Union City, TN 38261 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 38261: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Union City, TN 38261

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 670
  • Single Family Addresses: 6,786
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 268
  • County: Obion County
  • Centroid: Latitude 36.425, Longitude -89.056
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 38261 has segments in 2 Counties (Obion, Weakley).

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Union City, TN 38261 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 16,523
Population in Households 16,081
Population in Familes 13,044
Population in Group Qrtrs 442
Population Density1 99
Diversity Index2 45


Total Households 6,880
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 4,519
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,689 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,030 (52.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,850 (37.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 809 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $94,745
Average Home Value $132,854


Median Household Income $38,062
Average Household Income $51,363
Per Capita Income $21,961
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.24% -0.28%
Households -0.17% -0.23%
Families -0.37% -0.36%
Median Household Income   2.36%
Per Capita Income   1.87%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Union City, TN 38261 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 38261 to the other 615 ZIP Codes in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 147 76th
Population Density1 # 273 56th
Diversity Index2 # 100 84th
Median Household Income # 337 45th
Per Capita Income # 250 60th

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