Linn, Missouri, is the county seat of Osage County, with a population of 1,354 according to the 2000 Census.

Demographics of Linn, Missouri

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.

Education in Linn, Missouri

  1. The population of Linn is served by two schools:  Osage County R-II (public K-12) and St. George Elementary (parochial K-8).


Linn is also home to Linn State Technical College, a state technical college offering certificate and degree programs from Aviation Maintenance to Heavy Equipment Technology, to Nuclear Technology.  LSTC was founded in 1961 as a part of the local school district and was transferred to the State of Missouri in 1996.

Resources and Additional Information

MODOT Hwy 50 Project Between 50/63 and County Road 604 West of Linn aerial map