Alden, Iowa

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Population in 2017: 756 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -16.4%
 
Males: 400  (53.0%)
Females: 356  (47.0%)
Median resident age:

42.9 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years

Zip codes: 50006.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $53,372 (it was $35,966 in 2000)
Alden:

$53,372
IA:

$58,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $25,118 (it was $16,011 in 2000)

Alden city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $88,080 (it was $48,500 in 2000)
Alden:

$88,080
IA:

$149,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $128,117; detached houses: $132,844; mobile homes: $18,772

Median gross rent in 2017: $598.

March 2019 cost of living index in Alden: 82.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 8.3%
(7.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 17.1% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Alden, IA (2010)
    • 75996.4%White alone
    • 131.7%Two or more races
    • 91.1%Hispanic
    • 40.5%Black alone
    • 10.1%American Indian alone
    • 10.1%Asian alone

Races in Alden detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Alden, Iowa as of November 23, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Alden is 194 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (51.3%), Norwegian (6.5%), English (3.8%), Irish (3.0%), French (2.4%), American (2.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 02/11/1879

Elevation: 1151 feet

Land area: 1.72 square miles.

Population density: 440 people per square mile   (low).

Alden, Iowa map

49 residents are foreign born (6.3% Latin America).

This city:

6.3%
Iowa:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,234 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $944 (1.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ames, IA (36.3 miles , pop. 50,731).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (161.2 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (295.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Iowa Falls, IA (2.4 miles ),
Popejoy, IA (2.4 miles),
Buckeye, IA (2.6 miles),
Williams, IA (3.0 miles ),
Bradford, IA (3.2 miles),
Owasa, IA (3.2 miles),
Dows, IA (3.4 miles ),
Blairsburg, IA (3.7 miles )

Latitude: 42.52 N, Longitude: 93.38 W

Area code: 515

Distribution of median household income in Alden, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Alden, IA in 2017
Alden satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $62,500
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $80,800
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $104,000
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $40,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $170,000
  • 2016: 2 buildings, average cost: $165,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Alden, IA residents
Average permit cost in Alden, IA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.4%
Iowa:

2.8%
Population change in the 1990s: +45 (+5.2%).
Most common industries in Alden, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (9.9%)
  • Construction (9.2%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (8.0%)
  • Educational services (7.0%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (5.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (15.5%)
  • Construction (15.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (15.0%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (6.6%)
  • Truck transportation (6.1%)
  • Educational services (4.2%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (3.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (23.9%)
  • Educational services (10.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (8.5%)
  • Social assistance (6.0%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (5.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.5%)
Most common occupations in Alden, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.3%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (3.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.6%)
  • Construction laborers (6.1%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7.0%)
  • Child care workers (6.0%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.0%)

Average climate in Alden, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Alden-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 120% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/15/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 21.8 miles away from the Alden city center killed 13 people and injured 462 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 10/14/1966, a category F5 tornado 24.0 miles away from the city center killed 6 people and injured 172 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Alden-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 255.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 402.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 385.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 241.4 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 325.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 281.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hardin County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Alden topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Alden:

  • IOWA FALLS MARY GREELEY DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; IOWA FALLS, IA)
  • HERITAGE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; IOWA FALLS, IA)
  • SCENIC MANOR (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; IOWA FALLS, IA)
  • ELLSWORTH MUNICIPAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 6 miles away; IOWA FALLS, IA)
  • USA HEALTHCARE, DOWS (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; DOWS, IA)
  • HUBBARD CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; HUBBARD, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Alden:

  • Iowa State University (about 37 miles; Ames, IA; Full-time enrollment: 28,662)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 43 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)
  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 47 miles; Mason City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,235)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 47 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 54 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 7,160)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 58 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Drake University (about 65 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 3,768)

Public elementary/middle school in Alden:

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Library in Alden:

  • DR. GRACE O. DOANE ALDEN PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $82,666; Location: 1012 WATER ST; 14,766 books; 1,019 audio materials; 980 video materials; 25 state licensed databases; 52 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Alden: Alden River Access (A), Alden (B), Alden Fire Department and First Responders (C), Alden City Hall (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Alden include: Immanuel Memorial Church (A), United Methodist Church (B), Saint Paul's Lutheran Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Ackerman's LBR (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1115 Main Street).

Hotel: Alden Motel (Highway 20 East).

Birthplace of: Gordon Jones (actor) - Actor.

