Lindsborg is also known as "Little Sweden" because of the Swedish immigrants who founded the town. Much of the architecture and decor in the town has a distinctly Swedish style, and holiday customs reflect Swedish heritage. In the fall of odd-numbered years, Lindsborg celebrates its Swedish heritage with food, crafts, and dancing in a festival known as Svensk Hyllningsfest. A large gift shop sells Swedish crafts and souvenirs.
The parade scene from the 1985 movie American Flyers was filmed in Lindsborg. North of Lindsborg is Coronado Heights, which is believed to be where Francisco Vázquez de Coronado gave up his search for the seven cities of gold, and turned back to return to Mexico. The town possesses the Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery for Birger Sandzén.
Lindsborg was the subject of a special feature article in the May 2006 National Geographic Magazine, which can be viewed on their website. In recent years an international school of chess was founded there.
There were 1,227 households out of which 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.3% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.8% were non-families. 33.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.89.
In the city the population was spread out with 20.5% under the age of 18, 18.7% from 18 to 24, 21.0% from 25 to 44, 19.0% from 45 to 64, and 20.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 94.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.0 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $37,500, and the median income for a family was $46,250. Males had a median income of $32,500 versus $25,145 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,415. About 4.9% of families and 8.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.0% of those under age 18 and 9.7% of those age 65 or over.