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Alden is a city in Freeborn County, in the Albert Lea metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Alden. For links to other places called Alden, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Alden is 43.670N. The longitude is -93.575W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,270 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 638.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Alden demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Freeborn County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 56009 ZIP code.
32% of Alden residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Alden ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Alden was $17,689, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Alden residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Alden, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $271. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $642.
Freeborn County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Alden political report.
The average commute time for Alden workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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