Hardin County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Alden that have no violations reported:

  • ALDEN WATER SUPPLY (Population served: 787, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

63.3%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.9%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Banks with branches in Alden (2011 data):

  • United Bank and Trust Company: Alden Branch at Main Street, branch established on 1945/10/05. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $129.8 mil, Deposits: $109.1 mil, headquarters in Hampton, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: J. E. Coonley Company

For population 15 years and over in Alden:

Marital status in Alden, IA
  • Never married: 30.9%
  • Now married: 45.8%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 8.9%
  • Divorced: 12.4%

For population 25 years and over in Alden:

  • High school or higher: 88.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.7%
  • Unemployed: 2.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.2
Iowa average:

10.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Alden
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Alden, IA (based on Hardin County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant7,02527
Evangelical Protestant3,83426
Catholic8832
Other41
Orthodox--
None5,788-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
This county:

3.43 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Here:

0.57 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Hardin County:

6.87 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
Here:

8.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.8%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.9%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Hardin County:

15.8%
Iowa:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

44.1%
Iowa:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Alden:

37.1%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.5
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Alden:

24.3%
State:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Alden:

11.7%
Iowa:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Alden:

6.8
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

33.3%
Iowa:

33.5%

General health condition:
Here:

48.9%
State:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Alden:

74.7%
Iowa:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Alden, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$2,870$34,4400$0
Water Supply 1$4,636$55,6320$0
Sewerage 1$3,094$37,1280$0
Local Libraries 0$0 6$2,700
Firefighters 0$0 24$557
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$297
Totals for Government 3$10,600$42,40036$3,554

Alden government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $1,619,000 ($2141.53)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $136,000 ($179.89)
    Water Utilities: $136,000 ($179.89)
    Parks and Recreation: $115,000 ($152.12)
    Solid Waste Management: $78,000 ($103.17)
    Libraries: $77,000 ($101.85)
    Sewerage: $73,000 ($96.56)
    Local Fire Protection: $30,000 ($39.68)
    Financial Administration: $27,000 ($35.71)
    General Public Buildings: $10,000 ($13.23)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,000 ($7.94)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($5.29)
    Health - Other: $3,000 ($3.97)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($2.65)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $24,000 ($31.75)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Police Protection: $21,000 ($27.78)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $190,000 ($251.32)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $2,000 ($2.65)

Alden government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $77,000 ($101.85)
    Sewerage: $74,000 ($97.88)
    Parks and Recreation: $9,000 ($11.90)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $723,000 ($956.35)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $41,000 ($54.23)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $19,000 ($25.13)
    General Revenue - Other: $8,000 ($10.58)
    Rents: $3,000 ($3.97)
    Sale of Property: $3,000 ($3.97)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $124,000 ($164.02)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $81,000 ($107.14)
    Other: $4,000 ($5.29)
  • Tax - Property: $259,000 ($342.59)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $79,000 ($104.50)
    Other License: $2,000 ($2.65)

Alden government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $994,000 ($1314.81)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $651,000 ($861.11)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $392,000 ($518.52)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $49,000 ($64.81)

Alden government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $361,000 ($477.51)

Strongest AM radio stations in Alden:

  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KIFG (1510 AM; daytime; 1 kW; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: TIMES-CITIZEN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • KDNZ (1650 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATIONS CO., LLC)
  • KFGQ (1260 AM; 5 kW; BOONE, IA; Owner: BOONE BIBLICAL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KGLO (1300 AM; 5 kW; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Alden:

  • KIFG-FM (95.3 FM; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: TIMES-CITIZEN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KMXD (100.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WOI-FM (90.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCI & TECH)
  • KQCR-FM (98.9 FM; PARKERSBURG, IA; Owner: CD BROADCASTING INC)
  • KQWC-FM (95.7 FM; WEBSTER CITY, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KCRR (97.7 FM; GRUNDY CENTER, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KDAO-FM (99.5 FM; ELDORA, IA; Owner: ELDORA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KLMJ (104.9 FM; HAMPTON, IA; Owner: CD BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Alden:

