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Linn, Missouri
—  City  —
Location of Linn, Missouri
Coordinates: 38°28′59″N 91°50′49″W / 38.48306°N 91.84694°W / 38.48306; -91.84694
Country United States
State Missouri
County Osage
 - Total 0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2)
 - Land 0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 846 ft (258 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 1,354
 - Density 1,543.3/sq mi (595.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 65051
Area code(s) 573
FIPS code 29-43238[1]
GNIS feature ID 0729331[2]

Linn is a city in Osage County, Missouri, USA. The population was 1,354 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Osage County[3]. Linn is part of the Jefferson City, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Linn is located at 38°28′59″N 91°50′49″W / 38.48306°N 91.84694°W / 38.48306; -91.84694 (38.482958, -91.846908)[4]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,354 people, 533 households, and 300 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,543.3 people per square mile (594.1/km²). There were 616 housing units at an average density of 702.1/sq mi (270.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.86% White, 0.22% African American, 0.52% Native American, 0.44% Asian, 0.22% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.96% of the population.

There were 533 households out of which 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.4% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.7% were non-families. 34.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.9% under the age of 18, 15.9% from 18 to 24, 23.3% from 25 to 44, 15.4% from 45 to 64, and 21.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 96.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $27,656, and the median income for a family was $38,854. Males had a median income of $30,259 versus $20,703 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,840. About 9.5% of families and 17.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.2% of those under age 18 and 16.3% of those age 65 or over.


Linn is home to Linn State Technical College, a vocational-technical college. LSTC was founded in 1961 as a part of the local school district and was transferred to the State of Missouri in 1996.


  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.  
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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