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The City of Alden had a population of 153 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Alden is located at latitude 38.2439 and longitude -98.312 in Rice County. The formal boundaries for the City of Alden (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Rice County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,680 feet.

The City of Alden (GNIS ID: 2393912) 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 City of Alden is located within Township of Valley, a minor civil division (MCD) of Rice 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, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 153
Population in Households 153
Population in Familes 133
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 804
Diversity Index2 24


Total Households 63
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 46
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 83 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 53 (63.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 11 (13.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 (24.1%)
Median Home Value $86,111
Average Home Value $115,865


Median Household Income $53,741
Average Household Income $62,076
Per Capita Income $25,029
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.53% 0.52%
Households 0.52% 0.63%
Families -0.34% 0.43%
Median Household Income   1.55%
Per Capita Income   2.03%
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, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alden to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas 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 # 490 27th
Population Density1 # 341 49th
Diversity Index2 # 186 73rd
Median Household Income # 189 72nd
Per Capita Income # 328 51st

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