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 (9.06%), and management occupations (8.75%).
Linden is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the 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 30.49 minutes, which is quite a bit 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%: 28.92% of adults in Linden have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Linden in 2010 was $27,175, which is upper middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $108,700 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, English, Polish, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Linden is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.