Union City, New Jersey

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Population in 2014: 68,668 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +2.4%
 
Males: 36,036  (52.5%)
Females: 32,632  (47.5%)
Median resident age:  35.1 years
New Jersey median age:  39.4 years

Zip codes: 07087.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $40,653 (it was $30,642 in 2000)
Union City:

$40,653
NJ:

$70,165

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $19,008 (it was $13,997 in 2000)

Union City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $274,700 (it was $159,600 in 2000)
Union City:

$274,700
NJ:

$307,700

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $281,458; Detached houses: $309,674; Townhouses or other attached units: $195,100; In 2-unit structures: $287,352; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $334,340; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $246,651

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,097.

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  • Races in Union City, NJ (2010)

    Union City races chart
    • 56,29184.7%Hispanic
    • 7,04010.6%White alone
    • 1,4472.2%Asian alone
    • 1,0701.6%Black alone
    • 3390.5%Two or more races
    • 2110.3%Other race alone
    • 480.07%American Indian alone
    • 90.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Union City detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Union City: 124.8 (high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Italian (4.3%), United States (2.4%), Irish (1.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 01/01/1925

Elevation: 175 feet

Land area: 1.27 square miles.

Population density: 54,226 people per square mile   (very high).

Union City,NJ real estate house value index trend

Union City, New Jersey map

For population 25 years and over in Union City:

  • High school or higher: 68.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.5%
  • Unemployed: 12.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Union City city:

  • Never married: 41.1%
  • Now married: 38.1%
  • Separated: 5.4%
  • Widowed: 5.4%
  • Divorced: 9.9%

39,515 residents are foreign born (53.6% Latin America).

This city:

57.9%
New Jersey:

21.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $8,739 (3.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $8,529 (3.1%)

Union City satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Manhattan, NY (3.1 miles , pop. 1,537,195).

Nearest cities: Hoboken, NJ (1.3 miles ), West New York, NJ (1.3 miles ), Secaucus, NJ (1.4 miles ), Guttenberg, NJ (1.5 miles ), Manhattan borough, NY (1.7 miles ), Jersey City, NJ (1.9 miles ), Fairview borough, NJ (1.9 miles ), Cliffside Park borough, NJ (2.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $90,500
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $42,800
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $73,000
  • 2004: 8 buildings, average cost: $108,800
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $45,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 40.77 N, Longitude: 74.03 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -17,667 (-25.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,571 (14.1%)

Area codes: 201, 551

Union City household income distribution Union City home values distribution

Crime rates in Union City by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 3643111173100
per 100,000 4.48.96.04.51.51.61.61.611.34.51.50.00.0
Rapes 5164104440032N/A1
per 100,000 7.323.86.015.16.16.36.50.00.04.53.0N/A1.5
Robberies 17717620817821418215711911112010610898
per 100,000 258.4261.6310.3268.4328.3286.0253.5193.0179.5180.0157.0158.2142.5
Assaults 125134107134188219179171143144141139140
per 100,000 182.5199.2159.6202.1288.4344.1289.0277.3231.2216.0208.8203.7203.5
Burglaries 474453409396405332367279237285241189189
per 100,000 692.1673.3610.1597.2621.4521.6592.6452.4383.2427.4356.9276.9274.8
Thefts 899893858836931917991962921849891787891
per 100,000 1,312.61,327.31,279.91,260.71,428.41,440.81,600.21,560.01,489.01,273.31,319.61,153.01,295.3
Auto thefts 529444346267240173160157152165133114106
per 100,000 772.4660.0516.1402.6368.2271.8258.4254.6245.7247.5197.0167.0154.1
Arson 1003671332154
per 100,000 1.50.00.04.59.211.01.64.94.93.01.57.35.8
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.5) 308.5326.4293.2282.2311.6295.1284.2244.7242.2222.8198.8179.4177.9

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Union City detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 177 (150 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.18
New Jersey average:

3.43
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.0%
New Jersey:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +9,049 (+15.6%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (12%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (14%)
  • Material moving occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (16%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Union City: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Union City, New Jersey

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Union City-area historical tornado activity is slightly below New Jersey state average. It is 40% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/28/1973, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 24.6 miles away from the Union City city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/28/1973, a category F3 tornado 36.5 miles away from the city center injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Union City-area historical earthquake activity is near New Jersey state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 220.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 109.6 miles away from Union City center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 257.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 108.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 228.0 miles away from Union City center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 226.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hudson County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Heavy Rains: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Water Shortages: 2, Power Outage: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Union City topographic map

Birthplace of: Mawel Soler - College basketball player (Bowling Green Falcons).

Hospitals and medical centers in Union City:

  • CASTLE HILL HEALTH CARE CENTER (615 23RD STREET)
  • MANHATTANVIEW NURSING HOME (3200 HUDSON AVENUE)
  • FMC UNION HILL (508 31ST STREET)

Amtrak stations near Union City:

  • 3 miles: NEW YORK (PENN STA) (NEW YORK, 7TH AVE. & W. 32ND ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, snack bar, vending machines, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 8 miles: NEWARK (RAYMOND PLAZA WEST) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 9 miles: LA GUARDIA AIRPORT (QUEENS, ) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar and vending machines, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, car rental agency, taxi stand.

College/University in Union City:

  • Total Image Beauty Academy (Full-time enrollment: 102; Location: 3900 Bergenline ave; Private, for-profit; Website: www.totalimagebeautyacademy.net)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Union City:

  • Stevens Institute of Technology (about 2 miles; Hoboken, NJ; Full-time enrollment: 4,132)
  • Technical Career Institutes (about 3 miles; New York, NY; FT enrollment: 4,338)
  • CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice (about 3 miles; New York, NY; FT enrollment: 12,091)
  • Fashion Institute of Technology (about 3 miles; New York, NY; FT enrollment: 9,111)
  • Touro College (about 3 miles; New York, NY; FT enrollment: 10,579)
  • CUNY Graduate School and University Center (about 3 miles; New York, NY; FT enrollment: 2,930)
  • Berkeley College-New York (about 3 miles; New York, NY; FT enrollment: 5,189)

Public high schools in Union City:

  • UNION CITY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,467, Location: 2500 KENNEDY BLVD, Grades: 9-12)
  • JOSE MARTI FRESHMAN ACADEMY (Location: 1800 SUMMIT AVE, Grades: 9)

Private high schools in Union City:

  • MIFTAAHUL ULOOM SCHOOL (Students: 210, Location: 501 15TH ST, Grades: PK-12)
  • RISING STAR ACADEMY (Students: 185, Location: 4613 COTTAGE PL, Grades: PK-10)
  • LEARNING INSTITUTE OF UNION CITY (Students: 83, Location: 324 34TH ST, Grades: 1-12, Boys only)

Public elementary/middle schools in Union City:

  • EMERSON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,449, Location: 318 - 18TH STREET, Grades: 6-8)
  • THOMAS A EDISON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 1,310, Location: 507 WEST ST, Grades: PK-6)
  • ROBERT WATERS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 1,184, Location: 2800 SUMMIT AVE, Grades: PK-6)
  • VETERANS' MEMORIAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 445, Location: 1401 CENTRAL AVENUE, Grades: PK-5)
  • JEFFERSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 342, Location: 3400 PALISADE AVENUE, Grades: PK-4)
  • THEODORE ROOSEVELT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 4507 HUDSON AVE, Grades: PK-6)
  • GEORGE WASHINGTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 3905 NEW YORK AVE, Grades: PK-6)
  • UNION HILL MIDDLE SCHOOL (Location: 3800 HUDSON AVE, Grades: 7-8)
  • COLIN POWELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 1500 NEW YORK AVENUE, Grades: KG-5)

Private elementary/middle schools in Union City:

  • ST FRANCIS ACADEMY (Students: 275, Location: 1601 CENTRAL AVE, Grades: PK-8)
  • MOTHER SETON SCHOOL (Students: 269, Location: 1501 NEW YORK AVE, Grades: KG-8)
  • ST AUGUSTINE SCHOOL (Students: 233, Location: 3920 NEW YORK AVE, Grades: PK-8)
  • SMILING FACES EDUCATIONAL CENTER (Students: 103, Location: 3300 NEW YORK AVE, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Union City

Library in Union City:

  • UNION CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,249,096; Location: 324 43RD STREET; 85,869 books; 231 audio materials; 1,965 video materials; 22 state licensed databases; 175 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Union City: Union City Public Library (A), Union City Emergency Medical Services (B), North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue Deputy 1 / Engine 4 / Ladder 2 (C), North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue Engine 5 (D), North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue Squad 2 / Ladder 1 / Battalion 1 (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Union City include: Bethany Lutheran Church (A), Church of San Lazaro (B), Emanuel United Methodist Church (C), First Reformed Church (D), Grace Episcopal Church (E), Holy Cross Armenian Church (F), Holy Family Church (G), Iglesia Apostoles Y Profetas (H), Iglesia Bautista Emmanuel (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Union City include: Elsworth Park (1), Joseph Marin Field (2), Washington Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Quill Archivists (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 2007 Palisade Av), CMG Music & Games (Arcades & Amusements; 2614 Summit Ave).

