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.

Location and Transportation

Situated along the Bay Area's I-880 corridor, Union City is accessible to numerous major arteries, making it easy for business and pleasure travelers to traverse California and the entire west coast. Located approximately 30 miles southeast of legendary San Francisco and 20 miles north of San Jose, the hub of Silicon Valley, Union City blends the best of two distinct worlds: tourism and technology.

Oakland International Airport, San Francisco International Airport and San Jose International Airport offer international and domestic air travel. Oakland and San Francisco are lined with port and barge facilities for those looking to export and import from other countries. The Union Pacific Freight Service provides speedy, reliable cross-country shipping.

Union City is among the cities included in San Francisco's Bay Area Rapid Transit system (BART), which serves Union City, San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, Daly City, Richmond, Fremont, Hayward, Walnut Creek and Concord with train services. BART also has an AirBART service that shuttles residents to Oakland and San Francisco's international airports.

Excellent inter-city transportation is provided via Union City Transit and AC Transit, with the most popular route linking the Union City BART station with the Union Landing shopping center. The Dumbarton Express transports riders across the bay to the peninsula.

Union City’s future includes the new Intermodal Transit hub, adjacent to the BART station that will make it easier for commuters to transfer from one mode of public transportation to another. The hub will bring together BART, Capital Corridor/Amtrak and other trains, light rail, and regional bus transportation. The Station District will also feature housing designed especially for commuters, as well as a new retail and cultural center for the City’s residents.

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