Union City, California

Union City, California

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Union City, California
settlement_type = City

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map_caption = Location in Alameda County and the state of California

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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_name1 = California
subdivision_name2 = Alameda
government_type =
leader_title = Mayor
leader_name = Mark Green
leader_title1 = State Senate
leader_name1 = Ellen Corbett (D)
leader_title2 = State Assembly
leader_name2 = Alberto Torrico (D)
leader_title3 = U. S. Congress
leader_name3 = Pete Stark (D)
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area_total_km2 = 49.9
area_total_sq_mi = 19.3
area_land_km2 = 49.9
area_land_sq_mi = 19.3
area_water_km2 = 0
area_water_sq_mi = 0
elevation_ft = 69
elevation_m = 21
population_as_of = 2008
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population_total = Appox 73,000
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population_density_km2 = 1340.1
population_density_sq_mi = 3464.7
timezone = Pacific (PST)
utc_offset = -8
latd = 37 |latm = 35 |lats = 32 |latNS = N
longd = 122 |longm = 2 |longs = 45 |longEW = W
timezone_DST = PDT
utc_offset_DST = -7
postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 94587
area_code = 510
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blank_info = 06-81204
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Union City is a city in Alameda County, California, United States. As of the 2000 census, the current population is about Appox 73,000. It was incorporated in 1959, combining the communities of Alvarado and Decoto. Alvarado was the original county seat of Alameda County, and the site of the first county courthouse is a California Historical Landmark (#503).

Union City will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary [http://www.unioncity50.com 50th Anniversary] in 2009, with a year of events planned for the community.

The San Francisco Bay Area Flight 93 Memorial is in Sugar Mill Landing Park. It is the first completed monument in the United States designed specifically to honor the passengers and crew of United Airlines Flight 93, which was bound for San Francisco, but was hijacked and crashed in rural Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 49.9 km² (19.3 mi²), all land. The Niles Cone aquifer, managed by the Alameda County Water District, supplies much of the water consumed by Union City. It is adjacent to Fremont and Hayward. Fremont, Union City, Newark order by size are made up of Tri-Cities area.

Union City is served by the [http://www.nhusd.k12.ca.us/NHUSD_css/index.html New Haven Unified School District] . Union City is home to one main High school James Logan High School, the most populous high school Northern California with over 3,800 students and one comingle Continuation High school, Alternative High School Conley-Caraballo High School on the border between Union City/Hayward both these school are join by [http://www.nhusd.k12.ca.us/adult/adult.html New Haven Adult school] for Adult Education and [http://www.mvrop.org/web/index.html Mission Valley ROP ] a provider of career training for high tech, high pay and high demand fields! In existence for more than thirty-five years, MVROP operates under a partnership with Fremont, New Haven, and Newark Unified School Districts.


As of the censusGR|2 of 2008, there were 66,869 people, 18,642 households, and 15,696 families and 15,696 families residing in the city and a total of 17,130 jobs and 32,700 employed residents in 2000. The population density was 1,341.2/km² (3,473.0/mi²). There were 18,877 housing units at an average density of 378.6/km² (980.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 30.21% White, 6.70% African American, 0.53% Native American, 43.39% Asian, 0.91% Pacific Islander, 11.53% from other races, and 6.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 23.96% of the population.

There were 18,642 households out of which 45.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.6% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.8% were non-families. 11.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.57 and the average family size was 3.83. The median price of a house in Union City is about $400,000.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 32.7% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 8.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 98.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.0 males.

According to a 2006 estimate, the median income for a household in the city was $76,223, and the median income for a family was $82,717. [http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/ACSSAFFFacts?_event=Search&geo_id=16000US0606000&_geoContext=01000US%7C04000US06%7C16000US0606000&_street=&_county=union+city&_cityTown=union+city&_state=04000US06&_zip=&_lang=en&_sse=on&ActiveGeoDiv=geoSelect&_useEV=&pctxt=fph&pgsl=160&_submenuId=factsheet_1&ds_name=ACS_2006_SAFF&_ci_nbr=null&qr_name=null&reg=null%3Anull&_keyword=&_industry=] Males had a median income of $45,212 versus $35,085 for females. The per capita income for the city was $22,890. About 4.8% of families and 6.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.0% of those under age 18 and 6.5% of those age 65 or over.


