Alden is a city in Rice County, located in central Kansas that was founded in 1872. The city of Alden was originally a station for the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad. The city of Alden is a relatively small place with a total area of .19 square miles of land at an elevation of one thousand six hundred and eighty feet above sea level. The total population of the city of Alden is one hundred and forty-eight people and the population density of the city is seven hundred and seventy-nine people per square mile. There are sixty-one family households in the city of Alden and forty-seven families residing there. State Highway 56 borders the city of Alden to the north. The city of Alden is a mostly residential area with a few local dining and lodging options. The city provides residents and visitors alike with a charming and quaint experience and atmosphere.