Linden, NJ
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Linden is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 42,021 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Linden is the 40th largest community in New Jersey.

Linden is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Linden is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Linden who work in office and administrative support (16.21%), sales jobs (10.17%), and management occupations (5.66%).

One of the nice things about Linden is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Linden use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Linden‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

In terms of college education, Linden is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 18.73% of adults 25 and older in Linden have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Linden in 2010 was $26,874, which is low income relative to New Jersey, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $107,496 for a family of four. However, Linden contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Linden is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. 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. Linden also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 30.71% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Linden include Italian, Irish, German, and Haitian.

In addition, Linden has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (32.56%).

The most common language spoken in Linden is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.