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Overview

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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population20,560
Male Share of the Population39.8%
Female Share of the Population60.2%
Senior Citizens11.7%
Employed Population 16+7,686
Age of the Population31

Families

% of people married22.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher22.5%
Median Earnings25+$29,891
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,730
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,872

Wealth

Median Family Income$41,043
% Above Poverty Level78.7%
% Below Poverty Level21.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home1.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.7%
% Using Public Transportation4.6%

Housing

People Living Alone44.1%
Median Gross Rent$858
Median House Value$79,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)73.1%
African2.9%
West Indian2.8%
Irish2.2%
Haitian1.5%
Jamaican1.2%
German0.7%
English0.6%
Nigerian0.5%
Italian0.3%
Arab0.2%
Scottish0.2%
Iraqi0.2%
French Except Basque0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
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Union City Almanac

CategoryValue
County Fulton County
Standard Zip Codes30291
Phone Area Codes678
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude33.57
Approximate Longitude-84.54

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)

StationATLANTA HARTSFIELD AP
Distance7.1 miles
Jan Temp34 to 52 F
Apr Temp50 to 73 F
Jul Temp71 to 89 F
Oct Temp53 to 73 F
Annual Precip50.2 inches
StationNEWNAN 4 NE
Distance16.8 miles
Jan Temp31 to 52 F
Apr Temp47 to 73 F
Jul Temp68 to 89 F
Oct Temp49 to 73 F
Annual Precip52.3 inches
StationEXPERIMENT
Distance26.7 miles
Jan Temp32 to 53 F
Apr Temp48 to 73 F
Jul Temp68 to 90 F
Oct Temp49 to 75 F
Annual Precip50.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
College Park14,434$31,490
East Point35,477$40,789
Fairburn13,860$46,401
Morrow7,069$61,750
Riverdale15,812$42,849
Tyrone7,121$107,250

Union City Public Schools

Oakley Elementary School
7220 Oakley Ter
ZIP: 30291
(770) 774-4057
Primary
Total Enrollment 816
Liberty Point Elementary School
9000 Highpoint Rd
ZIP: 30291
(770) 306-3510
Primary
Total Enrollment 775
Gullatt Elementary School
6110 Dodson Rd
ZIP: 30291
(770) 969-3425
Primary
Total Enrollment 503
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