With over 67,000 residents, Union City is an integral part of Hudson County in New Jersey state. Located in the northern part of Hudson County, Union City spans just 1.29 square miles, thus making it one of the most densely populated cities in the country and a part of the New York Metropolitan area.
The Union City is situated atop the ridge of the lower Hudson Palisades. Due to a high elevation, the city offers clear views of surrounding municipalities like New Jersey Meadowlands and New York City Skyline. It shares its borders with other parts of Hudson County, such as Jersey City, Hoboken, Weehawken, North Bergen and West New York.
The formation of Union City as a city happened in 1925 by an act of the New Jersey Legislature. Union City was established by merging Union Hill and West Hoboken Township. The city’s name got derived from the names of these two municipalities. In its early stages, Union City was inhabited by German and Spanish speaking people.
Union City is divided into two parts by New Jersey Route 495, which resulted in the renaming of many street names in the city. Most of the homes for sale in this part of Hudson County are located on streets like 32nd Street, Hackensack Plank Road and Bergen Turnpike, which form Union City’s urban grid.
Average Price reflects the average price of single family homes sold in particular town. It is calculated based on the twelve month moving average (geometric mean).
General Tax Rate is used to determine the amount of real estate tax levied upon a particular property. This rate is used to compute the tax bill.
Effective Tax Rate is used to compare of one district to another district based on the assumption that all districts are at 100% valuation. This rate has been computed by the State of New Jersey Department of the Treasury using County Equalization Average Ratios. This rate is NOT to be used to compute the tax bill.
Homes Sold is the number of single family homes sold in a particular district in the past 12 month period.
Data Source: US Census 2010, NJ MLS, State of New Jersey Department of the Treasury