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Alden is a village in Erie County, in the Buffalo-Cheektowaga metro area.
One tradition says the community was named after a town in England; another says it was named for a local family.
[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 42.9N. The longitude is -78.492W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 863 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,674.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Alden demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Erie County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Buffalo-Niagara Falls area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 14004 ZIP code.
30% 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 $20,864, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% 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 $1,129.
Libraries in Alden include Ewell Free Library ... View libraries
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 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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