Union Gap is a somewhat small city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 6,037 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Union Gap is the 118th largest community in Washington.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Union Gap is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 41.77% of the Union Gap workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Union Gap is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and farmers, fishers, or foresters. There are especially a lot of people living in Union Gap who work in farm management occupations (15.86%), sales jobs (14.23%), and office and administrative support (11.67%).
The population of Union Gap has one of the lowest overall levels of education in the country: only 5.32% of people over 25 hold a college degree. The national average for all municipalities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in Union Gap in 2010 was $14,556, which is low income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $58,224 for a family of four.
Union Gap is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Union Gap home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Union Gap residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Union Gap also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 49.48% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Union Gap include English, Irish, French , and Scottish.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Union Gap's cultural character, accounting for 18.68% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Union Gap is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.