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Lake Linden, Michigan
—  Village  —
Location of Lake Linden, Michigan
Coordinates: 47°11′43″N 88°24′29″W / 47.19528°N 88.40806°W / 47.19528; -88.40806
Country United States
State Michigan
County Houghton
 - Total 0.8 sq mi (2.0 km2)
 - Land 0.7 sq mi (1.7 km2)
 - Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation 620 ft (189 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 1,081
 - Density 1,646.8/sq mi (635.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 49945
Area code(s) 906
FIPS code 26-44780[1]
GNIS feature ID 0630501[2]

Lake Linden is a village in Houghton County in the U.S. state of 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 copper ore 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.[1]

A portion of the village was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as Lake Linden Historic District in 2009.


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 census[1] of 2000, there were 1,081 people, 485 households, and 307 families residing in the village. The population density was 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 income for 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.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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Coordinates: 47°11′39″N 88°24′26″W / 47.19417°N 88.40722°W / 47.19417; -88.40722



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