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Welcome to Alden ...

The Town of Alden is located in Erie 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, the Town of Alden has a population of 9,918 people<3> (see below for details).

Alden is 810 feet [247 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Alden lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Alden lies within the (716) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Alden had an population of 9,918 people. This is a decrease of 8.72% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.27% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Alden had a population of 10,865 people. This makes Alden the county's 18th most populous community.

The population of Alden represents 0.06% of the population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 231st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 10,865 people, the population of Alden increased 3.77% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 10,470 people).

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

Communities Also Named Alden ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Alden - it's located in Wisconsin.

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.

  • Buffalo [Erie County]
  • Amherst [Erie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amherst
    • Amherst [Erie County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Alden
    • Estimated population in 2019: 126,082 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amherst have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amherst
  • Cheektowaga [Erie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cheektowaga
    • Cheektowaga [Erie County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the west of Alden
    • Estimated population in 2019: 85,884 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cheektowaga have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheektowaga
  • Tonawanda [Erie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tonawanda
    • Tonawanda [Erie County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Alden
    • Estimated population in 2019: 71,675 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tonawanda have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tonawanda
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • West Seneca [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Seneca
      • West Seneca [Erie County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the west of Alden
      • Estimated population in 2019: 45,224 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Seneca have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Seneca
    • Clarence [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarence
      • Clarence [Erie County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Alden
      • Estimated population in 2019: 32,906 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarence
    • North Tonawanda [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Tonawanda
      • North Tonawanda [Niagara County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Alden
      • Estimated population in 2019: 30,245 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Tonawanda
    • Orchard Park [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orchard Park
      • Orchard Park [Erie County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Alden
      • Estimated population in 2019: 29,594 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orchard Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orchard Park
    • Lockport [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lockport
      • Lockport [Niagara County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Alden
      • Estimated population in 2019: 19,908 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lockport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lockport
    • Lackawanna [Erie County]

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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Alden, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Alden.

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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 Erie County: www.erie.gov/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Erie, 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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' 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: 42.9028, Longitude: -78.5164       In this case, the coordinates for Alden have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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