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Union County, New Jersey

Union County New Jersey
US county information
NameUnion County
StateNew Jersey
SeatElizabeth
Largest cityElizabeth
US Area
Total Area105 sq mi (272 km2)
Land Area103 sq mi (266.8 km2)
Water Area2 sq mi (5.2 km2)
Population536499 (2010)
Density1953/km2 (5058.3/sq mi)
Founded1857
Congressional district6th
Congressional district7th
Congressional district10th

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Union County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. As of the 2010 Census, the population was 536,499. It is part of the New York Metropolitan Area. Its county seat is Elizabeth. Union County ranks 93rd among the highest-income counties in the United States. It also ranks 74th in the United States by personal per-capita income. A study by Forbes.com determined Union County pays the second-highest property taxes of all counties in the nation. With more than 5,000 persons per square mile on average, Union County is one of the most densely populated counties in America.

Union County was formed on March 19, 1857, from portions of Essex County.


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