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. 45.09% 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 transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Union Gap who work in farm management occupations (15.42%), sales jobs (13.48%), and office and administrative support (9.23%).
Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Union Gap is worth considering.
Union Gap ranks among the bottom of the nation in terms of college education compared to other cities and towns: only 5.25% of people over 25 have a college degree.
The per capita income in Union Gap in 2010 was $14,275, which is low income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $57,100 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. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Union Gap, accounting for 51.22% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Union Gap residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Union Gap include Irish, English, French , and Scottish.
In addition, Union Gap has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (18.67%).
The most common language spoken in Union Gap is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.