About the City of Unionville
Unionville was first named Harmony when established in 1853 as the county seat for Putnam County. Prior to that the county seat had moved several times, often with heated debate, thus the centralized location hoping to bring "harmony" to all concerned.
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,865 people, 844 households, and 468 families residing in the city. The population density was 932.5 inhabitants per square mile (360.0/km2). There were 1,009 housing units at an average density of 504.5 per square mile (194.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.1% White, 0.4% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.2% of the population.
There were 844 households of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.2% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 44.5% were non-families. 40.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 21% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.86.
The median age in the city was 41.8 years. 24.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.9% were from 25 to 44; 23.9% were from 45 to 64; and 22.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.5% male and 53.5% female.
On May 22, 1962, Continental Airlines Flight 11, en route from O'Hare Airport in Chicago, Illinois to the downtown Kansas City, Missouri airport, crashed in a clover field north of Unionville, near Lake Thunderhead, killing all 37 passengers and 8 crew. Investigators subsequently determined that one of the jetliner's passengers, Thomas G. Doty, detonated a bomb inside the Boeing 707 in a suicide-for-insurance plot.