Union has the 392nd largest population in the United States. The population grew by 4.1% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Union is part of the New York City metro area. Unemployment in the New York City area is 4%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. New York City has the largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Union is above average at $61,300, and the median cost of a home in Union is $293,200, which is above the national average. 17% of workers in Union hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 68% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Union. 78% of Union workers drive to work alone, 2% take public transit, 6% carpool, and 13% walk. People in Union spend an average of 31 minutes commuting to work, which is longer than the national average of 26 minutes.