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Linwood, NJ
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Linwood profile

Living in Linwood

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 6,962 people and three associated neighborhoods, Linwood is the 266th 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.

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.

A relatively large number of people in Linwood telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 12.26% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

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.

If knowledge is power, Linwood is a pretty powerful place. 57.59% of the adults in Linwood have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Linwood in 2018 was $73,858, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $295,432 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.