Union City, Tennessee

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Population in 2017: 10,420 (92% urban, 8% rural).
Population change since 2000: -4.2%
 
Males: 4,658  (44.7%)
Females: 5,762  (55.3%)
Median resident age:

38.8 years
Tennessee median age:

38.6 years

Zip codes: 38261.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $34,659 (it was $29,399 in 2000)
Union City:

$34,659
TN:

$51,340

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $20,004 (it was $18,787 in 2000)

Union City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $96,724 (it was $70,700 in 2000)
Union City:

$96,724
TN:

$167,500

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $144,879; detached houses: $146,496; townhouses or other attached units: $169,211; in 2-unit structures: $85,564; mobile homes: $65,019

Median gross rent in 2017: $582.

March 2019 cost of living index in Union City: 78.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 31.7%
(26.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 43.9% for Black residents, 35.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 14.2% for other race residents, 62.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Union City, TN (2010)
    • 7,54369.2%White alone
    • 2,57123.6%Black alone
    • 5635.2%Hispanic
    • 1521.4%Two or more races
    • 430.4%Asian alone
    • 150.1%American Indian alone
    • 60.06%Other race alone
    • 20.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Tennessee and other state lists, there were 53 registered sex offenders living in Union City, Tennessee as of February 18, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Union City is 204 to 1.


Crime rates in Union City by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(19.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
3
(27.4)
0
(0.0)
2
(18.6)
8
(75.4)
3
(28.5)
2
(19.1)
4
(36.4)
10
(91.1)
4
(37.3)
2
(18.7)
5
(47.2)
6
(57.1)
8
(75.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
10
(91.4)
7
(64.1)
7
(65.0)
10
(94.2)
17
(161.4)
9
(85.8)
11
(100.1)
11
(100.2)
10
(93.1)
10
(93.4)
12
(113.2)
14
(133.3)
8
(75.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
78
(713.1)
54
(494.3)
50
(464.2)
66
(621.9)
48
(455.7)
49
(467.3)
40
(363.9)
41
(373.5)
48
(447.0)
48
(448.3)
65
(613.0)
71
(675.8)
73
(692.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
140
(1,280)
136
(1,245)
129
(1,198)
105
(989.4)
108
(1,025)
125
(1,192)
123
(1,119)
122
(1,111)
106
(987.1)
122
(1,139)
104
(980.8)
153
(1,456)
128
(1,214)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
517
(4,727)
552
(5,053)
577
(5,356)
504
(4,749)
427
(4,054)
464
(4,425)
483
(4,394)
575
(5,238)
470
(4,377)
542
(5,062)
439
(4,140)
476
(4,531)
494
(4,685)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
57
(521.1)
24
(219.7)
20
(185.7)
13
(122.5)
17
(161.4)
17
(162.1)
17
(154.6)
13
(118.4)
15
(139.7)
14
(130.8)
38
(358.4)
27
(257.0)
27
(256.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
8
(73.1)
3
(27.5)
5
(46.4)
0
(0.0)
4
(38.0)
7
(66.8)
11
(100.1)
5
(45.5)
4
(37.3)
1
(9.3)
0
(0.0)
3
(28.6)
3
(28.5)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)512.3424.9440.1482.0428.2407.9398.3474.4402.5425.3457.2524.6552.7

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City-data.com crime index in Union City, TN

Crime rate in Union City detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 40 (31 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.99
Tennessee average:

2.56
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Ancestries: American (24.9%), English (8.3%), Irish (6.6%), European (3.7%), French (3.4%), German (2.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1867

Elevation: 337 feet

Land area: 10.7 square miles.

Population density: 977 people per square mile   (low).

Union City, Tennessee map

295 residents are foreign born (2.3% Latin America).

This city:

2.8%
Tennessee:

5.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $911 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $780 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jackson, TN (56.2 miles , pop. 59,643).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (104.1 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (381.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Rives, TN (2.2 miles ),
Woodland Mills, TN (2.2 miles ),
Troy, TN (2.9 miles ),
Cayce, KY (3.0 miles),
Dixie, TN (3.2 miles ),
South Fulton, TN (3.3 miles ),
Fulton, KY (3.4 miles ),
Hickman, KY (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 36.42 N, Longitude: 89.05 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,213 (+39.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,687 (66.3%)

Area code: 731

Distribution of median household income in Union City, TN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Union City, TN in 2017
Union City satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 39 buildings, average cost: $86,800
  • 1998: 41 buildings, average cost: $95,700
  • 1999: 46 buildings, average cost: $105,500
  • 2000: 28 buildings, average cost: $72,500
  • 2001: 20 buildings, average cost: $75,500
  • 2002: 35 buildings, average cost: $83,300
  • 2003: 38 buildings, average cost: $83,300
  • 2004: 37 buildings, average cost: $113,200
  • 2005: 22 buildings, average cost: $119,800
  • 2006: 32 buildings, average cost: $103,700
  • 2007: 14 buildings, average cost: $137,800
  • 2008: 16 buildings, average cost: $191,800
  • 2009: 9 buildings, average cost: $60,400
  • 2010: 11 buildings, average cost: $91,000
  • 2011: 6 buildings, average cost: $99,200
  • 2012: 5 buildings, average cost: $118,000
  • 2013: 6 buildings, average cost: $161,700
  • 2014: 6 buildings, average cost: $308,200
  • 2015: 4 buildings, average cost: $88,700
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $184,000
  • 2017: 3 buildings, average cost: $147,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Union City, TN residents
Average permit cost in Union City, TN
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.4%
Tennessee:

3.3%
Historical population in Union City, TN
Historical housing units in Union City, TN

Population change in the 1990s: +356 (+3.4%).
Most common industries in Union City, TN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Plastics & rubber products (13.3%)
  • Health care (9.2%)
  • Food (7.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.1%)
  • Educational services (5.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.7%)
  • Public administration (4.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Plastics & rubber products (19.9%)
  • Food (10.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.4%)
  • Construction (4.3%)
  • Public administration (3.7%)
  • Health care (3.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (16.1%)
  • Educational services (9.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.9%)
  • Public administration (5.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.5%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (5.4%)
  • Food (4.9%)
Most common occupations in Union City, TN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (13.6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Cashiers (3.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (2.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (2.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (18.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.1%)
  • Cashiers (5.8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)

Average climate in Union City, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Union City, Tennessee average temperatures Union City, Tennessee average precipitation Union City, Tennessee humidity Union City, Tennessee wind speed Union City, Tennessee snowfall Union City, Tennessee sunshine Union City, Tennessee clear and cloudy days

Union City, Tennessee environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2003 was 83.0. This is about average.

City:

83.0
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2003 was 3.30. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.30
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2003 was 1.35. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.35
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2003 was 34.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

34.2
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Union City-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Tennessee state average. It is 92% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/1/1997, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.1 miles away from the Union City city center caused $100,000 in damages.

On 3/1/1997, a category F4 tornado 22.3 miles away from the city center injured 15 people and caused $2 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Union City-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Tennessee state average. It is 72% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 44.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 57.9 miles away from Union City center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 154.1 miles away from Union City center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 89.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 49.4 miles away from Union City center
On 9/29/1987 at 00:04:56, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 32.3 miles away from Union City center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Obion County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 4, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Union City topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Union City:

  • BAPTIST MEMORIAL HOSPITAL UNION CITY (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 1201 BISHOP ST, PO BOX 310)
  • GOLDEN LIVING CENTER - UNION CITY (1105 SUNSWEPT DR)
  • OBION COUNTY NURSING HOME (1084 EAST COUNTY HOME ROAD)
  • UNION CITY HEALTH CARE CTR (1105 SUNSWEPT DR)
  • UNION CITY MANOR (1630 E REELFOOT AVE)
  • UNION CITY MANOR NURSING CENTER (1630 REELFOOT AV)
  • RCG UNION CITY (1117 SOUTH MILES)
  • EXTENDICARE HOME HEALTH OF WESTERN TN (701 EAST REELFOOT AVENUE, SUITE 400)

Airports and heliports located in Union City:

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Amtrak station near Union City:

  • 12 miles: FULTON (HWY. 51 NORTH) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public payphones.

