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Lake Linden, Michigan
Downtown listed as the Lake Linden Historic District
Downtown listed as the Lake Linden Historic District
Location within Houghton County
Location within Houghton County
Lake Linden, Michigan is located in Michigan
Lake Linden, Michigan
Lake Linden, Michigan
Location in Michigan
Country United States
State Michigan
County Houghton
Townships Schoolcraft and Torch Lake
 • Type Village council
 • Total 0.90 sq mi (2.34 km2)
 • Land 0.79 sq mi (2.04 km2)
 • Water 0.12 sq mi (0.30 km2)
620 ft (189 m)
 • Total 1,007
 • Estimate 
 • Density 1,202.03/sq mi (463.95/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
Area code(s) 906
FIPS code 26-44780
GNIS feature ID 0630501

Lake Linden is a village in Houghton County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,007 at the 2010 census. The village is mostly within Schoolcraft Township, though a tiny portion lies in Torch Lake Township.


Lake Linden was named for an early settler. A fire destroyed most of Lake Linden in 1887.[1]

Lake Linden was the site of a large plant to process the copper ore of the Calumet and Hecla Mining Company. Calumet and Hecla shut down the operation in 1968.

A portion of the village was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as Lake Linden Historic District in 2009.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.89 square miles (2.31 km2), of which 0.77 square miles (1.99 km2) is land and 0.12 square miles (0.31 km2) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 2,610
1890 1,862 −28.7%
1900 2,597 39.5%
1910 2,325 −10.5%
1920 2,182 −6.2%
1930 1,714 −21.4%
1940 1,631 −4.8%
1950 1,462 −10.4%
1960 1,314 −10.1%
1970 1,214 −7.6%
1980 1,181 −2.7%
1990 1,203 1.9%
2000 1,081 −10.1%
2010 1,007 −6.8%
2019 (est.) 946 −6.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,007 people, 481 households, and 263 families living in the village. The population density was 1,307.8 inhabitants per square mile (504.9/km2). There were 568 housing units at an average density of 737.7 per square mile (284.8/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.4% White, 0.7% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.

There were 481 households, of which 24.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.8% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 45.3% were non-families. 41.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 20.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.07 and the average family size was 2.78.

The median age in the village was 44.1 years. 21.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.8% were from 25 to 44; 25.4% were from 45 to 64; and 23.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 51.0% male and 49.0% female.


This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Lake Linden has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.

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