Union City, Georgia

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Union City, Georgia
Union City
Union City
Location in Fulton County and the state of Georgia
Location in Fulton County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 33°34′42″N 84°32′36″W / 33.57833°N 84.54333°W / 33.57833; -84.54333Coordinates: 33°34′42″N 84°32′36″W / 33.57833°N 84.54333°W / 33.57833; -84.54333
Country United States
State Georgia
County Fulton
 • Mayor Ralph Moore (R)
 • Total 19.3 sq mi (49.9 km2)
 • Land 19.1 sq mi (49.5 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Elevation 968 ft (295 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 19,456
 • Density 1,000/sq mi (390/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 30291
Area code(s) 770
FIPS code 13-78324[1]
GNIS feature ID 0333305[2]
Website Union City, GA

Union City is a city in Fulton County, Georgia, United States. The population was 19,456 at the 2010 census.[3]


Union City, Georgia was established as a result of two individuals, Drewry Arthur Carmical and Charles Simon Barrett. Barrett was the newly elected president of the National Farmers Union at a time when the Union was looking for an appropriate location for its headquarters. The City was officially named as the result of the location of the headquarters.

A charter was drawn up for the new town and signed on August 17, 1908. Since that time, the community has continued to evolve and is known for its quiet neighborhoods and growing business districts. Drewry Carmical became the first mayor of Union City. He was chairman of the town’s school board and manager of the implement company.

Between 1908 and 1910 the Carmical/Green House which is presently known as the upscale restaurant called Green Manor was built and sits today on Watson Street. The Green Manor is now owned and operated by the grandchildren of Dr. Green, one of the first doctors in the community. It is located in the City’s historical district.

The South Fulton Municipal Regional Jail, constructed in the late 1990s, is the first regional correctional facility in Georgia to be based on cooperation between cities (Union City and Palmetto) rather than between counties. The Regional Jail and the Union City Justice Center were built at the same time, and the jail was uniquely constructed in a way that connects the facility by tunnel to the Justice Center’s police headquarters, court system, 911 Center, and related city services.



Elementary, Middle, High School, and University

•C.H. Gullatt Elementary

•Liberty Point Elementary

•Bear Creek Middle

•Banneker High

•Langston Hughes High

•Hapeville Charter Career Academy

•Technical College Georgia Military College

•Adams International University

Please visit the Fulton County School System to determine the correct location for your family.

City Government[edit]

Our Elected Officials serve as the community’s decision-makers and consist of four(4) Council Members and one (1) Mayor.

The current mayor is Vince Williams, and our council members include: Brian Jones, Angelette Mealing, Shayla Nealy, and Joyce Robinson. Our City Manager is LaSonja Filliingame and our City Clerk is Jacquelyn Cossey. Our City Manager/City Clerk are appointed by the Mayor and City Council.

The Commission appoints a professional City Manager to carry out the policies, directives and day-to-day business of the city. There are also several citizen volunteer boards and commissions appointed by the City Commission including the Planning Commission, the Zoning Board of Appeals, the Historic Preservation Commission, and others.


Union City is located at 33°34′42″N 84°32′36″W / 33.57833°N 84.54333°W / 33.57833; -84.54333 (33.578470, -84.543354)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 19.3 square miles (50.0 km2), of which 19.1 square miles (49.5 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km2), or 0.83%, is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 11,622 people, 4,974 households, and 2,750 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,353.2 people per square mile (522.3/km²). There were 5,332 housing units at an average density of 620.9 per square mile (239.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 69.33% African American, 25.36% White, 0.26% Native American, 1.26% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 2.04% from other races, and 1.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.22% of the population.

There were 4,974 households out of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 26.4% were married couples living together, 23.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.7% were non-families. 38.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.2% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 33.6% from 25 to 44, 16.7% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 79.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 71.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,322, and the median income for a family was $39,697. Males had a median income of $30,421 versus $28,111 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,208. About 9.9% of families and 12.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.0% of those under age 18 and 14.3% of those age 65 or over.