Linden, Iowa

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Linden, Iowa
Location of Linden, Iowa
Location of Linden, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°38′37″N 94°16′13″W / 41.64361°N 94.27028°W / 41.64361; -94.27028Coordinates: 41°38′37″N 94°16′13″W / 41.64361°N 94.27028°W / 41.64361; -94.27028
Country United States
State Iowa
CountyDallas
Area
 • Total0.78 sq mi (2.03 km2)
 • Land0.78 sq mi (2.03 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,119 ft (341 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total200
 • Density255.43/sq mi (98.68/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP Code
50146
Area code(s)641
FIPS code19-45390
GNIS feature ID0458403

Linden is a city in Dallas County, Iowa, United States. The population was 226 in the 2000 census and 200 at the time of the 2020 census.[2] It is part of the Des MoinesWest Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.79 square miles (2.05 km2), all land.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
YearPop.±%
1900314—    
1910315+0.3%
1920267−15.2%
1930314+17.6%
1940298−5.1%
1950290−2.7%
1960258−11.0%
1970278+7.8%
1980264−5.0%
1990201−23.9%
2000226+12.4%
2010199−11.9%
2020200+0.5%
Source:"U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 29, 2020. and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census[4][2]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2010, there were 199 people, 84 households, and 58 families living 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. Of all households, 23.8% 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[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 226 people, 91 households, and 74 families living 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. Of all households, 16.5% 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 65 or over.

Arts and culture[edit]

Linden Daze is a festival held on the third weekend in August, and includes a parade and street dance.[7][8][9]

Parks and recreation[edit]

Linden has a park, community building, and baseball field.[10]

Government[edit]

Thomas Kazlaurich has been the mayor since 2019 when he was elected to a four-year term which will end in 2023. Prior to him, Dave Hutchins was the mayor beginning in 2009 and, prior to Dave Hutchins, Albert Daggett was the mayor.[11][12][13][14][15][16]

Education[edit]

Panorama Community School District serves the community.[17] The district formed on July 1, 1989 as a merger of the Panora-Linden and Y-J-B school districts. The school buildings are in Panora.[18]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 16, 2022.
  2. ^ a b "2020 Census State Redistricting Data". census.gov. United states Census Bureau. Retrieved August 12, 2021.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 2, 2012. Retrieved May 11, 2012.
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  5. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 11, 2012.
  6. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  7. ^ Linden Daze 2005 website Archived 2011-07-14 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ 2015 Linden Daze
  9. ^ 10th Annual Linden Daze this Weekend
  10. ^ Dallas County Raccoon River Valley Trail website Archived 2011-08-17 at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ November 2009 Election Results Guthrie Center Times (Guthrie Center, Iowa). November 5, 2009. Retrieved August 30, 2011. Archived from the original on June 6, 2012.
  12. ^ City and Fax Numbers for Town Clerks and Mayors: Dallas County Auditor
  13. ^ Butler, Ben (November 6, 2013). Unofficial Dallas County Election Results. Raccoon Valley Radio. Retrieved May 25, 2021.
  14. ^ Dallas County City Election Results. Dallas County Auditor website. November 5, 2013. Retrieved May 25, 2021. Archived from the original on May 25, 2021.
  15. ^ November 5, 2013 Election Results: Dallas County Auditor. Archived from the original on September 21, 2015.
  16. ^ City and Fax Numbers for Town Clerks and Mayors: Dallas County Auditor. Archived from the original on May 25, 2021.
  17. ^ "Panorama" (PDF). Iowa Department of Education. Retrieved March 24, 2020.
  18. ^ "REORGANIZATION & DISSOLUTION ACTIONS SINCE 1965-66" (PDF). Iowa Department of Education. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 9, 2019. Retrieved March 22, 2020.