Major streets

*Decoto Road runs through several East side neighborhoods in Union City including the Decoto District and the Future Downtown Union City downtown which is currently home to many business, [http://www.ci.union-city.ca.us/ED/ed_safeway.html Safeway Marketplace] Gas stations,Eye Glass Center, Restaurants, Banks, Dentals offices,Fast food places,*Union City (BART station),* [http://www.unioncity.org/leisure/Sites/kennedy_park.htm Kennedy Park ] Union City Largest Park.

*Smith Street runs through the historic Old Alvarado district of Union City which sits on the west side of Union City on Smith Street and Union City Blvd. and has array of small commercial business, retail shops, and eateries. The Caesar Chavez Park is just adjacent.Along Smith Street and Watkins Avenue are historical Victorian homes, a small town post office, the Union City Historical Museum and the Loyola Commercial Building. Old Alvarado merchants produce events such as the Fall Festival, Friday night Jazz bands, Art shows, and the Farmers Market every weekend.

*Alvarado Niles road, runs through East side of Union CIty along with Decoto Road anthor major street on the Eastside of the city and is the one of Union City Largest street .Alvarado Niles road is home to many business,Business Parks,Parks,Neighborhoods Retail, Restaurants ,Civic Center,Union City Library which is part of the Alameda County Library system, Nakamura Clinic which is part of Washington Hospital’s Clinics,* [http://www.nhusd.k12.ca.us/Chavez/CCMS_Site/chavez2 Cesar Chavez Middle School] ,*James Logan High School which is Union City only public comprehensive 9-12 high school with over 3,800 students and is the Lagest high school in the San Francisco Bay and Northern California.

*Dyer Street/Whipple Road, major streets in Union City for shopping and restaurants including:Walmart, Best Buy, Lowes, Babies R Us, Office Max, Borders, Lucky's,Target,Circuit City, restaurants such as Tony Romas, Texas Roadhouse, Chevy’s, Applebee’s, IHOP, TGI Friday’s, Chili’s,In Out Krispy Kreme,Jollibee's,Fresh Choice,Fuddrickers . Entertainment includes 25 Screen Movie theater and iFly SF Bay,,other amendies nearby include Dennys,,Motel 6,,Wells Fargo,Petco,,Linen's 'N Things,Crown Plaza,Holiday Inn,Extented Inn.

*Alvarado Blvd ,major street that runs through West Side of Union City along with the Union City Blvd and is home to many Restaurants,Banks,Fast food places,Gas Staion,Neighborhoods,Fire Staions,Low inclome Housing, [http://www.nhusd.k12.ca.us/AMS/index.html Alvarado Middle School] which has enrollment of 1400 students,* [http://www.nhusd.k12.ca.us/ALVE/web/home.html Alvarado Elementary School] * * [http://www.nhusd.k12.ca.us/Pioneer/pioneer.index.html Pioneer Elementary ] ,and the The Four Corners for local shopping.

*Union City Blvd ,major street that run through New West Side part of Union City and is home to many new hosing development that were built in early 90, Tree Line Streets,sports parks,Parks,Businees park,Kasier Clinic, Band New Union City Sports Center,* [http://www.nhusd.k12.ca.us/Eastin/index.htm Delaine Eastin Elementary] .

