- Lake Linden, Michigan
official_name = Lake Linden, Michigan
settlement_type = Village
area_total_km2 = 2.0
area_land_km2 = 1.7
area_water_km2 = 0.3
area_total_sq_mi = 0.8
area_land_sq_mi = 0.7
area_water_sq_mi = 0.1
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 1081
population_density_km2 = 635.8
population_density_sq_mi = 1646.8
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_m = 189
elevation_ft = 620
latd = 47 |latm = 11 |lats = 43 |latNS = N
longd = 88 |longm = 24 |longs = 29 |longEW = W
Lake Linden is a village in Houghton County in the
U.S. stateof 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
copperore 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. [http://www.mfhn.com/houghton/rosscoll/rossobits/rossobits-b.txt]
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
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 1,081 people, 485 households, and 307 families residing in the village. The population densitywas 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.
In the village the population was spread out with 23.6% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 23.8% from 25 to 44, 24.9% from 45 to 64, and 21.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 92.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.4 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $24,234, and the median income for a family was $30,000. Males had a median income of $29,327 versus $18,654 for females. The
per capita incomefor the village was $14,189. About 16.6% of families and 17.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.1% of those under age 18 and 20.1% of those age 65 or over.
* [http://www.lakelinden.net/ Village of Lake Linden]
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