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Union City, Oklahoma
—  Town  —
Location of Union City, Oklahoma
Coordinates: 35°24′49″N 97°54′38″W / 35.41361°N 97.91056°W / 35.41361; -97.91056
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Canadian
 - Total 59.2 sq mi (153.3 km2)
 - Land 59.0 sq mi (152.9 km2)
 - Water 0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Elevation 1,322 ft (403 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 1,375
 - Density 23.3/sq mi (9.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 73090
Area code(s) 405
FIPS code 40-75950[1]
GNIS feature ID 1099162[2]

Union City is a town in Canadian County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 1,375 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Union City is located at 35°24′49″N 97°54′38″W / 35.41361°N 97.91056°W / 35.41361; -97.91056 (35.413582, -97.910634)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 153.3 km² (59.2 sq mi). 59.0 square miles (152.9 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (0.29%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,375 people, 483 households, and 377 families residing in the town. The population density was 23.3 people per square mile (9.0/km²). There were 520 housing units at an average density of 8.8/sq mi (3.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 91.49% White, 1.75% African American, 2.98% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.15% Pacific Islander, 0.65% from other races, and 2.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.33% of the population.

There were 483 households out of which 36.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.0% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.9% were non-families. 18.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the town the population was spread out with 30.8% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 24.9% from 45 to 64, and 8.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 118.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $40,819, and the median income for a family was $47,417. Males had a median income of $33,646 versus $22,039 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,020. About 7.4% of families and 8.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.1% of those under age 18 and 9.5% of those age 65 or over.


Union City has its own independent school district, Union City, which is composed of an elementary and a high school.[4]


On May 24 1973, a tornado struck the Union City area and was the first documented chase ever on a tornado. NSSL (National Severe Storms Laboratory) out of Norman, Oklahoma placed numerous storm chasers around it to capture the life cycle on film, which was also a first.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
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