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Population (year 2000): 39,394. Estimated population in July 2005: 40,014 (+1.6% change)
Males: 18,703 (47.5%), Females: 20,691 (52.5%)

Median resident age: 38.0 years
Median household income: $46,345 (year 2000)
Median house value: $148,800 (year 2000)

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Races in Linden:

  • White Non-Hispanic (57.9%)
  • Black (22.8%)
  • Hispanic (14.4%)
  • Other race (4.9%)
  • Two or more races (3.7%)
  • Asian Indian (0.9%)
  • Filipino (0.7%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Polish (18.0%), Italian (10.3%), Irish (9.0%), German (6.8%), West Indian (4.4%), Portuguese (3.1%).

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Elevation: 10 feet

Land area: 10.8 square miles

Linden,

For population 25 years and over in Linden

  • High school or higher: 78.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.5%
  • Unemployed: 5.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 25.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Linden city

  • Never married: 29.6%
  • Now married: 50.8%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 9.7%
  • Divorced: 7.7%

26.3% Foreign born (12.9% Europe, 10.8% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +2,682 (+7.3%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NJ Elizabeth, (3.4 miles pop. 120,568).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NJ Newark, (8.3 miles pop. 273,546).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (23.3 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: NJ (1.5 miles Roselle, Park, NJ Roselle (2.5 miles NJ Rahway, (2.8 miles NJ Elizabeth, (3.4 miles NJ (3.8 miles Carteret, NJ Kenilworth, (4.0 miles NJ (4.0 miles Cranford, NJ Avenel, (4.1 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 5 buildings, average cost: $59,400
  • 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

Latitude: 40.63 N, Longitude: 74.25 W

Area codes: 908, 732


Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (19.6%), Educational,health and social services (15.9%), Retail trade (11.6%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,197 (+5.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,515 (19.1%)


 

Crime in Linden by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 2 2 1 3 1
    per 100,000 0.0 5.1 5.1 2.5 7.6 2.5
Rapes 5 4 1 8 0 4
    per 100,000 12.7 10.2 2.5 20.3 0.0 10.2
Robberies 63 88 75 79 65 76
    per 100,000 159.9 223.4 190.4 200.5 165.0 192.9
Assaults 80 56 55 57 42 68
    per 100,000 203.1 142.2 139.6 144.7 106.6 172.6
Burglaries 209 223 180 212 281 196
    per 100,000 530.5 566.1 456.9 538.2 713.3 497.5
Thefts 972 999 1,066 1,126 1,139 960
    per 100,000 2467.4 2535.9 2706.0 2858.3 2891.3 2436.9
Auto thefts 292 333 411 396 384 358
    per 100,000 741.2 845.3 1043.3 1005.2 974.8 908.8
288.8 313.3 314.8 332.2 322.0 304.0


Average climate in Linden, New Jersey

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Linden,

Linden-area historical tornado activity is near New Jersey state average. It is 31% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/28/1973, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 20.7 miles away from the Linden city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/28/1973, a category 3 tornado 35.6 miles away from the city center injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Jamaal Tate - College basketball player (Penn State Nittany Lions), Mike Nardi - College basketball player (Villanova Wildcats), Tamecka Dixon - WNBA player (Los Angeles Sparks, born: Dec 14, 1975).


Hospitals/medical centers near Linden:
  • RAHWAY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 3 miles; RAHWAY, NJ)
  • TRINITAS HOSPITAL (about 5 miles; ELIZABETH, NJ)
  • MUHLENBERG REGIONAL MED CTR (about 5 miles; PLAINFIELD, NJ)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Linden:
  • NEWARK LIBERTY INTL (about 7 miles; NEWARK, NJ; ID: EWR)
  • PORT AUTH-DWNTN-MANHATTAN/WALL ST (about 18 miles; NEW YORK, NY; ID: JRB)
  • TETERBORO (about 21 miles; TETERBORO, NJ; ID: TEB)
Other public-use airports nearest to Linden:
  • LINDEN (about 2 miles; LINDEN, NJ; ID: LDJ)
  • NEWARK NR 1 (about 10 miles; NEWARK, NJ; ID: 3N4)
  • MORRISTOWN MUNI (about 15 miles; MORRISTOWN, NJ; ID: MMU)

Amtrak stations near Linden:
  • 6 miles: NEWARK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (NEWARK, ). Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones.
  • 8 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.
  • 10 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.


Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Housing and Community Development(Local) 22 $92,123 $50,248 0 $0


Colleges/Universities in Linden:
  • GENERAL TECHNICAL INSTITUTE-WELDING (Full-time enrollment: 20; Location: 1118 BALTIMORE AVE; Private, for-profit)
  • HORIZON INSTITUTE OF PARALEGAL STUDIES (Location: 453 N WOOD AVE; Private, for-profit; Website: www.hips-inc.com)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Linden:
  • UNION COUNTY COLLEGE (about 5 miles; CRANFORD, NJ; Full-time enrollment: 5,856)
  • KEAN UNIVERSITY (about 5 miles; UNION, NJ; FT enrollment: 8,627)
  • CUNY COLLEGE OF STATEN ISLAND (about 8 miles; STATEN ISLAND, NY; FT enrollment: 8,135)
  • SETON HALL UNIVERSITY (about 8 miles; SOUTH ORANGE, NJ; FT enrollment: 7,509)
  • RUTGERS UNIVERSITY-NEWARK (about 9 miles; NEWARK, NJ; FT enrollment: 6,878)
  • NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 9 miles; NEWARK, NJ; FT enrollment: 6,565)
  • ESSEX COUNTY COLLEGE (about 9 miles; NEWARK, NJ; FT enrollment: 5,893)
Public high school in Linden:
  • LINDEN HIGH (Students: 1,776; Location: 121 W ST GEORGE AVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Linden:
  • VICTORY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 103; Location: 2301 GRIER AVENUE; Grades: PK - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Linden:
  • MYLES J MCMANUS MIDDLE (Students: 815; Location: 300 EDGEWOOD RD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • JOSEPH E SOEHL MIDDLE (Students: 681; Location: COKE PLACE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • NUMBER 4 ANNEX (Students: 470; Location: 1602 DILL AVENUE; Grades: PK - 04)
  • NUMBER 1 (Students: 374; Location: 728 NO WOOD AVE; Grades: 03 - 05)
  • NO 10 HIGHLAND AVENUE (Students: 372; Location: 2801 HIGHLAND AVENUE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • NUMBER 5 (Students: 363; Location: 1014 BOWER STREET; Grades: PK - 02)
  • NUMBER 8 (Students: 360; Location: 500 W BLANCKE ST; Grades: PK - 05)
  • NUMBER 9 DEERFIELD TERR (Students: 358; Location: DEERFIELD TERRACE & KENT PLACE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • NUMBER 6 (Students: 343; Location: 19 E MORRIS AVE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • NUMBER 2 (Students: 295; Location: 1700 SOUTH AVENUE; Grades: PK - 05)
Private primary/middle school in Linden:
  • ST ELIZABETH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 472; Location: 170 HUSSA STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
Library in Linden:
  • LINDEN FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,954,947; Location: 31 E. HENRY ST.; 102,561 books; 3,855 audio materials; 3,178 video materials; 241 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Linden: Linden Station (A), Grasselli Station (B), Linden Free Public Library (C).

Churches in Linden include: Saint Paul's Lutheran Church (A), Linden Presbyterian Church (B), Linden United Methodist Church (C), Lockett Memorial Church of God (D), Reformed Church of Linden (E), Saint Elizabeth Church (F), Saint Georges Church (G).

Cemeteries: Mount Calvary Cemetery (1), Rosedale Cemetery (2), Rose Hill Cemetery (3), Memorial Field Park (4), Linden Park Cemetery (5).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Morse Creek (A), Morses Creek (B), Deep Creek (C), Peach Orchard Brook (D), Piles Creek (E), Kings Creek (F).

Parks in Linden include: Wheeler Park (1), Tremley Park (2), Wilson Park (3), Fourth Ward Park (4), Saint Marks Park (5), Fifth Ward Park (6), Second Ward Park (7), Eighth Ward Park (8), Bacheller Avenue Park (9).

Post office: (A).  


Linden compared to New Jersey state average:
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

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.)
  • WNSW (1430 AM; 5 kW; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: MULTICULTURAL RADIO BROADCASTING INC)
  • WADO (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WBBR (1130 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BLOOMBERG COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WLIB (1190 AM; 30 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS-NY, INC.)
  • WNYC (820 AM; 10 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WNYC RADIO)
  • WSNR (620 AM; 20 kW; JERSEY CITY, NJ)
  • WQEW (1560 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: THE NEW YORK TIMES ELECTRONIC MEDIA COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Linden:
  • WRKS (98.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORP OF NEW YORK)
  • WNEW (102.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKNJ-FM (90.3 FM; UNION TOWNSHIP, NJ; Owner: KEAN UNIVERSITY)
  • 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)
  • WQCD (101.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • WQHT (97.1 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS LICENSE CORPORATION OF NEW YORK)
  • WFME (94.7 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Linden:
  • WCBS-TV (Channel 2; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WPXO-LP (Channel 34; EAST ORANGE, NJ; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, 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.)
  • WLBX-LP (Channel 22; CRANFORD, NJ; Owner: RENARD COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • 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.)
  • 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)
  • WFME-TV (Channel 66; WEST MILFORD, NJ; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WNJB (Channel 58; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)

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