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Union City is a city in Hudson County, in the New York metro area.

When the city incorporated in 1925, it was named for the union of West Hoboken and Union Hill

The latitude of Union City is 40.779N. The longitude is -74.024W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 174 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 66,573.


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Median household income
Local
$30,642
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Union City demographic reports
Union City is on the Hudson River
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 332. The number of murders and homicides was 6. The violent crime rate was 4.9 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 2002 movie, "Far from Heaven"
Local bands (past and present) have included Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 122

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Ancestry & family history

2% of Union City residents report German ancestry, and 2% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Union City ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Union City was $13,997, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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12% of Union City residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Union City, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $598.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,634.


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Libraries in Union City include Union City Branch Public Library, Union City Public Library ... View libraries

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Hudson County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Union City political report.

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The average commute time for Union City workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Union City between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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