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Union City, NJ (New Jersey) Houses and Residents

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $335,600 (it was $159,600 in 2000)
Union City:

$335,600
New Jersey:

$334,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $244,800 - $411,900

Union City,NJ index of house prices

Total population: 68,668 (Urban population: 67,088, Rural population: 0)

Houses: 25,623 (22,927 occupied: 4,134 owner occupied, 18,793 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

82%
State:

36%

Housing density: 20,234 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2017: $487,073.

Median contract rent in 2017: $598 (lower quartile is $482, upper quartile is $714)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2017: $1,015


Median gross rent in Union City, NJ in 2017: $658

Housing units in Union City with a mortgage: 3,290 (43 second mortgage, 160 home equity loan, 6 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,422

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $88,294

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $34,664

Median monthly housing costs: $1,268


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Union City, New Jersey Age and Sex of Residents
Median year house/condo built: 1952

Median year apartment built: 1954

Household type by relationship:

Households: 70,409
  • In family households: 60,322 (7,972 male householders, 8,311 female householders)
    8,994 spouses, 23,040 children (21,852 natural, 97 adopted, 1,091 stepchildren), 1,284 grandchildren, 2,223 brothers or sisters, 2,028 parents, 3,138 other relatives, 3,332 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 9,575 (3,346 male householders (2,326 living alone)), 3,298 female householders (2,396 living alone)), 2,931 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 512

Size of family households: 4,365 2-persons, 4,483 3-persons, 4,748 4-persons, 1,741 5-persons, 480 6-persons, 466 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,722 1-person, 1,451 2-persons, 471 3-persons.

8,231 married couples with children.
4,603 single-parent households (1,252 men, 3,351 women).

13.9% of residents of Union City speak English at home.
78.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (51% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 22% speak English not well, 12% don't speak English at all).
3.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (69% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
2.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (64% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (66% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 41,155 (58.5%)
(40.6% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

4.8
State:

6.8

Median number of rooms in apartments
Here:

4.0
State:

4.1

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Union City, New Jersey
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Union City, New Jersey
  • 190no bedroom
  • 7701 bedroom
  • 1,2282 bedrooms
  • 1,5773 bedrooms
  • 2824 bedrooms
  • 875+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Union City, New Jersey
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Union City, New Jersey
  • 618no bedroom
  • 5,1401 bedroom
  • 8,1242 bedrooms
  • 4,4833 bedrooms
  • 2434 bedrooms
  • 1855+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Union City in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Union City in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 668no vehicle
  • 2,1671 vehicle
  • 1,0922 vehicles
  • 1643 vehicles
  • 434 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Union City in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Union City in renter-occupied apartments
  • 8,804no vehicle
  • 6,7901 vehicle
  • 2,7732 vehicles
  • 3903 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 365+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Union City, New Jersey
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Union City, New Jersey
  • 1631 room
  • 3622 rooms
  • 4213 rooms
  • 7804 rooms
  • 1,3265 rooms
  • 5926 rooms
  • 1397 rooms
  • 1098 rooms
  • 2429+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Union City, New Jersey
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Union City, New Jersey
  • 6181 room
  • 3362 rooms
  • 4,8613 rooms
  • 7,3714 rooms
  • 4,5095 rooms
  • 6276 rooms
  • 1007 rooms
  • 858 rooms
  • 2869+ rooms
Year house built
Median 2017 house/condo value by year built
Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
Owners and renters by unit type in Union City, NJ
  • Union City, NJ household income distribution

  • Distribution of median household income in Union City, NJ in 2017
  • 2,519Less than $10,000
  • 2,542$10,000 to $19,999
  • 3,308$20,000 to $29,999
  • 2,952$30,000 to $39,999
  • 1,773$40,000 to $49,999
  • 1,885$50,000 to $59,999
  • 1,989$60,000 to $74,999
  • 2,139$75,000 to $99,999
  • 1,123$100,000 to $124,999
  • 708$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1,248$150,000 to $199,999
  • 741$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner - occupied houses in 2017 in Union City, NJ

  • Distribution of house value in Union City, NJ in 2017
  • 15Less than $10,000
  • 7$15,000 to $19,999
  • 5$20,000 to $24,999
  • 95$40,000 to $49,999
  • 17$70,000 to $79,999
  • 19$80,000 to $89,999
  • 6$90,000 to $99,999
  • 110$100,000 to $124,999
  • 109$125,000 to $149,999
  • 93$150,000 to $174,999
  • 118$175,000 to $199,999
  • 624$200,000 to $249,999
  • 868$250,000 to $299,999
  • 1,153$300,000 to $399,999
  • 722$400,000 to $499,999
  • 295$500,000 to $749,999
  • 93$750,000 to $999,999
  • 32$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 10$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in Union City, NJ

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters in Union City, NJ in 2017
  • 48$100 to $149
  • 28$150 to $199
  • 420$200 to $249
  • 90$250 to $299
  • 178$300 to $349
  • 125$350 to $399
  • 292$400 to $449
  • 111$500 to $549
  • 136$550 to $599
  • 164$600 to $649
  • 443$650 to $699
  • 634$700 to $749
  • 245$750 to $799
  • 2,182$800 to $899
  • 1,714$900 to $999
  • 4,902$1,000 to $1,249
  • 3,364$1,250 to $1,499
  • 2,691$1,500 to $1,999
  • 528$2,000 to $2,499
  • 45$3,000 to $3,499
  • 453No cash rent
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2017

Percentage of workers working in this county: 53.4%
Number of people working at home: 1,391 (3.9% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 133
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 1,633
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 2,050
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 3,169
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 4,100
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 1,166
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 9,582
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 213
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 1,917
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 2,858
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 5,108
  • 90 or more minutes: 2,048
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Union City

