Linden, Indiana

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Linden, Indiana
Town
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Linden, Indiana is located in Montgomery County, Indiana
Linden, Indiana
Linden, Indiana
Linden's location in Montgomery County
Coordinates: 40°11′19″N 86°54′12″W / 40.18861°N 86.90333°W / 40.18861; -86.90333Coordinates: 40°11′19″N 86°54′12″W / 40.18861°N 86.90333°W / 40.18861; -86.90333
Country United States
State Indiana
County Montgomery
Township Madison
Area[1]
 • Total 0.42 sq mi (1.09 km2)
 • Land 0.42 sq mi (1.09 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 801 ft (244 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 759
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 758
 • Density 1,807.1/sq mi (697.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47955
Area code(s) 765
FIPS code 18-44082[4]
GNIS feature ID 0437951[5]

Linden is a town in Madison Township, Montgomery County, Indiana, United States. The population was 759 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Linden was platted by Joel Lee, William Hartman and Hiram Hughes in 1851.[6]

Geography[edit]

Linden is located at 40°11′19″N 86°54′12″W / 40.188695°N 86.903311°W / 40.188695; -86.903311.[7]

According to the 2010 census, the town has a total area of 0.42 square miles (1.1 km2), all land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 759 people, 301 households, and 202 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,807.1 inhabitants per square mile (697.7/km2). There were 329 housing units at an average density of 783.3 per square mile (302.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.1% White, 0.5% African American, 0.9% Native American, 0.1% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7% of the population.

There were 301 households of which 34.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.2% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.9% were non-families. 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.03.

The median age in the town was 34 years. 29.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.9% were from 25 to 44; 25.9% were from 45 to 64; and 12.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 51.0% male and 49.0% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 700 people, 302 households, and 202 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,703.8 people per square mile (1,039.5/km²). There were 321 housing units at an average density of 1,239.9 per square mile (476.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.14% White, 0.29% African American, 0.57% Native American, and 1.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.43% of the population.

There were 302 households out of which 34.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.0% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.1% were non-families. 27.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.80.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 97.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $36,750, and the median income for a family was $41,696. Males had a median income of $32,955 versus $22,679 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,733. About 3.9% of families and 5.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.0% of those under age 18 and 8.4% of those age 65 or over.

Features[edit]

North Montgomery High School lies south of Linden and is attended by students from several surrounding communities. The town is also home to the Linden Depot Museum, built in 1907 and featuring the oldest intact railroad junction depot in Indiana, and the Linden Carnegie Public Library.

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Monon Railroad Museum
Linden Carnegie Public Library
Linden US Post Office


Notable people[edit]

Larry Rice, Indy car driver

Brian Carlson World of Outlaws sprint car driver

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Places: Indiana". 2010 Census Gazetteer Files. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-04-21. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-11. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-25. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ History of Montgomery County, Indiana : with personal sketches of representative citizens. pg 504
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.