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 6,973 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Linwood is the 268th largest community in New Jersey.

Housing costs in Linwood are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New Jersey.

Linwood is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.03% 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 (11.69%), sales jobs (11.36%), and office and administrative support (10.79%).

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". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

Because of many things, Linwood 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, Linwood really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Linwood 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.

Linwood is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

Linwood is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 44.97% of adults in Linwood have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Linwood in 2010 was $41,600, which is upper middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $166,400 for a family of four.

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 Italian, German, English, and Polish.

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