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.

Linwood is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.14% 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 (12.40%), sales jobs (11.58%), and office and administrative support (11.52%).

In addition, Linwood is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

Linwood is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Linwood’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

Linwood is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 43.55% 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 $39,192, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $156,768 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 Greek.