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 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, 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%).
Because of many things, Linden is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Linden really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Linden perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
In Linden, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.49 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%: 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.