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Union is a city in Boone County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 5,379 in the 2010 Census. The area was rural until mass residential growth in 1990's and 2000'sHistoryThe City of Union grew from a small settlement that may have existed as early as the late 18th century. However, by the early 19th century, much of the land that now lies in Union was owned by the Fowler family, and Benjamin Piatt Fowler built his home 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 Florence and Big Bone Lick, "Union" seemed somehow appropriate. Salt was manufactured at Big Bone Lick during the early 19th century, and then brought to Union for distribution to other area settlements.GeographyUnion is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.2sqmi, all of it land.DemographicsAs of the census of 2010, there were 5,379 people, 1,661 households, and 1,471 families residing in the city. The population density was 894.4 people per square mile (345.8/km²). There were 1,739 housing units at an average density of 271.7 per square mile (105.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 91.3% White, 1.2% African American, 0.0% Native American, 5.7% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, 0.0% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.
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