Alden, Minnesota

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Alden, Minnesota

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High Points

Alden strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Minnesota):

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Affordability of Rents
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Top 18% Alden Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Alden, Minnesota

Comparing Alden to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Minnesota (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 8 7
Well-Paid Single Men 8 7
Well-Paid Single Women 8 6
Racial Diversity 7 8
Age of the Population 7 6
Male Share of the Population 6 6
Female Share of the Population 5 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 8
Average Household Size 4 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 7
People in Middle Class or Better 7 6
College Educated Adults 7 6
Median Family Income 6 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 6
Working at Home 5 3
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3
Public Transportation Use 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 9 9
People Living Alone 6 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 4
Housing Recently Built 4 3

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Alden Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 60 miles SW of Rochester, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 91 miles S of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Freeborn
Standard Zip Codes 56009
Phone Area Codes 507
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.67
Longitude -93.575

Alden Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 14.3 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 21 F
Apr Temp 34 to 55 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 59 F
Annual Precip 33.1 inches
Distance 26.9 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 23 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 61 F
Annual Precip 32.2 inches
Distance 27.5 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 21 F
Apr Temp 35 to 55 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 59 F
Annual Precip 34.7 inches
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Alden Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 652 100%
Male 316 48.5%
Female 336 51.5%
Under 18 162 24.8%
18+ 490 75.2%
65+ 136 20.9%
Median Age 39.1
Average Family Size 2.91
White 637 97.7%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 6 0.9%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 8 1.2%
Mixed Race 1 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 20 3.1%

Estimated Alden Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 634
Growth -18
Growth % -2.8%

Alden Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 31.9%
Norwegian 30.1%
Swedish 6.9%
Danish 6.9%
Irish 5.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.8%
Polish 4.5%
US/American 2.4%
English 2.2%
Scandinavian 1.7%
Dutch 1.1%
Czech 0.9%
French Canadian 0.4%
French (except Basque) 0.4%
European 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Alden 652 $42,250
Albert Lea 18,356 $42,407
Conger 133 $41,250
Freeborn 305 $47,031
Hartland 288 $46,250
Twin Lakes 168 $34,688
Wells 2,494 $38,523
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Alden High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 228 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.6

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