Alden is a tiny city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 763 people and just one neighborhood, Alden is the 313th largest community in Iowa. Much of the housing stock in Alden was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
When you are in Alden, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 45.81% of Alden’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Alden is a city of sales and office workers, service providers and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Alden who work in farm management occupations (11.82%), sales jobs (11.58%) and office and administrative support (8.62%).
Another important characteristic of Alden is that a lot of people work in agricultural jobs, especially compared to most other communities in America, and there are quite a number of farms in town.
Setting & Lifestyle
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Alden has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Alden has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Alden than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Alden may be for you.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 16.51 minutes getting to work every day.
Being a small city, Alden does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.