Linden, New Jersey

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Population in 2017: 43,056 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +9.3%
 
Males: 21,164  (49.2%)
Females: 21,892  (50.8%)
Median resident age:

37.4 years
New Jersey median age:

39.8 years

Zip codes: 07036.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $64,759 (it was $46,345 in 2000)
Linden:

$64,759
NJ:

$80,088

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $31,196 (it was $21,314 in 2000)

Linden city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $303,297 (it was $152,100 in 2000)
Linden:

$303,297
NJ:

$334,900

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $294,547; detached houses: $293,334; townhouses or other attached units: $198,736; in 2-unit structures: $322,632; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $414,189; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $366,658

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,246.

March 2019 cost of living index in Linden: 116.4 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 10.7%
(8.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.3% for Black residents, 13.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 7.7% for other race residents, 21.8% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Linden, NJ (2017)
    • 14,17833.3%White alone
    • 13,91232.6%Hispanic
    • 12,04528.3%Black alone
    • 1,4863.5%Asian alone
    • 7031.6%Two or more races
    • 3500.8%Other race alone
    • 110.03%American Indian alone

Races in Linden detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of New Jersey and other state lists, there were 25 registered sex offenders living in Linden, New Jersey as of February 28, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Linden is 1,679 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Linden by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
4
(10.0)
1
(2.5)
2
(5.1)
0
(0.0)
2
(5.0)
2
(4.9)
1
(2.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.4)
1
(2.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.3)
1
(2.3)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(5.0)
3
(7.5)
6
(15.1)
3
(7.7)
6
(15.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.5)
5
(12.2)
0
(0.0)
12
(28.9)
11
(26.3)
19
(45.1)
13
(30.3)
16
(37.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
60
(149.7)
67
(167.3)
84
(211.6)
93
(237.3)
62
(158.4)
84
(211.7)
59
(145.2)
56
(136.8)
54
(131.6)
64
(154.0)
54
(129.0)
39
(92.6)
39
(90.8)
39
(91.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
42
(104.8)
58
(144.8)
51
(128.5)
58
(148.0)
46
(117.6)
31
(78.1)
50
(123.0)
69
(168.6)
69
(168.1)
75
(180.5)
73
(174.4)
78
(185.3)
78
(181.6)
66
(154.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
172
(429.0)
186
(464.5)
242
(609.6)
239
(609.7)
193
(493.2)
201
(506.6)
289
(711.2)
162
(395.8)
182
(443.5)
136
(327.3)
115
(274.8)
123
(292.2)
166
(386.5)
143
(334.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
924
(2,305)
918
(2,292)
904
(2,277)
923
(2,355)
855
(2,185)
1,034
(2,606)
847
(2,084)
689
(1,684)
903
(2,200)
795
(1,913)
816
(1,950)
785
(1,865)
839
(1,954)
943
(2,203)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
369
(920.4)
212
(529.4)
211
(531.5)
210
(535.8)
138
(352.7)
145
(365.4)
183
(450.4)
120
(293.2)
131
(319.2)
149
(358.6)
117
(279.6)
74
(175.8)
45
(104.8)
40
(93.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
3
(7.5)
2
(5.0)
6
(15.1)
2
(5.1)
6
(15.3)
2
(5.0)
2
(4.9)
1
(2.4)
4
(9.7)
1
(2.4)
2
(4.8)
1
(2.4)
1
(2.3)
1
(2.3)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)265.7271.7282.6296.8233.4258.1249.2207.9217.7238.4219.0210.0206.0211.7

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City-data.com crime index in Linden, NJ

Crime rate in Linden detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 165 (136 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.18
New Jersey average:

3.55
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Ancestries: Polish (11.6%), Haitian (4.5%), Italian (4.2%), Portuguese (3.6%), Irish (2.8%), Jamaican (2.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 10 feet

Land area: 10.8 square miles.

Population density: 3,984 people per square mile   (average).

Linden, New Jersey map

14,371 residents are foreign born (19.1% Latin America, 10.2% Europe).

This city:

33.7%
New Jersey:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $8,449 (3.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $8,794 (3.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Elizabeth, NJ (2.9 miles , pop. 120,568).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Staten Island, NY (6.7 miles , pop. 443,728).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Brooklyn, NY (15.7 miles , pop. 2,465,326).

