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Union City
  • Suburb in New Jersey

Report Card

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

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Union City is a suburb of New York City with a population of 68,073. Union City is in Hudson County. Living in Union City offers residents a dense urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Union City there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Union City and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Union City are above average.

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About Union City...
Population
68,073

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$360,000
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$1,247
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    80%
  • Own
    20%
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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
    221.9
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    14.7
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    61.7
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    144
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,494.4
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    102.9
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    26%
    national  11%

Working in Union City

Jobs
grade C minus
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$49,457
National
$64,994

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