Alden, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Alden Census Designated Place had a population of 125 as of July 1, 2017. 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 44.8792 and longitude -85.273 in Antrim County. The formal boundaries for the Alden Census Designated Place (see map below) 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 (GNIS ID: 2583715) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Alden population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Alden, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 125
Daytime Population: Workers 216
Daytime Population: Residents 64
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 280
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.24
Population in Households 125
Population in Familes 99
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 312
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $48,422
Average Household Income $61,659
Per Capita Income $28,458


Total Housing Units 158 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 60 (38.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 8 ( 5.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 91 (57.6%)
Median Home Value $153,571
Average Home Value $265,678


Total Households 67
Average Household Size 1.87
Family Households 44
Average Family Size 2
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 race 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.0% 0.0%
Households 0.0% 0.3%
Families 1.32% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.42%
Per Capita Income   2.96%

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, 2017 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 # 677 2nd
Population Density # 587 15th
Diversity Index # 674 2nd
Median Household Income # 299 57th
Per Capita Income # 184 74th

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