Union County, Pennsylvania

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Union County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of 2000, the population was 41,624. Union County was created on March 22, 1813, from part of Northumberland County. Its name is an allusion to the federal Union. Its county seat is Lewisburg[1].

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 317 square miles (821 km²), of which 317 square miles (820 km²) is land and 0 square miles (1 km²) (0.12%) is water.

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Demographics


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 41,624 people, 13,178 households, and 9,211 families residing in the county. The population density was 131 people per square mile (51/km²). There were 14,684 housing units at an average density of 46 per square mile (18/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 90.08% White, 6.91% Black or African American, 0.16% Native American, 1.06% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.37% from other races, and 1.37% from two or more races. 3.90% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 41.2% were of German, 13.9% American, 6.5% Irish, 5.9% English and 5.3% Italian ancestry according to Census 2000. 90.4% spoke English, 3.7% Spanish, 2.0% Pennsylvania Dutch and 1.2% German as their first language.

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