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.
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 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%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.93% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
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 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.