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Union City, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The City of Union City is the 10th largest city in New Jersey with a population of 69,024 as of July 1, 2016. Union City ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Union City is located at latitude 40.7675 and longitude -74.0323 in Hudson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Union City (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hudson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 174 feet.

The City of Union City (GNIS ID: 885424) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Union City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Union City, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 69,024
Population in Households 68,371
Population in Familes 54,711
Population in Group Qrtrs 653
Population Density1 53,812
Diversity Index2 75


Total Households 23,658
Average Household Size 2.89
Family Households 16,100
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 26,322 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,367 (16.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 19,291 (73.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,664 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $323,119
Average Home Value $369,046


Median Household Income $39,603
Average Household Income $56,364
Per Capita Income $19,674
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.61% 1.0%
Households 0.58% 0.98%
Families 0.6% 0.99%
Median Household Income   -0.45%
Per Capita Income   1.03%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Union City, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Union City to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 10 98th
Population Density1 # 2 100th
Diversity Index2 # 62 88th
Median Household Income # 511 6th
Per Capita Income # 526 4th

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