Union City, New Jersey Population 2019

Union City, New Jersey's estimated population is 68,520 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Union City, New Jersey is the 9th largest city in New Jersey based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 53239.89 people/mi² (20555.94 people/km²).

The overall median age is 36 years, 34.9 years for males, and 37.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 100.2 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 26,250 households in the city, with an average size of 2.95 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 4%, with a median rent of $1177/month. The median house has 3.9 rooms, and has a value of $296,200.

The median income for households in Union City, New Jersey is $43,424, while the mean household income is $58,772.

How Many People Live in Union City, New Jersey?

68,520
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201868,520480.07%
201768,472990.14%
201668,3732530.37%
201568,120-181-0.27%
201468,301790.12%
201368,2223950.58%
201267,8274080.61%
201167,4199861.48%
201066,433-655-0.10%
200067,0889,0761.46%
199058,0122,4190.43%
198055,593-1,712-0.30%
197057,3055,1250.94%
196052,180-3,357-0.62%
195055,537-636-0.11%
194056,173-2,486-0.43%
193058,65938,00811.00%
192020,651-372-0.18%
191021,0235,8363.31%
190015,1874,5443.62%
189010,6434,7946.17%
18805,8491,2092.34%
18704,6400.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White50,319
Some Other Race10,856
Black or African American3,375
Asian2,856
Two or More Races2,039
American Indian and Alaska Native313
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander57

Union City Nj Population Pyramid 2019

Union City Nj Median Age

36


Total

34.9


Male

37.2


Female

Union City Nj Adults

There are 54,485 adults, (7,340 of whom are seniors) in Union City Nj.

Union City Nj Age Dependency

48.1

Age Dependency Ratio

15.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Union City Nj Sex Ratio

Female

34,872

49.95%

Male

34,943

50.05%

Union City Nj Households and Families

Union City Nj Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Union City Nj Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married29.2%70.8%
Non Family20.7%79.3%
All20%80%
Male12.1%87.9%
Female7.3%92.7%

20.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All23,5152.9520
Married8,4923.6329.2
Non Family7,5281.4320.7
Female5,0893.677.3
Male2,4063.7812.1

3.46

Average Family Size

2.95

Average Household Size

8.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Union City Nj Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9,91020.67%
9th to 12th Grade4,6599.72%
High School Graduate15,48432.29%
Some College6,34013.22%
Associates Degree1,9964.16%
Bachelors Degree6,58113.73%
Graduate Degree2,9766.21%

Union City Nj Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic38,95425,3705,295
Other Race7,4554,8191,030
White5,4434,9002,555
Black2,5621,897640
Asian2,1681,7641,237
Multiple Races1,099905267
Native American1229613
Islander4444

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 57.06%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,680$30,102$21,390
Less Than High School$20,224$23,968$14,705
High School Grad$22,974$25,982$19,050
Some College$29,444$34,748$24,500
Bachelors Degree$45,265$49,932$40,872
Graduate Degree$62,088$70,481$60,298

$25,680

Average Earnings

$30,102

Average Male

$21,390

Average Female

Union City Nj Language

Union City Nj Language by Age

Union City Nj Language

14.40% of Union City Nj residents speak only English, while 85.60% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 79.95% of the population.

Union City Nj Poverty

Union City Nj Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic55,31413,56924.53%
Other10,8502,30521.24%
White9,2601,81619.61%
Black3,32862518.78%
Multiple2,03947923.49%
Asian2,84830010.53%
Native31322672.20%

23.00%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.46%

Male Poverty Rate

26.57%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Union City Nj

The race most likely to be in poverty in Union City Nj is Native, with 72.20% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Union City Nj is Asian, with 10.53% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.96%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.72%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.21%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School26.71%
High School22.54%
Some College12.77%
Bachelors or Greater9.08%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed31.29%
Male Unemployed22.95%
Female Employed15.02%
Male Employed10.65%

Union City Nj Income

Union City Nj Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$43,424$58,772
Families$43,363$59,568
Married Families$54,707$71,774
Non Families$31,147$49,095

Union City Nj Marital Status

Union City Nj Marital Status

Marriage Rates

37.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.4%

Male Marriage Rate

35.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Union City Nj Married by Age and Sex

Union City Nj Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Union City Nj Marital Status by Race

Union City Nj Veterans

512

Number of Veterans

484

Male Veterans

28

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War217
First Gulf War149
Vietnam117
Korea25
World War II22

Union City Nj Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White3390.87%
Hispanic3010.68%
Black872.95%
2 or More443.35%
Other250.29%
Asian170.72%

Union City Nj Veterans by Education

13.67%

Veteran Poverty Rate

16.99%

Veteran Disability Rate

Union City Nj Employment Status

68.7%

Labor Force Participation

63.7%

Employment Rate

7.1%

Unemployment Rate

Union City Nj Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

27.94%

Born in New Jersey

40.97%

Native Born

59.03%

Foreign Born

34.69%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

40.97% of Union City Nj residents were born in the United States, with 27.94% having been born in New Jersey. 34.69% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.