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,211 (39%)
  • Carpooled: 1,126 (7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 3,403 (21%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 19 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 249 (2%)
  • Railroad: 163 (1%)
  • Taxi: 316 (2%)
  • Bicycle: 46 (0%)
  • Walked: 3,333 (21%)
  • Worked at home: 844 (5%)
Class of Workers in 2017
  • Unemployment by race in 2017
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 4.7%Males
  • 4.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 8.8%Males
  • 7.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 17.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 6.3%Males
  • 6.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 1.8%Males
  • 6.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 20.7%Males
  • 17.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 4.6%Males
  • 3.4%Females
Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Union City, New Jersey
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Union City, New Jersey
  • 12,2392010 or later
  • 11,3842000 to 2009
  • 9,2661990 to 1999
  • 11,6381980 to 1989
  • 5,0481970 to 1979
  • 5,016Before 1970
Ancestries in Union City, NJ

First ancestries reported:

  • Italian: 857 (1.6%)
  • American: 597 (1.1%)
  • Irish: 300 (0.5%)
  • Turkish: 178 (0.3%)
  • German: 156 (0.3%)
  • Polish: 132 (0.2%)
  • Canadian: 120 (0.2%)
  • Guyanese: 111 (0.2%)
  • Arab: 87 (0.2%)
  • Jamaican: 78 (0.1%)
  • Egyptian: 77 (0.1%)
  • Moroccan: 74 (0.1%)
  • Haitian: 71 (0.1%)
  • African: 69 (0.1%)
  • English: 69 (0.1%)
  • Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 64 (0.1%)
  • Scottish: 57 (0.1%)
  • Russian: 51 (0.09%)
  • Greek: 49 (0.09%)
  • Nigerian: 47 (0.09%)
  • European: 45 (0.08%)
  • Ukrainian: 44 (0.08%)
  • Yugoslavian: 44 (0.08%)
  • Maltese: 35 (0.06%)
  • British West Indian: 31 (0.06%)
  • Portuguese: 31 (0.06%)
  • Lebanese: 30 (0.05%)
  • Syrian: 29 (0.05%)
  • Palestinian: 25 (0.05%)
  • British: 22 (0.04%)
  • Danish: 19 (0.03%)
  • Celtic: 19 (0.03%)
  • Brazilian: 17 (0.03%)
  • Lithuanian: 16 (0.03%)
  • French: 13 (0.02%)
  • Scandinavian: 12 (0.02%)
  • Israeli: 9 (0.02%)
  • Croatian: 8 (0.01%)
  • French Canadian: 8 (0.01%)
  • Romanian: 7 (0.01%)
  • Armenian: 7 (0.01%)
  • Ghanaian: 6 (0.01%)
  • Dutch: 6 (0.01%)
  • Hungarian: 5 (0.01%)
  • Scotch-Irish: 5 (0.01%)
  • Bulgarian: 3 (0.01%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents (%):

Dominican Republic
Union City:

19.4% (8,239)
New Jersey:

100.0% (-1)

Cuba
Union City:

13.8% (5,832)
New Jersey:

100.0% (-1)

Ecuador
Union City:

12.5% (5,304)
New Jersey:

100.0% (-1)

Colombia
Union City:

9.1% (3,852)
New Jersey:

100.0% (-1)

El Salvador
Union City:

8.7% (3,695)
New Jersey:

100.0% (-1)

Peru
Union City:

7.4% (3,132)
New Jersey:

100.0% (-1)

Mexico
Union City:

5.7% (2,434)
New Jersey:

100.0% (-1)

Honduras
Union City:

5.6% (2,371)
New Jersey:

100.0% (-1)

Guatemala
Union City:

3.1% (1,320)
New Jersey:

100.0% (-1)

India
Union City:

2.3% (989)
New Jersey:

100.0% (-1)

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 18,409
  • Other state: 7,157
  • Northeast: 5,032
  • Midwest: 163
  • South: 1,409
  • West: 553

91.3% of Union City residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 43.5% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 16.7% lived in New Jersey.


Union City:

91.3%
State average:

89.4%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 677
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 391
  • 5th and 6th grade: 3,186
  • 7th and 8th grade: 618
  • 9th grade: 716
  • 10th grade: 221
  • 11th grade: 996
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 443
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 7,398
  • Less than 1 year of college: 633
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 1,979
  • Associate degree: 842
  • Bachelor's degree: 3,532
  • Master's degree: 719
  • Professional school degree: 130
  • Doctorate degree: 133
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 1,148
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 934
  • 5th and 6th grade: 2,458
  • 7th and 8th grade: 684
  • 9th grade: 663
  • 10th grade: 551
  • 11th grade: 602
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 728
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 6,934
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,073
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 2,288
  • Associate degree: 1,349
  • Bachelor's degree: 4,067
  • Master's degree: 1,166
  • Professional school degree: 529
  • Doctorate degree: 34
Educational Attainment for Females
Union City marital status for males
Union City marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 994
  • One, attached: 911
  • Two: 6,109
  • 3 or 4: 5,821
  • 5 to 9: 3,483
  • 10 to 19: 3,386
  • 20 to 49: 2,351
  • 50 or more: 2,568
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2017: 4.6%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2017: 8.1%

House/condo owner moved in on average 13 years ago

Renter moved in on average 5 years ago

Year householders moved into residence in Union City
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Union City, NJ
  • 77.3%Utility gas
  • 15.8%Electricity
  • 4.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Union City, NJ
  • 80.5%Utility gas
  • 11.6%Electricity
  • 4.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%No fuel used
  • 0.6%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 179
Here:

2.7%
New Jersey:

9.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 245
Here:

7.6%
New Jersey:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,141
Here:

27.6%
New Jersey:

25.2%
School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students
School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability