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Alden, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Alden had a population of 630 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Alden is located at latitude 43.6675 and longitude -93.5698 in Freeborn County. The formal boundaries for the City of Alden (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.07 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Freeborn County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,270 feet.

The City of Alden (GNIS ID: 2393910) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Alden population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Alden: City of Alden.

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Alden, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 630
Population in Households 630
Population in Familes 530
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 592
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 257
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 184
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 292 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 213 (72.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 45 (15.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 35 (12.0%)
Median Home Value $123,718
Average Home Value $178,555


Median Household Income $54,147
Average Household Income $76,513
Per Capita Income $30,949
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.77% -0.55%
Households -0.67% -0.47%
Families -0.34% -0.55%
Median Household Income   2.82%
Per Capita Income   2.94%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Alden, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alden to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 458 50th
Population Density1 # 436 52nd
Diversity Index2 # 457 50th
Median Household Income # 414 54th
Per Capita Income # 246 73rd

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