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Union City, CA
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Union City profile


Living in Union City



Union City is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 67,039 people and 16 associated neighborhoods, Union City is the 128th 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.

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.

A relatively large number of people in Union City telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 17.04% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

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 33.74 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.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Union City is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the subway helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Union City area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The education level of Union City ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Union City, 44.95% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Union City in 2018 was $52,646, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $210,584 for a family of four.

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 20.12% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Union City include Afghan, German, Irish, English, and Portuguese.

Union City also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 47.27%.

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