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Welcome to Alden ...

The village of Alden is located in Erie County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Alden has a population of 2,569 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Alden is 850 feet [259 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Alden lies within the (716) area code.

The ZIP code for Alden: 14004<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Alden had an population of 2,569 people. This is a decrease of 1.38% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.64% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Alden had a population of 2,605 people. This makes Alden the county's 38th most populous community.

The population of Alden represents 0.01% of the total population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 766th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,605 people, the population of Alden decreased 2.29% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,666 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).

We also found Alden on a Rand McNally Map of New York (1897).

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, Minnesota, Nebraska, 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.

  • Buffalo [Erie County]
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    • Buffalo [Erie County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Alden
    • Estimated population in 2019: 255,284 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buffalo<6>
  • Amherst [Erie County]
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    • Amherst [Erie County] lies 15 miles [24.1 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.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amherst
  • Cheektowaga [Erie County]
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    • Cheektowaga [Erie County] lies 13 miles [20.9 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.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheektowaga
  • West Seneca [Erie County]
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    • West Seneca [Erie County] lies 13 miles [20.9 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.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Seneca
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lancaster [Erie County]
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      • Lancaster [Erie County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the west of Alden
      • Estimated population in 2019: 43,325 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lancaster have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
    • Clarence [Erie County]
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      • 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.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarence
    • Orchard Park [Erie County]
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      • Orchard Park [Erie County] lies 16 miles [25.7 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.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orchard Park
    • Lockport [Niagara County]
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      • 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.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lockport
    • Lackawanna [Erie County]
    • Kenmore [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kenmore
      • Kenmore [Erie County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Alden
      • Estimated population in 2019: 15,020 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kenmore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kenmore<6>

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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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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Alden.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alden - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 village (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).
<5>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 (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 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: 42.9002, Longitude: -78.4921    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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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