Life in Union City, New Jersey

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Are you thinking of moving or relocating to Union City, New Jersey? Would you like to know what the quality of life is like living in Union City?
Jake Dempsey reports in this review:
WeatherHow much crime?What are the neighborhoods like?What are the people like?
The weather in Union City is rather average for this area. We get a fair amount of snow in the winter, which are typically very cold. For one thing, we get a lot of nor'easters as well as a fair amount of lake-effect snow from the west. In the summer, we have a lot of hot and humid weather that tends to spark several thunderstorms and even a rare tornado. We have also had some hurricanes in the area lately, and they have been rather devastating.There is a fair amount of crime in this area. Like many other cities around here, there is a lot of organized crime that focuses on gambling, drugs as well as extortion. There is also quite a problem with drug use that has plagued the city lately, resulting in several deaths. Another one of the problems that we face in this area is theft, which is mostly people stealing each other's smartphones and other electronics while on the trains.The best parts of town are to the north, towards Fort Lee. There are many houses and mansions in the cliffs around this area that overlook the Hudson River. The people that live in these houses are very wealthy, and are mostly white and Italian. The houses are very large and modern, and even include houses that are designated as estate mansions. The worst part of town is to the south over by Passaic. There tends to be a lot of crime in this area and most of the homes are rowhomes and apartments. The people in this part of town are racially diverse and are middle class.For the most part there people in this area are middle aged, married, and white. While they do not tend to discriminate against other people who come to try to live here, the people in the wealthy area look down on other people that are not wealthy, white or Italian. In the poor section of town, the people look at the wealthy people as marks for crime as well as looking down upon others. However, they tend to band together to get through the hard parts of life such as during blizzards and more recently during the hurricanes.
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The downtown shopping area is rather nice but it is dwarfed by the presence of Manhattan.The best restaurants are called Morris Thai Cuisine as well as the quirky Van Gogh's Ear Cafe.The public schools in this area are decent, with plenty of funding but also some students that cause administrative problems.There are plenty of bars, clubs, parks, and restaurants in the Union Square area to meet singles.
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There is a lot of noise from the highway as well as from the airport in New York.One of the neighboring towns is Manhattan, which is connected to Union City via the Lincoln Tunnel. They have all of the best shopping, the most interesting groups of people, and have some of the most historic places and best restaurants in the world. It would be much better to live in Manhattan than in Union City. Another one of the closest towns is called West New York, although it is located in New Jersey. They have expensive houses and some of the best views of Manhattan in the state. They also have access to the city via Fort Lee and some decent shopping. It is better to live in Union City.The local hospital is the Pallisades Medical Center and they are an average hospital with good care for minor injuries.The nicest places to visit are the riverfront, city hall, and the library.
General comments   
Generally, the town is very nice in the north, but the people up in that area would not give you a cup of water if you were on fire. There is a lot of classism in this part of town. In the southern parts, there is a lot of crime, but the people tend to look out for one another when they are not trying to get over on one another. There are not many historic sites, so the majority of the town appears to be relatively modern.   
Union City, New Jersey population: 66455

How many black people live in Union City? How many white people?
Number of White People38549Percentage of White people58%
Number of Black People4440Percentage of Black people6.7%
Number of Hispanic People58573Percentage of Hispanic people88.2%
Number of Asian People2101Percentage of Asian people3.2%
Number of American Indian People1259Percentage of American Indian people1.9%

Note: Numbers may add up to >100% because some people are more than one race.

Union City, New Jersey

Percent college grads: 16.7%
Percent grad school grads: 4.7%
Unemployment rate: 10.4
Median house value: 380700
Median income: 40173

How many singles in Union City?

Single men ages 20-34Single women ages 20-34Ratio of single men to women age
671454121.24men for each woman
Single men ages 35-44Single women ages 35-44Ratio of single men to women age
247027250.91men for each woman
Single men ages 45-54Single women ages 45-54Ratio of single men to women age
177421450.83men for each woman

Crimes in Union City, New Jersey
CrimesAbsolute numbersAverage percentage chance of being a victim in
by typeof crimesOne YearFive Years
Aggr. Assault1430%1%
Auto Theft1520%1%

Weather History for Union City, New Jersey

Union City, New Jersey Basic Temperatue and Weather (30 year averages)
MonthNumber of Days below zero (degrees)Number of Days 0-20's (degrees)Number of Days 20's (degrees)Number of Days 30's (degrees)Number of Days 40's (degrees)Number of Days 50's (degrees)Number of Days 60's (degrees)Number of Days 70's (degrees)Number of Days 80's (degrees)Number of Days 90's+ (degrees)
Average year0004270555964760
How many days and how much precipitation and snow for Union City, New Jersey?

Number of days of rain
(.1 inch or greater)
total rainfallNumber of days of snow
(.5 inch or greater)
Total snowfall
Average year78491525
Realistic temperatures, taking into account precipitation, amount of sunlight during the day, winds during the day, and humidity during hot days.

MonthNumber of Days below zero (degrees)Number of Days 0-20's (degrees)Number of Days 20's (degrees)Number of Days 30's (degrees)Number of Days 40's (degrees)Number of Days 50's (degrees)Number of Days 60's (degrees)Number of Days 70's (degrees)Number of Days 80's (degrees)Number of Days 90's+ (degrees)
Average year012931849313935871

How many hot humid days a year does Union City, New Jersey have?
How many cloudy days a year does Union City, New Jersey have?
How many sunny days a year does Union City, New Jersey have? How sunny is it?
How many windy days a year does Union City, New Jersey have? How windy is it?
See below for the answers!
MonthNumber of hot, humid daysNumber of very windy daysNumber of windy daysNumber of somewhat windy daysNumber of calm daysNumber of clear daysNumber of moderately cloudly daysNumber of somewhat cloudy daysNumber of very cloudy days
Average year75356900964699119

(Note: Humidity, wind, and cloudcover information is based on (a) 30 year averages and in many cases (b) a large nearby weather station. If you're in an area with a lot of "micro climates" actual conditions may vary.)

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Sources of information: Census, FBI Crime Statistics, NOAA
Disclaimer: The information presented here are for the general population, assume the same rate of crime in the future, and an evenly distributed amount of crime throughout the city in question. They are not meant to accurately predict whether one person in particular will be a victim of crime. Percentages are based on the population of the city/town in question, except for burglaries, which are based on the number of households.