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Welcome to Alden ...

The city of Alden is located in Freeborn 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 639 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Alden.

Alden is 1,260 feet [384 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Alden lies within the (507) area code.

The ZIP code for Alden: 56009<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Alden had an population of 639 people. This is a decrease of 3.33% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.99% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Alden had a population of 661 people. This makes Alden the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Alden represents 0.01% of the population of Minnesota (which has 5,303,925 people), making it the state's 446th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 661 people, the population of Alden increased 1.38% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 652 people).

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

Adding Alden to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Alden in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Alden elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Alden on our Genealogy Page.

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, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, 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.

  • Albert Lea [Freeborn County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albert Lea
    • Albert Lea [Freeborn County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the east of Alden
    • Estimated population in 2019: 17,656 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albert Lea
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albert Lea<7>
  • Wells [Faribault County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wells
    • Wells [Faribault County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Alden
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,169 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wells have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wells
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wells<7>
  • Lake Mills [Winnebago County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Mills
    • Lake Mills [Winnebago County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Alden
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,984 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Mills
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Mills<7>
  • New Richland [Waseca County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Richland
    • New Richland [Waseca County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the north of Alden
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,182 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Richland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Richland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Richland<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Clarks Grove [Freeborn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarks Grove
      • Clarks Grove [Freeborn County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Alden
      • Estimated population in 2019: 687 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarks Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarks Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clarks Grove<7>
    • Ellendale [Steele County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellendale
      • Ellendale [Steele County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Alden
      • Estimated population in 2019: 672 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ellendale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellendale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ellendale<7>
    • Minnesota Lake [Faribault County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minnesota Lake
      • Minnesota Lake [Faribault County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northwest of Alden
      • Estimated population in 2019: 644 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minnesota Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minnesota Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Minnesota Lake<7>
    • Glenville [Freeborn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenville
      • Glenville [Freeborn County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Alden
      • Estimated population in 2019: 622 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glenville<7>
    • Geneva [Freeborn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Geneva
      • Geneva [Freeborn County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Alden
      • Estimated population in 2019: 537 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Geneva have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geneva
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Geneva<7>
    • Kiester [Faribault County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kiester
      • Kiester [Faribault County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Alden
      • Estimated population in 2019: 462 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kiester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kiester
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kiester<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 ...

Find a Community located in Minnesota

About Freeborn County

About Minnesota

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 Freeborn County: www.co.freeborn.mn.us/

The official website for State of Minnesota: https://mn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Minnesota's counties, including Freeborn, 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 from Point A (ie- Alden) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Alden. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, 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: 43.6688, Longitude: -93.5734       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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