This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, Union City has a high population density. Union City is perfect for those who like the fast paced city environment.
With a quality of life rating of 7/10 and an overall value of 5/10, there are many things to love about Union City, NJ, but there are also a few factors that may not be the best fit for everyone. Most homeowners will be happy in Union City, but be sure to visit first to make sure it’s the best place for you.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Union City has a population density of 48,513, with 61,417 current residents.
Out of the 61,417 current residents, 51% are male and 49% are female. 51% of the residents are married and 49% are single.
- 59% Sun
- 43% Rain
- 27% Snow
53°F average temperature
- 62 years Median home age
- $278,780 Median home price
- -4.01% Home appreciation rate
- 29.69% Annual property tax
As for living in Union City, the air quality is 14% and the weather, on average, is 59% sunny, 43% rainy, and 27% snowy. The average temperature is 53°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Union City, you should know that 16.7% of homes are owned while 76% of homes are rented, and 7.3% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $278,780, the median age of homes is 62 years, the annual home appreciation is -4.01% and the annual property tax is 29.69%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)6
When looking at the community of Union City, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Union City’s crime rate is 6 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Union City is 36 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 72.84% Democratic, 26.16% Republican, and 1.00% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:13
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
54%High school diploma
3%Some college or associates degree
5%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at Union City, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 14.30% of residents are unemployed in Union City (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Union City residents: 7.9% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 9.09% are in the arts and sciences field, 19.2% are in the customer service field, 24.5% are in the sales field, 0.15% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 8% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 31.3% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:13. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 54.14%, 2.99% of residents have an associate’s degree, 6.98% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 5.30% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in Union City, you should be aware that the average commute time is 32 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Union City have a few different options. 33% of commuters use their own cars, 18% of commuters carpool, 33% of commuters use the transit system, and 1% of residents work from home.