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Welcome to Union City ...

The city of Union City is located in Alameda County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Union City has a population of 75,324 people<2> (see below for details).

While we don't have a date for the establishment of Union City, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated January 26, 1959.

In the past, Union City was named Decoto

Union City is 90 feet [27 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Union City lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Union City is within the (510) area code.

The ZIP code for Union City: 94587<4>

Websites for Union City ...

Official Website: www.ci.union-city.ca.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Union City had an population of 75,324 people. This is an increase of 8.35% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 12.64% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Union City had a population of 69,516 people. This makes Union City the county's 9th most populous community.

The population of Union City represents 0.19% of the population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 114th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 69,516 people, the population of Union City increased 3.96% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 66,869 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Union City.

Communities Also Named Union City ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 22 communities that are also named Union City - they are located in Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas (6), Kentucky (2), Michigan, Missouri (2), New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Union City.

Communities near Union City ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Union City.

  • San Jose [Santa Clara County]
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    • San Jose [Santa Clara County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Union City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,013,616 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Jose
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for San Jose<6>
  • Oakland [Alameda County]
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    • Oakland [Alameda County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Union City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 424,891 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakland<6>
  • Sunnyvale [Santa Clara County]
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    • Sunnyvale [Santa Clara County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the south of Union City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 151,746 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyvale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sunnyvale<6>
  • Santa Clara [Santa Clara County]
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    • Santa Clara [Santa Clara County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Union City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 131,055 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Santa Clara
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Santa Clara<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • San Mateo [San Mateo County]
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      • San Mateo [San Mateo County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Union City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 102,398 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Mateo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for San Mateo<6>
    • Livermore [Alameda County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Livermore
      • Livermore [Alameda County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Union City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 91,617 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Livermore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Livermore<6>
    • San Leandro [Alameda County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for San Leandro
      • San Leandro [Alameda County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Union City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 89,161 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Leandro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for San Leandro<6>
    • Redwood City [San Mateo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redwood City
      • Redwood City [San Mateo County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Union City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 84,466 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redwood City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Redwood City<6>
    • San Ramon [Contra Costa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for San Ramon
      • San Ramon [Contra Costa County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Union City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 82,865 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Ramon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for San Ramon<6>
    • Pleasanton [Alameda County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasanton
      • Pleasanton [Alameda County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Union City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 80,247 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasanton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pleasanton<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Union City. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Union City.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Union City. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Union City.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Union City. See our Newspapers Page for Union City.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Union City ...

Looking for more information about Union City? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Union City, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Union City.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in California

About Alameda County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Union City: www.ci.union-city.ca.us/

The official website for Alameda County: www.acgov.org/

The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Alameda, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Union City.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Union City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Union City). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Union City or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Union City) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Union City. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Union CityOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Union City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.5923, Longitude: -122.0398    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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