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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Linden is a suburb of New York City with a population of 42,033. Linden is in Union County. Living in Linden offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Linden there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Residents of Linden tend to be liberal.
About Linden...
Population
42,033

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$276,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,262
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
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Linden Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    154.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    37.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    91.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    334.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,203
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    93.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in Linden

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$68,870
National
$55,322
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Linden is a lively town full of urban stores and friendly people. This town emphasizes the education of its students and ensures that every child receives the opportunity to acquire a sound education. In addition, this town overall is a peaceful and safe town to live in!
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I currently live in LInden, and I believe that overall, Linden is a good community to live in! Linden has a mediocre public school system. However, middle schoolers at LInden have the opportunity to enter the local UCVTS high schools which are extremely advanced and are ranked as the top 100 high schools in LInden. OVerall, the housing prices in Linden are fairly expensive due to the fact that it is right next to New York.
Linden has overall been a well experience, as it has shown the paths that I could perceive for my future. As the adults are knowledgeable on how to lead the youth and care for the elders. Since coming to America, Linden has helped me with opened hands as each teacher puts their lives to teach a child learn the beauty of being in America. As I learned more of me and other, as the diversity in Linden expands a person's brain. Understanding that problems and issues come from all corners of the world no matter the race, gender, or religion. At the end we are humans who carry ourselves each day to become better and stronger people. I can't possibly pay back back for what Linden has done to me, but I dream of always helping the people in my community and most importantly the ones with the most need.