Nearest cities:

Roselle borough, NJ (1.2 miles ),
Roselle Park borough, NJ (1.5 miles ),
Rahway, NJ (1.6 miles ),
Elizabeth, NJ (1.7 miles ),
Cranford, NJ (1.8 miles ),
Clark, NJ (1.8 miles ),
Kenilworth borough, NJ (1.9 miles ),
Carteret borough, NJ (1.9 miles )

Latitude: 40.63 N, Longitude: 74.25 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +106 (+0.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,664 (17.2%)

Area codes: 908, 732

Distribution of median household income in Linden, NJ in 2017
Distribution of house value in Linden, NJ in 2017
Linden satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 6 buildings, average cost: $84,500
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $85,100
  • 1999: 6 buildings, average cost: $64,300
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $76,300
  • 2001: 6 buildings, average cost: $86,500
  • 2002: 6 buildings, average cost: $87,200
  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $83,400
  • 2004: 43 buildings, average cost: $74,300
  • 2005: 36 buildings, average cost: $101,100
  • 2006: 41 buildings, average cost: $107,800
  • 2007: 31 buildings, average cost: $113,100
  • 2008: 27 buildings, average cost: $109,600
  • 2009: 23 buildings, average cost: $118,300
  • 2010: 18 buildings, average cost: $126,200
  • 2011: 16 buildings, average cost: $112,600
  • 2012: 24 buildings, average cost: $130,300
  • 2013: 31 buildings, average cost: $117,000
  • 2014: 22 buildings, average cost: $119,100
  • 2015: 30 buildings, average cost: $131,800
  • 2016: 28 buildings, average cost: $142,900
  • 2017: 28 buildings, average cost: $141,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Linden, NJ residents
Average permit cost in Linden, NJ
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.1%
New Jersey:

4.1%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Linden, NJ
Historical housing units in Linden, NJ

Population change in the 1990s: +2,682 (+7.3%).
Most common industries in Linden, NJ (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (8.1%)
  • Educational services (6.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.3%)
  • Construction (5.3%)
  • Chemicals (5.1%)
  • Public administration (4.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (9.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.6%)
  • Public administration (5.1%)
  • Chemicals (4.9%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (4.4%)
  • Educational services (3.9%)
  • Truck transportation (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (13.7%)
  • Educational services (8.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.1%)
  • Chemicals (5.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.5%)
  • Public administration (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Linden, NJ (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.8%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (3.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.5%)
  • Cashiers (3.1%)

Average climate in Linden, New Jersey

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Linden, New Jersey environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 94.5. This is worse than average.

City:

94.5
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.365. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.365
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 18.4. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.4
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.350. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.350
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 24.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2003 was 26.9. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.9
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.77. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.77
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.0125. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0125
U.S.:

0.0098

Tornado activity:

Linden-area historical tornado activity is near New Jersey state average. It is 34% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/28/1973, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 17.4 miles away from the Linden city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/28/1973, a category F3 tornado 28.8 miles away from the city center injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Linden-area historical earthquake activity is near New Jersey state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 229.6 miles away from Linden center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 96.3 miles away from Linden center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 267.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 94.8 miles away from the city center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 233.9 miles away from Linden center
On 8/26/2003 at 18:24:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.5 ML, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 45.0 miles away from Linden center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Union County (26) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 10

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Hurricanes: 7, Storms: 6, Heavy Rains: 4, Snowstorms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Water Shortages: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Power Outage: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Linden topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Linden:

  • DELAIRE NURSING AND CONV CENTER (400 W STIMPSON AVE)
  • FMC LINDEN DIALYSIS (630 WEST ST. GEORGES AVE)
  • TRINITAS SAT LINDEN (10 NORTH WOOD AVE)

Airports and heliports located in Linden:

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Amtrak stations near Linden:

  • 6 miles: NEWARK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (NEWARK, ) . Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones.
  • 7 miles: METROPARK (ISELIN, 100 MIDDLESEX-ESSEX TPK.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 9 miles: NEWARK (RAYMOND PLAZA WEST) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

College/University in Linden:

  • Yeshiva Gedolah Zichron Leyma (Full-time enrollment: 41; Location: 1000 Orchard Terrace; Private, not-for-profit)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Linden:

