Alden, New York

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High Points

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

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Well-Paid Single Men
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Top 15% Alden Well-Paid Single Men
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Alden People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Alden, New York

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 9 6
Well-Paid Single Women 8 4
Male Share of the Population 8 9
Age of the Population 6 5
Senior Citizens 5 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 5
Racial Diversity 3 1
Female Share of the Population 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 6
Average Household Size 5 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 9 6
Median Family Income 8 5
People Above Poverty 7 5
College Educated Adults 7 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 5 6
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2
Public Transportation Use 2 1
Working at Home 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 5
People Living Alone 6 6
Housing Recently Built 5 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 4
Affordability of Rents 3 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 6

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Alden Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 13 miles E of Cheektowaga, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 19 miles E of Buffalo, New York
County Erie
Metro Area Buffalo - Niagara Falls
Standard Zip Codes 14004
Phone Area Codes 716
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.911
Longitude -78.492

Alden Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station WALES
Distance 11.2 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 33 to 53 F
Jul Temp 57 to 77 F
Oct Temp 38 to 58 F
Annual Precip 42.4 inches
Station LOCKPORT 3 S
Distance 18.2 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 32 F
Apr Temp 35 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 60 F
Annual Precip 37 inches
Distance 18.5 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 61 F
Annual Precip 35.5 inches
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Alden Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,666 100%
Male 1,322 49.6%
Female 1,344 50.4%
Under 18 701 26.3%
18+ 1,965 73.7%
65+ 407 15.3%
Median Age 37.8
Average Family Size 3.01
White 2,632 98.7%
African-American 9 0.3%
Asian 15 0.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.1%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 5 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 5 0.2%

Estimated Alden Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,613
Growth -53
Growth % -2%

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 32.3%
Polish 20.9%
Italian 11.6%
Irish 9%
English 7.8%
US/American 4%
Czech 3.2%
French (except Basque) 1.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.6%
Scottish 1.4%
French Canadian 1.2%
Greek 1.1%
Swedish 0.8%
Canadian 0.6%
Dutch 0.5%
Welsh 0.5%
Bulgarian 0.4%
Pennsylvania German 0.3%
Norwegian 0.3%
Scotch-Irish 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Alden, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Townline (14004)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Alden 2,666 $51,161
Akron 3,085 $48,083
Cheektowaga 79,988 $46,486
Clarence Center 1,747 $70,179
Corfu 795 $46,667
Depew 16,629 $50,021
Lancaster 11,188 $53,514

Alden Public Libraries

Ewell Free Library
Alden, New York
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Alden High Schools (2004)

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Serves 697 students.

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