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. Much of the housing stock in Union City was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Union City economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Union City, where the median household income is $34,966.00.
Unlike some cities, Union City isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Union City are a mix 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 (18.59%), sales jobs (11.24%), and teaching (9.30%).
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 31.52 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.
Many people in Union City take advantage of public transportation to get around. In fact, for the size of the city, the number of people who use the bus to commute to work is quite high. This helps to fill a need among Union City citizens for affordable transportation.
The education level of Union City citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 21.65% of adults in Union City have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Union City in 2010 was $16,591, 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 $66,364 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 Irish, Haitian, German, and English.
The most common language spoken in Union City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.