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0.66% growth
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1.93% growth
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2.64% growth
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0.23% decline


The economy of Linden, NJ employs 20,939 people. The economy of Linden, NJ is specialized in Transportation & Warehousing; Public Admin.; and Admin., Support, Waste Management Services, which employ respectively 2.65; 1.34; and 1.13 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Linden, NJ are Healthcare & Social Assistance (2,955), Retail trade (2,644), and Transportation & Warehousing (2,307), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($77,045), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($62,090), and Educational Services ($52,416).

Median household income in Linden, NJ is $64,471. Males in Linden, NJ have an average income that is 1.25 times higher than the average income of females, which is $54,793. The income inequality of Linden, NJ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Linden, NJ. In Union County, NJ the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 67 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,267. Essex County, NJ has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in New Jersey.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Linden, NJ is from the county of Union County, NJ.

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Linden, NJ is home to a population of 41,595 people, from which 87.6% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Linden, NJ is composed of 14,536 White residents (34.9%), 12,767 Hispanic residents (30.7%), 11,748 Black residents (28.2%), 1,359 Asian residents (3.27%), and 819 Two+ residents (1.97%). The most common foreign languages in Linden, NJ are Spanish (10,067 speakers), Polish (3,246 speakers), and French Creole (1,483 speakers), but compared to other places, Linden, NJ has a relative high number of Polish (3,246 speakers), Portuguese (1,277 speakers), and French Creole (1,483 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Linden, NJ awarded 5 degrees. The student population of Linden, NJ is skewed N/A females, with 5 male students and 0 female students. Most students in Linden, NJ are White (5 and 100%), followed by Two or more races (0 and N/A), American Indian (0 and N/A), and Hispanic or Latino (0 and N/A). The largest universities in Linden, NJ by number of graduates are Yeshiva Gedolah Zichron Leyma (5 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Linden, NJ are Talmudic Studies (5 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The median tuition costs in Linden, NJ are N/A for private four year colleges, and $9,000 and $9,000 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Linden, NJ is $264,900, which is 1.29 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $265,500 to $264,900, a 0.23% increase. The homeownership rate of Linden, NJ is 57.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Linden, NJ have an average commute time of 27.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Linden, NJ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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