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Alden, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Alden had a population of 637 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Alden: City of Alden.

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Alden, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 637
Daytime Population: Workers 152
Daytime Population: Residents 292
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 444
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.70
Population in Households 637
Population in Familes 536
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 598
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $57,872
Average Household Income $83,950
Per Capita Income $33,842


Total Housing Units 291 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 212 (72.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 46 (15.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 33 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $135,256
Average Home Value $184,624


Total Households 258
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 185
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.51% -0.54%
Households -0.52% -0.55%
Families -0.22% -0.66%
Median Household Income   3.78%
Per Capita Income   5.04%

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, 2017 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 # 455 50th
Population Density # 437 52nd
Diversity Index # 459 49th
Median Household Income # 357 61st
Per Capita Income # 190 79th

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