Points of interest

* [http://www.ci.union-city.ca.us/community/library.htm Union City Library ]
* [http://www.ci.union-city.ca.us/ED/ed_union.landing.htm Union Landing]
* [http://www.ci.union-city.ca.us/ED/ed_oldalvarado.html Old Alvarado Business District ]
* [http://www.ci.union-city.ca.us/ED/ed_safeway.html Safeway Marketplace]
* [http://www.ci.union-city.ca.us/ED/ed_intermodal.htm Intermodal Station District]
* [http://www.unioncity50.comUnion City 50th Anniversary]
* [http://www.ci.union-city.ca.us/gov/city_hall.htm William Cann Memorial Civic Center]
* [http://www.tri-ced.org Tri-CED]
* [http://http://www.ebparks.org/parks/quarry_lakes Quarry Lakes]
* [http://www.ebparks.org/parks/trails/alameda_creek Alameda Creek]
* [http://www.unioncity.org/leisure/sports.center.htm Union City Sports Center]
* [http://www.unioncity.org/leisure/Sites/Oden%20Swim%20Center.htm Dan Oden Swim Center]
* [http://www.unioncity.org/leisure/Sites/kennedy_park.htm Kennedy Park ]
* [http://www.flight93memorialsfb.com/ Flight 93 Memorial]

Local Shopping

Union Landing is Union City's highest profile retail entertainment center. Located next to Interstate 880 between Whipple Road and Alvarado Niles Road.At 105 acres,* [http://www.ci.union-city.ca.us/ED/ed_union.landing.htm Union Landing] includes Century 25 theater and Major Shopping stores such as Walmart, Best Buy, Lowes, Babies R Us, Office Max, Borders, Lucky's and other retail shops. Dining includes restaurants such as Tony Romas, Texas Roadhouse, Chevy’s, Applebee’s, IHOP, TGI Friday’s, Chili’s, and Krispy Kreme. Entertainment includes 25 Screen Movie theater and iFly SF Bay (formerly known as SkyVenture Silicon Valley), a skydiving wind tunnel designed for the general public.

The [http://www.ci.union-city.ca.us/ED/ed_safeway.html Safeway Marketplace] , located at the corner of Alvarado-Niles Road and Decoto Road, features the well known names in retail, restaurants and neighborhood serving shops that include Rite Aid, The UPS Store, Blockbuster, Hometown Buffet, Thai Cuisine, Teriyaki Joe Bistro, Starbucks Coffee, Citi Financial Bank, and various apparel shops, nail and hair salons with a court yard water fountain.

The Four Corners are located on the west side of Union City on Dyer Street and Alvarado Boulevard Major stores include: Seafood city, Ride Aid, banks, fast foods places, drive in Starbucks, and many other small retail stores.

Costco Wholesale warehouse and a 24 Hour Fitness facility on the Hayward/Union City border to be build at the intersection of Hesperian and Industrial boulevards he Costco could open as early as next summer, the gym next fall.The facilities would both be brand new. Description of the Costco sounded like it would have all the amenities of the San Leandro store, plus a discount gas filling station. The 24 Hour Fitness would be a deluxe model, packing a full-sized basketball court and 25-meter swimming pool.


The [http://www.nhusd.k12.ca.us/NHUSD_css/index.html New Haven Unified School District] serves approximately 12,000 kindergarten through 12th-grade students at 12 schools in Union City and south Hayward, in the San Francisco Bay Area. The District also serves approximately 2,500 students at the New Haven Adult School.New Haven Unified was created in 1965, with the merger of the Alvarado and Decoto school districts and a portion of the Washington Union High School District. The District is made up of seven K-5 elementary schools: Alvarado, Eastin, Emanuele, Hillview Crest, Kitayama, Pioneer and Searles;one Home school,one Indepent Study program, two 6-8 middle schools: Alvarado and Cesar Chavez; and two 9-12 high schools: James Logan as the main,and Conley-Caraballo, which serves alternative education and continuation students. [http://www.nhusd.k12.ca.us/NHUSD_css/index.html New Haven Unified School District] are proud of the accomplishments of our diverse student population which is 75% minority. All of our schools have been recognized as "Distinguished Schools" by the state of California and we have received five federal "Blue Ribbon" awards.The district's motto of Equity, Stability, and Quality symbolizes our commitment to provide the finest education possible for every student.

