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Welcome to Union City ...

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

While we don't have a date for the founding of Union City, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1925.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Union City has a population of 68,153 people<2> (see below for details).

Union City is 190 feet [58 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Union City lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Union City: (201) & (551)<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Union City had an population of 68,153 people. This is an increase of 2.56% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.59% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Union City had a population of 66,455 people (or 10.48% of the total population of Hudson County). This makes Union City the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Union City represents 0.76% of the population of New Jersey (which has 8,791,894 people), making it the state's 9th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 66,455 people, the population of Union City has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 67,088 people).

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

Communities Also Named Union City ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 22 communities that are also named Union City - they are located in Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas (6), Kentucky (2), Michigan, Missouri (2), 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.

  • Bronx
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bronx
    • Bronx is located in Bronx County (NY)
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,385,108 people
    • Bronx has also been known as:
    • Bronx
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bronx <5>
  • Newark
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newark
    • Newark is located in Essex County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 282,520 people
  • Yonkers
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yonkers
    • Yonkers is located in Westchester County (NY)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 200,040 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yonkers <5>
  • Paterson
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paterson
    • Paterson is located in Passaic County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 144,801 people
  • Elizabeth
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabeth
    • Elizabeth is located in Union County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 128,382 people
  • Clifton
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton
    • Clifton is located in Passaic County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 85,025 people
  • New Rochelle
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Passaic
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Passaic
    • Passaic is located in Passaic County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 69,340 people
  • Mount Vernon
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
  • Bayonne
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bayonne
    • Bayonne is located in Hudson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 65,165 people

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. Our list includes 9 papers. 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Union City, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Union City.

Adding Union City to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Union City in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Union City was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Union City post office opened in 1925.

We also found Union City mentioned on a train schedule titled Greyhound Bus Time Table (November 1931).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Union City.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Union City. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Hudson County:

The official website for State of New Jersey:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Jersey's counties, including Hudson, 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>Area code (551) is an overlay for area code (201).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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