Union City, TN-KY

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
30,670
0.169% 1-year decline
2022 Median Age
42.3
0.237% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
16.1%
7.62% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$50,638
11% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$119,500
16.5% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Union City, TN-KY had a population of 30.7k people with a median age of 42.3 and a median household income of $50,638. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Union City, TN-KY declined from 30,722 to 30,670, a −0.169% decrease and its median household income grew from $45,606 to $50,638, a 11% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Union City, TN-KY are White (Non-Hispanic) (80.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (10.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.67%), Two+ (Hispanic) (2.18%), and White (Hispanic) (1.7%).

None of the households in Union City, TN-KY reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.4% of the residents in Union City, TN-KY are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Union City, TN-KY was $119,500, and the homeownership rate was 65.7%.

Most people in Union City, TN-KY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Union City, TN-KY was 2 cars per household.

Union City, TN-KY borders Dyersburg, TN and Martin, TN.

Population & Diversity

Union City, TN-KY is home to a population of 30.7k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.31% of Union City, TN-KY residents were born outside of the country (707 people).

In 2022, there were 7.63 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (24.6k people) in Union City, TN-KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.22k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.13k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.4%
2022 Citizenship
98.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.4% of Union City, TN-KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Union City, TN-KY was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Union City, TN-KY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    24.6k ± 268
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    3.22k ± 136
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.13k ± 302
5.09%
Hispanic Population
1.56k people

In 2022, there were 7.63 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (24.6k people) in Union City, TN-KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.22k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.13k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.09% of the people in Union City, TN-KY are hispanic (1.56k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Union City, TN-KY as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.31%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
707 people
1.72%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
529 people

As of 2022, 2.31% of Union City, TN-KY residents (707 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Union City, TN-KY was 1.72%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    681 ± 109
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    240 ± 79
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    226 ± 92

Union City, TN-KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.84 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Union City, TN-KY employs 13.4k people. The largest industries in Union City, TN-KY are Manufacturing (3,147 people), Retail Trade (1,603 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,427 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($72,250), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($61,389), and Utilities ($61,250).

Occupations

13.4k
2022 Value
± 729
2.12%
1 Year growth
± 7.61%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Union City, TN-KY grew at a rate of 2.12%, from 13.1k employees to 13.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Union City, TN-KY, are Production Occupations (1,767 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,273 people), and Management Occupations (1,136 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Union City, TN-KY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

13.4k
2022 Value
± 729
2.12%
1 Year growth
± 7.61%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Union City, TN-KY grew at a rate of 2.12%, from 13.1k employees to 13.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Union City, TN-KY, are Manufacturing (3,147 people), Retail Trade (1,603 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,427 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Union City, TN-KY, though some of these residents may live in Union City, TN-KY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$41,463
Median earning men ± $2,610
$31,667
Median earning women ± $1,698

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($80,071), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($63,778), and Public Administration ($53,318).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($53,672), Public Administration ($43,333), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($43,311).

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 278
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 255
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 197
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Tennessee and Kentucky went to Donald J. Trump with 61.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (36.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.08%).

Marsha Blackburn, Bill Hagerty, Mitch McConnell, and Rand Paul are the senators currently representing the state of Tennessee and Kentucky. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Tennessee and Kentucky is currently represented by 15 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Tennessee and Kentucky

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Marsha Blackburn
Senator from Tennessee1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019
Bill Hagerty
Senator from Tennessee2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021
Mitch McConnell
Senator from Kentucky2
Assumed office on January 3, 1985
Rand Paul
Senator from Kentucky3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011

Marsha Blackburn, Bill Hagerty, Mitch McConnell, and Rand Paul are the senators currently representing Tennessee and Kentucky.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Tennessee and Kentucky

Tennessee and Kentucky is currently represented by 15 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Tennessee and Kentucky have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.812% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.749% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.92M), Some college (1.97M), and Bachelors Degree (1.48M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Union City, TN-KY was $119,500 in 2022, which is 0.424 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $102,600 to $119,500, a 16.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Union City, TN-KY is 65.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Union City, TN-KY have an average commute time of 19.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Union City, TN-KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Union City, TN-KY is $50,638. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Union City, TN-KY was Williamson County, TN with a value of $125,943, followed by Oldham County, KY and Spencer County, KY, with respective values of $117,334 and $101,118.

Property

$119,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,880
$8,239
Median Property Taxes
±$502

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Union City, TN-KY the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Union City, TN-KY compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

65.7%
Homeownership
2022
61.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 65.7% of the housing units in Union City, TN-KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 64.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Union City, TN-KY was Williamson County, TN with a value of $125,943, followed by Oldham County, KY and Spencer County, KY, with respective values of $117,334 and $101,118.

The following map shows all of the counties in Union City, TN-KY colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$50,638
Median Household Income
± $2,113
12.5k
Number of Households
± 661

In 2022, the median household income of the 12.5k households in Union City, TN-KY grew to $50,638 from the previous year's value of $45,606.

The following chart displays the households in Union City, TN-KY distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Union City, TN-KY is from Tennessee and Kentucky.
0.462
2022 Wage GINI in Tennessee
0.463
2021 Wage GINI in Tennessee
0.452
2022 Wage GINI in Kentucky
0.453
2021 Wage GINI in Kentucky

In 2022, the income inequality in Tennessee was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.289% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Tennessee was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Tennessee in comparison to the national average.

In the same year, the income inequality in Kentucky was 0.452 and income inequality had a 0.286% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Kentucky was lower than than the national average of 0.478, meaning wages are distributed more evenly in Kentucky in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (83.7%)
  2. Carpooled (8.89%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.77%)

In 2022, 83.7% of workers in Union City, TN-KY drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.89%) and those who worked at home (3.77%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

19.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Union City, TN-KY have a shorter commute time (19.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.77% of the workforce in Union City, TN-KY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Union City, TN-KY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Union City, TN-KY have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Union City, TN-KY (4.87k out of 30.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Union City, TN-KY is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

91.2% of the population of Union City, TN-KY has health coverage, with 41% on employee plans, 20.4% on Medicaid, 16.8% on Medicare, 11.2% on non-group plans, and 1.8% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Tennessee see 1401 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.358% increase from the previous year (1396 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1794 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 594 patients per year.

Similarly, primary care physicians in Kentucky see 1536 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.454% decrease from the previous year (1543 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1519 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 388 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,401 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Tennessee
1,536 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Kentucky

Primary care physicians in Tennessee see an average of 1,401 patients per year. This represents a 0.358% increase from the previous year (1,396 patients).

Primary care physicians in Kentucky see an average of 1,536 patients per year. This represents a 0.454% decrease from the previous year (1,543 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Tennessee and Kentucky in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.6% under 18 years, 17.5% between 18 and 34 years, 38.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.7% were men and 51.3% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

8.77%
Uninsured
41%
Employer Coverage
20.4%
Medicaid
16.8%
Medicare
11.2%
Non-Group
1.8%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Union City, TN-KY grew by 2.1% from 8.59% to 8.77%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Union City, TN-KY changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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