Union City

Welcome to Union City

A Hidden Gem with Dazzling Views and Urban Charm
 
Perched along a cliff with breathtaking views of Manhattan, Union City is a vibrant enclave known for its clean streets, well-maintained public spaces, and promising up-and-coming status. This city, nestled adjacent to Hoboken, Weehawken, and Jersey City, offers an urban lifestyle with a touch of suburban comfort, making it an attractive choice for those seeking good value and easy access to New York City. Union City's well-maintained environment and convenient location are complemented by its diverse community and rich cultural fabric, presenting an ideal setting for both families and professionals.
 
Union City's appeal lies in its blend of affordability, accessibility, and community-focused living. The city's real estate market is bustling, with condo and home prices reaching all-time highs, reflecting its growing popularity among buyers. Sellers find themselves in a favorable market with low competition and high demand.
 

What to Love

  • Enjoy stunning Manhattan vistas from the comfort of your neighborhood
  • A quick and easy journey to Port Authority via bus
  • A community-focused environment with accessible leadership and well-maintained public amenities
  • The burgeoning real estate market comprising high buyer demand and rising property values

Local Lifestyle

A sense of community and urban convenience characterizes life in Union City. Residents enjoy the unique advantage of living in a city that offers close proximity to world-class entertainment, retail, and dining while maintaining a tranquil, suburban atmosphere. The city's cleanliness and maintenance speak volumes about its administration's dedication to providing a high-quality living environment. With the added benefit of having a personable mayor who is just a phone call away, Union City fosters a close-knit community atmosphere where everyone feels welcome and valued.
 

Dining and Shopping

Union City's culinary scene truly mirrors its diverse population, offering an array of dining experiences that cater to a variety of tastes and preferences. Fork Hill Restaurant offers gourmet dining within the city, with a menu that expertly blends international flavors to create innovative and comforting dishes. The chefs at Fork Hill take pride in sourcing high-quality ingredients to craft meals that are a culinary journey, making every visit a unique dining experience.
 
For those who have a penchant for sweets, Salem & Sons Bakery is an absolute must-visit. This beloved local bakery serves a wide assortment of baked goods, from traditional pastries to innovative creations that reflect the city's cultural diversity. Each treat is made with care, offering a taste of the world's flavors through sweet and savory baked items.
 
Shopping in Union City provides a delightful mix of local charm and practical convenience, offering everything from unique local boutiques to essential retailers. The city’s commercial corridors are vibrant and bustling, featuring a variety of shops that cater to the needs and preferences of residents. Whether you're searching for the latest fashion trends, unique gifts, or everyday necessities, Union City's shopping scene ensures that locals can access a wide range of products without having to venture far from home.
 

Things to Do

Union City truly shines in offering a wealth of recreational. The city is dotted with playgrounds like Ellsworth Park, which serves as a bustling hub of activity for people of all ages. These parks offer a wide range of sports facilities, from basketball courts to soccer fields, making them ideal for sports enthusiasts seeking physical activities. For families, these spaces provide a perfect setting for leisure and play, with playgrounds and picnic areas where memories are made. Firefighter’s Memorial Park is a community hotspot, especially during the warmer months, offering residents a town pool with panoramic views of the New York City skyline.
 
For pet owners in Union City, the inclusivity extends to furry family members, with dedicated spaces like the Union City Small Dog Park. These areas are specially designed to meet the needs of pets, offering a safe and enjoyable environment where dogs can run, play, and socialize.
 
Adding to the city's lively atmosphere are the cultural events and festivals that take place throughout the year. Union City boasts a vibrant cultural scene, with various venues hosting performances, art shows, and gatherings celebrating the city's rich diversity and artistic talent. These events range from music festivals and theater productions to art exhibitions and cultural celebrations, offering residents and visitors alike an opportunity to immerse themselves in the creative spirit of the community.
 
 
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Overview for Union City, NJ

67,903 people live in Union City, where the median age is 36.7 and the average individual income is $27,896. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

67,903

Total Population

36.7 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$27,896

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Union City, NJ

Union City has 25,292 households, with an average household size of 2.67. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Union City do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 67,903 people call Union City home. The population density is 52,760.33 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

67,903

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

36.7

Median Age

48.89 / 51.11%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
25,292

Total Households

2.67

Average Household Size

$27,896

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Without Children:

Marital Status

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Union City, NJ

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The following schools are within or nearby Union City. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Eugenio Maria de Hostos Center for Early Childhood Education
PUBLIC
PreK - K
No rating available
Jefferson Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
3/5
George Washington Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
Daniel Webster School
PUBLIC
PreK - 2nd
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Robert Waters Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
1/5
Union Hill Middle School
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
3/5
Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
2/5
Veterans' Memorial Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Thomas A Edison Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
1/5
Jose Marti STEM Academy
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Sara M. Gilmore Academy
PUBLIC
1st - 8th
5/5
Hudson Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 3rd
3/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
Colin Powell Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Miftaahul Uloom Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available

Around Union City, NJ

There's plenty to do around Union City, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

96
Walker's Paradise
Walking Score
55
Bikeable
Bike Score
90
Rider's Paradise
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Grand Tea and Imports, Taqueria Gardenias, and Groundfloor Exercise.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.04 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.22 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.83 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.79 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.03 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.32 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars

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