Union City, CaliforniaFor other places with this name, see Union City. Union City, California Location in Alameda Countyand the state of CaliforniaCoordinates: 37°35′32″N 122°2′45″W / 37.59222, -122.04583CountryUnited StatesStateCaliforniaCountyAlamedaGovernment - Mayor - State SenateEllen Corbett(D) - State AssemblyAlberto Torrico(D) - U. S. CongressPete Stark(D) Area - Total 19.3 sq mi (49.9 km²) - Land 19.3 sq mi (49.9 km²) - Water 0 sq mi (0 km²) Elevation69 ft(21 m) Population (2000) - Total 66,869 - Density3,464.7/sq mi (1,340.1/km²) Time zonePacific (PST)(UTC-8) - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7) ZIP code94587 Area code(s)510FIPS code06-81204 GNISfeature ID 0236788
Union City is a city in Alameda County, California, United States. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 66,869 but the current population is about 70,300. It was incorporated in 1959, combining the communities of Alvarado, Decoto, and New Haven. Alvarado was the original county seat of Alameda County, and the site of the first county courthouse is a California Historical Landmark (#503).
Union City will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2009, with a year of memorable events planned for the residents and friends of the community.
The San Francisco Bay Area Flight 93 Memorial is in Sugar Mill Landing Park. It is the first completed monument in the United States designed specifically to honor the passengers and crew of United Airlines Flight 93, which was bound for San Francisco, but was hijacked and crashed in rural Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001.
- 1 Geography
- 2 Demographics
- 3 Transportation
- 4 Schools
- 5 Sister cities
- 6 Noteworthy residents
- 7 References
- 8 External links
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 49.9 km² (19.2 mi²), all land. The Niles Cone aquifer, managed by the Alameda County Water District, supplies much of the water consumed by Union City.
Union City is served by the New Haven Unified School District, and is home to James Logan High School, the most populous high school in Northern California with 4,200+ students.
As of the census of 2000, there were 66,869 people, 18,642 households, and 15,696 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,341.2/km² (3,473.0/mi²). There were 18,877 housing units at an average density of 378.6/km² (980.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 30.21% White, 6.70% African American, 0.53% Native American, 43.39% Asian, 0.91% Pacific Islander, 11.53% from other races, and 6.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 23.96% of the population.
There were 18,642 households out of which 45.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.6% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.8% were non-families. 11.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.57 and the average family size was 3.83. The median price of a house in Union City is about $400,000.
In the city the population was spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 32.7% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 8.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 98.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.0 males.
According to a 2006 estimate, the median income for a household in the city was $76,223, and the median income for a family was $82,717. Males had a median income of $45,212 versus $35,085 for females. The per capita income for the city was $22,890. About 4.8% of families and 6.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.0% of those under age 18 and 6.5% of those age 65 or over.
Current sales tax is 8.75% (shared with Alameda County)
Union City is served by Interstate 880 (Nimitz Freeway) and SR 238 (Mission Boulevard). Public transportation is served by rapid transit system BART with a station in town, the local bus system Union City Transit (originally The Flea) which serves the entire city, with mainline bus service supplemented by AC Transit. It is also served by Dumbarton Express, running from the BART station across the Dumbarton Bridge to Palo Alto.
- Alvarado Elementary School
- Delaine Eastin Elementary School
- Guy Emanuele, Jr. Elementary School
- Pioneer Elementary School
- Searles Elementary School
- Tom Kitayama Elementary School
- Alvarado Middle School
- Barnard White Middle School- for a while
- Cesar Chavez Middle School
- Our Lady of the Rosary School
- Purple Lotus Buddhist School
- Union City Christian Academy
- Jalandhar Punjab, India
- Santa Rosalia, Baja California Sur, Mexico
- Pasay, Philippines
- Chiang Rai, Thailand
- Otis Amey - San Francisco 49ers
- Angelina - R&B Artist in the Group New Ridaz.
- Vicky Galindo - USA Softball Player
- Jason Haft - Musician
- Eddie House - Currently with the Boston Celtics
- SuChin Pak - MTV VJ
- Kelli White - American Sprinter
- Roy Williams - Dallas Cowboys
- Union City, California is at coordinates 37°35′32″N 122°02′45″W / 37.592184, -122.045775 (Union City, California)Coordinates: 37°35′32″N 122°02′45″W / 37.592184, -122.045775 (Union City, California)
- City of Union City - Official Website
- Union City 50th Anniversary Celebration
- Lions Club of Union City
- Union City Chamber of Commerce
- Union City Historical Museum
- Union City Library
- Union City Library Blog
- Union City Flight 93 Memorial
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