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Linden, Iowa
City
Location of Linden, Iowa
Location of Linden, Iowa
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Dallas
Area
 • Total 0.79 sq mi (2.05 km2)
 • Land 0.79 sq mi (2.05 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,119 ft (341 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 199
 • Estimate (2012) 208
 • Density 251.9/sq mi (97.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50146
Area code(s) 641
FIPS code 19-45390
GNIS feature ID 0458403

Linden is a city in Dallas County, Iowa, United States. The population was 226 at the 2000 census and 199 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Des MoinesWest Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

Linden is located at 41°38′37″N 94°16′13″W / 41.64361°N 94.27028°W / 41.64361; -94.27028 (41.643709, -94.270294).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.79 square miles (2.05 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1900 314 —    
1910 315 +0.3%
1920 267 −15.2%
1930 314 +17.6%
1940 298 −5.1%
1950 290 −2.7%
1960 258 −11.0%
1970 278 +7.8%
1980 264 −5.0%
1990 201 −23.9%
2000 226 +12.4%
2010 199 −11.9%
2014 212 +6.5%
2015 210 −0.9%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 199 people, 84 households, and 58 families residing in the city. The population density was 251.9 inhabitants per square mile (97.3/km2). There were 92 housing units at an average density of 116.5 per square mile (45.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.0% White, 0.5% African American, and 0.5% Pacific Islander. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.0% of the population.

There were 84 households of which 26.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.3% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.0% were non-families. 23.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.81.

The median age in the city was 44.4 years. 23.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.5% were from 25 to 44; 33.6% were from 45 to 64; and 14.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 58.3% male and 41.7% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 226 people, 91 households, and 74 families residing in the city. The population density was 286.1 people per square mile (110.5/km²). There were 101 housing units at an average density of 127.9 per square mile (49.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.12% White, and 0.88% from two or more races.

There were 91 households out of which 31.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.6% were married couples living together, 4.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.6% were non-families. 16.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% 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 2.77.

In the city, the population was spread out with 23.9% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 25.7% from 45 to 64, and 18.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 115.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $32,500, and the median income for a family was $32,917. Males had a median income of $29,821 versus $21,354 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,392. About 6.7% of families and 4.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen and 13.8% of those sixty five or over.

Festivals

Annually, Linden hosts Linden Daze on the third weekend in August. Linden Daze includes a parade and street dance.

Parks and recreation

Linden has a well maintained city park, community building, and baseball field. A shelterhouse, a water fountain, and seasonal restroom facilities are located along the Raccoon River Valley Trail. Camping is available at Camp Riverside.

For outdoors and water enthusiasts, Linden has two nearby access points to the Middle Raccoon River: the Middle Raccoon River Access and the Cowles Access. The Middle Raccoon River Access is a hand carry down primitive access point to the river. Cowles Access is a hard-surface boat ramp. Camp Riverside is located at the Cowles Access.


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