Hotel: Park Avenue Hotel (60 48th).

Hudson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 102. This is worse than average.

City:

102
U.S.:

75

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.354. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.354
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 18.9. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.9
U.S.:

6.4

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 1.21. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.21
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 23.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.0
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 16.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.6
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 10.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.2
U.S.:

9.4

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.0125. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0125
U.S.:

0.0138
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 27.4%
(23.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.4% for Black residents, 28.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 52.3% for American Indian residents, 27.1% for other race residents, 22.6% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.9 people
New Jersey:  2.7 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  68.0%
Whole state:  69.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  10.0%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

People in group quarters in Union City in 2010:

  • 341 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 181 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 109 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 17 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Union City in 2000:

  • 181 people in nursing homes
  • 135 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 18 people in religious group quarters
  • 16 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 5 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Union City, New Jersey environmental map by EPA

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Banks with most branches in Union City (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Union City 7th St, Union City 39th St, Union City. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • TD Bank, National Association: American Branch, Summit Avenue Branch, Union Store Branch. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • Oritani Bank: Summit Ave Branch, Bergenline Avenue Branch, Hamilton Savings Bank Branch. Info updated 2008/09/08: Bank assets: $2,567.1 mil, Deposits: $1,374.4 mil, headquarters in Township Of Washington, NJ, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 25 total offices
  • Bank of America, National Association: Bergenline Avenue Branch at 4800 Bergenline Avenue, branch established on 1960/10/10; 3109 Bergenline Avenue Branch at 3109 Bergenline Avenue, branch established on 1891/01/01. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Ponce De Leon Federal Bank: Bergenline Ave. Branch at 3821 Bergenline Ave, branch established on 2003/03/11. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $759.1 mil, Deposits: $668.4 mil, headquarters in Bronx, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices
  • Crown Bank: Union City Branch at 4430 Bergenline Avenue, branch established on 2003/11/21. Info updated 2011/12/21: Bank assets: $566.3 mil, Deposits: $472.6 mil, headquarters in Elizabeth, NJ, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 16 total offices, Holding Company: Jjr Holding Company, Inc.
  • Capital One, National Association: Union City Branch at 3201 Bergenline Avenue At 32nd Stree, branch established on 1913/09/22. Info updated 2011/07/01: Bank assets: $133,477.8 mil, Deposits: $97,063.7 mil, headquarters in Mclean, VA, positive income, 984 total offices, Holding Company: Capital One Financial Corporation
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Union City Branch at 3196 Kennedy Boulevard, Kennedy Center, branch established on 1989/05/17. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Valley National Bank: Union City Branch at 4405-09 Bergenline Avenue, branch established on 2003/10/01. Info updated 2012/01/10: Bank assets: $14,186.7 mil, Deposits: $9,715.7 mil, headquarters in Wayne, NJ, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 219 total offices, Holding Company: Valley National Bancorp

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

18.4
New Jersey average:

12.7

Union City travel time to work - commute Union City mode of transportation to work chart

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Neighborhoods in Union City:

(Union City, New Jersey Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Union City city (based on Hudson County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic280,93053
Other38,32263
Evangelical Protestant19,890133
Mainline Protestant12,85393
Black Protestant12,30826
Orthodox6,31812
None263,645-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 257
Hudson County:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

2.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 120
Hudson County:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

1.76 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 29
Hudson County:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.81 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 369
Here:

6.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.15 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.8%
New Jersey:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Hudson County:

22.8%
New Jersey:

23.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

23.7%
State:

18.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Union City:

47.7%
New Jersey:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Union City:

48.5%
New Jersey:

47.4%

Average BMI:
Union City:

28.4
New Jersey:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.1%
New Jersey:

20.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.8%
State:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.7
New Jersey:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

33.0%
New Jersey:

33.6%

General health condition:
Union City:

55.1%
New Jersey:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Union City:

82.2%
New Jersey:

79.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Union City, NJ Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 15$70,859$56,6872$3,165
Other Government Administration 12$37,088$37,0886$10,187
Judicial and Legal 20$78,476$47,0860$0
Police Protection - Officers 115$1,093,192$114,07211$25,124
Police - Other 33$51,124$18,5910$0
Firefighters 11$23,910$26,08425$31,349
Fire - Other 1$5,430$65,1602$5,221
Streets and Highways 1$3,962$47,5440$0
Welfare 6$23,012$46,0240$0
Health 3$9,337$37,3484$6,009
Solid Waste Management 46$150,871$39,35816$21,794
Parks and Recreation 12$49,339$49,33962$52,126
Housing and Community Development(Local) 28$143,680$61,57728$12,650
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 1,262$7,098,765$67,50045$97,429
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 311$1,047,543$40,42086$167,263
Local Libraries 11$39,833$43,4548$4,114
Other and Unallocable 11$17,792$19,40923$13,718
Totals for Government 1,898$9,944,213$62,872318$450,149

