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Union City, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Union City had a population of 24,368 as of July 1, 2020. Union City ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index 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 33.5871 and longitude -84.5424 in Fulton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Union City 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.


Union City, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 24,368 (100%)
Population in Households 24,327 (99.8%)
Population in Families 19,780 (81.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 41 ( 0.2%)
Population Density 1,239
Diversity Index2 35


Median Household Income $50,048
Average Household Income $57,397
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $21,012
Wealth Index5 43


Total HU (Housing Units) 10,622 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,877 (55.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,723 (35.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,022 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $137,066
Average Home Value $189,792
Housing Affordability Index3 231


Total Households 9,600
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 6,240
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 2.07% 1.35%
Households 1.92% 1.34%
Families 2.77% 1.37%
Median Household Income   1.06%
Per Capita Income   2.07%
Owner Occupied HU   1.51%


Union City, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Union City to the other 625 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 47 93rd
Population Density # 114 82nd
Median Household Income # 220 65th
Housing Affordability Index # 417 67th
Per Capita Income # 360 43rd
Diversity Index # 496 21st

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