Linden, MI
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Living in Linden


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, 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, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Linden who work in management occupations (11.92%), sales jobs (11.07%), and healthcare (10.92%).

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 32.40 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The education level of Linden citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 34.10% of adults in Linden have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Linden in 2010 was $38,150, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $152,600 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.