Linden, NC

Linden, situated in Cumberland County, is a small town made up of only half a square mile.

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Linden is home to a few historic plantations such as the Ellersie and Dr. Wayman C. Melvin houses.  


The median resident age in Linden is 39 years. The median estimated household income is about $47,000 making it about $1,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $17,000. The average price for a home in Linden is about $110,000 (2015) which is $50,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $800 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Linden is 77% White, 12% Black, 2% Two or more races, and 9% other. 69% of the population are high school graduates, with 13% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 53% are married, 5% are divorced, 3% are separated, 6% are widowed, leaving 33% that have never been married.

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Cumberland County

Linden belongs to Cumberland County in the south-central part of North Carolina. The County, named after Prince William (Duke of Cumberland), is part of the Fayetteville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area. In 1754, Cumberland County was formed from a part of Bladen County. Cumberland County has a population of 326,000 and its largest city Fayetteville, with a population of 204,000, is the county seat.

Cumberland County borders Harnett, Bladen, Sampson, Robeson, Hoke, and Moore counties.

Cumberland County is made up of 658 square miles. 652 of which is land with the remaining 6 as water.


The population of Linden, NC is about 130. The population has been steadily decreasing since the 1980's.


The elevation of Linden, NC is 112 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Linden, NC is 28356.

Area Code

The area code for Linden, NC is 910.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Linden and Cumberland County have voted mostly Democrat, with 60% going to Barrack Obama during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections, barring the 2004 election.

As of 2010, 54% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 41% are Protestants with Catholics and Other making up around 5%.


The unemployment rate for Linden is about 7% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Manufacturing, wholesale trade, and transportation and warehousing make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Fayetteville Observer and Fayetteville Press are the primary newspapers that cover the Cumberland County area.


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