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Lindsborg, Kansas
—  City  —
Lindsborg in the early twentieth century
Location of Lindsborg, Kansas
Coordinates: 38°34′27″N 97°40′31″W / 38.57417°N 97.67528°W / 38.57417; -97.67528
Country United States
State Kansas
County McPherson
 - Total 1.5 sq mi (4.0 km2)
 - Land 1.5 sq mi (4.0 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,332 ft (406 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 3,321
 - Density 2,155.5/sq mi (832.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 67456
Area code(s) 785
FIPS code 20-41375[1]
GNIS feature ID 0477070[2]
Rosberg House, a bed and breakfast in Lindsborg
Castle on top of Coronado Heights nearby Lindsborg

Lindsborg is a city in McPherson County, Kansas, USA. The population was 3,321 at the 2000 census.



Lindsborg is located at 38°34′27″N 97°40′31″W / 38.57417°N 97.67528°W / 38.57417; -97.67528 (38.574274, -97.675185)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.5 square miles (4.0 km²), all of it land.

Swedish culture

Lindsborh is known as "Little Sweden USA" because it was settled by Swedish immigrants in the late 1800s. [1]

Lindsborg has long been noted for the Svensk Hyllningsfest and other efforts to remember its Swedish pioneer heritage.[4] There are large gift shops selling Swedish souvenirs. It also has an art museum showcasing the works of the late resident artist Birger Sandzen.

Lindsborg was the subject of an article in the May 2006 National Geographic Magazine which described how the city is now home to the Anatoly Karpov International School of Chess.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,321 people, 1,227 households, and 775 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,155.5 people per square mile (832.6/km²). There were 1,331 housing units at an average density of 863.9/sq mi (333.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.05% White, 1.11% African American, 0.39% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.30% from other races, and 0.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.60% of the population. 36.0% were of Swedish, 22.3% German, 8.4% American, 6.4% English and 5.7% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 1,227 households out of which 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.3% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.8% were non-families. 33.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the city the population was spread out with 20.5% under the age of 18, 18.7% from 18 to 24, 21.0% from 25 to 44, 19.0% from 45 to 64, and 20.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 94.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $37,500, and the median income for a family was $46,250. Males had a median income of $32,500 versus $25,145 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,415. About 4.9% of families and 8.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.0% of those under age 18 and 9.7% of those age 65 or over.


Lindsborg is the home of:

  • Bethany College, where Handel's Messiah has been performed every Easter Sunday since 1882.
  • Smoky Valley High School
  • Smoky Valley Virtual High School
  • Lindsborg Middle School
  • Soderstrom Elementary


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Simple English

Lindsborg is an American city in the state of Kansas. It is called "Little Sweden" [1] and is located in McPherson County. Lindsborg is home to Bethany College.



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