Lindon, UTAH

General Information
Lindon is a mile-long hamlet in northeastern Utah County stretching from the foothills on the east to Utah Lake on the west. It is bisected by U.S. 89, or State Street. The city is a mixture of orchards, businesses, and residences and is dotted with sturdy homes built around the turn of the century. Like most of the cities in Utah County, Lindon is family-oriented. Of its 1,935 households, 1,676 are headed by married couples.

Lindon is a fast growing community. Its population more than doubled during the past 10 years, and its average annual rate of change for 1990 to 2000 was 8.2%. With an average household size of 4.27, Lindon’s households are much larger than the county’s average.

Origin of Lindon’s Name
Established in 1850 as an outgrowth of Pleasant Grove, the settlement was originally known as Stringtown because the houses were built along a single road — U.S. 89. An old linden tree growing in the town in 1901 inspired the current name. A stagecoach line stopped by the large linden tree to drop off mail. The community leaders wanted to have a Post Office there so they sent a petition to Washington, D.C. When the request was granted and authorization forms were sent, the name had been incorrectly spelled: L-i-n-d-o-n. Due to the time and trouble involved in petitioning for the correct spelling, they allowed it to remain Lindon.

Date of Incorporation: March 5, 1924

Did You Know?
When Money magazine named the Provo/Orem area as America’s best place to live in the 1990’s, it featured Mike and Claire Averett of Lindon in the story, “Living Where Life is a Pleasure.”

Recreation   Crime *  
Baseball Diamonds 3 Aggravated Assault 13
Bowling Alleys 1 Arson N/A
Covered Picnic Facilities 1 Auto Theft 58
Golf Courses 0 Burglary 122
Indoor Facilities 0 Larceny N/A
Parks 0 Murder 0
Rodeo Grounds 0 Rape 9
Soccer/Football Fields 0 Robbery 5
Swimming Pools 0    
Tennis Courts 0    
 
       
Median Age: 22.4   Household Size: 4.27  

Largest Employer: Modus Media: 1,000 employees

State Rank by Population: 41

Political Profile
Out of the 3,672 registered voters, 3,049 cast ballots in the November 2000 election.

Sources: Lindon City, “Lindon — Our Town,” US Census, Utah County Elections, “Utah Place Names,” by John Van Cott, Assessors Office and County Realtors.
*Figures denote crimes for both Lindon and Pleasant Grove. 

Zip Codes

84042

Statistics & Facts

The population of Lindon is approximately 9,015 (2002). 
The approximate number of families is 902 (1990).
The amount of land area in Lindon is 21.834 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.486 sq kilometers.
Lindon is positioned 40.34 degrees north of the equator and 111.71 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Location

Lindon location: between Utah Lake and the Wasatch Range.

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Lindon is Moderate. There are approximately 10 to 20 inches of snow each year with much more in the mountain areas.
Lindon average annual rainfall is 16 inches per year
Lindon average temperature is (January) 21 (July) 83 degrees F.

Attractions<

Lindon attractions: 
Valley Center Playhouse at 780 N. 200 E. in Lindon. Comedies year round, Fri, Sat, Mon. Please call (801) 785-1186 or 224-5310 for more information.

Alpine Transition & Employ Center

Address:
350 N State
Lindon, UT
84042-1830
Phone Number: (801) 785-8727
Statistics for Alpine Transition & Employ Center:

School District: Alpine School District
County: Utah
Low Grade: UG
High Grade: UG
Locale: Urban Fringe of Mid-Size City
Charter: No
Magnet: No
Title 1 School: No
Title 1 School Wide: 
Number of Students: 47
Number of Teachers: 2.00
Teacher to Student Percent: 23.50
Male: 27
Female: 20
Native American: 1
Asian: 0
Black: 0
Hispanic: 2
White: 44
Number of Students Receiving Free Lunch: 0
Number of Students Receiving Reduced Lunch: 0
Migrant Students: 0
 

Lindon Elementary School

Address:
30 N Main
Lindon, UT
84042-2024
Phone Number: (801) 785-8717
Statistics for Lindon Elementary School:

School District: Alpine School District
County: Utah
Low Grade: KG
High Grade: 06
Locale: Urban Fringe of Mid-Size City
Charter: No
Magnet: No
Title 1 School: No
Title 1 School Wide: 
Number of Students: 562
Number of Teachers: 28.50
Teacher to Student Percent: 19.70
Male: 291
Female: 271
Native American: 1
Asian: 14
Black: 12
Hispanic: 26
White: 509
Number of Students Receiving Free Lunch: 58
Number of Students Receiving Reduced Lunch: 30
Migrant Students: 0
 

Oak Canyon Jr High

Address:
111 S 725 E
Lindon, UT
84042-2111
Phone Number: (801) 785-8760
 

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Statistics for Oak Canyon Jr High:

School District: Alpine School District
County: Utah
Low Grade: 07
High Grade: 09
Locale: Urban Fringe of Mid-Size City
Charter: No
Magnet: No
Title 1 School: No
Title 1 School Wide: 
Number of Students: 1437
Number of Teachers: 52.00
Teacher to Student Percent: 27.60
Male: 771
Female: 666
Native American: 4
Asian: 28
Black: 5
Hispanic: 52
White: 1348
Number of Students Receiving Free Lunch: 133
Number of Students Receiving Reduced Lunch: 71
Migrant Students: 12

Rocky Mountain Elementary School

Address:
55 S 500 E
Lindon, UT
84042-2238
Phone Number: (801) 796-3130
 

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Statistics for Rocky Mountain Elementary School:

School District: Alpine School District
County: Utah
Low Grade: KG
High Grade: 06
Locale: Urban Fringe of Mid-Size City
Charter: No
Magnet: No
Title 1 School: No
Title 1 School Wide: 
Number of Students: 721
Number of Teachers: 29.50
Teacher to Student Percent: 24.40
Male: 375
Female: 346
Native American: 1
Asian: 5
Black: 1
Hispanic: 10
White: 704
Number of Students Receiving Free Lunch: 38
Number of Students Receiving Reduced Lunch: 35
Migrant Students: 3

Lindon City Website: www.lindoncity.org