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Union City Municipal Court
The Municipal Court is located at 3715 Palisade Avenue, Union City. Phone: (201) 348-5763. Sessions: Every Monday through Thursday at 9:00 a.m.; every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. (traffic cases only). Judge: Hon. Lilia A. Munoz, P.J.M.C.; Hon. Sixto L. Macias, J.M.C. Prosecutor: Alan Rieman, Esq.; James Coviello, Esq.; Craig Kojac, Esq.
In 2010, the Police Department consisted of 190 full-time law enforcement employees, including 158 police officers.
The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 1,572 major crimes in 2010. This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 23.7 and a violent rate of 3.9. There were no rapes. The reports included 7 murders, 111 robberies, 143 assaults, 237 burglaries, 545 incidents of domestic violence, 1 bias crime, and 190 cases of police force.
Independent data, which does not consider bias crimes, domestic violence or police force, show 921 thefts, 152 auto thefts, and 3 arsons.
Union City – New Jersey
Union City was created in 1925 from the merger of the Town of Union and the Township of West Hoboken, formed in 1864 and 1861, respectively. It has two nicknames “Embroidery Capital of the United States” and “Havana on the Hudson”. These names are a reflection of the immigration of two major groups. The first were the German-speakers who established European-style lace-making industries. Then, starting in the 1940s there were several waves of Cuban people.
It is the most heavily populated municipality in the nation and the 17th in the state. Its territory of 1.283 square miles had 66,455 residents, as of the 2010 census. There were 15,514 families and 24,931 housing units. City-data estimated the median house or condo value in 2009 at $305,500. The January 2011 cost of living index was 25.6% higher than the national average.
The 2006-2010 American Community Survey of the Census Bureau estimated (with a 3%-5% margin of error) that the median household income was $40,173 and the median family income $43,101. Males had a median income 28% higher than females ($31,987 versus $25,010). The per capita income was $18,506. (All the figures are in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars). About 17.0% of families and 20.0% of the population were lived below the poverty level. These figures include 29.4% of minors and 20.8% of seniors.
As of the 2010 census, 58.01% White of the population was White, 5.25% African American, 2.39% Asian, and 84.71% Hispanic or Latino.
Of the 22,814 households registered in the 2010 census, 34.2% had minors living with them. Married couples living together represented 36.7%. Households composed of non-families and of individuals were 32.0% and 23.8%. Female householders with no husband present accounted for 21.8%. The median age was 33.9 years.
The 2010 census data for highest educational level of residents age 25 and over reveal that the percentages with a bachelor’s degree or higher were significantly below state levels (8.37% and 6.35% versus 20.65% and 12.05%). Almost 40.00% had not completed high school.
From 2005 to 2009 males engaged in Accommodation and food services (9%), Construction (8%), Truck transportation (5%), and Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers (5%). Females worked in Health care (12%), Educational services (8%), and Apparel (8%). The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that the unemployment rate as of 2009 was above the state level (15% versus 9.8%).