Lake Linden, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lake Linden, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Village of Lake Linden had a population of 979 as of July 1, 2017. Lake Linden ranks in 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 Lake Linden is located at latitude 47.1954 and longitude -88.4058 in Houghton County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Lake Linden (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles. Houghton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 617 feet.

The Village of Lake Linden (GNIS ID: 2398381) 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 Village of Lake Linden is located within Township of Schoolcraft, a minor civil division (MCD) of Houghton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lake 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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Lake Linden, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 979
Daytime Population: Workers 356
Daytime Population: Residents 594
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 950
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.97
Population in Households 934
Population in Familes 697
Population in Group Qrtrs 45
Population Density2 1,269
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $38,114
Average Household Income $46,174
Per Capita Income $20,452


Total Housing Units 574 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 335 (58.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 131 (22.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 108 (18.8%)
Median Home Value $67,857
Average Home Value $76,563


Total Households 466
Average Household Size 2.0
Family Households 268
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 -0.39% -0.41%
Households -0.44% -0.48%
Families 0.26% -0.68%
Median Household Income   0.72%
Per Capita Income   1.9%

Lake Linden, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake 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 # 433 38th
Population Density # 260 63rd
Diversity Index # 641 8th
Median Household Income # 560 19th
Per Capita Income # 542 22nd

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