Linwood, NJ
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Linwood is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 6,740 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Linwood is the 268th largest community in New Jersey.

Linwood is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 89.92% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Linwood is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Linwood who work in management occupations (12.08%), office and administrative support (11.05%), and sales jobs (10.84%).

Also of interest is that Linwood has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

In addition, Linwood is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

Because of many things, Linwood is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Linwood a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Linwood has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Linwood’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One of the nice things about Linwood 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.

The citizens of Linwood are among the most well-educated in the nation: 46.53% of adults in Linwood have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Linwood in 2010 was $43,682, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $174,728 for a family of four.

Linwood is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Linwood home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Linwood residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Linwood include Irish, Italian, German, English, and Polish.

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