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Overview

Introduction to Union City, California

Union City is a California city located in Alameda County, about 40 miles southeast of San Francisco, 25 miles southeast of Oakland, and 20 miles northwest of San Jose. The city is serviced by California State Highway 84, and is situated close to Interstate I-880. Nearby communities include Fremont and Newark (to the south) and Hayward (to the north).

Union City History

Many of Union City's early settlers were former gold miners converted to growers of potatoes, fruit and vegetables. Considered to be the most fertile agricultural land in the state, the area grew in concert with its bountiful produce. By the mid-nineteenth century, Union City had developed into a town claiming several hotels, boarding houses, livery stables, general stores and gambling saloons. The 20th century saw the proliferation of major industries in the area, leading to the city's incorporation in 1959. Since that time, Union City has experienced steady growth, evolving into the well-rounded community that it is today.

Union City Places of Interest

In addition to having easy access to a wide variety of world-class attractions in the San Francisco Bay area, residents and visitors to Union City can enjoy and look forward to some interesting attractions closer to home. The Union City Historical Museum is a repository of documents, research material and artifacts chronicling the city's history as well as personal histories of notable former residents. The city's Sugar Mill Landing Park features the San Francisco Bay Area Flight 93 Memorial, which honors the passengers and crew of United Airlines Flight 93, bound for San Francisco before being hijacked and crashing in rural Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001. And the Union City Sports Center, a state-of-the-art 37,000 square-foot recreational facility, opened in early 2007.

Demographics

People

Total Population73,500
Male Share of the Population50%
Female Share of the Population50%
Senior Citizens14.4%
Employed Population 16+25,648
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married55.7%
Average household size4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher36.2%
Median Earnings25+$47,523
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,222
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,372

Wealth

Median Family Income$98,499
% Above Poverty Level92.1%
% Below Poverty Level7.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time33 minutes
% Working from Home4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.5%
% Using Public Transportation9%

Housing

People Living Alone12.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,756
Median House Value$561,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)79.3%
Irish3.7%
German3.5%
English2.2%
Portuguese1.7%
Afghan)1.4%
Italian1.1%
French Except Basque0.9%
Iranian0.5%
African0.5%
Arab0.5%
Swedish0.4%
Dutch0.4%
Polish0.4%
Scottish0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Russian0.3%
Bulgarian0.2%
Romanian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Greek0.1%
Maltese0.1%
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Union City Almanac

CategoryValue
County Alameda County
Standard Zip Codes94587
Phone Area Codes510
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude37.6
Approximate Longitude-122.02

Union City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationNEWARK (OAKLAND)
Distance5.5 miles
Jan Temp42 to 58 F
Apr Temp50 to 68 F
Jul Temp58 to 78 F
Oct Temp54 to 74 F
Annual Precip14.8 inches
StationUPPER SAN LEANDRO FLTR
Distance14.3 miles
Jan Temp42 to 58 F
Apr Temp46 to 67 F
Jul Temp54 to 75 F
Oct Temp52 to 73 F
Annual Precip26.3 inches
StationSAN JOSE
Distance17.1 miles
Jan Temp42 to 59 F
Apr Temp48 to 72 F
Jul Temp58 to 84 F
Oct Temp52 to 76 F
Annual Precip15 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Castro Valley62,825$101,100
Dublin54,523$141,035
Fremont227,934$122,328
Hayward154,507$73,165
Newark44,677$94,903
Pleasanton77,046$150,470

Union City Public Schools

Alvarado Elementary
31100 Fredi St.
ZIP: 94587
Primary
Total Enrollment 901
Alvarado Middle
31604 Alvarado Blvd.
ZIP: 94587
Middle
Total Enrollment 1437
Cesar Chavez Middle
2801 Hop Ranch Rd.
ZIP: 94587
Middle
Total Enrollment 1283
Decoto School For Independent Study
600 G St.
ZIP: 94587
Other
Total Enrollment 131
Delaine Eastin Elementary
34901 E.in Dr.
ZIP: 94587
Primary
Total Enrollment 874
Guy Jr. Emanuele Elementary
100 Decoto Rd.
ZIP: 94587
Primary
Total Enrollment 653
James Logan High
1800 H St.
ZIP: 94587
High
Total Enrollment 3912
Pioneer Elementary
32737 Bel Aire St.
ZIP: 94587
Primary
Total Enrollment 839
Searles Elementary
33629 15th St.
ZIP: 94587
Primary
Total Enrollment 716
Tom Kitayama Elementary
1959 Sunsprite Dr.
ZIP: 94587
Primary
Total Enrollment 914

Union City Private Schools

Adventure Montessori Academy
4101 Pleiades Pl
ZIP: 94587
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
Mission Hills Middle School
250 Tamarack Dr
ZIP: 94587
Elementary
Total Enrollment 94
Northstar School
725 Whipple Rd
ZIP: 94587
Elementary
Total Enrollment 106
Our Lady Of The Rosary School
678 B St
ZIP: 94587
Elementary
Total Enrollment 146
Purple Lotus School
33615 9th St
ZIP: 94587
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 27
Union City Christian Academy
33700 Alvarado Niles Rd
ZIP: 94587
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 70
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