For population 25 years and over in Alden:
For population 15 years and over in Alden city:
3 residents are foreign born (1.6% Asia).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $536 (0.8%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wichita, KS (65.6 miles , pop. 344,284).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (386.2 miles , pop. 1,188,580).
Nearest cities: Raymond, KS (2.5 miles) , Sterling, KS (2.5 miles ), Chase, KS (2.8 miles ), Lyons, KS (3.0 miles ), Nickerson, KS (3.7 miles ), Ellinwood, KS (4.1 miles ), Frederick, KS (4.3 miles) , Plevna, KS (4.3 miles) .
Latitude: 38.24 N, Longitude: 98.31 W
Area code: 620
Unemployment in July 2013:
Population change in the 1990s: -14 (-7.7%).
Average climate in Alden, Kansas
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Alden-area historical tornado activity is above Kansas state average. It is 211% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 3/13/1990, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 36.4 miles away from the Alden city center killed one person and injured 60 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
On 3/26/1991, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.7 miles away from the city center injured 5 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Alden-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Kansas state average. It is 98% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 9/15/1995 at 00:31:33, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 97.3 miles away from the city center
On 5/30/1991 at 22:07:44, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 88.4 miles away from Alden center
On 7/15/1992 at 02:56:40, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 75.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/7/1999 at 05:16:26, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 65.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/1/2002 at 11:08:56, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 73.7 miles away from Alden center
On 7/24/2001 at 14:02:35, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 80.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Rice County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Wind: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Alden:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Alden:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 21.1%
(21.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents)
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Alden compared to Kansas state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Alden city (based on Rice County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 58.62%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 3
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Alden government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):
Alden government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):
Alden government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):
5.94% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($25,947 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
7.65% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,817 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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FCC Registered Antenna Towers:11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Alden)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:4
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:2
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:3
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents: