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Population in 2012: 146 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -13.1%
 

Males: 97  (66.7%)
Females: 49  (33.3%)

Median resident age:  44.0 years
Kansas median age:  32.8 years

Zip code: 67512

Estimated median household income in 2012: $42,869 (it was $36,442 in 2000)
Alden:

$42,869
KS:

$50,241
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,656

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $50,447 (it was $19,200 in 2000)
Alden:

$50,447
KS:

$130,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $41,562; Detached houses: $42,520; Mobile homes: $8,033

Median gross rent in 2012: $450.

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  • White alone - 138 (93.2%)
  • Two or more races - 7 (4.7%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (1.4%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.7%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Alden: 77.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (33.0%), English (27.8%), United States (12.2%), Irish (7.8%), Swedish (3.5%), Welsh (2.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1680 feet

Land area: 0.19 square miles.

Population density: 771 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Alden:

  • High school or higher: 72.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.7%
  • Unemployed: 8.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Alden city:

  • Never married: 23.9%
  • Now married: 60.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 12.8%
  • Divorced: 2.8%

3 residents are foreign born (1.6% Asia).

This city:  2.4%
Kansas:  5.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $536 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $400 (0.9%)

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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

Alden household income distribution Alden home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.9%
Kansas:

6.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -14 (-7.7%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (24%)
  • Construction (22%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (48%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (14%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (14%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (19%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (17%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other financial specialists (4%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (28%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (10%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (10%)
  • Customer service representatives (8%)
  • Top executives (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)


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Tornado activity:

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).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Alden:

  • STERLING PRESBYTERIAN MANOR (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; STERLING, KS)
  • HOSPITAL DISTRICT #1 OF RICE COUNTY (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, about 9 miles away; LYONS, KS)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - LYONS (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; LYONS, KS)

Political contributions by individuals in Alden, KS

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Alden:

  • Hutchinson Community College (about 25 miles; Hutchinson, KS; Full-time enrollment: 2,415)
  • Wichita State University (about 67 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 9,428)
  • Fort Hays State University (about 71 miles; Hays, KS; FT enrollment: 4,978)
  • Butler Community College (about 84 miles; El Dorado, KS; FT enrollment: 4,200)
  • Cowley County Community College (about 108 miles; Arkansas City, KS; FT enrollment: 2,028)
  • Kansas State University (about 114 miles; Manhattan, KS; FT enrollment: 18,850)
  • Emporia State University (about 117 miles; Emporia, KS; FT enrollment: 4,068)

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Notable location: Alden Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

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:
This city:  2.4 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  77.0%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  1.6%
Whole state:  5.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Alden compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Alden travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (92%)
  • Electricity (8%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Alden city (based on Rice County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 58.62%
Here58.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Presbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents37.1%17.6%11.2%8.3%7.2%
Congregations25.0%12.5%12.5%3.1%9.4%
NameUnited Church of ChristEvangelical Mennonite ChurchLutheran ChurchChurch of the NazareneOther
Adherents5.3%3.4%2.7%1.7%5.5%
Congregations6.3%3.1%3.1%3.1%21.9%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Rice County:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Rice County:

4.98 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Here:

6.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.9%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Rice County:

28.8%
Kansas:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

23.8%
State:

13.4%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 2$300
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$140
Streets and Highways 0$0 3$125
Sewerage 0$0 1$180
Totals for Government 0$0 12$745

Alden government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $19,000 ($130.14)
    Financial Administration: $15,000 ($102.74)
    Fire Protection: $3,000 ($20.55)
    Sewerage: $2,000 ($13.70)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($6.85)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $3,000 ($20.55)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $7,000 ($47.95)

Alden government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $6,000 ($41.10)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $4,000 ($27.40)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $3,000 ($20.55)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($20.55)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,000 ($34.25)
    General Support: $2,000 ($13.70)
  • Tax - Public Utilities: $8,000 ($54.79)
    Property: $3,000 ($20.55)

Alden government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $95,000 ($650.68)

5.94% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($25,947 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.94%
Kansas average:

7.39%

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:
from Reno County, KS  1.17% ($26,268 average AGI)
from McPherson County, KS  0.40% ($39,929)
from Barton County, KS  0.31% ($40,182)


7.65% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,817 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.65%
Kansas average:

7.67%

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:
to Reno County, KS  1.82% ($27,938 average AGI)
to Barton County, KS  0.48% ($16,000)
to Sedgwick County, KS  0.42% ($30,400)

Strongest AM radio stations in Alden:

