North Union Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania

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North Union Township is a township in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 14,140 at the 2000 census. The Laurel Highlands School District serves the township.

Villages located within the populous township include Oliver, Phillips, Lemont Furnace, Mount Braddock, Jumonville, East Uniontown, Coolspring, and West Leisenring.



North Union Township was formed from Union Township in 1851.

Union Township was created in 1783, one of Fayette County's original townships. The borough of Uniontown was taken from it in 1796, and a part of Wharton Township was added to it in 1802. In 1851 Union Township was split along the National Road into North Union and South Union townships. A portion of Franklin Township was added to North Union in 1872.[1]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 38.7 square miles (100.3 km²), of which, 38.7 square miles (100.2 km²) of it is land and 0.03% is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 14,140 people, 5,805 households, and 3,999 families residing in the township. The population density was 365.4 people per square mile (141.1/km²). There were 6,234 housing units at an average density of 161.1/sq mi (62.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.32% White, 2.60% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.11% from other races, and 0.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.42% of the population.

There were 5,805 households out of which 27.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.3% were married couples living together, 13.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.1% were non-families. 28.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.91.

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