  • K25FA (Channel 25; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: ROBERT M. CAMPBELL)
  • K47EK (Channel 47; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: ROBERT M. CAMPBELL)
  • K49DZ (Channel 49; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K55GV (Channel 55; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: ROBERT M. CAMPBELL)
  • K57GN (Channel 57; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K61GF (Channel 61; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: BSA INVESTMENT)
  • K19DX (Channel 19; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: BSA INVESTMENT)
  • K27EW (Channel 27; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: BSA INVESTMENT)
  • K33ED (Channel 33; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K51EP (Channel 51; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K53FD (Channel 53; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: ROBERT M. CAMPBELL)
  • K59FM (Channel 59; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K69GZ (Channel 69; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: BSA INVESTMENT)
  • KDIN-TV (Channel 11; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • WOI-TV (Channel 5; AMES, IA; Owner: CAPITAL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • KIMT (Channel 3; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WHO-TV (Channel 13; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • KCCI (Channel 8; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: DES MOINES HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • KDSM-TV (Channel 17; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: KDSM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KPWB-TV (Channel 23; AMES, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 19Number of bridges
  • 128ft / 39.3mTotal length
  • 8,685Total average daily traffic
  • 1,406Total average daily truck traffic
  • 8,685Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Alden, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 11910-1919
  • 11930-1939
  • 11960-1969
  • 51970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 42010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Alden, IA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Alden)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • 1/4 Mi S Burdette (Lat: 42.565250 Lon: -93.394639), Call Sign: KNFZ319, Licensee ID: L00557197,
    Assigned Frequencies: 464.325 MHz, Grant Date: 08/13/2002, Expiration Date: 08/19/2012, Cancellation Date: 10/20/2012, Registrant: Arthur Wall, 777 30th St, Alden, IA 50006, Phone: (515) 859-7336
  • DRYER, 279 Grouse (Lat: 42.583889 Lon: -93.379111), Type: Mast, Structure height: 11 m, Overall height: 12 m, Call Sign: WQKW652,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.675 MHz, Grant Date: 10/08/2009, Expiration Date: 10/08/2019, Certifier: Justin Jordahl, Registrant: R Comm Wireless, 2010 Washington Ave., Iowa Falls, IA 50126, Phone: (641) 648-4821, Fax: (641) 648-5256, Email:
  • Alden HBD, Waterloo Sub, 70ft W Int D Ave And Xing, Mp 334.8, Alden Hbd (Lat: 42.500639 Lon: -93.420861), Type: Pipe, Structure height: 2.8 m, Overall height: 4 m, Call Sign: WQVI267,
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.190 MHz, Grant Date: 02/19/2015, Expiration Date: 02/19/2025, Certifier: Theodore K Kalick, Registrant: Cn, 17641 South Ashland Avenue, Homewood, IL 60430, Phone: (708) 332-3543, Fax: (708) 332-6669, Email:
  • ALDEN, Lat: 42.503833 Lon: -93.380278, Call Sign: WRBR366,
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.190 MHz, 160.920 MHz, 161.460 MHz, 160.755 MHz, Grant Date: 05/29/2018, Expiration Date: 05/29/2028, Certifier: Diane M Neese, Registrant: Cn, 17641 South Ashland Avenue, Homewood, IL 60430, Phone: (708) 332-3543, Fax: (708) 332-4361, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: N0OEE, Licensee ID: L00335876, Grant Date: 03/17/2011, Expiration Date: 06/11/2021, Certifier: Chester L Neubauer, Registrant: Chester L Neubauer, 615 East St, Alden, IA 50006

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: EUROCOPTER DEUTSCHLAND GMBH EC135T2 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 12, Weight: 12,500 - 19,999 Pounds), Engine: TURBOMECA ARRIUS 2B (515 HP) (Turbo-shaft)
    N-Number: 145CA , Serial Number: 0243, Year manufactured: 2002, Airworthiness Date: 01/10/2003, Certificate Issue Date: 04/03/2018
    Registrant (Corporation): Alewelt Inc, 18358 County Hwy D20, Alden, IA 50006
  • Aircraft: RAYTHEON AIRCRAFT COMPANY 400A (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 10, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Turbo-fan
    N-Number: 491HR , Serial Number: RK-491, Certificate Issue Date: 12/06/2006
    Registrant (LLC): Rjs LLC, 10640 Highway D20, Alden, IA 50006
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182T (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING IO-540 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 62LG , Serial Number: 18281055, Year manufactured: 2001, Airworthiness Date: 12/19/2001, Certificate Issue Date: 01/11/2013
    Registrant (LLC): Scout Aviation LLC, 10454 Ee Ave, Alden, IA 50006
  • Aircraft: KLEMME WILLIAM H ZENITH CH 701 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 912 (80 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 701KC , Serial Number: 7-6580, Year manufactured: 2009, Airworthiness Date: 04/12/2010, Certificate Issue Date: 07/01/2009
    Registrant (Individual): William H Klemme, 14947 140th St, Alden, IA 50006
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 06/07/2017

Most common first names in Alden, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1377.2 years
George1180.9 years
Anna1186.9 years
Robert1072.3 years
William1077.2 years
Alice985.4 years
Frank974.4 years
Edward881.0 years
Henry780.0 years
Leonard772.7 years
Most common last names in Alden, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Harms1276.9 years
Peterson1282.8 years
Jass1278.8 years
Lettow879.5 years
Bessman777.3 years
Heinzeroth769.4 years
Dunning782.2 years
Lawson777.7 years
Nelson681.1 years
Meyer678.9 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Alden, IA
  • 85.8%Utility gas
  • 8.4%Electricity
  • 2.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.9%Other fuel
  • 1.5%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Alden, IA
  • 59.5%Electricity
  • 40.5%Utility gas


Alden compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There are 5 pilots and no other airmen in this city.
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