Alden, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Alden, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Alden had a population of 2,636 as of July 1, 2016. Alden ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Alden is located at latitude 42.8989 and longitude -78.4946 in Erie County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Alden (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.72 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Erie County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 863 feet.

The Village of Alden (GNIS ID: 2391505) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Alden is located within Town of Alden, a minor civil division (MCD) of Erie County.

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.


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

POPULATION

Total Population 2,636
Population in Households 2,620
Population in Familes 2,101
Population in Group Qrtrs 16
Population Density1 970
Diversity Index2 8
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,115
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 712
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,188 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 745 (62.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 370 (31.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 73 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $124,634
Average Home Value $136,846
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $49,181
Average Household Income $62,985
Per Capita Income $26,834
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.19% 0.17%
Households 0.38% 0.3%
Families 0.18% 0.2%
Median Household Income   0.45%
Per Capita Income   1.43%
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, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alden to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York 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 # 530 56th
Population Density1 # 720 40th
Diversity Index2 # 1122 6th
Median Household Income # 860 28th
Per Capita Income # 745 38th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New York Census Data Comparison Tool.