Union City is located in Alameda County, California. As of the 2000 census, the current population is about approximately 73,000. It was incorporated in 1959, combining the communities of Alvarado and Decoto. According to a 2006 estimate, the median income for a household in the city was $76,223, and the median income for a family was $82,717.

Education

Union City residents understand the value of education at every level of life. That's why the city strives to provide quality learning opportunities for all its citizens. Union City also takes advantage of its proximity to many other renowned educational institutions.

The New Haven Unified School District includes Union City and part of south Hayward, collectively enrolling a student population of more than 14,000 that is 75% minority. New Haven schools have been recognized as "Distinguished Schools" by the state of California and have received five federal "Blue Ribbon" awards. The district's motto of "Equity, Stability, and Quality" symbolizes its commitment to top-notch education for all students.

There are many community colleges in the area that provide nearby, affordable preparatory and adult learning opportunities. Chabot College is a public, comprehensive community college that prepares students to succeed in their education, progress in the workplace, and engage in the civic and cultural life of the global community. Both Chabot and the nearby Ohlone College offer associate degrees and certificates. Ohlone also serves the community by offering instruction in basic skills, career entry, university transfer, economic development, and personal enrichment. Ohlone's 300+ acre campus offers a peaceful and aesthetically pleasing learning environment.

Union City is also quite close to some of the most renowned educational institutions in the country, including California State University East Bay, San Jose State University, University of California at Berkeley, and Stanford University. These educational resources are a prime reason the Union City area will continue to produce and attract some of the nation's brightest minds.

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