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Welcome to Alden ...

The city of Alden is located in Hardin County<1>.

The location of Alden has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Alden has a population of 738 people<3> (see below for details).

Alden is 1,170 feet [357 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Alden lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Alden: (515)

The ZIP code for Alden: 50006<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Alden had an population of 738 people. This is a decrease of 6.23% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 18.36% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Alden had a population of 787 people. This makes Alden the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Alden represents 0.03% of the population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 351st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 787 people, the population of Alden decreased 12.94% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 904 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Alden.

Communities Also Named Alden ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 13 communities that are also named Alden - they are located in Alabama, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Alden.

Communities near Alden ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Alden.

  • Iowa Falls [Hardin County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iowa Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iowa Falls
    • Iowa Falls [Hardin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the east of Alden
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,059 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iowa Falls
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Iowa Falls<7>
  • Hampton [Franklin County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hampton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hampton
    • Hampton [Franklin County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Alden
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,205 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hampton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hampton<7>
  • Eldora [Hardin County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eldora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eldora
    • Eldora [Hardin County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Alden
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,612 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eldora
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eldora<7>
  • Ackley [Hardin County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ackley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ackley
    • Ackley [Hardin County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the east of Alden
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,498 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ackley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ackley<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Jewell [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jewell
      • Jewell [Hamilton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Alden
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,139 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jewell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jewell<7>
    • Hubbard [Hardin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hubbard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hubbard
      • Hubbard [Hardin County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the south of Alden
      • Estimated population in 2019: 801 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hubbard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hubbard<7>
    • Radcliffe [Hardin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Radcliffe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Radcliffe
      • Radcliffe [Hardin County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the south of Alden
      • Estimated population in 2019: 524 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Radcliffe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Radcliffe<7>
    • Dows [Wright County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dows
      • Dows [Wright County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Alden
      • Estimated population in 2019: 504 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dows
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dows<7>
    • Ellsworth [Hamilton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ellsworth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellsworth
      • Ellsworth [Hamilton County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Alden
      • Estimated population in 2019: 489 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellsworth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ellsworth<7>
    • Latimer [Franklin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Latimer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Latimer
      • Latimer [Franklin County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Alden
      • Estimated population in 2019: 470 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Latimer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Latimer<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alden. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Alden.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Alden. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Alden.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alden. See our Newspapers Page for Alden.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alden ...

Looking for more information about Alden? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Alden, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Alden.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Hardin County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Alden. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Iowa's counties, including Hardin, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Alden.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alden - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Alden). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Alden or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alden) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Alden. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alden

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alden. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.5105, Longitude: -93.3807       In this case, the coordinates for Alden have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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