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Alden, Kansas - Basic Facts

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The City of Alden had a population of 152 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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


Total Population 152
Daytime Population: Workers 37
Daytime Population: Residents 79
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 116
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.76
Population in Households 152
Population in Familes 132
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 798
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $55,143
Average Household Income $66,695
Per Capita Income $27,068


Total Housing Units 80 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 52 (65.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 10 (12.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 (22.5%)
Median Home Value $85,526
Average Home Value $115,094


Total Households 62
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 45
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 0.37% 0.13%
Households 0.22% 0.32%
Families -0.6% 0.44%
Median Household Income   2.05%
Per Capita Income   2.83%

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, 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 # 490 27th
Population Density # 343 49th
Diversity Index # 176 74th
Median Household Income # 192 72nd
Per Capita Income # 265 61st

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