Linden, Wisconsin

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Population in 2017: 534 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -13.2%
 
Males: 239  (44.8%)
Females: 295  (55.2%)
Median resident age:

38.4 years
Wisconsin median age:

39.5 years

Zip codes: 53553.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $41,794 (it was $35,833 in 2000)
Linden:

$41,794
WI:

$59,305

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,255 (it was $16,331 in 2000)

Linden village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $106,304 (it was $67,400 in 2000)
Linden:

$106,304
WI:

$178,900

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $107,240; detached houses: $120,403; mobile homes: $25,906

Median gross rent in 2017: $572.

March 2019 cost of living index in Linden: 86.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 21.6%
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  • Races in Linden, WI (2010)
    • 53497.3%White alone
    • 61.1%Hispanic
    • 50.9%Two or more races
    • 30.5%Black alone
    • 10.2%American Indian alone

Races in Linden detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Ancestries: German (39.3%), Norwegian (19.0%), English (17.8%), American (8.5%), Swiss (3.6%), Portuguese (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1900

Elevation: 1101 feet

Land area: 0.77 square miles.

Population density: 691 people per square mile   (low).

Linden, Wisconsin map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,853 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,951 (1.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Dubuque, IA (35.5 miles , pop. 57,686).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (45.8 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (152.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Edmund, WI (1.9 miles),
Cobb, WI (2.1 miles ),
Mifflin, WI (2.3 miles ),
Mineral Point, WI (2.5 miles ),
Dodgeville, WI (2.8 miles ),
Livingston, WI (2.8 miles ),
Rewey, WI (2.8 miles ),
Montfort, WI (3.0 miles )

Latitude: 42.92 N, Longitude: 90.27 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 608

Distribution of median household income in Linden, WI in 2017
Distribution of house value in Linden, WI in 2017
Linden satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $105,000
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $150,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Linden, WI residents
Average permit cost in Linden, WI
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.4%
Wisconsin:

3.3%
Population change in the 1990s: +183 (+42.4%).
Most common industries in Linden, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Electronic shopping & mail-order houses (14.4%)
  • Construction (13.4%)
  • Health care (10.5%)
  • Educational services (7.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.5%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.7%)
  • Social assistance (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (25.9%)
  • Transportation equipment (9.1%)
  • Educational services (7.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.3%)
  • Electronic shopping & mail-order houses (5.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.6%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Electronic shopping & mail-order houses (23.9%)
  • Health care (20.1%)
  • Educational services (8.2%)
  • Social assistance (7.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.0%)
  • Computer & electronic products (3.7%)
Most common occupations in Linden, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.1%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (13.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9.8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (9.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.9%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (12.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.5%)

Average climate in Linden, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Linden-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 59% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/7/1984, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 15.3 miles away from the Linden village center killed 9 people and injured 200 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 7/3/1983, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.1 miles away from the village center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Linden-area historical earthquake activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 333.2 miles away from Linden center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 122.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 309.6 miles away from the city center
On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 93.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 365.4 miles away from Linden center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 332.5 miles away from Linden center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Iowa County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 9, Tornadoes: 6, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Linden topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Linden:

  • MINERAL POINT CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; MINERAL POINT, WI)
  • MANORCARE HEALTH SERVICES-PLATTEVILLE (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; PLATTEVILLE, WI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Linden:

  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville (about 17 miles; Platteville, WI; Full-time enrollment: 7,679)
  • Edgewood College (about 45 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 2,455)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (about 46 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 34,621)
  • University of Wisconsin Colleges (about 46 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 10,019)
  • Madison Area Technical College (about 50 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 9,603)
  • Herzing University-Madison (about 53 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 3,160)
  • Ashford University (about 74 miles; Clinton, IA; FT enrollment: 73,330)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Linden Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Iowa County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This village:

2.6 people
Wisconsin:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

63.1%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

14.5%
Whole state:

7.3%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Linden:

Marital status in Linden, WI
  • Never married: 29.2%
  • Now married: 46.0%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 16.9%

For population 25 years and over in Linden:

  • High school or higher: 88.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.9%
  • Unemployed: 6.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.0
Wisconsin average:

10.4

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Linden, WI (based on Iowa County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic6,6328
Mainline Protestant4,24723
Evangelical Protestant69413
Other281
None12,086-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
This county:

2.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
This county:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 27
Iowa County:

11.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.7%
State:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.1%
Wisconsin:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Iowa County:

13.8%
State:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Linden:

42.2%
State:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

34.4%
Wisconsin:

45.3%

Average BMI:
Linden:

28.4
Wisconsin:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Linden:

23.1%
Wisconsin:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.6%
Wisconsin:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.7
Wisconsin:

6.8

Overweight people:
Linden:

30.7%
Wisconsin:

33.9%

General health condition:
Linden:

50.1%
Wisconsin:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

76.2%
State:

78.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Linden, WI Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 2$8,154$48,9241$2,272
Parks and Recreation 2$10,032$60,1920$0
Sewerage 2$10,643$63,8581$2,272
Streets and Highways 2$13,247$79,4820$0
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 3$809
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$151
Financial Administration 0$0 1$9,893
Totals for Government 8$42,076$63,11413$15,397

