Alden, Minnesota

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Alden
Location of Alden, Minnesota
Location of Alden, Minnesota
Coordinates: 43°40′17″N 93°34′30″W / 43.67139°N 93.57500°W / 43.67139; -93.57500
CountryUnited States
StateMinnesota
CountyFreeborn
Area
 • Total1.00 sq mi (2.58 km2)
 • Land0.96 sq mi (2.50 km2)
 • Water0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)
Elevation
1,270 ft (387 m)
Population
 • Total661
 • Estimate 
(2017)[3]
641
 • Density664.25/sq mi (256.49/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
56009
Area code(s)507
FIPS code27-00838[4]
GNIS feature ID0639262[5]
Websitewww.aldenmn.com

Alden is a city in Freeborn County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 661 at the 2010 census.[6]

History[edit]

A post office called Alden has been in operation since 1866.[7] Alden was platted in 1869 when the railroad was extended to that point.[8]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.10 square miles (2.85 km2), of which 1.07 square miles (2.77 km2) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.08 km2) is water.[9]

Minnesota State Highway 109 and Interstate 90 are two of the main routes in the community.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880235
189027617.4%
1900636130.4%
1910544−14.5%
1920530−2.6%
19305320.4%
19405442.3%
195066822.8%
19606943.9%
19707132.7%
1980687−3.6%
1990623−9.3%
20006524.7%
20106611.4%
Est. 2017641[3]−3.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 661 people, 268 households, and 188 families residing in the city. The population density was 617.8 inhabitants per square mile (238.5/km2). There were 292 housing units at an average density of 272.9 per square mile (105.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.7% White, 0.5% Native American, 0.5% Pacific Islander, 1.5% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.9% of the population.

There were 268 households of which 34.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.3% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.9% were non-families. 26.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.96.

The median age in the city was 39.9 years. 26% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.3% were from 25 to 44; 25% were from 45 to 64; and 17.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.1% male and 51.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 652 people, 272 households, and 187 families residing in the city. The population density was 680.1 people per square mile (262.2/km²). There were 295 housing units at an average density of 307.7 per square mile (118.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.70% White, 0.92% Asian, 1.23% from other races, and 0.15% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.07% of the population.

There were 272 households out of which 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.9% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.3% were non-families. 29.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the city, the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 18.7% from 45 to 64, and 20.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $40,000, and the median income for a family was $42,250. Males had a median income of $32,125 versus $20,909 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,689. About 3.7% of families and 6.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.3% of those under age 18 and 12.4% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2017 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jan 3, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-13.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ "2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File". American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 27 April 2011.
  7. ^ "Freeborn County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 4 June 2015.
  8. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 199.
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-11-13.
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.

Education[edit]

Coordinates: 43°40′13″N 93°34′34″W / 43.67028°N 93.57611°W / 43.67028; -93.57611