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%).
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.
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 overall education level of Linden is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.92% of adults 25 and older in the city 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.