  • Kean University (about 4 miles; Union, NJ; Full-time enrollment: 12,648)
  • Union County College (about 5 miles; Cranford, NJ; FT enrollment: 9,148)
  • College of Staten Island CUNY (about 6 miles; Staten Island, NY; FT enrollment: 11,684)
  • Seton Hall University (about 8 miles; South Orange, NJ; FT enrollment: 7,742)
  • Essex County College (about 9 miles; Newark, NJ; FT enrollment: 9,595)
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (about 9 miles; Newark, NJ; FT enrollment: 3,210)
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology (about 9 miles; Newark, NJ; FT enrollment: 8,212)

Public high school in Linden:

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Linden:

  • MYLES J. MCMANUS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 701, Location: 300 EDGEWOOD RD, Grades: 6-8)
  • JOSEPH E. SOEHL MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 688, Location: 300 E HENRY ST, Grades: 6-8)
  • NUMBER 1 (Location: 728 NO WOOD AVE, Grades: PK-5)
  • NUMBER 2 (Location: 1700 SOUTH WOOD AVENUE, Grades: PK-5)
  • NUMBER 4 (Location: 1602 DILL AVENUE, Grades: PK-5)
  • NUMBER 5 (Location: 1014 BOWER STREET, Grades: PK-5)
  • NUMBER 6 (Location: 19 E MORRIS AVE, Grades: PK-5)
  • NUMBER 8 (Location: 500 W BLANCKE ST, Grades: PK-5)
  • NUMBER 9 (Location: 1401 DEERFIELD TERRACE, Grades: PK-5)
  • NUMBER 10 (Location: 2801 HIGHLAND AVENUE, Grades: PK-5)

Private elementary/middle school in Linden:

  • SS MARY & ELIZABETH ACADEMY (Students: 189, Location: 170 HUSSA ST, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Linden

Library in Linden:

  • LINDEN FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,231,326; Location: 31 E. HENRY STREET; 83,171 books; 3,446 audio materials; 3,910 video materials; 22 state licensed databases; 5 other licensed databases; 156 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Linden: Linden Station (A), Grasselli Station (B), Linden Free Public Library (C), Merck Emergency Medical Services (D), Linden Emergency Medical Services (E), Linden Fire Department Station 2 (F), Linden Fire Department Station 4 (G), Linden Fire Department Station 1 (H), Linden Fire Department (I), Linden Generating Station (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Linden include: Saint Georges Church (A), Grace Episcopal Church (B), Linden Presbyterian Church (C), Linden United Methodist Church (D), Lockett Memorial Church of God (E), Reformed Church of Linden (F), Saint Elizabeth Church (G), Saint Paul's Lutheran Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Rose Hill Cemetery (1), Rosedale Cemetery (2), Mount Calvary Cemetery (3), Linden Park Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Kings Creek (A), Deep Creek (B), Piles Creek (C), Peach Orchard Brook (D), Morses Creek (E), Morse Creek (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Linden include: Fourth Ward Park (1), Memorial Field Park (2), Hagedau Park (3), Fifth Ward Park (4), Bacheller Avenue Park (5), Wilson Park (6), Eighth Ward Park (7), McGillvray Park (8), Peach Orchard Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Hampton Inn Linden- NJ (501 West Edgar Road), Crown Inn (211 East Edgar Road), # 1 Doma Travel Agency - Consolidator Airline Tickets (103 South Wood Ave).

Birthplace of: Carolyn Dorin-Ballard - Bowling player, Eddie Kasko - Baseball player, Pat Stevens - Actor, Jamaal Tate - College basketball player (Penn State Nittany Lions), Linda Hayes (singer) - Musician, Mike Nardi - College basketball player (Villanova Wildcats), Tamecka Dixon - WNBA player (Los Angeles Sparks, born: Dec 14, 1975).

