Vital Statistics

POPULATION (2000)

522,541 *

LAND AREA

103.4 sq. miles

MUNICIPALITIES
LARGEST TOWN
SMALLEST TOWN

21
Elizabeth 
Winfield

Of New Jersey’s 21 counties, Union County ranks 6th in population and
20th in size. It is the third most densely populated county in New Jersey.

COUNTY PARKS
PARKLAND
GOLF COURSES

35
6,626 acres
2

ESTABLISHED

1857

COUNTY SEAT

Elizabeth (est. 1664)

MILES OF COUNTY ROADS
COUNTY BRIDGES AND CULVERTS

172

470

SCHOOL DISTRICTS
SCHOOLS
PUPILS

23
160
76,882

COMMUTER RAIL LINES

Raritan Valley Line
Northeast Corridor Line
North Jersey Line

MAJOR HIGHWAYS

NJ Turnpike
Garden State Parkway
Routes 1 & 9
Route 78
Route 22
Route 24

AIRPORTS

Newark International Airport
Linden Airport

UNION COUNTY IS WORLD HEADQUARTERS FOR…

Merck and Co.
Lucent Technologies
Schering-Plough
Wakefern Food Corp.

LABOR FORCE

266,900**

TOP INDUSTRIES

Manufacturing, Retail, Pharmaceuticals, Petroleum, Telecommunications