Linden, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Linden, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Linden had a population of 4,141 as of July 1, 2017. Linden ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Linden is located at latitude 42.8192 and longitude -83.7812 in Genesee County. The formal boundaries for the City of Linden (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Genesee County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 876 feet.

The City of Linden (GNIS ID: 1626627) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,141
Daytime Population: Workers 971
Daytime Population: Residents 2,373
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,344
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.81
Population in Households 4,041
Population in Familes 3,329
Population in Group Qrtrs 100
Population Density2 1,757
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $61,055
Average Household Income $82,010
Per Capita Income $32,617


Total Housing Units 1,700 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,305 (76.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 308 (18.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 87 ( 5.1%)
Median Home Value $155,858
Average Home Value $159,713


Total Households 1,613
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 1,092
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 0.51% -0.08%
Households 0.53% -0.05%
Families 0.32% -0.18%
Median Household Income   2.64%
Per Capita Income   3.05%

Linden, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Linden to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan 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 # 198 72nd
Population Density # 168 76th
Diversity Index # 526 24th
Median Household Income # 93 87th
Per Capita Income # 112 84th

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