Alden, NY
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Alden is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 2,589 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Alden is the 503rd largest community in New York.

Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Alden is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Alden is a village of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Alden who work in office and administrative support (15.89%), sales jobs (9.49%), and management occupations (8.66%).

Also of interest is that Alden has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Being a small village, Alden does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The education level of Alden citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 22.22% of adults in Alden have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Alden in 2010 was $29,558, which is middle income relative to New York, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $118,232 for a family of four. However, Alden contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Alden home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Alden residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Alden include Polish, Irish, Italian, and English.

The most common language spoken in Alden is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.