Union City, California Population 2021

73,201
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Union City is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 73,201, it is the 120th largest city in California and the 500th largest city in the United States. Union City is currently declining at a rate of -0.62% annually but its population has increased by 5.30% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 69,516 in 2010. Union City reached it's highest population of 75,465 in 2016. Spanning over 19 miles, Union City has a population density of 3,773 people per square mile.

The average household income in Union City is $133,752 with a poverty rate of 4.97%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $2,202 per month, and the median house value is $765,500. The median age in Union City is 38.4 years, 36.4 years for males, and 40.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 107.3 males.

Union City Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Union City was:

  • Asian: 53.38%
  • White: 20.54%
  • Other race: 12.67%
  • Two or more races: 6.30%
  • Black or African American: 4.94%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 1.68%
  • Native American: 0.49%
The current population of Union City, California is 73,201, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 74,560.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 69,516.

Union City, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Asian39,88553.38%
White15,35120.54%
Some Other Race9,46712.67%
Two or More Races4,7106.30%
Black or African American3,6934.94%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1,2521.68%
American Indian and Alaska Native3640.49%
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Union City Population by Race

Union City Population Pyramid 2021

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Union City Median Age

38.4


Total

36.4


Male

40.9


Female

Union City Adults

There are 60,636 adults, (11,921 of whom are seniors) in Union City.

Union City Age Dependency

53.4

Age Dependency Ratio

24.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Union City Sex Ratio

Female

36,039

48.23%

Male

38,683

51.77%

Union City Population by Age

Union City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Union City Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married70.9%29.1%
All65.4%34.6%
Male57.6%42.4%
Female54.1%45.9%
Non Family53.4%46.6%

65.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Union City Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All21,8523.3965.4
Married14,5483.7470.9
Non Family3,6491.5853.4
Female2,4423.854.1
Male1,2133.7557.6

3.64

Average Family Size

3.39

Average Household Size

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Union City Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,0893.83%
9th to 12th Grade3,0575.61%
High School Graduate13,57924.90%
Some College10,45619.17%
Associates Degree3,3426.13%
Bachelors Degree14,02525.72%
Graduate Degree7,98214.64%
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Union City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Union City Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Asian30,85528,70215,834
Hispanic9,3677,1981,254
White9,1988,8123,236
Other Race5,9174,572531
Black2,5582,379736
Multiple Races2,2112,006965
Islander784728123
Native American29823753

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.80%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 51.32%.

Union City Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$56,327$62,037$50,343
Less Than High School$31,446$39,804$22,016
High School Grad$42,943$46,112$37,553
Some College$51,604$54,876$46,194
Bachelors Degree$76,955$87,072$64,143
Graduate Degree$106,147$123,361$87,019

$56,327

Average Earnings

$62,037

Average Male

$50,343

Average Female

Union City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Union City Language by Age

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Union City Language

35.20% of Union City residents speak only English, while 64.80% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 34.08% of the population.

Union City Language

Union City Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Asian39,8621,3843.47%
White11,4859948.65%
Hispanic15,0597404.91%
Black3,67839210.66%
Other9,4552532.68%
Multiple4,6861653.52%
Islander1,21614712.09%
Native351226.27%

4.97%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.33%

Male Poverty Rate

5.67%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Union City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Union City is Islander, with 12.09% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Union City is Other, with 2.68% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.30%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.07%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.61%.

Union City Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School10.77%
High School6.92%
Some College3.71%
Bachelors or Greater2.78%

Union City Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed15.87%
Female Unemployed13.04%
Female Employed1.60%
Male Employed1.25%

Union City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Union City Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$114,681$133,752
Families$121,063$139,491
Married Families$133,737-
Non Families$70,015$89,993
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Income by Household Type

Union City Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

55.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.8%

Male Marriage Rate

55.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Union City Married by Age and Sex

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Union City Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Union City Marital Status by Race

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Union City Marital Status

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2,010

Number of Veterans

1,865

Male Veterans

145

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam948
First Gulf War268
Second Gulf War236
Korea116
World War II55

Union City Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74692
75+526
55 to 64353
35 to 54318
18 to 34121

Union City Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White9006.94%
Asian5601.67%
Black30310.17%
Hispanic2642.36%
Other1171.59%
2 or More823.25%
Hawaiian364.32%
Indian123.83%

Union City Veterans by Race

Union City Veterans by Education

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9.30%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.76%

Veteran Disability Rate

Union City Veterans by Education

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65.1%

Labor Force Participation

62.8%

Employment Rate

3.4%

Unemployment Rate

Union City Employment by Age

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Union City Employment by Race

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Union City Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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45.63%

Born in California

54.88%

Native Born

45.12%

Foreign Born

15.11%

Non Citizen

30.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

54.88% of Union City residents were born in the United States, with 45.63% having been born in California. 15.11% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Union City Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202173,201-453-0.62%
202073,654-453-0.61%
201974,107-453-0.61%
201874,560-667-0.89%
201775,227-238-0.32%
201675,4651,1221.51%
201574,3438621.17%
201473,4819291.28%
201372,5529101.27%
201271,6421,0451.48%
201170,5979671.39%
201069,6302,7610.41%
200066,86913,1072.21%
199053,76214,3563.16%
198039,40624,68210.35%
197014,7248,1068.33%
19606,6180.00%

Union City Population by Year