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Coordinates: 37°35′47″N 122°04′54″W / 37.59639°N 122.08167°W / 37.59639; -122.08167

City of Union City
—  City  —
Location in Alameda County and the state of California
Coordinates: 37°35′47″N 122°04′54″W / 37.59639°N 122.08167°W / 37.59639; -122.08167
Country United States
State California
County Alameda
 - Mayor Mark Green
 - State Senate Ellen Corbett (D)
 - State Assembly Alberto Torrico (D)
 - U. S. Congress Pete Stark (D)
 - Total 19.3 sq mi (49.9 km2)
 - Land 19.3 sq mi (49.9 km2)
 - Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 69 ft (21 m)
Population (2010)
 - Total 74,000
 Density 3,464.7/sq mi (1,340.1/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 94587
Area code(s) 510
FIPS code 06-81204
GNIS feature ID 0236788
Website City of Union City, California - Official City Website

Union City is a city in Alameda County, California, United States.The city is 30 miles southeast of San Francisco and 20 miles north of San Jose.In 2010 the current population is 74,000 , by 2030, the population is expected to reach 95,100 making it 3th largest city in the Hayward-Fremont area. Union City was incorporated in 1959, bringing together the communities of Alvarado, Decoto, and New Haven. Alvarado was the original county seat of Alameda County in 1853, and the site of the first county courthouse is a California Historical Landmark (#503). Union City celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2009 with a year of community events.[1]

The San Francisco Bay Area Flight 93 Memorial is in Sugar Mill Landing Park. It was the first monument completed in the United States which was 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.



According to the United States Census Bureau, Union City has a total area of 49.9 km² (19.3 mi²), all relatively flat land with no significant body of water. The Niles Cone aquifer, managed by the Alameda County Water District, supplies much of the water consumed by the city. Hayward borders the city to the north and Fremont to the south. Union City, Newark, and Fremont form the Tri-City area.

The Old Alvarado district of Union City is located on the west side of the city, centered around Smith Street and Union City Blvd. It contains the Union City Historical Museum and the Caesar Chavez Park. Just east of the Old Alvarado district is the Union Landing center a 100 acre entertainment shopping center that has: 2 Grocery stores ,iFly skydiving center,Movie complex,big-box stores,shops,Hotels, restaurants and Transit Center.

Further southeast on Alvarado-Niles Road is the William Cann Memorial Civic Center, which contains the Union City Library and the City Hall. Across the road at the NW corner of Alvarado-Niles and Decoto Roads is El Mercado, which befitting the multicultural character of the city is now an Asian-themed shopping center. Northeast on Decoto Road is the BART Union City Station which is currently being redeveloped into two sided station around a Downtown.


As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 74,000 people, 18,642 households, and 15,696 families residing in Union City and a total of 17,130 jobs and 32,700 employed residents in 2000. 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 43.3% Asian (18.8% being Filipino and 8.6% being Indian), 20.4% White, 6.7% African American, 1.3% Native American, 0.9% Pacific Islander, 11.5% from other races, and 6.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 24% 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.

In the city the population varied widely in age, 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 2007 estimate, the median income for a household in the city was $87,891, and the median income for a family was $87,307.[3] 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.


Public education is administered by the New Haven Unified School District which educates a total of 12,942 students for the 2008-2009 school year at 14 schools located in Union City and Hayward.[4] James Logan High School, Conley-Caraballo High School,* New Haven Adult school out of 12,942 students these schools serve over 6,000 + mainstream, alternative, continuation students and adults. Three private schools operate in Union City: Our Lady of the Rosary School, Purple Lotus Buddhist School, and Union City Christian Academy.

Transportation and Downtown

Union City is served by two highways. Interstate 880 (Nimitz Freeway) along the city's western side provides access to the industrial and commercial areas of the city. SR 238 (Mission Boulevard) primarily serves eastern foothill residential areas. Public transportation is served by the Bay Area Rapid Transit district thru the Union City BART station, by AC Transit, and by Union City Transit and Paratransit.For the past decade, the city has envisioned and planned a intermodal station around a pedestrian-friendly downtown along pedestrian paseo that will create 4,000 new jobs and be within 5 to 10 minute walk to schools,shopping and transportation , there dream became a reality On November, 13, 2007,when the City of Union City, BART and AC Transit officials broke ground on the massive project .The project will have four residential towers 10 to 24 stories a piece bring in 1,000 housing units , mix of businesses, retail shops and public spaces along with other modes of transportation including a future commuter rail system.Construction on intermodal station project has been ongoing since about 2005 and is expected to continue for the next several years. Avalon Bay just completed 435 apartments next to BART, work is about began in 2010 on new roadways on the east side of BART.The station is being planned and paid for by the city, state and regional agencies.


Union City's official newspaper is the weekly Tri-City Voice Newspaper which serves Union City, Fremont, Newark, Hayward and Sunol. Union City, Fremont, Newark are also served by the newspaper daily The Argus, which is part of the Alameda Newspaper Group (ANG). Nearby Hayward also has a ANG based daily newspaper called the Daily Review, AM and FM radio from Oakland and San Francisco reach Union City , and stations from San Jose, Sacramento and Salinas reach Hayward as well, as well as cable carrier, Comcast. The San Francisco Chronicle is the Bay Area and Northern California's most widely circulated newspaper.

Sister cities

See also

  • Decoto, California - historical settlement, one of several incorporated into Union City.



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Simple English

Union City is a city in Alameda County, California.[1] Union City estimated at year 1959. At 2008, population of the Union City was 73,402. Mayor of the city is Mark Green.



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