Linden, Iowa

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



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)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.0 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] 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/sq mi (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.


Annually, Linden hosts Linden Daze in September. Linden Daze includes a parade and street dance.[3]

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