Linden, Iowa

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Linden, Iowa
City
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
County Dallas
Area[1]
 • Total 0.79 sq mi (2.05 km2)
 • Land 0.79 sq mi (2.05 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,119 ft (341 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 199
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 208
 • Density 251.9/sq mi (97.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50146
Area code(s) 641
FIPS code 19-45390
GNIS feature ID 0458403

Linden is a city in Dallas County, Iowa, United States. The population was 226 at the 2000 census and 199 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Des MoinesWest Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

Linden is located at 41°38′37″N 94°16′13″W / 41.64361°N 94.27028°W / 41.64361; -94.27028 (41.643709, -94.270294).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.79 square miles (2.05 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1900 314 —    
1910 315 +0.3%
1920 267 −15.2%
1930 314 +17.6%
1940 298 −5.1%
1950 290 −2.7%
1960 258 −11.0%
1970 278 +7.8%
1980 264 −5.0%
1990 201 −23.9%
2000 226 +12.4%
2010 199 −11.9%
2014 212 +6.5%
2015 210 −0.9%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 199 people, 84 households, and 58 families residing 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. 23.8% of all households 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 residing 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. 16.5% of all households 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 sixty five or over.

Festivals[edit]

Annually, Linden hosts Linden Daze on the third weekend in August. Linden Daze includes a parade and street dance.[7][8][9][10]

Parks and recreation[edit]

Linden has a well maintained city park, community building, and baseball field. A shelterhouse, a water fountain, and seasonal restroom facilities are located along the Raccoon River Valley Trail.[11][12] Camping is available at Camp Riverside.[13]

For outdoors and water enthusiasts, Linden has two nearby access points to the Middle Raccoon River: the Middle Raccoon River Access and the Cowles Access.[14] The Middle Raccoon River Access is a hand carry down primitive access point to the river. Cowles Access is a hard-surface boat ramp.[14] Camp Riverside is located at the Cowles Access.[13][15]

Government[edit]

As of 2015 the current mayor is Dave Hutchins.[16][17][18]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-07-14. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-06-17. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  7. ^ Linden Daze 2005 website Archived 2011-07-14 at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ Linden Daze is this Weekend
  9. ^ 2015 Linden Daze
  10. ^ 10th Annual Linden Daze this Weekend
  11. ^ Raccoon River Valley Trail Association website Archived 2011-10-08 at the Wayback Machine.
  12. ^ Dallas County Raccoon River Valley Trail website Archived 2011-08-17 at the Wayback Machine.
  13. ^ a b River Access website: Kayak Rental Floats Archived 2011-10-04 at the Wayback Machine.
  14. ^ a b Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) website: North Raccoon River, South Raccoon River, Middle Raccoon River, and Raccoon River Expedition & Fishing Guide
  15. ^ Outdoors Iowa website: Middle Raccoon River - P28 to Cowles Access Archived 2011-09-16 at the Wayback Machine.
  16. ^ [1] November 2009 Election Results Guthrie Center Times November 5, 2009, retrieved August 30, 2011
  17. ^ City and Fax Numbers for Town Clerks and Mayors: Dallas County Auditor
  18. ^ November 5, 2013 Election Results: Dallas County Auditor
  19. ^ University of Northern Iowa Athletics profile: Travis Geopfert Archived 2011-07-16 at the Wayback Machine.
  20. ^ University of Arkansas Razorbacks Athletics profile: Travis Geopfert
  21. ^ Arkansas Razorbacks: Travis Geofert

External links[edit]

  • City-Data Comprehensive statistical data and more about Linden