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The 2000 Census showed that Linn County had a population of 9,570 people. This represented 0.36% of the total population of Kansas, making it the state's 45th most populous county (out of 105 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Linn had a population of 9,335 people. This is a decrease of 2.46% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20109,656+0.9%+3.44% since 2009
20099,335-2.46%-1.1% since 2008
20089,439-1.37%-1.61% since 2007
20079,593+0.24%-1.83% since 2006
20069,772+2.11%-0.62% since 2005
20059,833+2.75%+1.58% since 2004
20049,680+1.15%+0.11% since 2003
20029,664+0.98%-0.49% since 2001
20019,712+1.48%+1.48% since 2000
20009,570The Last Census

Linn County had 4,720 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Linn County has a total area<3> of 606 square miles [1,570 km²]. Of this total, 598 square miles [1,550 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (1.26%) being water (7.62 square miles [19.73 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Linn County had a population density of 15.99 people per square mile [6.17 people/km²], making it the state's 40th most densely populated county (out of 105 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Linn County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Linn and the state of Kansas.

Click here for the Linn County QuickFact (QF-20107).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Linn County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Linn County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
AllenQF-20001   SW13,20314,385-8.22%
AndersonQF-20003   W7,8728,110-2.93%
BourbonQF-20011   S14,88415,379-3.22%
FranklinQF-20059   NW26,44124,7846.69%
MiamiQF-20121   N30,96928,3519.23%
Bates (MO)QF-29013   E16,76116,6530.65%
Vernon (MO)QF-29217   SE20,16620,454-1.41%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Linn. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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