Union City, Pennsylvania

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Union City, Pennsylvania
Borough
Main Street downtown
Main Street downtown
Motto: "Our Hometown"
Location in Erie County and the state of Pennsylvania
Location in Erie County and the state of Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 41°53′46″N 79°50′40″W / 41.89611°N 79.84444°W / 41.89611; -79.84444Coordinates: 41°53′46″N 79°50′40″W / 41.89611°N 79.84444°W / 41.89611; -79.84444
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Erie
Government
 • Mayor Bob King
Area
 • Total 1.86 sq mi (4.81 km2)
 • Land 1.83 sq mi (4.74 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.07 km2)
Elevation 1,265 ft (386 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,320
 • Density 1,814/sq mi (700.4/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 16438
Area code(s) 814
Website unioncitypa.us

Union City is a borough in Erie County, Pennsylvania, United States, located 22 miles (35 km) southeast of Erie. In the twentieth century, there were three large chair factories, planing and grist mills, a powdered milk plant, and several furniture factories. The population was 3,320 at the 2010 census.[1] It is part of the Erie Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

The Union City Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.[2]

Geography[edit]

Union City is located in southeastern Erie County at 41°53′46″N 79°50′40″W / 41.89611°N 79.84444°W / 41.89611; -79.84444 (41.896056, -79.844425).[3] It is surrounded by Union Township.

U.S. Route 6 and Pennsylvania Route 8 pass through the center of town as Main Street. US 6 heads east out of town on High Street, leading 11 miles (18 km) to Corry, and in the other direction turns southwest off Main Street onto Meadville Road, leading 30 miles (48 km) to Meadville. PA 8 leads north 8 miles (13 km) to Wattsburg and 27 miles (43 km) by an indirect route to Erie; to the south PA 8 leads 22 miles (35 km) to Titusville. Pennsylvania Route 97 heads west out of town as Waterford Street, leading 8 miles (13 km) to Waterford.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.8 km2), of which 0.03 square miles (0.07 km2), or 1.36%, is water.[1] The South Branch of French Creek, a tributary of the Allegheny River, flows east to west through the center of the borough.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 1,500
1880 2,171 44.7%
1890 2,261 4.1%
1900 3,104 37.3%
1910 3,684 18.7%
1920 3,850 4.5%
1930 3,788 −1.6%
1940 3,843 1.5%
1950 3,911 1.8%
1960 3,819 −2.4%
1970 3,638 −4.7%
1980 3,623 −0.4%
1990 3,537 −2.4%
2000 3,463 −2.1%
2010 3,320 −4.1%
Est. 2015 3,217 [4] −3.1%
Sources:[5][6][7]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 3,463 people, 1,326 households, and 900 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,848.6 people per square mile (715.0/km²). There were 1,422 housing units at an average density of 759.1/sq mi (293.6/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.92% White, 0.14% African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.75% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.23% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.84% of the population.

There were 1,326 households, out of which 37.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.0% were married couples living together, 14.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.1% were non-families. 27.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 30.1% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 18.8% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 88.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.3 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $27,216, and the median income for a family was $34,352. Males had a median income of $29,833 versus $21,016 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $12,599. About 17.9% of families and 20.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.4% of those under age 18 and 12.9% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Most children in Union City attend schools in the Union City Area School District. This school district also includes children from Crawford County. There is one elementary school and the middle and high schools are located in the same building. The school colors are green and white and the mascot is a Bear.

Museum[edit]

The Union City Historical Society Museum is a three story building on Main Street. The museum has a large collection of artifacts dating from the 1780s to the present. Many of the items on the third floor were made by residents of the town.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Union City borough, Pennsylvania". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved March 16, 2016. 
  2. ^ Staff (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  7. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 

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