Union City, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Borough of Union City had a population of 3,195 as of July 1, 2016.

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, 2016.

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


Total Population 3,195
Population in Households 3,185
Population in Familes 2,548
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density1 1,746
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 1,260
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 831
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,411 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 688 (48.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 572 (40.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 151 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $76,053
Average Home Value $84,520


Median Household Income $40,167
Average Household Income $47,734
Per Capita Income $18,893
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.61% -0.45%
Households -0.45% -0.37%
Families -0.57% -0.46%
Median Household Income   -0.54%
Per Capita Income   1.04%
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, 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, 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 # 430 76th
Population Density1 # 772 56th
Diversity Index2 # 1116 37th
Median Household Income # 1351 23rd
Per Capita Income # 1633 7th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Pennsylvania Census Data Comparison Tool.