Union City government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,646,000 ($38.53)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,112,000 ($30.76)
    Parks and Recreation: $732,000 ($10.66)
    General Public Buildings: $377,000 ($5.49)
    Police Protection: $334,000 ($4.86)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $198,000 ($2.88)
    General - Other: $85,000 ($1.24)
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $157,933,000 ($2299.95)
    Police Protection: $19,071,000 ($277.73)
    General - Other: $16,830,000 ($245.09)
    Local Fire Protection: $11,428,000 ($166.42)
    Housing and Community Development: $9,560,000 ($139.22)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,794,000 ($98.94)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,215,000 ($32.26)
    Parking Facilities: $1,813,000 ($26.40)
    Health - Other: $1,751,000 ($25.50)
    Financial Administration: $1,669,000 ($24.31)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,394,000 ($20.30)
    General Public Buildings: $1,053,000 ($15.33)
    Central Staff Services: $947,000 ($13.79)
    Regular Highways: $903,000 ($13.15)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $736,000 ($10.72)
    Libraries: $600,000 ($8.74)
    Public Welfare - Other: $57,000 ($0.83)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,461,000 ($50.40)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,681,000 ($24.48)
    Housing and Community Development: $48,000 ($0.70)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Elementary and Secondary Education: $258,000 ($3.76)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $384,000 ($5.59)
    General - Other: $302,000 ($4.40)
    Parks and Recreation: $100,000 ($1.46)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $120,980,000 ($1761.81)

Union City government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parking Facilities: $2,068,000 ($30.12)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,942,000 ($28.28)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $190,000 ($2.77)
    Solid Waste Management: $92,000 ($1.34)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $8,721,000 ($127.00)
    All Other: $140,000 ($2.04)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $3,613,000 ($52.62)
    Sale of Property: $1,600,000 ($23.30)
    Interest Earnings: $679,000 ($9.89)
    General Revenue, NEC: $614,000 ($8.94)
    Rents: $11,000 ($0.16)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $154,337,000 ($2247.58)
    General Local Government Support: $21,505,000 ($313.17)
    All Other: $2,468,000 ($35.94)
    Health and Hospitals: $427,000 ($6.22)
    Highways: $290,000 ($4.22)
  • Tax - Property: $40,929,000 ($596.04)
    Other License: $1,867,000 ($27.19)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $333,000 ($4.85)
    Public Utilities Sales: $75,000 ($1.09)

Union City government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $63,921,000 ($930.87)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $52,030,000 ($757.70)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,506,000 ($225.81)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,615,000 ($52.64)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $13,887,000 ($202.23)

Union City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,315,000 ($106.53)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,509,000 ($196.73)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,000 ($0.04)

8.20% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($61,882 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.20%
New Jersey average:

5.08%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($473 average AGI)
Hudson County:

0.07%
New Jersey average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from New York County, NY  0.87% ($101,965 average AGI)
from Bergen County, NJ  0.84% ($59,466)
from Essex County, NJ  0.60% ($46,452)


8.23% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($75,116 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.23%
New Jersey average:

5.65%

0.20% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,147 average AGI)
Hudson County:

0.20%
New Jersey average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Bergen County, NJ  1.08% ($71,204 average AGI)
to New York County, NY  0.83% ($94,024)
to Essex County, NJ  0.65% ($68,787)

Strongest AM radio stations in Union City:

  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBBR (1130 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BLOOMBERG COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WEPN (1050 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK AM RADIO, LLC)
  • WWRL (1600 AM; 25 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ACCESS.1 COMMUNICATIONS CORP.-NY)
  • WINS (1010 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WADO (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WLIB (1190 AM; 30 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS-NY, INC.)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • WNYC (820 AM; 10 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WNYC RADIO)
  • WQEW (1560 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: THE NEW YORK TIMES ELECTRONIC MEDIA COMPANY)
  • WWRU (1660 AM; 10 kW; JERSEY CITY, NJ; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF NEW YORK LICENSE CORP.)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Union City:

