About Union City

We are Union City. Our diverse and unified people, excellent educational institutions, unsurpassed quality of life, strong economy, and world-renowned location make our city the ideal place to do business, work, and live.

Incorporated in 1959, we proudly maintain our small-town feel while living in the center of the Bay Area, with San Francisco and Silicon Valley just minutes away. We have grown into an ethnically diverse community of about 70,000 residents, and our highly regarded New Haven Unified School District serves about 13,000 K-12 students.

Eighteen square miles in area, our community offers a variety of housing, with affordable and upscale homes available in many charming neighborhoods throughout the city. Our transit-oriented Station District, located around the Union City BART station, boasts housing and business development opportunities with easy, convenient access to major public transit running throughout the Bay Area. We also have many wonderful parks, sports fields, community centers, and a variety of recreation programs and social services for residents of all ages.

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  • Population (2014): 72,155
  • Median Resident Age: 36.2
  • Home Ownership Rate: 71%
  • Land Area: 19.3 square miles
  • Median Household Income: $98,012
  • Residents with a College Degree: 46.9%
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  • One Race: 93.3%
    • Asian: 54%
    • White: 20.2%
    • Hispanic or Latino (of any race): 22.9%
    • Filipino: 20%
    • Asian Indian: 12%
    • Chinese: 12%
    • Black or African American: 5.2%
    • Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 1.2%
    • Other Race: 0.9%
  • Two or more races: 5.7%