Union City, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Union City, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

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The Borough of Union City had a population of 3,146 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Union City is located at latitude 41.8977 and longitude -79.8432 in Erie County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Union City (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.83 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Erie County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,263 feet.

The Borough of Union City (GNIS ID: 1215218) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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, 2017.

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Union City, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,146
Daytime Population: Workers 720
Daytime Population: Residents 1,805
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,525
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.80
Population in Households 3,136
Population in Familes 2,505
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density2 1,719
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $42,749
Average Household Income $50,242
Per Capita Income $19,825


Total Housing Units 1,410 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 676 (47.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 561 (39.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 173 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $79,581
Average Home Value $89,016


Total Households 1,237
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 816
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.74% -0.61%
Households -0.64% -0.54%
Families -0.74% -0.62%
Median Household Income   1.97%
Per Capita Income   2.57%

Union City, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Union City to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 433 76th
Population Density # 779 56th
Diversity Index # 1061 40th
Median Household Income # 1316 25th
Per Capita Income # 1613 9th

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