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Linden, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Linden had a population of 217 as of July 1, 2017. Linden ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Linden is located at latitude 41.6427 and longitude -94.27 in Dallas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Linden (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Dallas County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,122 feet.

The City of Linden (GNIS ID: 2395716) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Linden is located within Township of Linn, a minor civil division (MCD) of Dallas County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Linden population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Linden, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 217
Daytime Population: Workers 14
Daytime Population: Residents 133
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 147
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.68
Population in Households 217
Population in Familes 189
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 271
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $67,778
Average Household Income $81,439
Per Capita Income $31,996


Total Housing Units 100 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 76 (76.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 16 (16.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 8 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $192,188
Average Home Value $213,312


Total Households 92
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 70
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.2% 1.86%
Households 1.26% 1.88%
Families 2.63% 1.92%
Median Household Income   2.61%
Per Capita Income   2.8%

Linden, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Linden to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 683 32nd
Population Density # 809 20th
Diversity Index # 829 19th
Median Household Income # 118 88th
Per Capita Income # 192 81st

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