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The Village of Lake Linden had a population of 941 as of July 1, 2021. 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 47.1941 and longitude -88.4073 in Houghton County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Lake Linden 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 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.

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Lake Linden, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 941 (100%)
Population in Households 898 (95.4%)
Population in Families 663 (70.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 43 ( 4.6%)
Population Density 1,195
Diversity Index2 9


Median Household Income $37,779
Average Household Income $49,890
% of Income for Mortgage4 9%
Per Capita Income $21,940
Wealth Index5 39


Total HU (Housing Units) 576 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 317 (55.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 137 (23.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 122 (21.2%)
Median Home Value $80,382
Average Home Value $108,675
Housing Affordability Index3 271


Total Households 454
Average Household Size 1.98
Family Households 257
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population -0.69% -0.62%
Households -0.59% -0.58%
Families -0.31% -0.79%
Median Household Income   1.6%
Per Capita Income   2.58%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.64%

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, 2021 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 # 441 36th
Population Density # 281 60th
Median Household Income # 640 8th
Housing Affordability Index # 614 89th
Per Capita Income # 587 15th
Diversity Index # 643 7th

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