Alden, Kansas

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Population in 2013: 147 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -12.5%
 
Males: 89  (60.6%)
Females: 58  (39.4%)
Median resident age:  38.0 years
Kansas median age:  36.0 years

Zip code: 67512

Estimated median household income in 2013: $56,270 (it was $36,442 in 2000)
Alden:

$56,270
KS:

$50,972

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $23,480 (it was $21,908 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $49,900 (it was $19,200 in 2000)
Alden:

$49,900
KS:

$129,700

Median gross rent in 2013: $468.

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    • 13893.2%White alone
    • 74.7%Two or more races
    • 21.4%Hispanic
    • 10.7%Asian alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Alden: 78.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (37.6%), English (22.2%), United States (9.4%), Irish (7.7%), Swedish (3.4%), Welsh (1.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1680 feet

Land area: 0.19 square miles.

Population density: 776 people per square mile   (low).

Alden, Kansas map

For population 25 years and over in Alden:

  • High school or higher: 76.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.1%
  • Unemployed: 3.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Alden city:

  • Never married: 31.8%
  • Now married: 55.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 10.5%
  • Divorced: 2.5%

2 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.2%
Kansas:

5.0%



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Alden, Kansas as of September 03, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Alden to the number of sex offenders is 146 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $580 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $355 (0.9%)

Alden satellite photo by USGS

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 June 2014:
Here:

3.6%
Kansas:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -14 (-7.7%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (31%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (16%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (28%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (13%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (31%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (16%)
  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Community and social service occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (28%)
  • Transportation occupations (16%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Average climate in Alden, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Alden-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kansas state average. It is 109% 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 near Kansas state average. It is 63% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 178.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/15/1995 at 00:31:33, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 97.3 miles away from Alden center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 386.1 miles away from the city center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 269.0 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 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 365.5 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 Rice County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Alden topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Alden:

  • STERLING PRESBYTERIAN MANOR (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; STERLING, KS)
  • HOSPITAL DISTRICT #1 OF RICE COUNTY Critical Access Hospitals (about 9 miles away; LYONS, KS)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - LYONS (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; LYONS, KS)
  • LYONS GOOD SAMARITAN CTR (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; LYONS, KS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Alden:

  • Hutchinson Community College (about 25 miles; Hutchinson, KS; Full-time enrollment: 4,174)
  • Barton County Community College (about 26 miles; Great Bend, KS; FT enrollment: 4,108)
  • Newman University (about 65 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,066)
  • Friends University (about 65 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,024)
  • Wichita Technical Institute (about 66 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,015)
  • Wichita State University (about 67 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 11,743)
  • Wichita Area Technical College (about 69 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,220)

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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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Alden and their reported violations in the past:

REECE`S CAFE (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In MAY-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance Meeting conducted (JUN-16-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-16-2006), St Public Notif requested (JUN-16-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2006), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-12-2006), St Public Notif received (NOV-13-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance Meeting conducted (JUN-16-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-16-2006), St Public Notif requested (JUN-16-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2006), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-12-2006), St Public Notif received (NOV-13-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-22-2005), St Public Notif requested (NOV-22-2005), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-12-2006), St Public Notif received (NOV-13-2006), St Compliance achieved (NOV-30-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In APR-2014, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-21-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-21-2014), St Compliance Meeting conducted (MAY-27-2014), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2014)
  • 6 minor monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 18.3%
(18.5% for White Non-Hispanic 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.
  • Unemployed percentage 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 above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.2
Kansas average:

11.3

Alden travel time to work - commute Alden mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (90%)
  • Electricity (8%)

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,24418
Evangelical Protestant1,34413
Catholic1,1003
Black Protestant2452
Other4-
None4,146-
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: 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 2012)
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$593
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$277
Streets and Highways 0$0 3$247
Sewerage 0$0 1$356
Totals for Government 0$0 12$1,473

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $19,000 ($129.25)
    Financial Administration: $15,000 ($102.04)
    Fire Protection: $3,000 ($20.41)
    Sewerage: $2,000 ($13.61)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($6.80)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $3,000 ($20.41)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $7,000 ($47.62)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $6,000 ($40.82)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $4,000 ($27.21)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $3,000 ($20.41)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($20.41)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,000 ($34.01)
    General Support: $2,000 ($13.61)
  • Tax - Public Utilities: $8,000 ($54.42)
    Property: $3,000 ($20.41)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $95,000 ($646.26)

6.57% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,229 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.57%
Kansas average:

6.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Reno County, KS  1.68% ($26,458 average AGI)
from Sedgwick County, KS  0.54% ($26,842)
from Barton County, KS  0.48% ($26,588)


6.99% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,834 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.99%
Kansas average:

6.89%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Reno County, KS  1.27% ($31,622 average AGI)
to McPherson County, KS  0.54% ($30,368)
to Barton County, KS  0.48% ($18,706)

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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