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The Alden CDP(1) had a population of 120 as of July 1, 2021. Alden ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Alden is located at latitude 44.8811 and longitude -85.2756 in Antrim County. The formal boundaries for the Alden Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 0.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Antrim County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 604 feet.

The Alden Census Designated Place has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Alden Census Designated Place is located within Township of Helena, a minor civil division (MCD) of Antrim County.


  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Alden, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)

POPULATION

Total Population 120 (100%)
Population in Households 120 (100.0%)
Population in Families 94 (78.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 300
Diversity Index2 10
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $63,150
Average Household Income $87,767
% of Income for Mortgage4 15%
Per Capita Income $40,333
Wealth Index5 127
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 158 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 59 (37.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 5 ( 3.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 93 (58.9%)
Median Home Value $218,182
Average Home Value $326,250
Housing Affordability Index3 187
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 65
Average Household Size 1.85
Family Households 42
Average Family Size 2
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2021 2021-2026
Population -0.36% -0.51%
Households -0.27% -0.62%
Families 0.43% -0.48%
Median Household Income   1.71%
Per Capita Income   2.46%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.34%

Alden, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alden to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 681 2nd
Population Density # 590 15th
Median Household Income # 162 77th
Housing Affordability Index # 291 42nd
Per Capita Income # 86 88th
Diversity Index # 635 9th

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