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Union City, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Union City had a population of 21,060 as of July 1, 2016. Union City ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Georgia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Union City is located at latitude 33.5938 and longitude -84.5626 in Fulton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Union City (see map below) encompass a land area of 19.61 sq. miles and a water area of 0.17 sq. miles. Fulton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 965 feet.

The City of Union City (GNIS ID: 2405627) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Georgia is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Union City is located within Fairburn-Union City Division of Fulton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Union City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Union City, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 21,060
Population in Households 21,026
Population in Familes 16,984
Population in Group Qrtrs 34
Population Density1 1,074
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 8,302
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 5,327
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,505 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,140 (43.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,162 (43.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,203 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $119,373
Average Home Value $130,382


Median Household Income $38,949
Average Household Income $48,932
Per Capita Income $17,977
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.07% 1.34%
Households 0.82% 1.23%
Families 2.0% 1.11%
Median Household Income   0.97%
Per Capita Income   1.64%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Union City, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Union City to the other 626 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 48 92nd
Population Density1 # 139 78th
Diversity Index2 # 467 26th
Median Household Income # 281 55th
Per Capita Income # 412 34th

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