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Apartments for rent in Union City, NJ

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What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Union City

I do like the affordability of where I'm living. I also like how centralized the location of where I live at in my town is; I'm not too far a distance from places I want to go to.

I enjoy living close by to a great school and beautiful parks being nearby. I enjoy that the area is very pet friendly.

It is safe it is quiet my neighbors are quiet and not blasting music all night lol I also like that I can walk to a store and coffee shop within one mile.

I love that my neighbors have loved within their homes for more than 10 years. Most neighbors are very friendly and we look out for eachother.

This area has a lot of heritage and history. There is a lot of ethnic diversity. People can be friendly too. There are a lot of places to go eat and spend time.

We have about 5 new schools that have been built and all existing schools have been upgraded.Our streets have all been paved and new lighting has been installed and work is still ongoing. We are have public transportation that we can take to almost anywherehat

Who Lives Here

Union City Demographics

Education

High School

62%

Associate's

17%

Bachelor's

15%

Master's

5%

Doctorate

1%

Family Size

2 people

30%

3 people

28%

4 people

24%

5 people

12%

6+ people

7%

Household Income

0-50k

51%

50-100k

30%

100-150k

11%

150-200k

4%

200k+

4%

Age

0-10

13%

10-20

12%

20-45

39%

45-65

25%

65+

11%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Union City?

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
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Feb '24-$2450$3000$3100
Jan '24-$2500$3300$3100
Dec '23-$1995$3250$3000
Nov '23-$2550$3350$3000
Oct '23-$1995$3600$2800
Sep '23-$1995$3600$3000
Aug '23-$2000$3600$3100
Jul '23-$2450$3250$3000
Jun '23-$2000$3500$2750
May '23-$2200$2400$2800
Apr '23-$1895$2350$2900
Mar '23-$1995$2600$2695

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Union City

Union City Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

12%

15-30 Mins

26%

30-40 Mins

25%

40-60 Mins

19%

60+ Mins

18%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 9494

Walk Score®

Walkable

Yes

Say 21 of 31 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 23 of 31 renters

Percentage: 5959

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

No

Say 19 of 31 renters

Percentage: 7676

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

Yes

Say 18 of 31 renters

Need A Car

No

Say 16 of 31 renters

Top Scores: Grocery, Restaurant, Coffee

Things To Do In Union City

Top Score

Grocery Stores

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Things are looking up, there's supermarkets to be found 'round here.

  1. A high number of grocery stores per resident
  2. Significantly more grocery stores than average
  3. Significantly more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

An average foodie scene: not too cold and not too hot.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. 89% more restaurants than average
  3. 39% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too cold, not too hot. An average town for coffee.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. 23% more coffee shops than average
  3. A standard number of coffee shops compared to areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Nightlife is on the rocks in Union City.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. 10% fewer bars and clubs than average
  3. 6% fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

There's fresh air to be had here.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. 24% fewer parks than average
  3. 44% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The shopping scene here is a size medium.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. 44% more shops than average
  3. 76% more shops than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Who's an ok boy? Union City doesn't deserve many treats.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. 38% fewer pet facilities than average
  3. 69% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

It's just about fine for fine art. An average score.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. 26% fewer fine art centers than average
  3. 50% fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The road is less traveled for filling the tank up in Union City.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. 24% fewer gas stations than average
  3. 49% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll have to workout somewhere else to keep fit.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. 75% fewer gyms than average
  3. 87% fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We have a bone to pick with this Union City's access to medical care.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. 100% fewer medical facilities than average
  3. 100% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Union City Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 29 of 31 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 28 of 31 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 26 of 31 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 24 of 31 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 23 of 31 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 23 of 31 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 20 of 31 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 18 of 31 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 18 of 31 renters

Well Lit

Yes

Say 18 of 31 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 17 of 31 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 17 of 31 renters

Quiet Area

No

Say 16 of 31 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 17 of 31 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

No

Say 20 of 31 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 20 of 31 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 20 of 31 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 22 of 31 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 22 of 31 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 25 of 31 renters

Union City Education

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Union City

Information provided by GreatSchools. To verify school enrollment eligibility, contact the school district directly.

What You Need to Know

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All About

Living in Union City, NJ

Union City, a town in New Jersey, has a population of slightly less than 70,000. With an average age of just under 37, the city's population is younger than most cities in New Jersey. Homeowners tend to be in the minority in Union City, and 80% of residents are renters. The average rent of $1,206 a month is slightly below the state average.

Compared to the national average, Union City has a relatively large concentration of residents older than 25 who possess a high school degree or GED (22%). Furthermore, 9% have a Bachelor's degree and 4% have earned a Master's or Doctoral degree. Many Union City residents work in one of three industries: retail, entertainment, and healthcare. Combined, these industries make up 21% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 10% of the city's population works in transportation, making it the top field in the city. Union City workers earn an average annual income of about $58,000, less than the average New Jersey resident. Union City's average income also falls below the national average ($73,345).

Union City has an average commute time of about 37 minutes, longer than the state average of about 34 minutes. Many residents (22%) commute to work by public transportation, capitalizing on the local transit opportunities. Driving is the second-most common way to get to work, selected by 21% of residents. Walking (5%) isn't a common method of commuting to work, though the number far surpasses the national average.