Introduction to Linden, New Jersey

Linden, New Jersey, in Union county, is 3 miles SW of Elizabeth, New Jersey and 8 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Newark metropolitan area. Linden contains a population of approximately 39,394.

Linden History

On March 4, 1861, Linden was incorporated as a township. Earlier, this township was a part of the Elizabeth, Rahway and Union Township. The Linden Township also included portions of Linden Borough, Cranford and Roselle. It was reincorporated on January 1, 1925, as a city.

Linden and nearby Attractions

  • Goethals Park
  • Wheeler Park
  • Crane Phillips Living Museum
  • Clifford Lawson Memorial Park
  • Roselle Park Museum
  • Thomas A. Edison Memorial Tower & Museum

Things To Do In Linden

Linden includes numerous parks and playgrounds that offer quality recreational facilities. The city also includes tennis and basketball courts. The Recreation Department organizes several sports programs. The clubs and restaurants of Linden serve a wide variety of dishes.

Linden Transportation

Newark Liberty International Airport is a short drive from the city.

Linden Higher Education

Union County College is nearby.


Total Population 41,322
Male Share of the Population 48.3%
Female Share of the Population 51.7%
Senior Citizens 12.8%
Employed Population 16+ 19,690
Age of the Population 38


% of people married 41.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.7%
Median Earnings25+ $38,679
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $30,878
Median Earnings With High School Degree $35,455


Median Family Income $73,044
% Above Poverty Level 90.6%
% Below Poverty Level 9.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.2%
% Using Public Transportation 7.8%


People Living Alone 26.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,170
Median House Value $265,500


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 47.3%
US/American 0%
English 1.1%
Irish 4.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Linden Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles SW of Elizabeth, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 8 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey
County Union
Standard Zip Codes 07036
Phone Area Codes 908
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.621
Longitude -74.245

Linden Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 3.5 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 39 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 50.9 inches
Distance 6.8 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 40 F
Apr Temp 42 to 62 F
Jul Temp 67 to 86 F
Oct Temp 47 to 66 F
Annual Precip 48.6 inches
Distance 7.7 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 38 F
Apr Temp 44 to 61 F
Jul Temp 69 to 85 F
Oct Temp 48 to 65 F
Annual Precip 46.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Linden, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Tremley (07036)

Tremley Point (07036)

Winfield Park (07036)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Carteret 23,965 $73,389
Clark 15,144 $109,635
Elizabeth 127,759 $44,835
Rahway 28,644 $74,115
Roselle 21,466 $63,314

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Linden Public Libraries

Linden Free Public Library
Linden, New Jersey
(908) 298-3830
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Linden High Schools

Serves 1,776 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.6

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