Alden, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Alden, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Alden had a population of 2,612 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 2,612
Daytime Population: Workers 949
Daytime Population: Residents 1,285
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,234
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.86
Population in Households 2,596
Population in Familes 2,078
Population in Group Qrtrs 16
Population Density2 961
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $51,027
Average Household Income $66,282
Per Capita Income $28,032


Total Housing Units 1,182 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 736 (62.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 361 (30.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 85 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $125,105
Average Home Value $142,969


Total Households 1,097
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 699
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 0.04% 0.07%
Households 0.1% 0.13%
Families -0.1% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.73%
Per Capita Income   2.42%

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, 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 # 534 55th
Population Density # 718 40th
Diversity Index # 1110 8th
Median Household Income # 837 30th
Per Capita Income # 734 39th

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