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Union City, New Jersey
City of Union City
Nickname(s): "Embroidery Capital of the United States"
"Havana on the Hudson"
"Little Havana on the Hudson"[1]
Union City heichlichtit in Hudson Coonty. Inset: Location o Union County heichlichtit in the State o New Jersey.
Census Bureau map o Union City, New Jersey
Coordinates: 40°46′4″N 74°1′55″W / 40.76778°N 74.03194°W / 40.76778; -74.03194[2][3]
Kintra Unitit States
State New Jersey
Coonty Hudson
Incorporatit June 1, 1925
 • Teep Walsh Act
 • Mayor Brian P. Stack (term ends May 18, 2014)[4]
 • Clerk William Senande[5]
 • Tot 1.283 sq mi (3.322 km2)
 • Laund 1.283 sq mi (3.322 km2)
 • Watter 0.000 sq mi (0.000 km2)  0.00%
Aurie rank 478t o 566 in state
10t o 12 in coonty[3]
Elevation[7] 190 ft (60 m)
Population (2010 Census)[8][9][10][11]
 • Tot 66,455
 • Estimate (2012[12]) 67,744
 • Rank 17t o 566 in state
2nt o 12 in coonty[13]
 • Density 51,810.1/sq mi (20,004.0/km2)
 • Density rank 2nt o 566 in state
2nt o 12 in coonty[13]
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastren (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 07086-07087[14][15]
Area code(s) 201/551
FIPS code 3401774630[16][3][17]
GNIS feature ID 0885424[18][3]
Website http://www.ucnj.com/

Union City is a ceety in Hudson Coonty, New Jersey, United States. Accordin tae the 2010 Unitit States Census the ceety haed a total population o 66,455,[8][9][10] reflectin a decline o 633 (-0.9%) frae the 67,088 coontit in the 2000 Census, which haed in turn increased bi 9,076 (+15.6%) frae the 58,012 coontit in the 1990 Census.[19] As o the 2010 Census it wis the maist densely populatit ceety in the Unitit States,a[›] wi a densitie o 51,810.1 per square mile.[20]

Union City wis incorporatit as a ceety bi an Act o the New Jersey Legislature on 1 Juin 1925, wi the merger o Union Hill an West Hoboken Township.[21] Twa major waves o immigration, first o German speakers an then o Spainyie speakers, greatly influencit the development an character of Union City. Its twa elk-names, "Embroidery Capital of the United States" an "Havana on the Hudson", reflect important aspects o that history. Thoosans mak a pilgrimage tae Union City each year tae see the naition's langest-runnin passion play an the annual Cuban Day Parade of New Jersey.

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^ a: Guttenberg, New Jersey is mair densely populatit, but no incorporatit as a city.

  1. Bartlett, Kay. "Little Havana on the Hudson", Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 28, 1977 Archived at Google News, accessed March 31, 2011.
  2. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Gazetteer of New Jersey Places, United States Census Bureau. Accessed June 14, 2013.
  4. 2013 New Jersey Mayors Directory, New Jersey Department of Community Affairs. Accessed May 13, 2013.
  5. 2013 Municipal Data Sheet, City of Union City. Accessed August 20, 2013.
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  7. U.S. Geological Survey Geografic Names Information Seestem: City of Union City, Geographic Names Information System. Accessed March 14, 2013.
  8. 8.0 8.1 DP-1 - Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 for Union City city, Hudson County, New Jersey, United States Census Bureau. Accessed January 24, 2012.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Districts2011
  10. 10.0 10.1 Table DP-1. Profile of General Demographic Characteristics: 2010 for Union City city, New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Accessed January 24, 2012.
  11. 2010 Census Populations, Asbury Park Press. Accessed September 19, 2011.
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  13. 13.0 13.1 GCT-PH1 Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - State -- County Subdivision from the 2010 Census Summary File 1 for New Jersey, United States Census Bureau. Accessed August 11, 2013.
  14. Look Up a ZIP Code for Union City, NJ, United States Postal Service. Accessed September 19, 2011.
  15. Zip Codes, State of New Jersey. Accessed August 19, 2013.
  16. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008. 
  17. A Cure for the Common Codes: New Jersey, Missouri Census Data Center. Accessed August 23, 2012.
  18. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008. 
  19. Table 7. Population for the Counties and Municipalities in New Jersey: 1990, 2000 and 2010, New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, February 2011. Accessed November 12, 2012.
  20. De Avila, Joseph. "Tightly Packed Union City Welcomes More", The Wall Street Journal, August 27, 2011. Accessed August 23, 2012. "Union City is a tiny city measuring just over one square mile with about 66,000 residents, making it the most densely populated city in the country, according to the latest U.S. Census."
  21. Snyder, John P. The Story of New Jersey's Civil Boundaries: 1606–1968, Bureau of Geology and Topography; Trenton, New Jersey; 1969. p. 148. Accessed January 24, 2012.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Ryman, Ella-May. History of West Hoboken and Union Hill (1965)
  • Primont, Daniel A.; Fiedler, William G.; and Zuccaro, Fred. The Historical Background of Union City: A Monograph, Prepared for the Commemoration of New Jersey's Tercentenary 1664–1964 and As a Teaching Material and Aid in the Union City School System by (1964)
  • The City of Union City (A 1996 calendar)

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