Public schools

Elementary schools

* [http://www.nhusd.k12.ca.us/ALVE/web/home.html Alvarado Elementary School]
* [http://www.nhusd.k12.ca.us/Eastin/index.htm Delaine Eastin Elementary]
* [http://www.nhusd.k12.ca.us/EML/eml.html Guy Emanuele Jr Elementary School]
* [http://www.nhusd.k12.ca.us/Hillview/index.html Hillview Crest]
* [http://www.nhusd.k12.ca.us/Searles/searles.html Searles Elementary ]
* [http://www.nhusd.k12.ca.us/Kit/kitayama.html Tom Kitayama Elementary School]
* [http://www.nhusd.k12.ca.us/NHHS/index.htm New Haven Home School Program k-12]
* [http://www.nhusd.k12.ca.us/Pioneer/pioneer.index.html Pioneer Elementary ]

Middle schools

* [http://www.nhusd.k12.ca.us/AMS/index.html Alvarado Middle School]
* [http://www.nhusd.k12.ca.us/Chavez/CCMS_Site/chavez2 Cesar Chavez Middle School ]

High schools/Adult School

* James Logan High School
* Conley-Caraballo High School
* [http://www.nhusd.k12.ca.us/adult/adult.html New Haven Adult school]
* [http://www.mvrop.org/web/index.html Mission Valley ROP ]

Private schools

* Our Lady of the Rosary School
* Purple Lotus Buddhist School
* Union City Christian Academy


* [http://www.csuhayward.edu Cal State East Bay ]
* Chabot College


Union City is served by Interstate 880 (Nimitz Freeway) and SR 238 (Mission Boulevard). Public transportation is served by rapid transit system BART with the ,*Union City (BART station).the local bus system Union City Transit (originally The Flea) which serves the entire city, with mainline bus services,which is supplemented by AC Transit. It is also served by Dumbarton Express, running from the BART station across the Dumbarton Bridge to Palo Alto.

Officials with Bay Area Rapid Transit, AC Transit and the city of Union City, California, held groundbreaking ceremonies for the new multimodal passenger facility on November 13 2007. The project includes a conversion to solar power generation for the station's energy needs, which could make it the first station in the United States to be powered by solar energy. The construction is expected to cost $100 million and be completed in 2015. [cite journal| journal=Trains Magazine| pages=p 23| title=BART builds solar-powered rail station| month=February| year=2008| volume=68| issue=2| issn=0041-0934 ]


Interstate 880 (Nimitz Freeway) and SR 238 (Mission Boulevard) runs through Union City East and West side of town and connects you with Union Landing, for Local shopping and the Alvarado,Decoto Districts as well as other amendies the 3/4 exits into Union City:Fremont Boulevard North, Alvarado Boulevard,Alvarado Niles Road,Whipple Road, Dyer Street,Decoto Road East.

City Government

Union City's Mayor is Mark Green. City Council members include Vice Mayor Manny Fernandez, Richard Valle, Carol Dutra-Vernaci, Jim Navarro.


Union city,Fremont,Newark the Tri-Cities has a daily newspaper called the Argus which is part of the Alameda Newspaper Group of newspapers in the Bay Area.

Nearby Hayward also has daily newspaper called the Daily Review, part of the Alameda Newspaper Group of newspapers in the Bay Area. Local television stations, AM and FM radio from Oakland and San Francisco reach Union City , and stations from San Jose, Sacramento and Salinas reach Hayward as well, as well as cable carrier, Comcast

The San Francisco Chronicle , is the Bay Area and Northern California's most widely circulated newspaper.

ister cities

*Jalandhar Punjab, India
*Santa Rosalia, Baja California Sur, Mexico
*Pasay, Philippines
*Chiang Rai, Thailand

Noteworthy residents

*Otis Amey - San Francisco 49ers
*Vicky Galindo - USA Softball Player
*Eddie House - Currently with the Boston Celtics
*SuChin Pak - MTV VJ
*Kelli White - American Sprinter
*Roy Williams - Dallas Cowboys

External links

* [http://www.ci.union-city.ca.us/ City of Union City - Official Website]
* [http://www.unioncitylions.com/ Lions Club of Union City]
* [http://www.unioncitychamber.com/ Union City Chamber of Commerce]
* [http://www.aclibrary.org/branches/ucy/default.asp?topic=UnionCity&cat=UCYHome/ Union City Library]
* [http://www.unioncity50.com Union City's 50th Anniversary Celebration]

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