|City of Linden|
Location of Linden within Genesee County, Michigan
|• Mayor||David E. Lossing|
|• Mayor Pro-tem||Charlie Ross|
|• City Manager||Christopher Wren|
|• Total||2.43 sq mi (6.29 km2)|
|• Land||2.36 sq mi (6.11 km2)|
|• Water||0.07 sq mi (0.18 km2) 2.88%|
|Elevation||873 ft (266 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||3,919|
|• Density||1,691.1/sq mi (652.9/km2)|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0630496|
Linden is a city in Genesee County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Linden is surrounded by Fenton Township and is a few miles northwest of the city of Fenton. The population was 3,991 at the 2010 United States Census, an increase of 39.5% from the 2000 census.
Linden was established in the 19th century and named after the Linden tree. Downtown centers around the intersection of Broad Street and Bridge Street, where small shops, parlors, and restaurants lined the streets.
On May 18, 2007, a fire destroyed a block of businesses in the center of town on Broad Street. The fire devastated many citizens that cherished the historic feel of the city. However, on November 3, 2008, the LaFontaine family purchased the vacant space. As of 2011 the LaFontaine family no longer plans to develop the land and it is currently for sale.
As of 2000 the median income for a household in the city was $50,932, and the median income for a family was $57,798. Males had a median income of $50,000 versus $29,758 for females. The per capita income for the city was $23,620. About 2.5% of families and 4.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.2% of those under age 18 and 4.9% of those age 65 or over.
As of the census of 2010, there were 3,991 people, 1,552 households, and 1,067 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,691.1 inhabitants per square mile (652.9 /km2). There were 1,695 housing units at an average density of 718.2 per square mile (277.3 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.8% White, 0.5% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.0% of the population.
There were 1,552 households of which 33.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.9% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.3% were non-families. 26.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.04.
The median age in the city was 39.5 years. 25.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.9% were from 25 to 44; 23% were from 45 to 64; and 19.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.0% male and 53.0% female.
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