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Overview

Introduction to Union City, Tennessee

Union City, Tennessee, in Obion county, is 57 miles N of Jackson, Tennessee and 104 miles NE of Memphis, Tennessee.

Union City History

The city was named because of its location at the confluence of two railroads. General George Gibbs laid out Union City in 1854. Union City was the site of a minor battle in the Civil War in 1864. The city also has a Goodyear Tire Plant.

Union City and nearby Attractions

  • Obion Square Shopping Center
  • Obion County Museum
  • Southlane Bowling
  • Pleasant Valley Church

Things To Do In Union City

The Obion County Museum provides insight into the history of this area. Southlane Bowling is the local bowling center and a popular local spot. The Spring Heritage Days Folk Festival and the Obion County Fair are held in Union City every day.

Union City Transportation

Memphis International is the nearest major airport.

Union City Higher Education

One can pursue higher education at the University of Tennessee-Martin, Murray State University, Union University and Jackson State Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,621
Male Share of the Population44.6%
Female Share of the Population55.4%
Senior Citizens18.4%
Employed Population 16+3,786
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married42.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.1%
Median Earnings25+$25,462
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$14,837
Median Earnings With High School Degree$20,339

Wealth

Median Family Income$41,427
% Above Poverty Level71.8%
% Below Poverty Level28.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.4%
% Using Public Transportation0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone27.6%
Median Gross Rent$569
Median House Value$88,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)34.9%
Irish10.7%
German9.9%
English8.6%
Dutch3.4%
French Except Basque1.9%
Italian1.6%
Scottish1.3%
Arab0.8%
Polish0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Greek0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Union City Almanac

CategoryValue
County Obion County
Standard Zip Codes38261
P.O. Box Zip Codes38281
Phone Area Codes731
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude36.42
Approximate Longitude-89.05

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)

StationUNION CITY
Distance2.1 miles
Jan Temp25 to 43 F
Apr Temp46 to 69 F
Jul Temp68 to 89 F
Oct Temp45 to 71 F
Annual Precip51.8 inches
StationMARTIN UNIV OF TENN BRA
Distance12.3 miles
Jan Temp24 to 44 F
Apr Temp46 to 69 F
Jul Temp68 to 90 F
Oct Temp46 to 72 F
Annual Precip53.1 inches
StationDRESDEN
Distance22.1 miles
Jan Temp25 to 44 F
Apr Temp46 to 70 F
Jul Temp68 to 89 F
Oct Temp47 to 72 F
Annual Precip54.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Martin10,989$53,412
Obion1,306$46,398
Rives248$52,000
South Fulton2,377$38,125
Troy1,351$38,654
Woodland Mills385$48,250

Union City Public Libraries

Obion County Public Library
1221 EAST REELFOOT AVENUE
Union City, Tennessee
(731) 885-7000

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Union City Hospitals

Baptist Memorial Hospital - Union City
(Non-profit)
1201 Bishop Street
(731) 885-2410

Union City Public Schools

Lake Road Elementary
1130 East Highway 22
ZIP: 38261
(731) 885-5304
Primary
Total Enrollment 609
Ridgemont Elementary
1285 N Highway 45 By - Pass
ZIP: 38261
(731) 536-5171
Primary
Total Enrollment 427
Union City Elementary School
1100 South Miles Av
ZIP: 38261
(731) 885-1632
Primary
Total Enrollment 827
Union City High School
1305 High School Dr
ZIP: 38261
(731) 885-2373
High
Total Enrollment 400
Union City Middle School
1111 High School Dr
ZIP: 38261
(731) 885-2901
Middle
Total Enrollment 353

Union City Private Schools

Baptist Temple Academy
1900 Longview Rd
ZIP: 38261
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 8
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