Union County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.7 people
New Jersey:

2.7 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

68.9%
Whole state:

69.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.2%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Linden in 2010:

  • 214 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 28 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional facilities
246 people in nursing homes in 2000
7 people in religious group quarters in 2000

Banks with branches in Linden (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Linden-St. George Branch, Linden Wood Ave, Wood Avenue Drive-In Branch. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Bank of America, National Association: Wood Avenue Branch at 601 North Wood Avenue, branch established on 1955/11/14; Aviation Plaza Branch at 1100 South Stiles Street, branch established on 2006/09/25. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Linden Branch at 235 North Wood Avenue, branch established on 2004/12/30. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Sovereign Bank, National Association: Linden Branch at 236 West St. George Avenue, branch established on 1999/05/01. Info updated 2012/01/31: Bank assets: $78,146.9 mil, Deposits: $48,042.9 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 718 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Santander, S.A.
  • Unity Bank: Linden Branch at 628 North Wood Avenue, branch established on 1997/04/07. Info updated 2006/10/31: Bank assets: $810.2 mil, Deposits: $647.4 mil, headquarters in Clinton, NJ, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 16 total offices, Holding Company: Unity Bancorp, Inc.
  • Northfield Bank: Linden Branch at 501 North Wood Avenue, branch established on 1927/01/01. Info updated 2011/10/17: Bank assets: $2,367.5 mil, Deposits: $1,506.5 mil, headquarters in Staten Island, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 24 total offices
  • Columbia Bank: Linden Branch at 701 North Wood Avenue, branch established on 1921/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $4,478.2 mil, Deposits: $2,795.4 mil, headquarters in Fair Lawn, NJ, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 44 total offices
  • New York Community Bank: Linden Branch at 225 North Wood Avenue, branch established on 2001/02/27. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $39,468.7 mil, Deposits: $20,709.8 mil, headquarters in Westbury, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 247 total offices, Holding Company: New York Community Bancorp, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Linden:

Marital status in Linden, NJ
  • Never married: 40.7%
  • Now married: 41.5%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 6.4%
  • Divorced: 9.6%

For population 25 years and over in Linden:

  • High school or higher: 86.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.7
New Jersey average:

12.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Linden
Presidential Elections Results

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Neighborhood in Linden (Linden, New Jersey Neighborhood Map):

Religion statistics for Linden, NJ (based on Union County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic247,24044
Mainline Protestant35,313109
Evangelical Protestant30,123129
Other28,70752
Black Protestant7,85838
Orthodox5,71710
None181,541-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 155
Union County:

2.97 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

2.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Union County:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 94
Union County:

1.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.76 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 39
Union County:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

0.81 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 385
This county:

7.38 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

7.15 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Union County:

8.3%
New Jersey:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

21.1%
New Jersey:

23.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

21.4%
New Jersey:

18.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Linden:

50.2%
New Jersey:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Linden:

47.6%
New Jersey:

47.4%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.0
New Jersey:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

19.9%
New Jersey:

20.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

12.0%
State:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Linden:

6.8
New Jersey:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.6%
State:

33.6%

General health condition:
Linden:

55.8%
New Jersey:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Linden:

79.7%
State:

79.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Linden, NJ Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 118$623,521$63,4090$0
Firefighters 110$546,657$59,6350$0
Streets and Highways 44$323,653$88,2690$0
Solid Waste Management 42$170,865$48,8190$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 36$180,325$60,1082$4,109
Police - Other 35$58,696$20,12450$11,532
Parks and Recreation 30$130,856$52,34241$4,659
Judicial and Legal 21$31,722$18,1278$6,773
Other and Unallocable 20$122,792$73,6751$1,938
Financial Administration 18$57,165$38,1101$311
Other Government Administration 7$38,286$65,63320$8,142
Health 7$32,108$55,0420$0
Fire - Other 4$11,102$33,3060$0
Sewerage 1$3,825$45,9000$0
Welfare 1$5,160$61,9200$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 494$2,336,733$56,763123$37,464

Linden government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $633,000 ($14.70)
    Housing and Community Development: $566,000 ($13.15)
    General - Other: $211,000 ($4.90)
    Solid Waste Management: $196,000 ($4.55)
    General Public Buildings: $89,000 ($2.07)
    Parks and Recreation: $41,000 ($0.95)
    Natural Resources - Other: $25,000 ($0.58)
    Sewerage: $1,000 ($0.02)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $40,877,000 ($949.39)
    Police Protection: $16,614,000 ($385.87)
    Local Fire Protection: $13,806,000 ($320.65)
    Housing and Community Development: $6,273,000 ($145.69)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,843,000 ($89.26)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,339,000 ($54.32)
    Libraries: $2,074,000 ($48.17)
    Financial Administration: $2,069,000 ($48.05)
    Regular Highways: $1,930,000 ($44.83)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,621,000 ($37.65)
    General Public Buildings: $1,608,000 ($37.35)
    Central Staff Services: $1,268,000 ($29.45)
    Health - Other: $948,000 ($22.02)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $935,000 ($21.72)
    Air Transportation: $31,000 ($0.72)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $25,000 ($0.58)
    Natural Resources - Other: $4,000 ($0.09)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,118,000 ($25.97)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Housing and Community Development: $48,000 ($1.11)
    Other - Sewerage: $11,000 ($0.26)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $563,000 ($13.08)
    Parks and Recreation: $57,000 ($1.32)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $930,000 ($21.60)

