Linden, MI

Linden profile

Living in Linden

Linden is a very small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 3,939 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Linden is the 237th largest community in Michigan.

Linden is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Linden is a city of professionals, managers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Linden who work in management occupations (16.02%), healthcare (10.22%), and office and administrative support (10.11%).

A relatively large number of people in Linden telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.93% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Linden, the average commute to work is 31.13 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

Linden is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The education level of Linden citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.51% of adults in Linden have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Linden in 2018 was $37,704, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $150,816 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 German, English, Irish, Polish, and Italian.

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