Union City, New Jersey
Union City is a city located in Hudson County in the US state of New Jersey. In 2010, it had a population of 66,455 and a population density of 20,322.63 people per square kilometer.
| Union City Hall|
Location in Hudson County of New Jersey
New Jersey location in the USA.
|・ Country||United States|
|・ State||New Jersey|
|Mayor||Brian P. Stack|
|Foundation||June 1, 1925|
|・ Total||3.27 km²|
|・ Land||3.27 km²|
|・ Water||(0%) 0 km²|
|・ Average||59 m s n. m.|
|・ Total||66,455 rooms.|
|・ Density||19 936.42 hab/km²|
|Time zone||This one: UTC-5|
|・ in summer||UTC-4|
Union City is located at coordinates. Union City borders are to the south with Jersey City, to the north with West New York, to the west with North Bergen, and to the east with Weehawken in Hudson County, in an area known as North Hudson.
In 2010, the city had a population of 66,455, making it the 17 largest municipality in the State. Of the 66,455, 22,814 are households and 15,514 are families residing in the city. The population density was 51,810.1 inhabitants per square mile (20,004.0 / km²). Race distribution of the city was 58,01 % white, 5,25 % African American, 1,23 % Native American, 2,39 % Asian, and 27,43 % other races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race are 84.71% of the population.
According to the Census Bureau in 2000, the average household income in the locality was $30,642 and the average household income was $32,246. The average household income was $25,598, compared to $19,794 for women. Per capita income for the locality was $13,997. About 21.4% of the population was below the poverty line.
Union City resulted from the combination of West Hoboken and Union Hill, two towns in Hudson County. Although records indicate that Hudson County was first settled in 1617 when the Dutch established a strong trade just a few miles from where Union City is located now, it wasn't until 1800 that the city began to develop. Before the Dutch colonizers, the area was inhabited by Lenni Lenape Indians.
The subdivision and active arrangement of the area began in the 1850s when a group of German pioneers built homes in the Union Hill section. The city then started to grow rapidly, reaching a population of 60,000 in 1920. After World War II, with the movement of people from cities to suburban areas, the population is down to less than 53,000, according to the 1960 census.
During the 1960s, the population of Union City quickly recovered from its temporary decline, thanks to the significant influx of Cuban refugees leaving their nation after the triumph of the Cuban Revolution. Union City at the time had a plentiful and reasonable home price and business opportunities, which also attracted new arrivals like middle-class New Yorkers seeking to escape New York's expensive lifestyle and the buzzing pace of the "big city." In 1960 Cubans were the nationality that found Union City attractive. Before them came the Dutch, the Germans, the Italians, the Irish, the Armenians, and the Puerto Ricans. After the Cubans came others: Mexicans, South Americans, Central Americans, Haitians, Asian Indians, Koreans, Arabs and many others. Since the end of World War II, Union City has had a large community of Jewish people who have become an important part of Union City. Over the years, each group has left its own unbeatable brand in Union City culture.
The Union City Board of Education runs public schools.