Union City, CA
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Union City is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 75,343 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Union City is the 114th largest community in California.

Union City home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Union City real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Union City is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Union City is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Union City who work in office and administrative support (13.01%), computer science and math (9.02%), and management occupations (8.89%).

Also of interest is that Union City has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Another interesting thing about Union City, despite not being a huge city, is that there is a relatively high proportion of people living here who are young, single, and upwardly-mobile professionals. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

One downside of living in Union City is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Union City, the average commute to work is 34.49 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

For the size of the city, public transportation in Union City is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the subway. For Union City, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The citizens of Union City are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 35.45% of adults in Union City have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Union City in 2010 was $34,727, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $138,908 for a family of four. However, Union City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Union City is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Union City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Union City residents report their race to be Asian, followed by White. Union City also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 20.90% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Union City include German, Irish, English, Portuguese, and Afghan.

Union City also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 45.38%.

The most common language spoken in Union City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Tagalog and Spanish.