Linden government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $999,000 ($23.20)
    Housing and Community Development: $851,000 ($19.76)
    Parking Facilities: $657,000 ($15.26)
    Air Transportation: $235,000 ($5.46)
    Sewerage: $106,000 ($2.46)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $4,769,000 ($110.76)
    Other: $273,000 ($6.34)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $156,000 ($3.62)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $2,906,000 ($67.49)
    General Revenue - Other: $1,489,000 ($34.58)
    Interest Earnings: $751,000 ($17.44)
    Rents: $43,000 ($1.00)
    Sale of Property: $9,000 ($0.21)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $20,318,000 ($471.90)
    Other: $1,596,000 ($37.07)
  • Tax - Property: $59,809,000 ($1389.10)
    Other Selective Sales: $3,631,000 ($84.33)
    Other License: $863,000 ($20.04)
    Public Utilities Sales: $161,000 ($3.74)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $61,000 ($1.42)

Linden government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,089,000 ($768.51)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,107,000 ($676.03)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,982,000 ($92.48)

Linden government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,000 ($0.16)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $23,333,000 ($541.92)

5.67% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($83,496 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.67%
New Jersey average:

5.43%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($791 average AGI)
Union County:

0.03%
New Jersey average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Essex County, NJ  1.22% ($84,799 average AGI)
from Middlesex County, NJ  0.73% ($59,520)
from Hudson County, NJ  0.62% ($104,187)


6.29% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($75,198 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.29%
New Jersey average:

6.14%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,676 average AGI)
Union County:

0.05%
New Jersey average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Middlesex County, NJ  0.95% ($56,040 average AGI)
to Essex County, NJ  0.86% ($49,843)
to Somerset County, NJ  0.48% ($77,768)
Businesses in Linden, NJ
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Marshalls1
ALDI1MasterBrand Cabinets3
AT&T1McDonald's1
Advance Auto Parts2Nike3
Applebee's1Old Navy1
Ashley Furniture1Pathmark1
AutoZone1Payless2
Avenue1Penske1
Blockbuster1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1Popeyes1
CVS1Quiznos1
Casual Male XL1RadioShack2
Circle K1SAS Shoes1
Dairy Queen1Sam's Club1
DressBarn1Sears2
Dressbarn1Staples1
Dunkin Donuts4Starbucks1
Fashion Bug1Subway3
FedEx11T.G.I. Driday's1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Target1
GameStop1The Room Place3
H&R Block1U-Haul4
Hilton1UPS10
Home Depot1Verizon Wireless2
Justice1Walmart1
Kohl's1Wendy's1
Lane Furniture2White Castle1

Strongest AM radio stations in Linden:

  • WJDM (1530 AM; 10 kW; ELIZABETH, NJ; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF NEW YORK LICENSE CORP)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WINS (1010 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WEPN (1050 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK AM RADIO, LLC)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • WBBR (1130 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BLOOMBERG COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WADO (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WLIB (1190 AM; 30 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS-NY, INC.)
  • WNSW (1430 AM; 5 kW; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: MULTICULTURAL RADIO BROADCASTING INC)
  • WQEW (1560 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: THE NEW YORK TIMES ELECTRONIC MEDIA COMPANY)
  • WNYC (820 AM; 10 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WNYC RADIO)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Linden:

