As of the census of 2000, there were 1,103 people, 384 households, and 316 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 146.8 people per square mile (56.7/km²). There were 400 housing units at an average density of 53.3/sq mi (20.6/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 88.03% White, 0.27% African American, 1.63% Native American, 0.82% Asian, 5.62% from other races, and 3.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.05% of the population.
There were 384 households out of which 42.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.8% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.7% were non-families. 15.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.21.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 30.8% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 25.0% from 45 to 64, and 11.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 100.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.1 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $51,250, and the median income for a family was $57,813. Males had a median income of $56,164 versus $39,750 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $21,094. About 9.5% of families and 7.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.5% of those under age 18 and 16.7% of those age 65 or over.
The 1974 film, Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry was filmed in and around Linden.
The 2008 Linden Lions High School soccer team won its first San Joaquin Section Championship beating Patterson 2-0. and their freshman football team went undefeated.