  • WAXQ (104.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM NEW YORK LICENSES, LLC)
  • WHTZ (100.3 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WWPR-FM (105.1 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCBS-FM (101.1 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKTU (103.5 FM; LAKE SUCCESS, NY; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WQCD (101.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WCAA (105.9 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP. ("WADO"))
  • WBAI (99.5 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: PACIFICA FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WBLS (107.5 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS-NY, INC.)
  • WLTW (106.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM NEW YORK LICENSES, LLC)
  • WQXR-FM (96.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: THE NEW YORK TIMES ELECTRONIC MEDIA COMPANY)
  • WSKQ-FM (97.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WSKQ LICENSING, INC.)
  • WXRK (92.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WQHT (97.1 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS LICENSE CORPORATION OF NEW YORK)
  • WNYC-FM (93.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WNYC RADIO)
  • WPAT-FM (93.1 FM; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WPAT LICENSING, INC.)
  • WKCR-FM (89.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN NEW YORK)
  • WNEW (102.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WRKS (98.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORP OF NEW YORK)
  • WNYE (91.5 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION)

TV broadcast stations around Union City:

  • WNYW (Channel 5; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WNJU (Channel 47; LINDEN, NJ; Owner: WNJU LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WFUT (Channel 68; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: UNIVISION NEW YORK LLC)
  • WNYE-TV (Channel 25; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • WCBS-TV (Channel 2; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WABC-TV (Channel 7; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMERICAN BROADCASTING COMPANIES, INC)
  • WPIX (Channel 11; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WPIX, INC.)
  • WWOR-TV (Channel 9; SECAUCUS, NJ; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WKOB-LP (Channel 53; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WKOB COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WEBR-CA (Channel 17; MANHATTAN, NY; Owner: K LICENSEE INC.)
  • WRNN-LP (Channel 57; NYACK, NY; Owner: LP NYACK LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPXN-TV (Channel 31; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WNBC (Channel 4; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NATIONAL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WNET (Channel 13; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXTV (Channel 41; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WXTV LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WNXY-LP (Channel 26; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WXNY-LP (Channel 32; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W60AI (Channel 60; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W33BS (Channel 33; DARIEN, CT; Owner: CT&T BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNYN-LP (Channel 39; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNYX-LP (Channel 35; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPXO-LP (Channel 34; EAST ORANGE, NJ; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • W68DN (Channel 68; CHERRY HILL, ETC., NJ; Owner: MARCIA COHEN)
  • W38CL (Channel 38; BRONX, NY; Owner: RENARD COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WFME-TV (Channel 66; WEST MILFORD, NJ; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Union City fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 24Number of bridges
  • 120m394ftTotal length
  • $83,654,000Total costs
  • 1,526,044Total average daily traffic
  • 72,804Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 161930-1939
  • 81980-1989
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Union City, NJ
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 18 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED92$304,707102$224,255252$271,54812$103,91735$1,933,14327$254,222
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED11$340,09119$212,94745$271,8442$59,0003$427,0003$184,667
APPLICATIONS DENIED53$266,28362$192,790290$279,54139$93,10311$554,45559$212,305
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN34$255,47121$261,000107$278,7204$152,0003$1,219,3339$266,444
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS17$273,2356$226,66741$267,4393$162,6672$545,0005$291,800

Detailed mortgage data for all 18 tracts in Union City, NJ

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 15 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED22$268,3183$304,0000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED20$237,0007$269,4290$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED10$223,6007$269,5710$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$181,3334$299,0001$189,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$279,0001$315,0000$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 191
  • Hazardous Condition: 287
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Union City

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Union City, NJ

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (74%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • No fuel used (2%)
Businesses in Union City, NJ
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1KFC1
AT&T1Little Caesars Pizza1
Baskin-Robbins2McDonald's1
Burger King1New York & Co1
CVS2Nike4
DHL5Papa John's Pizza1
Domino's Pizza1Payless2
Dunkin Donuts5RadioShack1
FedEx7Rite Aid1
Foot Locker1Sprint Nextel1
GameStop1True Value2
H&R Block2UPS10
IHOP1Walgreens1
Jones New York2White Castle1

Union City compared to New Jersey state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.

Union City on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people taking a bus, a trolley bus, a streetcar, or a trolley car to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of renters (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest percentage of one, detached housing units in structures (20,000+ housing units)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest housing density (population 2,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest cost per building permit (population 50,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of foreign-born residents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 100 cities with smallest houses (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least cars per house, population 50,000+"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Food preparation and serving related occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of English-only speaking households, population 50,000+"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Material moving occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Dominican Republic (population 500+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Ecuador (population 500+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with fewest building permits per 10,000 residents (population 50,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Material moving occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of rapes per 100,000 residents (population 50,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest differences between daily high and daily low temperatures (population 50,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Accommodation and food services (population 50,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest percentage of one, detached housing units in structures (2,000+ housing units)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #57 (07087) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers using paid preparers for 2012 taxes (pop 5,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
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