Introduction to Union City, Georgia

Union City, Georgia, in Fulton county, is 14 miles SW of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is included in the Atlanta metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 11,621 people lived in Union City.

Union City History

The land on which the present day city of Union City sits was donated by Charles Simon Barrett, the newly elected president of the National Farmers Union. The land was donated in 1908 and designated as the land for the Union's headquarters. Barrett also constructed the headquarters building in this area, and the are was named Union City.

Union City and nearby Attractions

  • Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site
  • APEX Museum
  • Union Grove Church
  • Dixie Lakes
  • Dixie Lakes Park
  • Atlanta Botanical Garden

Things To Do In Union City

Union City offers easy access to a large number of museums. At the APEX Museum, one can see African American exhibits, while the High Museum of Art showcases 19th and 20th century American art. The Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum is another interesting location near Union City. Here one can view a large circular painting that depicts the 1864 Battle of Atlanta. The Atlanta Botanical Garden and Atlanta Farmers Market are also worth taking a look at.

Union City Transportation

The William B. Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport is close by.

Union City Higher Education

The Atlanta Technical College, Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, Morris Brown College and Clayton College and State University are all nearby.


Total Population 20,459
Male Share of the Population 40.6%
Female Share of the Population 59.4%
Senior Citizens 11.1%
Employed Population 16+ 7,455
Age of the Population 31


% of people married 25.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $37,968
% Above Poverty Level 72.9%
% Below Poverty Level 27.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1%
% Using Public Transportation 4.5%


People Living Alone 41%
Median Gross Rent $819
Median House Value $90,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 77.7%
US/American 0%
English 0.8%
Irish 2.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Union City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 14 miles SW of Atlanta, Georgia
County Fulton
Metro Area Atlanta
Standard Zip Codes 30291
Phone Area Codes 770
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.586
Longitude -84.542

Union City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 7.1 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 52 F
Apr Temp 50 to 73 F
Jul Temp 71 to 89 F
Oct Temp 53 to 73 F
Annual Precip 50.2 inches
Station NEWNAN 4 NE
Distance 16.8 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 52 F
Apr Temp 47 to 73 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 49 to 73 F
Annual Precip 52.3 inches
Distance 26.7 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 53 F
Apr Temp 48 to 73 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 49 to 75 F
Annual Precip 50.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
College Park 14,026 $30,540
East Point 35,357 $38,546
Fairburn 13,697 $46,477
Morrow 6,982 $57,687
Riverdale 15,650 $41,288
Tyrone 7,081 $101,146

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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