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

  • The University of Tennessee-Martin (about 12 miles; Martin, TN; Full-time enrollment: 7,013)
  • Dyersburg State Community College (about 33 miles; Dyersburg, TN; FT enrollment: 2,211)
  • Bethel University (about 36 miles; McKenzie, TN; FT enrollment: 5,878)
  • Murray State University (about 43 miles; Murray, KY; FT enrollment: 8,930)
  • West Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 49 miles; Paducah, KY; FT enrollment: 4,107)
  • Union University (about 53 miles; Jackson, TN; FT enrollment: 4,051)
  • Jackson State Community College (about 56 miles; Jackson, TN; FT enrollment: 2,958)

Public high school in Union City:

Private high school in Union City:

  • BAPTIST TEMPLE ACADEMY (Students: 8, Location: 1900 LONGVIEW RD, Grades: 1-9)

Public elementary/middle schools in Union City:

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Library in Union City:

  • OBION COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $588,903; Location: 1221 EAST REELFOOT AVENUE; 84,266 books; 1,270 audio materials; 3,251 video materials; 6 local licensed databases; 32 state licensed databases; 197 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Union City: Union City Fire Department Station 1 (A), Union City Fire Department Station 3 (B), Union City Fire Department Station 2 (C), Obion County Courthouse (D), Obion County Volunteer Rescue (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Reelfoot Shopping Center (1), Obion Square Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Union City include: Calvary Baptist Church (A), Pleasant Valley Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Scott Cemetery (1), Cheatham Cemetery (2), Harelson Cemetery (3), East View Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: First Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Obion County Museum (1004 Edwards Street) (1), Southlane Bowling (2210 West Reelfoot Avenue) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Hospitality House (1221 West Reelfoot Avenue) (1), Hampton Inn Union City (2201 West Reelfoot Avenue) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Obion County - Juvenile Court (Court House) (1), Obion County - Circuit Court Clerk (Courthouse) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Koko B. Ware - Professional Wrestler, Bruce Fleisher - Professional golfer, Derrick Turnbow - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Milwaukee Brewers, born: Jan 25, 1978), Steve Finley - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Los Angeles Angels, born: Mar 12, 1965), Andrieus A. Jones - Politician, Jon Robinson (American football) - Football player and coach, Mark White (Tennessee politician) - Politician.

Obion County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Union City and their reported violations in the past:

UNION CITY WATER DEPT (Population served: 16,451, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2010 and MAR-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-31-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-31-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2007), St Public Notif requested (JAN-05-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-05-2007)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
REELFOOT WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 729, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-02-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-02-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-02-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-02-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-05-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-05-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2009)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-01-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-01-2007), St Compliance achieved (OCT-31-2007)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Tennessee:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

61.6%
Whole state:

67.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.1%
Whole state:

5.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Union City in 2010:

  • 187 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 165 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 14 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 13 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Union City in 2000:

  • 213 people in nursing homes
  • 63 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 58 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 32 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 23 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Banks with branches in Union City (2011 data):

  • Commercial Bank & Trust Co.: Reelfoot Avenue Branch at 709 East Reelfoot Avenue, branch established on 1969/11/10; Union City Main Branch at 127 South First Street, branch established on 1909/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $642.2 mil, Deposits: $556.8 mil, headquarters in Paris, TN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Commercial Holding Company
  • Reelfoot Bank: South First Street Branch at 611 South First Street, branch established on 2002/08/11; at 1491 S. First Street, branch established on 1904/08/02. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $151.8 mil, Deposits: $135.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Reelfoot Bancshares, Inc.
  • First State Bank: Union City Branch at 100 East Reelfoot Avenue, branch established on 1909/01/01; at 115 West Washington Avenue, branch established on 1887/01/10. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,646.2 mil, Deposits: $1,393.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 32 total offices, Holding Company: Community First Bancshares, Inc.
  • Regions Bank: Union City Branch at 1702 West Reelfoot Avenue, branch established on 1934/12/01. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • First Citizens National Bank: Union City Branch at 100 Washington Avenue, branch established on 1909/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,053.2 mil, Deposits: $856.0 mil, headquarters in Dyersburg, TN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 19 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Union City:

Marital status in Union City, TN
  • Never married: 29.0%
  • Now married: 44.5%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 8.8%
  • Divorced: 15.5%

For population 25 years and over in Union City:

  • High school or higher: 82.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.6%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.0
Tennessee average:

11.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Union City
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Union City, TN (based on Obion County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant18,44493
Mainline Protestant2,84525
Black Protestant1,3556
Catholic5581
Other-1
None8,605-
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: 5
Here:

1.59 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Obion County:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Here:

4.76 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 25
Obion County:

7.94 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Obion County:

12.7%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

30.9%
Tennessee:

