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Welcome to Alden ...

The Town of Alden is located in Polk 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 2,806 people<3> (see below for details).

Alden is 950 feet [290 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for Alden: (715) and (534)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Alden had an population of 2,806 people. This is an increase of 0.72% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 7.3% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Alden had a population of 2,786 people (or 6.3% of the total population of Polk County). This makes Alden the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Alden represents 0.05% of the population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 318th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,786 people, the population of Alden increased 6.54% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,615 people).

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

Adding Alden to Our Gazetteer ...

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, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Alden 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 another community named Alden - it's located in New York.

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.

  • New Richmond [Saint Croix County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Richmond
    • New Richmond [Saint Croix County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the south of Alden
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,730 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Richmond have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Richmond
  • Lindstrom [Chisago County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lindstrom
    • Lindstrom [Chisago County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Alden
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,731 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lindstrom have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lindstrom
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lindstrom<7>
  • Somerset [Saint Croix County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Somerset
    • Somerset [Saint Croix County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Alden
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,418 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Somerset have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Somerset
  • Saint Joseph [Saint Croix County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Joseph
    • Saint Joseph [Saint Croix County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Alden
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,192 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Joseph have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Joseph
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Scandia [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scandia
      • Scandia [Washington County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the west of Alden
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,168 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scandia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scandia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scandia<7>
    • Richmond [Saint Croix County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richmond
      • Richmond [Saint Croix County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the south of Alden
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,795 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richmond have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richmond
    • Star Prairie [Saint Croix County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Star Prairie
      • Star Prairie [Saint Croix County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Alden
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,640 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Star Prairie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Star Prairie
    • Somerset [Saint Croix County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Somerset
      • Somerset [Saint Croix County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Alden
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,992 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Somerset have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Somerset
    • Osceola [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Osceola
      • Osceola [Polk County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Alden
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,892 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Osceola have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osceola
    • Amery [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amery
      • Amery [Polk County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Alden
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,799 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amery

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.

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 Polk County: www.co.polk.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wisconsin's counties, including Polk, 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>Area code (534) is an overlay for area code (715).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AldenOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alden. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.2502, Longitude: -92.5027       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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