- Linden, Texas
official_name = Linden, Texas
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area_total_km2 = 9.1
area_land_km2 = 9.1
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area_total_sq_mi = 3.5
area_land_sq_mi = 3.5
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population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 2256
population_density_km2 = 247.2
population_density_sq_mi = 640.4
timezone = Central (CST)
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timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
elevation_m = 116
elevation_ft = 381
latd = 33 |latm = 0 |lats = 29 |latNS = N
longd = 94 |longm = 21 |longs = 52 |longEW = W
Linden is located at coor dms|33|0|29|N|94|21|52|W|city (33.008026, -94.364328)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.5 square miles (9.1 km²), all of it land.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 2,256 people, 940 households, and 579 families residing in the city. The population densitywas 640.4 people per square mile (247.5/km²). There were 1,048 housing units at an average density of 297.5/sq mi (115.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 77.88% White, 19.86% African American, 0.44% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.66% from other races, and 0.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.64% of the population.
There were 940 households out of which 27.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.2% were married couples living together, 15.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.3% were non-families. 36.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.86.
In the city the population was spread out with 22.2% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 23.0% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 25.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 85.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.1 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $25,250, and the median income for a family was $35,938. Males had a median income of $29,762 versus $21,731 for females. The
per capita incomefor the city was $14,846. About 11.8% of families and 18.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.2% of those under age 18 and 23.0% of those age 65 or over.
The City of Linden is served by the
Linden-Kildare Consolidated Independent School District.
In 2003, an African-American mentally disabled man was taunted and beaten in the town of Linden because of his race [http://www.texasmonthly.com/2007-02-01/feature4.php] . In April 2007, a Linden jury made up of 11 whites and one African-American, collectively dubbed the "conscience of Cass County" by his attorney, awarded Mr. Johnson $9 million in damages in the conclusion of a civil suit against defendants originally charged with his assault. [http://www.splcenter.org/news/item.jsp?aid=250]
Notable people from Linden
Scott Joplin, the prominent ragtimecomposer and musician was born here.
Don Henley, lead singer and drummer of the Eagleslived here as a child.
T-Bone Walker, bluesguitarist and singer, was born here.
*Will Holland and Josiah Holland, members of rock & roll band
The Lonely Hearts, lived here as children.
*Richard Bowden, half of the
Pinkard and Bowdenmusic and comedy act lives here.
* [http://ctmh.its.txstate.edu/location.php?cmd=detail&lid=19 Texas Music History Online entry]
* [http://www.musiccitytexas.org/ The Music City Texas Theater.]
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