Linden is a very small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 3,916 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Linden is the 237th largest community in Michigan.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Linden is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Linden is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Linden who work in office and administrative support (12.25%), management occupations (10.54%), and healthcare suport services (8.78%).
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 is lower than average for the country.
In Linden, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.29 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The percentage of people in Linden who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.40% of adults in Linden have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Linden in 2010 was $30,589, which is upper middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $122,356 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, Irish, Polish, English, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Linden is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.