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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.

People

Total Population 10,722
Male Share of the Population 44.5%
Female Share of the Population 55.5%
Senior Citizens 17.4%
Employed Population 16+ 3,845
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 44.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $42,273
% Above Poverty Level 71.9%
% Below Poverty Level 28.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 26.2%
Median Gross Rent $568
Median House Value $91,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 35%
US/American 0%
English 9.3%
Irish 11.3%

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

Union City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 57 miles N of Jackson, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 104 miles NE of Memphis, Tennessee
County Obion
Standard Zip Codes 38261
P.O. Box Zip Codes 38281
Phone Area Codes 731
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.424
Longitude -89.056

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)

Station UNION CITY
Distance 2.1 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 43 F
Apr Temp 46 to 69 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 45 to 71 F
Annual Precip 51.8 inches
Station MARTIN UNIV OF TENN BRA
Distance 12.3 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 44 F
Apr Temp 46 to 69 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 46 to 72 F
Annual Precip 53.1 inches
Station DRESDEN
Distance 22.1 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 44 F
Apr Temp 46 to 70 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 47 to 72 F
Annual Precip 54.8 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Union City, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Union Cty (38281)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Martin 11,199 $50,885
Obion 1,071 $49,511
Rives 232 $49,844
South Fulton 2,448 $41,571
Troy 1,450 $45,795
Woodland Mills 443 $53,750

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

Union City Public Libraries

Library
Obion County Public Library
710 S. FIRST STREET
Union City, Tennessee
(731) 885-9411

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Union City Hospitals

BAPTIST MEMORIAL HOSPITAL UNION CITY
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
1201 BISHOP ST, PO BOX 310
(731) 885-2410
Emergency Service: No

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Union City High Schools

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UNION CITY HIGH SCHOOL
1305 HIGH SCHOOL DR
731-885-2373
Serves 391 students.

OBION COUNTY CAREER TECHNOLOGY CENTER
1700 N 5TH ST
731-885-7171
A Vocational School

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