  • WRKS (98.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORP OF NEW YORK)
  • WNYC-FM (93.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WNYC RADIO)
  • WPAT-FM (93.1 FM; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WPAT LICENSING, INC.)
  • WSIA (88.9 FM; STATEN ISLAND, NY; Owner: THE COLLEGE OF STATEN ISLAND)
  • WNEW (102.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WQCD (101.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WKNJ-FM (90.3 FM; UNION TOWNSHIP, NJ; Owner: KEAN UNIVERSITY)
  • WCAA (105.9 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP. ("WADO"))
  • WBAI (99.5 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: PACIFICA FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WBLS (107.5 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS-NY, INC.)
  • WLTW (106.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM NEW YORK LICENSES, LLC)
  • WQXR-FM (96.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: THE NEW YORK TIMES ELECTRONIC MEDIA COMPANY)
  • WSKQ-FM (97.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WSKQ LICENSING, INC.)
  • WXRK (92.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WQHT (97.1 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS LICENSE CORPORATION OF NEW YORK)
  • WKTU (103.5 FM; LAKE SUCCESS, NY; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WAXQ (104.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM NEW YORK LICENSES, LLC)
  • WHTZ (100.3 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WWPR-FM (105.1 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCBS-FM (101.1 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Linden:

  • WCBS-TV (Channel 2; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WABC-TV (Channel 7; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMERICAN BROADCASTING COMPANIES, INC)
  • WPIX (Channel 11; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WPIX, INC.)
  • WWOR-TV (Channel 9; SECAUCUS, NJ; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WNYW (Channel 5; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WPXN-TV (Channel 31; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WNBC (Channel 4; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NATIONAL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WNET (Channel 13; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXTV (Channel 41; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WXTV LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WLBX-LP (Channel 22; CRANFORD, NJ; Owner: RENARD COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WPXO-LP (Channel 34; EAST ORANGE, NJ; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WNJU (Channel 47; LINDEN, NJ; Owner: WNJU LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WFUT (Channel 68; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: UNIVISION NEW YORK LLC)
  • WNYE-TV (Channel 25; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • WXNY-LP (Channel 32; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKOB-LP (Channel 53; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WKOB COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WEBR-CA (Channel 17; MANHATTAN, NY; Owner: K LICENSEE INC.)
  • WRNN-LP (Channel 57; NYACK, NY; Owner: LP NYACK LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W60AI (Channel 60; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WNXY-LP (Channel 26; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W33BS (Channel 33; DARIEN, CT; Owner: CT&T BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNYN-LP (Channel 39; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNYX-LP (Channel 35; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNJB (Channel 58; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • W36AS (Channel 36; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: DEEPAK VISWANATH)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Linden fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 67Number of bridges
  • 1,283ft / 391mTotal length
  • $6,977,000Total costs
  • 2,794,568Total average daily traffic
  • 317,483Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,480,809Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Linden, NJ - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 181950-1959
  • 131960-1969
  • 201970-1979
  • 111980-1989
  • 21990-1999
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Linden, NJ
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 137 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Linden)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 38 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Linden, NJ)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 81 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Linden)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Linden)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 65 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 10 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED192$239,880104$206,750492$228,03731$87,5482$601,50030$207,033
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED14$228,92915$230,80065$247,2464$95,2501$375,0008$206,375
APPLICATIONS DENIED51$239,43127$235,556295$242,67135$63,3710$019$216,895
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN42$207,19029$189,690148$229,1829$124,0000$016$207,500
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS20$243,6004$142,25059$271,8145$135,4000$05$171,000

Detailed mortgage data for all 10 tracts in Linden, NJ

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 10 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED21$243,4299$249,3330$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED6$276,8335$314,0001$296,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED9$255,6674$267,7500$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$250,5000$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$340,0000$00$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Linden, NJ
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Linden, NJ - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 175
  • Hazardous Condition: 658
  • Service Call: 2
  • Good Intent Call: 3
Fire incident types in Linden, NJ

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Linden, NJ
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Linden, NJ
  • 80.7%Utility gas
  • 13.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.8%Electricity
  • 1.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Linden, NJ
  • 75.5%Utility gas
  • 14.9%Electricity
  • 3.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.4%No fuel used
  • 0.9%Other fuel


Linden compared to New Jersey state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Linden on our top lists:

  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest racial income disparities between White and Black householders (with at least 2,000 householders)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest racial income disparities between White and Black householders (with at least 200 householders)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Poland (population 500+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Portugal (population 500+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Europe, n.e.c. (population 500+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Peru (population 500+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: transportation occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: transportation and warehousing (population 5,000+)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Europe (population 500+)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Eastern Europe (population 500+)"
  • #48 (07036) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Polish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
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