Lake Linden, Michigan

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Lake Linden is a village in Houghton County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,081 at the 2000 census. The village is mostly within Schoolcraft Township, though a tiny portion lies in Torch Lake Township.



Lake Linden was the site of a large plant to process the copper ore of the Calumet and Hecla Mining Company. Calumet and Hecla shut down the operation in 1968.

A fire destroyed most of Lake Linden in 1887.[1]

A portion of the village was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as Lake Linden Historic District in 2009.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.0 km²), of which, 0.7 square miles (1.7 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (14.29%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,081 people, 485 households, and 307 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,646.8 per square mile (632.4/km²). There were 569 housing units at an average density of 866.8/sq mi (332.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.41% White, 0.09% African American, 0.65% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.19% from other races, and 1.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.93% of the population. 22.2% were of Finnish, 21.5% French, 14.3% French Canadian, 12.9% German, 9.0% English and 5.3% Italian ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 485 households out of which 26.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.9% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.7% were non-families. 34.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.84.

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