Union City, GA
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Union City is a medium-sized city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 20,805 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Union City is the 43rd largest community in Georgia. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Union City, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Union City, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Union City’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Union City does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $32,324.00.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Union City is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Union City is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Union City who work in office and administrative support (18.83%), teaching (11.31%), and sales jobs (10.70%).

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 31.67 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.

A lot of people in Union City take the bus for their daily commute. For the size of the city, the number of people who use public transportation is quite high. For many people in Union City, this fills their need for low-cost transportation.

In terms of college education, Union City is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.19% of adults 25 and older in Union City have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Union City in 2010 was $16,484, which is lower middle income relative to Georgia, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $65,936 for a family of four.

Union City is a somewhat 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 Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Union City include African, German, Jamaican, and Nigerian.

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