Linden, MI
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Linden is a very small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 3,839 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Linden is the 237th largest community in Michigan.

Unlike some cities, Linden isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Linden are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Linden is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Linden who work in office and administrative support (10.64%), sales jobs (7.72%), and healthcare (7.41%).

Because of many things, Linden is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Linden a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Linden has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Linden’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

One downside of living in Linden, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.92 minutes every day commuting to work.

The percentage of people in Linden who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.38% of adults in Linden have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Linden in 2010 was $27,583, which is upper middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $110,332 for a family of four. However, Linden contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Linden home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Linden residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Linden include Irish, Polish, English, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Linden is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Arabic.