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Linden
Linden, Alabama
Marengo County Courthouse in Linden
Marengo County Courthouse in Linden
Official seal of Linden
Seal
Location in Marengo County and the state of Alabama
Location in Marengo County and the state of Alabama
Country United States
State Alabama
County Marengo
Area
 • Total 3.6 sq mi (9.4 km2)
 • Land 3.6 sq mi (9.3 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation
161 ft (49 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 2,123
 • Estimate 
(2013)
2,039
 • Density 673.3/sq mi (257.9/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
36748
Area code(s) 334
FIPS code 01-43240
GNIS feature ID 0152070
Website City of Linden

Linden is a city in and the county seat of Marengo County, Alabama, United States. The population was 2,123 at the 2010 census.

History

Settled prior to 1818, the community was first known as Screamersville, due to the cry of wild animals that could be heard during the night. It became the county seat in 1819 and was then known as the Town of Marengo. This was changed to Hohenlinden in 1823 to honor the county's earliest European settlers, French Bonapartist refugees to the Vine and Olive Colony. The name of Hohenlinden was chosen to commemorate a battle in 1800 at Hohenlinden, Germany, in which the French were victorious over the Austrians and Bavarians. The spelling was later simplified to Linden.

Geography

Linden is located at 32°18′4″N 87°47′34″W / 32.30111°N 87.79278°W / 32.30111; -87.79278 (32.301154, -87.792650). According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.6 square miles (9.3 km2), of which 3.6 square miles (9.3 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (0.83%) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 171
1870 300 75.4%
1910 600
1920 700 16.7%
1930 982 40.3%
1940 1,203 22.5%
1950 1,363 13.3%
1960 2,516 84.6%
1970 2,697 7.2%
1980 2,773 2.8%
1990 2,548 −8.1%
2000 2,424 −4.9%
2010 2,123 −12.4%
Est. 2015 2,025 −4.6%
U.S. Decennial Census
2013 Estimate

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,424 people, 938 households, and 662 families residing in the city. The population density was 675.6 people per square mile (260.7/km²). There were 1,084 housing units at an average density of 302.1 per square mile (116.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 52.43% White, 46.20% Black or African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.33% Asian, and 0.87% from two or more races. 1.07% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 938 households out of which 33.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.1% were married couples living together, 22.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.4% were non-families. 27.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the city, the population was spread out with 27.7% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 23.8% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 19.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 81.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $22,303, and the median income for a family was $30,733. Males had a median income of $38,964 versus $17,857 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,536. About 23.8% of families and 29.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 46.8% of those under age 18 and 19.0% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,123 people, 877 households, and 555 families residing in the city. The population density was 589.7 people per square mile (228.3/km²). There were 1,013 housing units at an average density of 281.4 per square mile (108.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 51.1% White, 46.7% Black or African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.2% Asian, and 0.9% from two or more races. 2.0% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 877 households out of which 23.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.7% were married couples living together, 21.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.7% were non-families. 34.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the city, the population was spread out with 20.8% under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 21.2% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 22.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42.6 years. For every 100 females there were 85.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $20,145, and the median income for a family was $35,714. Males had a median income of $30,833 versus $25,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,701. About 31.1% of families and 31.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 41.1% of those under age 18 and 8.7% of those age 65 or over.

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