Union City, New Jersey Population 2022

67,556
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Union City is a city located in Hudson County New Jersey. Union City has a 2020 population of 67,556. Union City is currently declining at a rate of -0.21% annually but its population has increased by 1.65% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 66,459 in 2010.

The average household income in Union City is $67,034 with a poverty rate of 19.65%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,225 per month, and the median house value is $340,800. The median age in Union City is 36.2 years, 35.5 years for males, and 36.8 years for females.

Union City Demographics

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

  • White: 70.42%
  • Other race: 15.94%
  • Black or African American: 5.48%
  • Two or more races: 4.01%
  • Asian: 3.79%
  • Native American: 0.19%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.17%
The current population of Union City, New Jersey is 67,556 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 67,556.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 66,459.

Union City, New Jersey Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White48,04770.42%
Some Other Race10,87515.94%
Black or African American3,7425.48%
Two or More Races2,7344.01%
Asian2,5843.79%
American Indian and Alaska Native1270.19%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1170.17%
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Union City Population by Race

Union City Population Pyramid $2022

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Union City Median Age

36.2


Total

35.5


Male

36.8


Female

Union City Adults

There are 52,851 adults, (7,439 of whom are seniors) in Union City.

Union City Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

16.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Union City Sex Ratio

Female

34,563

50.66%

Male

33,663

49.34%

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
Female6.6%93.4%
Male15.4%84.6%
Non Family19.5%80.5%
All20.8%79.2%
Married31%69%

20.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Union City Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All24,4992.7620.8
Married8,9683.5231
Non Family7,9851.3619.5
Female4,7203.276.6
Male2,8263.4815.4

3.26

Average Family Size

2.76

Average Household Size

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Union City Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9,45120.37%
9th to 12th Grade3,7588.10%
High School Graduate15,21832.80%
Some College5,90712.73%
Associates Degree2,0384.39%
Bachelors Degree6,68614.41%
Graduate Degree3,3337.18%
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Union City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Union City Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic36,61324,4185,202
Other Race7,0014,750960
White6,0915,5172,875
Black2,6191,976694
Asian2,0901,7151,311
2+ Races1,6011,196394
Native American1045813
Islander6666

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 62.73%.

Union City Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,022$31,928$23,866
Less Than 9th Grade$21,168$25,617$16,129
High School Graduate$25,238$28,262$20,382
Some College$32,284$40,836$27,091
Bachelors Degree$50,887$53,833$48,819
Graduate Degree$64,051$75,691$60,417

$29,022

Average Earnings

$31,928

Average Male

$23,866

Average Female

Union City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Union City Language by Age

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Union City Language

16.97% of Union City residents speak only English, while 83.03% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 77.37% of the population.

Union City Language

Union City Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic51,56810,52220.40%
Other2,378NaN%
White11,2592,20119.55%
Multiple2,73456120.52%
Black3,70748713.14%
Asian2,5642509.75%

19.65%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.68%

Male Poverty Rate

22.56%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Union City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Union City is White, with 19.55% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Union City is Hispanic, with 20.40% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.22%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.37%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.34%.

Union City Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.69%
High School18.21%
Some College12.18%
Bachelors or Greater8.34%

Union City Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed27.78%
Male Unemployed14.10%
Female Employed11.50%
Male Employed9.70%

Union City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Union City Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$48,992$67,034
Families$50,119$68,839
Married Families$62,516$82,093
Non Families$33,898$53,059
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Income by Household Type

Union City Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

38.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.5%

Male Marriage Rate

36.9%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Union City Marital Status by Race

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Union City Marital Status

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623

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War271
Vietnam140
First Gulf War91
Korea14
World War II4

Union City Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34177
35 to 54172
65 to 74128
55 to 64100
75+46

Union City Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Hispanic3950.95%
White3741.01%
Other Race931.14%
Black892.77%
2+ Races552.91%
Asian120.54%

Union City Veterans by Race

Union City Veterans by Education

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16.05%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.93%

Veteran Disability Rate

Union City Veterans by Education

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69.2%

Labor Force Participation

65.9%

Employment Rate

4.5%

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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28.59%

Born in Union City

42.05%

Native Born

57.95%

Foreign Born

32.98%

Non Citizen

24.97%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

42.05% of Union City residents were born in the United States, with 28.59% having been born in New Jersey. 32.98% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Union City Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202267,556-142-0.21%
202167,698-142-0.21%
202067,840-142-0.21%
201967,982-142-0.21%
201868,124-361-0.53%
201768,4851200.18%
201668,3652460.36%
201568,119-183-0.27%
201468,302700.10%
201368,2323880.57%
201267,8443980.59%
201167,4469871.49%
201066,459-629-0.09%
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%

Union City Population by Year