Linwood, NJ

Linwood profile

Living in Linwood

Linwood is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 6,658 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Linwood is the 268th largest community in New Jersey.

Linwood is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 90.96% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Linwood is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Linwood who work in management occupations (12.87%), healthcare (11.92%), and teaching (11.50%).

Also of interest is that Linwood has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Linwood is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Linwood a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Linwood has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Linwood’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One of the nice things about Linwood is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

If knowledge is power, Linwood is a pretty powerful place. 51.37% of the adults in Linwood have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Linwood in 2018 was $53,693, which is upper middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $214,772 for a family of four.

Linwood is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Linwood home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Linwood residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Linwood include Irish, Italian, German, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Linwood is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Greek.