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Town of Alden, New York

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Welcome to Alden ...

The Town of Alden is located in Erie County.

The location of Alden has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, the Town of Alden has a population of 10,063 people<2> (see below for details).

Alden is 810 feet [247 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Alden is within the (716) area code.

Population Details ...

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 (with a count of 10,470 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Alden had an population of 10,063 people. This is a decrease of 7.38% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.89% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Alden ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Alden and not the distance if driven.<4>.

Community   2017
Amherst   [Map]   126,082   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Buffalo   [Map]   258,612   W   18 miles [29 km]
Cheektowaga   [Map]   87,018   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Clarence   [Map]   32,548   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Kenmore   [Map]   15,217   W   18 miles [29 km]
Lackawanna   [Map]   17,934   W   16 miles [25.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alden. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alden.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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.

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Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Alden.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alden - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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, 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: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of 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     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Alden have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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