About Union City
The National Civic League in 1999 called Union City an All America city. That is the story of Union City, which was not incorporated until 1959. The area now known as Union City was first settled by the Ohlone Indians who were hunters, fisherman, and gatherers. The area felt much turmoil upon the arrival of the Spaniards and their missions. Then in the 1850s, John and William Horner settled in the area laying out an 8 square black town, which they called Union City after their steamer called The Union. The city began to grow following the California gold rush when families started to look for a new way to make a living and discovered the area was very fertile farming country. Much produce was grown here and shipped all over the country, including the Alvarado potato, which was a thick-skinned white potato that originated in the area.
The area soon became a major producer of salt, beet sugar, flour, and steel. The large earthquake of 1906 saw the sugar, over one million pounds of molasses, flow into a nearby creek. Union City created a planned senior village in 1988, which was one of the first in the nation. The city is also home to many technology companies, which employ some of its 73,402 residents today. From its early beginnings as an 8 square block area, the city now consists of 18 square miles. The city is experiencing growth of approximately 4.43% per year. Those wanting to find out about businesses in the area today should consult the Union City, CA yellow pages and the Union City, CA business directory.Union City's weather tends to be cooler than many areas of California. The hottest month is August, when the average temperature is 78.60 degrees. During the summer, the temperatures can fluctuate by as much as twenty degrees during the day. The coldest month is December, with an average temperature of 41.70 degrees. The temperature can fluctuate as much as 15 degrees during the winter months. The area sees an average of 14.85 inches of rain each year with the wettest month of the year usually being January, with just under three inches of rain on the average.
Written by Lyndsey Morgan