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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    C+
Alden is a suburb of Buffalo with a population of 10,135. Alden is in Erie County. Living in Alden offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Alden there are a lot of parks. Residents of Alden tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Alden are above average.
About Alden...
Population
10,135

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$163,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$771
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    20%
  • Own
    80%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Alden

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$70,689
National
$55,322
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Alden Reviews

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Very close-minded population that is stuck in its ways. If people could become more accepting to others, this town might be a great place to live as it is full off small town charm. Great businesses. However, many job opportunities for young students are available.
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Alden is a wonderful community, it is very quiet and family friendly. They often have family activities within the village as well as school activities open to the public. There are many stores and restaurants within the area, so driving for groceries or to go out to eat is only a short commute.
Theres not that much to do in Alden. Everything you want to go to do is about 30 to 45 minutes away. There are a bunch of local restaurants with some great food though. We aren't that far away from Darien Lake if you want to go and have fun. Overall Alden is a small place where the people are close together.