Linden government finances - Expenditure in 2013 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $15,000 ($28.09)
    Parks and Recreation: $10,000 ($18.73)
    General Public Buildings: $5,000 ($9.36)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $194,000 ($363.30)
    Water Utilities: $87,000 ($162.92)
    Regular Highways: $69,000 ($129.21)
    Local Fire Protection: $42,000 ($78.65)
    Central Staff Services: $30,000 ($56.18)
    Solid Waste Management: $30,000 ($56.18)
    General Public Buildings: $19,000 ($35.58)
    Police Protection: $14,000 ($26.22)
    Parks and Recreation: $13,000 ($24.34)
    Financial Administration: $12,000 ($22.47)
    General - Other: $5,000 ($9.36)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $4,000 ($7.49)
    Health - Other: $3,000 ($5.62)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000 ($3.75)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $52,000 ($97.38)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $5,000 ($9.36)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($9.36)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($5.62)

Linden government finances - Revenue in 2013 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $158,000 ($295.88)
    Solid Waste Management: $24,000 ($44.94)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $4,000 ($7.49)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000 ($3.75)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $28,000 ($52.43)
    Interest Earnings: $17,000 ($31.84)
    Sale of Property: $8,000 ($14.98)
    General Revenue - Other: $2,000 ($3.75)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,000 ($1.87)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $46,000 ($86.14)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $176,000 ($329.59)
    Highways: $16,000 ($29.96)
    Other: $2,000 ($3.75)
  • Tax - Property: $76,000 ($142.32)
    Other: $3,000 ($5.62)
    Other License: $1,000 ($1.87)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,000 ($1.87)

Linden government finances - Debt in 2013 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,755,000 ($3286.52)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,657,000 ($3103.00)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $98,000 ($183.52)

Linden government finances - Cash and Securities in 2013 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,011,000 ($1893.26)

6.48% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($50,034 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.48%
Wisconsin average:

5.63%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Dane County, WI  2.09% ($62,619 average AGI)
from Grant County, WI  1.11% ($34,595)
from Lafayette County, WI  0.46% ($43,696)

Strongest AM radio stations in Linden:

  • WDMP (810 AM; daytime; 0 kW; DODGEVILLE, WI; Owner: DODGE POINT B/CG CO. INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WTSO (1070 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLMV (1480 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WTDY (1670 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • KDTH (1370 AM; 5 kW; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, INC.)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WPVL (1590 AM; 1 kW; PLATTEVILLE, WI; Owner: QUEENB RADIO WISCONSIN, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Linden:

  • WDMP-FM (99.3 FM; DODGEVILLE, WI; Owner: DODGE POINT BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WJTY (88.1 FM; LANCASTER, WI; Owner: JOY PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WHHI (91.3 FM; HIGHLAND, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • KATF (92.9 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, INC.)
  • WERN (88.7 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WGLR-FM (97.7 FM; LANCASTER, WI; Owner: QUEENB RADIO WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • WIBA-FM (101.5 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOLX-FM (94.9 FM; BARABOO, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MADISON LICENSE, LLC.)
  • WZEE (104.1 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WORT (89.9 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: BACK PORCH RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KIYX (106.1 FM; SAGEVILLE, IA; Owner: QUEENB RADIO WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • WPVL-FM (107.1 FM; PLATTEVILLE, WI; Owner: QUEENB RADIO WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • WSUP (90.5 FM; PLATTEVILLE, WI; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)

TV broadcast stations around Linden:

  • WISC-TV (Channel 3; MADISON, WI; Owner: TELEVISION WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • WMSN-TV (Channel 47; MADISON, WI; Owner: WMSN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WKOW-TV (Channel 27; MADISON, WI; Owner: WKOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WHA-TV (Channel 21; MADISON, WI; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIV. OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • KFXB (Channel 40; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: DUBUQUE TV LTD. PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMTV (Channel 15; MADISON, WI; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)

Linden fatal accident list:

Feb 19, 1977 00:55 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 36ft / 10.9mTotal length
  • 4,536Total average daily traffic
  • 112Total average daily truck traffic
  • 5,241Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Linden)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • LINDEN, 107 Church St (Lat: 42.917917 Lon: -90.274167), Type: Silo, Structure height: 27.4 m, Overall height: 28 m, Call Sign: WQXL664,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11325.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, Grant Date: 04/08/2016, Expiration Date: 04/08/2026, Certifier: Tim Burbach, Registrant: Comelec Services, 4190 Pennsylvania Ave, Dubuque, IA 52002, Phone: (563) 513-8984, Fax: (563) 556-2702, Email:
  • LINDEN, Roaster Road (Lat: 42.925889 Lon: -90.290972), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 77.7 m, Call Sign: WRAX476,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10915.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, Grant Date: 04/03/2018, Expiration Date: 04/03/2028, Certifier: Dwayne Latzke, Registrant: Intelpath, Hindsdale, IL 60522, Phone: (312) 841-9188, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: WB2EXG, Licensee ID: L00444659, Grant Date: 01/15/2016, Expiration Date: 03/14/2026, Registrant: Michael R La Rosa, Linden, WI 53553

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Good Intent Call: 1
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Linden, WI
  • 68.9%Utility gas
  • 10.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 10.8%Wood
  • 6.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.4%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Linden, WI
  • 58.3%Electricity
  • 23.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 13.3%Utility gas
  • 5.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Linden compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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