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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Union City is a suburb of Atlanta with a population of 20,960. Union City is in Fulton County. Living in Union City offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Union City there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Union City and residents tend to be liberal.
About Union City...
Population
20,960

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$112,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$935
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    66%
  • Own
    34%
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Union City Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    775
    282.7
  • Murder
    23.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    42.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    382.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,205.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    8,147.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    1,587.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    18%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    9%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Union City

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$38,668
National
$55,322

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Union City Reviews

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Union city is incredibly dirty is stinks due to the Purina dog food plant smells from Fairburn. The people are fairly decent overall. Nowhere to eat besides fast food restaurants. Very few parks and recreation. Poor quality public school education. Very few grocery stores with limited supplies. Very affordable housing. Convenient/ Quick access to highway 85 if going towards Atlanta or other neighboring cities for work or leisure. Horrible traffic on Jonesboro Road. Not much Diversity at all most ethnicities other than African American just pass through to get gas in Union City on their way to Fairburn, Fayette, Newnan, etc.. Numerous job opportunities in fast food not corporate friendly.
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I love how Union city is filled with people from the black community. It gives all of us a chance to come together as a unity. I've been living in Union city for 18 years and out of those years I have been exposed to many things. Every month, there would always be a meeting where the neighborhood would discuss ways to stop the violence that goes on the neighborhood. Some days there would be police cars, fire trucks, and even Ambulances speeding down the neighborhood to save someone. But situations like that are extremely rare.
Just moved into the area, so far so good. Overall its pretty quiet where I live. Folks keep their properties well maintained and new homes are being built around the corner from us. Its close to 85 so we can be in ATL in 25 - 30 minutes.