1 review
  1. Town in Iowa
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Real Estate
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$72,900
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$481
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    No Data
    264
  • Murder
    No Data
    5
  • Rape
    No Data
    37
  • Robbery
    No Data
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    No Data
    575
  • Theft
    No Data
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    No Data
    257

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$42,337
National
$53,046
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    1%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    46%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    14%

    Alden Reviews

    1 review
    I've lived in Alden my entire life and have my neighbors arrested on a regular basis. (Not just one set, but each neighbor around my house.) Everything in Alden is very close, and you are merely minutes away from the city of Iowa Falls which has a lot of entertainment and stores. The public schools in Iowa Falls/Alden are AWFUL. There are fights, drugs, threats, etc. We open enroll forty minutes from my home to avoid the students of Iowa Falls. However, during the day in Alden, it is very safe and you don't feel threatened or scared until it is dark outside.
    • Current Resident
    • 3 months ago
    • Overall Experience