  • KVGB (1590 AM; 5 kW; GREAT BEND, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO INC.)
  • KFTI (1070 AM; 10 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KWLS (1290 AM; 5 kW; PRATT, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KWBW (1450 AM; 1 kW; HUTCHINSON, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSAL (1150 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: EBC INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KFRM (550 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KMYR (1410 AM; 5 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: AGAPE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Alden:

  • KGGG (94.7 FM; STERLING, KS; Owner: AD ASTRA PER ASPERA BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KHMY (93.1 FM; PRATT, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KXKU (106.1 FM; LYONS, KS; Owner: AD ASTRA PER ASPERA B/CING, INC.)
  • KHCC-FM (90.1 FM; HUTCHINSON, KS; Owner: HUTCHINSON COMMUNITY JR. COLLEGE)
  • KVGB-FM (104.3 FM; GREAT BEND, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KHOK (100.7 FM; HOISINGTON, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KHUT (102.9 FM; HUTCHINSON, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Alden:

  • KSNC (Channel 2; GREAT BEND, KS; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION OF WICHITA)
  • KOOD (Channel 9; HAYS, KS; Owner: SMOKY HILLS PUBLIC TELEVISION CORP.)
  • KWCH-TV (Channel 12; HUTCHINSON, KS; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KPTS (Channel 8; HUTCHINSON, KS; Owner: KANSAS PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE, INC.)
  • K30GD (Channel 30; GREAT BEND, KS; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • 2.5 Mi Se (Lat: 38.225000 Lon: -98.292833), Call Sign: KAC997, Licensee ID: L00005375
    Assigned Frequencies: 48.9000 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/24/2004, Expiration Date: 09/19/2014
    Registrant: Anr Pipeline Company, 5250 Corporate Drive, Troy, MI 48098, Phone: (248) 205-4572, Fax: (248) 205-4672, Email:
  • 3 1/2 Mi S Of Sw Corner (Lat: 38.185278 Lon: -98.317000), Call Sign: KNDB747
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.580 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/14/1997, Expiration Date: 07/21/2002, Cancellation Date: 11/24/2002
    Registrant: Wellman, R G Dba Wellman Ranch, Rr 1, Alden, KS 67512, Phone: (316) 534-2672
  • 1/2 Mi S (Lat: 38.240278 Lon: -98.058667), Call Sign: KNGA704, Licensee ID: L00652444
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.325 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/12/2003, Expiration Date: 03/01/2013, Cancellation Date: 05/04/2013
    Registrant: Charles E Fair, 2120 905th Rd, Alden, KS 67512
  • Alden M/W, Cnr N Langdon Rd & W 69th Ave - 8.5mi S Of (Lat: 38.129722 Lon: -98.326444), Type: Tower, Structure height: 51.8 m, Overall height: 57.9 m, Call Sign: KCV908
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.455 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/30/2013, Expiration Date: 04/09/2023
    Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Ave, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4958, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • ALDEN, 3.2 Km Se (Lat: 38.225000 Lon: -98.292778), Type: Tower, Structure height: 104.9 m, Overall height: 106.4 m, Call Sign: KAH75
    Assigned Frequencies: 6595.00 MHz, 6585.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/04/2009, Expiration Date: 05/26/2019
    Registrant: Anr Pipeline Company, 5250 Corporate Drive, Troy, MI 48098, Phone: (248) 205-4520, Fax: (248) 205-4620, Email:
  • Alden, Cnr N Langdon Rd & W 69th Ave - 8.5mi S Of (Lat: 38.129722 Lon: -98.326444), Type: Tower, Structure height: 51.8 m, Overall height: 57.9 m, Call Sign: WHC476
    Assigned Frequencies: 6655.00 MHz, 6675.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/23/2011, Expiration Date: 12/17/2021
    Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4640, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KA0RDV
    Grant Date: 01/24/1995, Expiration Date: 01/24/2005, Cancellation Date: 01/25/2007
    Registrant: Laurene P Caywood, 301 N Pioneer, Alden, KS 67512
  • Call Sign: WA0DWW
    Grant Date: 12/15/1997, Expiration Date: 12/15/2007, Cancellation Date: 12/16/2009
    Registrant: Stanley C Stout, 203 E 2nd, Alden, KS 67512
  • Call Sign: KD0ACI, Licensee ID: L01260763
    Grant Date: 03/27/2007, Expiration Date: 03/27/2017, Certifier: Terry L Gartrell
    Registrant: Terry L Gartrell, 305 N Plum, Alden, KS 67512


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 6
  • Good Intent Call: 1

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