Alden is a town in Erie County, New York. It has a village within it, by the same name. It falls within the Buffalo-Niagara Falls Metro Area. It was established in 1823, and incorporated as a village in 1891. It has a total area of 34.5 square miles, most of which is land. Water bodies include Ellicott Creek and Cayuga Creek.
Manufacturing, construction, food services and retail trade are the most important commercial activities. Public schooling comprises four local schools. The closest hospital is United Memorial Medical Center, located 15 miles away in Batavia. Alden State Bank has a branch here. The Erie County Home, the Erie County Correctional Facility, and Wende Correctional Facility are all located in the town. The cost of living here is 10.00% lower than the country average.
The area gets 39 inches of rain annually. The number of days with measurable precipitation annually is 154. The amount of snowfall is quite high, about 99 inches annually.