Population: 41,595Median home value: $264,900 65 Ranks better than 38% of areas
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A+ Linden Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Linden Cost of Living Cost of living is 4% lower than New Jersey
11919% more expensive than the US average
New Jersey
12525% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Linden cost of living
C+ Linden Crime Total crime is 54% higher than New Jersey
Total crime
2,750equal to the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 37equal to the US average
Year-over-year crime
-3%Year over year crime is down
Linden crime
D Linden Employment Household income is 13% lower than New Jersey
Median household income
$64,47117% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$26,9999% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
7%41% higher than the US average
Linden employment
C- Linden Housing Home value is 16% lower than New Jersey
Median home value
$264,90043% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,19526% higher than the US average
Home ownership
57%10% lower than the US average
Linden real estate or Linden rentals
F Linden Schools HS graduation rate is 4% lower than New Jersey
High school grad. rates
83%equal to the US average
School test scores
29%42% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:13% lower than the US average
Linden K-12 schools

Living in Linden, NJ

Located in the state of New Jersey, Linden is a medium-sized city with a population of 41,595 residents. With a population density of 3,892 people per square mile, Linden is well above the nation's average density level. Linden is mostly populated by White (55%) and Black or African American (30%) ethnic groups. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Linden are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 26% of the population also speak Spanish.

Without the right tools, moving to any new town can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Linden, New Jersey could be a good experience for anyone who puts in the time to do the research required. The best areas in Linden and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from amenities, crime, cost of living, weather, housing, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the New Jersey and national averages.

With a livability score of 65 out of 100, Linden is ranked #17,959 in the United States and #379 in New Jersey. Based on the grades for each individual category, Linden has received high marks for amenities (A+). Linden does not fare well for the following: cost of living (F), education (F) and employment (D). It might be a smart idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Linden, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Linden. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Linden are affordable. The median home price for Linden homes is $264,900, which is 16.3% lower than the New Jersey average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Linden, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 4.1, which is 4.7% lower than the New Jersey average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Linden area were 10.3% and 5 year appreciation rates were 6%.

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Compare Linden, NJ Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Linden, NJ

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Fresh Kills, New York864.412
Cobble Hill, New York8013.210,281
Oakwood, New York787.726,947
Liberty Park, Jersey City7810.7447
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Battery Park, New York7713.113,570
Huguenot, New York77711,608
Todt Hill, New York766.817,577
Woodrow, New York756.49,310

Best Cities Near Linden, NJ

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Zarephath, NJ8318.68
Plainsboro Center, NJ8327.42,733
Morrisville CDP, PA8240.6862
North Hills, NY8131.15,420
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Princeton, NJ8129.130,168
Pelham, NY8029.96,996
Plandome, NY8030.71,228
Jericho, NY8038.113,730

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Why Linden is the Hidden Jewel of Jersey

Growing up a few miles from Linden in Jersey City, I was thrilled when my job relocated me to this hidden gem. Despite what you hear about Jersey, it is an amazing place to work and raise a family. In a few minutes, you can be on the bridge into Staten Island or take the Lincoln Tunnel into Manhattan.

The greatest thing about living in Linden is your not living in New York. You can enjoy the best restaurants in the world, take part in never-ending nightlife, and slip over the bridge and be back in my safe community in no time at all. The best areas in Linden are all within a few miles, and being in the center of New Jersey, I'm literally a stone's throw to New York, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut.

Our community is packed with transients from all over the globe who love to watch out and care for one another. Shopping tends to be a little costly when raising a family, so we slip south to the Monmouth Mall and get the same merchandise for far less.
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