Union City, NJ

Census Place

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2022 Population
67,258
0.95% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bob Menendez
Democratic Party
US Senator
Cory Booker
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
36.6
0.272% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
20.3%
1.69% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$59,967
12.8% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$448,000
17.2% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Union City, NJ had a population of 67.3k people with a median age of 36.6 and a median household income of $59,967. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Union City, NJ declined from 67,903 to 67,258, a −0.95% decrease and its median household income grew from $53,177 to $59,967, a 12.8% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Union City, NJ are Other (Hispanic) (30.7%), White (Hispanic) (25.2%), Two+ (Hispanic) (21.1%), White (Non-Hispanic) (11.6%), and Black or African American (Hispanic) (3.25%).

None of the households in Union City, NJ reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

71.1% of the residents in Union City, NJ are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Union City, NJ are Total Image Beauty Academy (586 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Union City, NJ was $448,000, and the homeownership rate was 19.7%.

Most people in Union City, NJ used public transit to get to work, and the average commute time was 33.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Union City, NJ was 1 car per household.

Population & Diversity

Union City, NJ is home to a population of 67.3k people, from which 71.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 54.5% of Union City, NJ residents were born outside of the country (36.7k people).

In 2022, there were 1.22 times more Other (Hispanic) residents (20.7k people) in Union City, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 16.9k White (Hispanic) and 14.2k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

71.1%
2022 Citizenship
70.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 71.1% of Union City, NJ residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Union City, NJ was 70.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Union City, NJ
  1. Other (Hispanic)
    20.7k ± 1.7k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    16.9k ± 1.96k
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    14.2k ± 2.14k
81.3%
Hispanic Population
54.7k people

In 2022, there were 1.22 times more Other (Hispanic) residents (20.7k people) in Union City, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 16.9k White (Hispanic) and 14.2k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

81.3% of the people in Union City, NJ are hispanic (54.7k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Union City, NJ as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

54.5%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
36.7k people
54.9%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
37.3k people

As of 2022, 54.5% of Union City, NJ residents (36.7k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Union City, NJ was 54.9%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    267 ± 134
  2. Vietnam
    97 ± 85
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    88 ± 96

Union City, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 2.75 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Union City, NJ employs 33.8k people. The largest industries in Union City, NJ are Retail Trade (3,853 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,662 people), and Transportation & Warehousing (3,413 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($117,344), Finance & Insurance ($80,340), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($75,144).

Occupations

33.8k
2022 Value
± 1,500
−0.36%
1 Year decline
± 6.53%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Union City, NJ declined at a rate of −0.36%, from 33.9k employees to 33.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Union City, NJ, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,267 people), Transportation Occupations (3,026 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,812 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Union City, NJ.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

33.8k
2022 Value
± 1,500
−0.36%
1 Year decline
± 6.53%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Union City, NJ declined at a rate of −0.36%, from 33.9k employees to 33.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Union City, NJ, are Retail Trade (3,853 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,662 people), and Transportation & Warehousing (3,413 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Union City, NJ, though some of these residents may live in Union City, NJ and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$40,044
Median earning men ± $3,037
$29,042
Median earning women ± $2,517

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($70,714), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($63,511), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($62,983).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($80,063), Information ($58,242), and Public Administration ($51,563).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.27%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.24M people employed in New Jersey. This represents a 2.27% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 16.5%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in New Jersey.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in New Jersey went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 57.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (41.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.696%).

Bob Menendez and Cory Booker are the senators currently representing the state of New Jersey. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

New Jersey is currently represented by 12 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from New Jersey

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Bob Menendez
Senator from New Jersey1
Assumed office on January 17, 2006
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Jon Corzine, who was elected Governor of New Jersey.
Cory Booker
Senator from New Jersey2
Assumed office on October 31, 2013
Elected to the seat to succeed Jeffrey Chiesa, who had been appointed to the seat following the death of Frank Lautenberg.

Bob Menendez and Cory Booker are the senators currently representing New Jersey.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from New Jersey

New Jersey is currently represented by 12 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for New Jersey have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Union City, NJ awarded 586 degrees. The student population of Union City, NJ in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 48 male students and 149 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Union City, NJ are Hispanic or Latino (562 and 95.9%), followed by White (14 and 2.39%), Black or African American (10 and 1.71%), and Asian (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Union City, NJ by number of degrees awarded are Total Image Beauty Academy (586 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Union City, NJ are Nail Specialist & Manicurist (379 and 64.7%), General Cosmetology (181 and 30.9%), and Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (22 and 3.75%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.15% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.13% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.92M), Bachelors Degree (1.77M), and Some college (1.3M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Union City, NJ was $448,000 in 2022, which is 1.59 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $382,200 to $448,000, a 17.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Union City, NJ is 19.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Union City, NJ have an average commute time of 33.5 minutes, and they used public transit to get to work. Car ownership in Union City, NJ is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Median household income in Union City, NJ is $59,967. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Union City, NJ was Census Tract 165 with a value of $80,286, followed by Census Tract 173 and Census Tract 178, with respective values of $79,212 and $75,800.

Property

$448,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$20,136
$5,048
Median Property Taxes
±$541

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Rent vs Own

19.7%
Homeownership
2022
58.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 19.7% of the housing units in Union City, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 19%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 165
  2. Census Tract 173
  3. Census Tract 178

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Union City, NJ was Census Tract 165 with a value of $80,286, followed by Census Tract 173 and Census Tract 178, with respective values of $79,212 and $75,800.

The following map shows all of the places in Union City, NJ colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$59,967
Median Household Income
± $4,245
25.6k
Number of Households
± 1,405

In 2022, the median household income of the 25.6k households in Union City, NJ grew to $59,967 from the previous year's value of $53,177.

The following chart displays the households in Union City, NJ distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Union City, NJ is from New Jersey.
0.489
2022 Wage GINI in New Jersey
0.49
2021 Wage GINI in New Jersey

In 2022, the income inequality in New Jersey was 0.489 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.278% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for New Jersey was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New Jersey in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Public Transit (35.6%)
  2. Drove Alone (32.2%)
  3. Walked (11.6%)

In 2022, 35.6% of workers in Union City, NJ used public transit to get to work, followed by those who drove alone to work (32.2%) and those who walked to work (11.6%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

33.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Union City, NJ have a longer commute time (33.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.8% of the workforce in Union City, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

1 car
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Union City, NJ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Union City, NJ have 1 car.

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Poverty & Diversity

20.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Union City, NJ (13.5k out of 66.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Union City, NJ is Hispanic, followed by Other and White.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

74.7% of the population of Union City, NJ has health coverage, with 29.8% on employee plans, 31.3% on Medicaid, 6.75% on Medicare, 6.71% on non-group plans, and 0.135% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Hudson County, NJ see 1842 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.75% decrease from the previous year (1894 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1513 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1289 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,842 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Hudson County, NJ

Primary care physicians in Hudson County, NJ see an average of 1,842 patients per year. This represents a 2.75% decrease from the previous year (1,894 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Hudson County, NJ in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.5% under 18 years, 23.6% between 18 and 34 years, 40.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 11.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.6% were men and 53.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

25.3%
Uninsured
29.8%
Employer Coverage
31.3%
Medicaid
6.75%
Medicare
6.71%
Non-Group
0.135%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Union City, NJ grew by 0.561% from 25.2% to 25.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Union City, NJ changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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