Linden, Michigan

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City of Linden
City
Location of Linden within Genesee County, Michigan
Location of Linden within Genesee County, Michigan
Coordinates: 42°48.9′N 83°46.9′W / 42.8150°N 83.7817°W / 42.8150; -83.7817
Country United States
State Michigan
County Genesee
Established 1840
Incorporated Village 1871
Incorporated city 1988
Government
 • Type Council-Manager
 • Mayor David E. Lossing
 • Mayor Pro-tem Charlie Ross
 • City Manager Christopher Wren
Area[1]
 • 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)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 3,991
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 3,919
 • Density 1,691.1/sq mi (652.9/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 48451
Area code(s) 810
FIPS code 26-47820[4]
GNIS feature ID 0630496[5]
Website http://www.lindenmi.us/

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 2000.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.43 square miles (6.29 km2), of which 2.36 square miles (6.11 km2) is land and 0.07 square miles (0.18 km2) is water.[1]

History[edit]

Linden was established in the 19th century and named after the Linden tree.[6] Downtown centers around the intersection of Broad and Bridge streets, where small shops, parlors, and restaurants line the streets.

On May 18, 2007, a fire destroyed a block of businesses on Broad Street.[7] The fire devastated many citizens who cherished the historic feel of the city. However, on November 3, 2008, the LaFontaine family purchased the vacant space.[7] As of 2011, the LaFontaine family no longer plans to develop the land and it is currently for sale.

Demographics[edit]

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.

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-25. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-25. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-03. 
  4. ^ "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. ^ http://www.infomi.com/city/linden/, Retrieved 03/06/2009.
  7. ^ a b http://www.mlive.com/flintjournal/index.ssf/2008/11/lafontaine_family_buys_downtow.html, Retrieved 03/06/2009[dead link]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 42°48.9′N 83°46.9′W / 42.8150°N 83.7817°W / 42.8150; -83.7817