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Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C
  3. Housing
    grade C minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade B+
  5. Good for Families
    grade B+
  6. Diversity
    grade A
  7. Jobs
    grade B minus
  8. Weather
    grade A+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade D
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A
  12. Commute
    grade B

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Union City is a suburb of San Jose with a population of 74,722. Union City is in Alameda County. Living in Union City offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Union City there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Union City and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Union City are highly rated.

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About Union City...
Population
74,722

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$765,500
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$2,202
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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Union City Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    250
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    2.7
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    10.6
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    105.1
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    255.3
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,728.7
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    300.5
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    national  12%

Working in Union City

Jobs
grade B minus
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$114,681
National
$62,843

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