30.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Obion County:

15.1%
State:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.3%
Tennessee:

48.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

45.1%
Tennessee:

44.4%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.5
Tennessee:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

21.8%
State:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Union City:

10.8%
State:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
Tennessee:

6.8

Overweight people:
Union City:

32.9%
Tennessee:

33.9%

General health condition:
This city:

54.1%
State:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Union City:

78.3%
Tennessee:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Union City, TN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 158$517,620$39,31316$12,623
Police Protection - Officers 33$118,575$43,1180$0
Firefighters 27$106,649$47,4000$0
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 23$69,751$36,3924$4,057
Electric Power 20$105,300$63,1800$0
Sewerage 14$40,960$35,1090$0
Financial Administration 10$38,606$46,3278$1,724
Police - Other 8$21,627$32,4413$2,274
Water Supply 8$25,772$38,6580$0
Parks and Recreation 7$25,730$44,1095$2,657
Streets and Highways 6$21,711$43,4220$0
Other and Unallocable 4$11,326$33,9780$0
Solid Waste Management 4$11,317$33,9510$0
Other Government Administration 3$11,231$44,9241$1,382
Fire - Other 1$2,817$33,8040$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$1,896
Totals for Government 326$1,128,992$41,55839$26,613

Union City government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Electric Utilities: $1,700,000 ($163.15)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $956,000 ($91.75)
    Water Utilities: $879,000 ($84.36)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $23,346,000 ($2240.50)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $14,373,000 ($1379.37)
    Central Staff Services: $2,806,000 ($269.29)
    Police Protection: $2,751,000 ($264.01)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,107,000 ($202.21)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,952,000 ($187.33)
    Regular Highways: $1,431,000 ($137.33)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,161,000 ($111.42)
    Water Utilities: $949,000 ($91.07)
    Sewerage: $880,000 ($84.45)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $441,000 ($42.32)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,000 ($0.10)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Electric Utilities: $987,000 ($94.72)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $554,000 ($53.17)
    Police Protection: $109,000 ($10.46)
    Regular Highways: $97,000 ($9.31)
    Parks and Recreation: $67,000 ($6.43)
    Central Staff Services: $35,000 ($3.36)
    Sewerage: $28,000 ($2.69)
    Local Fire Protection: $14,000 ($1.34)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,040,000 ($867.56)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $79,000 ($7.58)

Union City government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,925,000 ($184.74)
    Sewerage: $1,547,000 ($148.46)
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $632,000 ($60.65)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $182,000 ($17.47)
    Other: $99,000 ($9.50)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $9,000 ($0.86)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $114,000 ($10.94)
    Education: $2,000 ($0.19)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $5,458,000 ($523.80)
    Education: $4,917,000 ($471.88)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $402,000 ($38.58)
    Rents: $199,000 ($19.10)
    General Revenue - Other: $182,000 ($17.47)
    Donations From Private Sources: $133,000 ($12.76)
    Interest Earnings: $112,000 ($10.75)
    Sale of Property: $77,000 ($7.39)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $24,519,000 ($2353.07)
    Water Utilities: $2,742,000 ($263.15)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $9,575,000 ($918.91)
    General Local Government Support: $1,204,000 ($115.55)
    Highways: $314,000 ($30.13)
    Other: $147,000 ($14.11)
  • Tax - Property: $6,661,000 ($639.25)
    Other Selective Sales: $456,000 ($43.76)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $356,000 ($34.17)
    Public Utilities Sales: $305,000 ($29.27)
    Motor Vehicle License: $169,000 ($16.22)
    Other License: $60,000 ($5.76)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $6,000 ($0.58)

Union City government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,429,000 ($1384.74)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,539,000 ($1299.33)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $890,000 ($85.41)

Union City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $24,847,000 ($2384.55)

5.67% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($33,208 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.67%
Tennessee average:

6.65%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Weakley County, TN  0.71% ($34,610 average AGI)
to Dyer County, TN  0.45% ($34,769)
to Fulton County, KY  0.36% ($25,390)
Businesses in Union City, TN
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Little Caesars Pizza1
Advance Auto Parts1Long John Silver's1
Applebee's1Lowe's1
Arby's1Maurices1
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Baskin-Robbins1Nike2
Burger King1Payless1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Curves1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1Ryan's Grill1
FedEx5SONIC Drive-In1
Ford1Sears1
Goodwill3Subway1
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Hardee's1U-Haul2
Hilton1UPS3
JCPenney1Vans2
KFC1Walgreens1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
Lane Furniture1Wendy's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Union City:

