Union City, New Jersey Population 2020

68,718

Union City is a city located in New Jersey. With a 2020 population of 68,718, it is the 9th largest city in New Jersey and the 541st largest city in the United States. Union City is currently growing at a rate of 0.14% annually and its population has increased by 3.41% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 66,455 in 2010. Spanning over 1 miles, Union City has a population density of 53,394 people per square mile.

The average household income in Union City is $62,045 with a poverty rate of 21.33%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,202 per month, and the median house value is $317,600. The median age in Union City is 35.8 years, 35 years for males, and 36.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 96.6 males.

Union City Demographics

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

  • White: 74.16%
  • Other race: 13.78%
  • Black or African American: 4.74%
  • Asian: 3.79%
  • Two or more races: 3.34%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.10%
  • Native American: 0.08%
The current population of Union City, New Jersey is 68,718, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 68,520.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 66,455.

Union City, New Jersey Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White50,69874.16%
Some Other Race9,41913.78%
Black or African American3,2414.74%
Asian2,5933.79%
Two or More Races2,2863.34%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander710.10%
American Indian and Alaska Native540.08%

Union City Population Pyramid 2020

Union City Median Age

35.8


Total

35


Male

36.6


Female

Union City Adults

There are 52,829 adults, (7,374 of whom are seniors) in Union City.

Union City Age Dependency

50.4

Age Dependency Ratio

16.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Union City Sex Ratio

Female

34,772

50.86%

Male

33,590

49.14%

Union City Households and Families

Union City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Union City Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married29.4%70.6%
All19.7%80.3%
Non Family19%81%
Male13.8%86.2%
Female6.8%93.2%

19.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All24,1472.8119.7
Married8,7673.5329.4
Non Family7,9091.419
Female4,9643.426.8
Male2,5073.5213.8

3.32

Average Family Size

2.81

Average Household Size

8.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Union City Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9,68520.77%
9th to 12th Grade4,2149.04%
High School Graduate15,20432.61%
Some College6,14013.17%
Associates Degree1,8433.95%
Bachelors Degree6,55414.06%
Graduate Degree2,9856.40%

Union City Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic37,34424,4575,133
Other Race6,3824,325960
White6,0845,4792,821
Black2,2681,680542
Asian1,9261,5561,184
Multiple Races1,300975287
Native American545016
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 61.47%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,990$31,596$21,831
Less Than High School$20,745$25,089$14,941
High School Grad$24,722$27,635$19,309
Some College$30,967$38,310$24,800
Bachelors Degree$47,115$52,500$41,916
Graduate Degree$64,832$72,877$62,575

$26,990

Average Earnings

$31,596

Average Male

$21,831

Average Female

Union City Language

Union City Language by Age

Union City Language

15.56% of Union City residents speak only English, while 84.44% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 78.82% of the population.

Union City Poverty

Union City Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic52,53111,89622.65%
Other9,4092,10322.35%
White10,8502,03618.76%
Multiple2,28652322.88%
Black3,20146014.37%
Asian2,57931412.18%

21.33%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.78%

Male Poverty Rate

24.79%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Union City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Union City is Multiple, with 22.88% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Union City is Asian, with 12.18% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.11%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.23%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School26.96%
High School19.24%
Some College11.98%
Bachelors or Greater9.33%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed27.77%
Male Unemployed16.20%
Female Employed13.49%
Male Employed9.53%

Union City Income

Union City Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$45,636$62,045
Families$45,477$62,879
Married Families$55,450$75,928
Non Families$33,424$51,913

Union City Marital Status

Union City Marital Status

Marriage Rates

38.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.8%

Male Marriage Rate

37.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Union City Married by Age and Sex

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 35-44.

Union City Marital Status by Race

Union City Veterans

570

Number of Veterans

517

Male Veterans

53

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War252
Vietnam110
First Gulf War92
World War II12
Korea9
Age Group Veterans
35 to 54177
18 to 34161
65 to 7491
55 to 6487
75+54
Name Veterans % of Total
Hispanic3720.88%
White3550.91%
Other921.25%
Black602.16%
2 or More503.14%
Asian130.62%

$Union City Veterans by Education

13.86%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.05%

Veteran Disability Rate

Union City Employment Status

68.3%

Labor Force Participation

64.8%

Employment Rate

5%

Unemployment Rate

Union City 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

29.01%

Born in New Jersey

41.77%

Native Born

58.23%

Foreign Born

33.52%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

41.77% of Union City residents were born in the United States, with 29.01% having been born in New Jersey. 33.52% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202068,718990.14%
201968,619990.14%
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%