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Alden is a town in Erie County, in the Buffalo-Cheektowaga metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Alden. For links to other places called Alden, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Alden is 42.902N. The longitude is -78.516W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 817 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 10,470.
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33% of Alden residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Alden ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Alden was $18,698, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Alden residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Alden, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $438. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,089.
Erie County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Alden political report.
The average commute time for Alden workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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