  • WENK (1240 AM; 1 kW; UNION CITY, TN; Owner: WENK OF UNION CITY, INC.)
  • WKZT (1270 AM; 1 kW; FULTON, KY; Owner: RIVER COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • WCMT (1410 AM; 1 kW; MARTIN, TN; Owner: THUNDERBOLT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KOTC (830 AM; daytime; 10 kW; KENNETT, MO; Owner: EAGLE BLUFF ENTERPRISES)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WMUF (1000 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PARIS, TN; Owner: BENTON-WEATHERFORD B/CTING OF TN,INC)
  • WNQM (1300 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WNQM. INC.)
  • WPAD (1560 AM; 10 kW; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Union City:

  • WWKF (99.3 FM; FULTON, KY; Owner: WENK OF UNION CITY, INC.)
  • WYVY (104.9 FM; UNION CITY, TN; Owner: TWIN STATES BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WQAK (105.7 FM; UNION CITY, TN; Owner: TWIN STATES BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCMT-FM (101.7 FM; MARTIN, TN; Owner: THUNDERBOLT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WYNU (92.3 FM; MILAN, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WASL (100.1 FM; DYERSBURG, TN; Owner: DR PEPPER PEPSI-COLA BOTTLING CO.)
  • WWYN (106.9 FM; MCKENZIE, TN; Owner: RAINBOW MEDIA, INC.)
  • WKBG (102.1 FM; CLINTON, KY; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WKNQ (90.7 FM; DYERSBURG, TN; Owner: MID-SOUTH PUBLIC COMMS. FOUNDATION)
  • WLSQ-FM (94.3 FM; DYER, TN; Owner: F. DARRELL BOYD)
  • WCDZ (95.1 FM; DRESDEN, TN; Owner: THUNDERBOLT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTNE-FM (97.7 FM; TRENTON, TN; Owner: GIBSON COUNTY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • W218BE (91.5 FM; UNION CITY, TN; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC)
  • W299AN (107.7 FM; UNION CITY, TN; Owner: HEARTLAND MINISTRIES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Union City:

  • WUWT-CA (Channel 9; UNION CITY, TN; Owner: JOSEPH H. HARPOLE, SR.)
  • WDKA (Channel 49; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WDKA ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WPSD-TV (Channel 6; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WPSD-TV, LLC)
  • WJKT (Channel 16; JACKSON, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKMU (Channel 21; MURRAY, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Union City fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 114Number of bridges
  • 1,345ft / 410mTotal length
  • $13,153,000Total costs
  • 488,920Total average daily traffic
  • 56,096Total average daily truck traffic
  • 607,792Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Union City, TN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 81920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 71960-1969
  • 291970-1979
  • 191980-1989
  • 51990-1999
  • 272000-2009
  • 162010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Union City, TN

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 137
  • Hazardous Condition: 27
  • Good Intent Call: 2
Fire incident types in Union City, TN

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Union City, TN
Most common first names in Union City, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James23471.8 years
Mary22078.6 years
John16576.3 years
William15575.5 years
Robert13273.5 years
Charles7570.9 years
Willie7576.2 years
George7476.3 years
Thomas7273.2 years
Ruth6181.2 years
Most common last names in Union City, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams8872.9 years
Smith7976.9 years
Johnson6471.0 years
Jones5473.2 years
Brown5269.2 years
Davis4573.0 years
Taylor4480.2 years
Caldwell4177.1 years
Gray4081.2 years
Jackson3977.1 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Union City, TN
  • 64.2%Utility gas
  • 33.7%Electricity
  • 1.1%Other fuel
  • 0.7%Wood
  • 0.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Union City, TN
  • 64.0%Electricity
  • 33.0%Utility gas
  • 2.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%No fuel used


Union City compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Union City on our top lists:

  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: retail trade (population 5,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time firefighters per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
There are 17 pilots and 12 other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Barry H. Reeves (2)
  • David W. Sammons (2)
  • Joseph Anderson (1)
  • Clint Winfred Wilson (1)
  • Thomas Henry (1)
  • Joseph David Anderson (1)

Total of 7 patent applications in 2008-2020.