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Linden, Texas
City
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Location of Linden, Texas
Location of Linden, Texas
Cass County Linden.svg
Country United States
State Texas
County Cass
Area
 • Total 3.5 sq mi (9.1 km2)
 • Land 3.5 sq mi (9.1 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 381 ft (116 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,988
 • Density 563/sq mi (217.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 75563
Area code(s) 903
FIPS code 48-42844
GNIS feature ID 1374534
Website lindentexas.org

Linden is a city in Cass County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,988 at the 2010 census, down from 2,256 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Cass County.

Geography

Linden is located south of the center of Cass County at 33°0′29″N 94°21′52″W / 33.00806°N 94.36444°W / 33.00806; -94.36444 (33.008026, -94.364328). U.S. Route 59 passes through the east side of the city, leading northeast 14 miles (23 km) to Atlanta and south 18 miles (29 km) to Jefferson.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.5 square miles (9.1 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 444
1900 316 −28.8%
1910 329 4.1%
1920 702 113.4%
1930 718 2.3%
1940 1,168 62.7%
1950 1,744 49.3%
1960 1,832 5.0%
1970 2,264 23.6%
1980 2,443 7.9%
1990 2,375 −2.8%
2000 2,256 −5.0%
2010 1,988 −11.9%
Est. 2015 1,979 −0.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,988 people, 940 households, and 579 families residing in the city. The population density was 640.4 people per square mile (247.5/km²). There were 1,048 housing units at an average density of 297.5 per square mile (115.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 77.88% White, 19.86% African American, 0.44% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.66% from other races, and 0.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.64% of the population.

There were 940 households out of which 27.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.2% were married couples living together, 15.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.3% were non-families. 36.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the city, the population was spread out with 22.2% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 23.0% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 25.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 85.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $25,250, and the median income for a family was $35,938. Males had a median income of $29,762 versus $21,731 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,846. About 11.8% of families and 18.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.2% of those under age 18 and 23.0% of those age 65 or over.


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