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Union City

Union City sits along the "Gold Coast," a 19-mile stretch of land on the Hudson River that includes other towns such as Jersey City, Hoboken, and Weehawken.

Overview for Union City, NJ

67,903 people live in Union City, where the median age is 36.7 and the average individual income is $27,896. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

67,903

Total Population

36.7 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$27,896

Average individual Income

Union City Real Estate

An eclectic town filled with fun and entertainment

Union City sits along the "Gold Coast," a 19-mile stretch of land on the Hudson River that includes other towns such as Jersey City, Hoboken, and Weehawken. The New York skyline dots the horizon all the way across the water. Commuters appreciate the quick commute to Manhattan and other areas of New York City via Route 495 to the Lincoln Tunnel.
 
The city is primarily residential with a nice blend of commercial spaces on Boulevard East, providing a diverse collection of restaurants, businesses, and attractions. This unique community is also called the “Havana on the Hudson” and the "Embroidery Capital of the US," both names reflecting important aspects of Union City's history. Thousands visit the city yearly to see the Cuban Day Parade of New Jersey.


What to Love


Local Lifestyle

Union City is a unique and thriving community that has all the fun and excitement of a bustling city while preserving the charm of a small town. Walkable residential streets create close neighborhoods, encouraging residents to form strong bonds with each other. A stroll along busy Palisades Avenue shows off the city's view of the Manhattan skyline, especially one of the many public parks around town. Friends and family can enjoy a delicious meal at a local restaurant or catch a performance at the theater.


Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Boulevard East is a bustling avenue lined with many delicious local restaurants. Park Café & Eatery is a cozy spot with fresh food and fantastic coffee. They serve classic sandwiches, like bacon, egg and cheese, and BLTs, as well as soups, salads, pancakes, and French toast. 
 
Juana & Gloria is a family-owned restaurant that prepares and serves the most exquisite dishes from the Dominican Republic. Their menu offers savory and authentic ingredients with that signature Caribbean flair. 
 
Coach House is a New Jersey favorite serving classic American comfort food in a warm, inviting atmosphere if you want something more casual. Their menu runs the gamut from burgers, pasta, and seafood to pancakes and cocktails.
 
Union Landing Center is an open-air shopping center with over 70 stores, restaurants, boutiques, and services. It is the largest shopping center in Union City. They offer everything from mainstream retail stores, beauty shops, pet stores, and even indoor skydiving!


Things to Do

Union City also has many public parks and outdoor spaces where residents can gather. James J. Braddock Park is one of Hudson County's largest and most beautiful parks. It is home to the 16-acre Woodcliff Lake and has a fantastic Manhattan skyline view. The park has athletic facilities, tennis courts, a dog park, and various natural features. Washington Park is a 100-year-old, 22-acre park nestled between Union City and Jersey City. The park is dedicated to providing programs and activities that enhance residents' quality of life. Guests can participate in yoga in the park events or take a summer gardening class.
 
Union City is most known for its diverse population and cultures. So, it's no surprise that the Cuban Day Festival is one of the year's most spectacular celebrations. The Cuban Day Parade begins at James J. Braddock Park and continues along Bergenline Avenue before stopping at 43rd Street in Union City. The parade also hosts a gala to honor the winners of the Celia Cruz award and the special guests participating in the parade. 

The Union City Performing Arts Center is the largest center for the performing arts in Union County. It currently showcases musicals and plays, live music concerts, children's programming, film presentations, and multicultural programs and events. The UCPAC is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering a sense of creativity and pride in the great Union City and beyond. The center boasts two full stages, a loft, and a café bar with snacks, soda, beer, wine, and “On The Rocks” cocktails.


Schools

Union City is served by the Union City Public Schools. Noteworthy schools here include:
 

 

If you are interested in checking out the real estate in Union City and the homes for sale in the community, give the Andrew Botticelli Team a call.

Demographics and Employment Data for Union City, NJ

Union City has 25,292 households, with an average household size of 2.67. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Union City do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 67,903 people call Union City home. The population density is 52,760.33 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

67,903

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

36.7

Median Age

48.89 / 51.11%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
25,292

Total Households

2.67

Average Household Size

$27,896

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Marital Status

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Single
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Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Union City, NJ

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The following schools are within or nearby Union City. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Eugenio Maria de Hostos Center for Early Childhood Education
PUBLIC
PreK - K
No rating available
Jefferson Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
3/5
George Washington Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
Daniel Webster School
PUBLIC
PreK - 2nd
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Robert Waters Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
1/5
Union Hill Middle School
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
3/5
Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
2/5
Veterans' Memorial Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Thomas A Edison Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
1/5
Jose Marti STEM Academy
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Sara M. Gilmore Academy
PUBLIC
1st - 8th
5/5
Hudson Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 3rd
3/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
Colin Powell Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Miftaahul Uloom Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available

Around Union City, NJ

There's plenty to do around Union City, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

96
Walker's Paradise
Walking Score
55
Bikeable
Bike Score
90
Rider's Paradise
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including DaRucci Leather, Wazin Custom Tailor, and Oishi Judo Club.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Shopping 3.94 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.53 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.04 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.92 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.55 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.65 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
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