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|• Total||3.2 km2 (1.2 sq mi)|
|Elevation||406 m (1,332 ft)|
|• Density||110/km2 (290/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (Central European Time)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (Central European Summer Time)|
|Surrounded by||Andelfingen, Berg am Irchel, Buch am Irchel, Dorf, Flaach|
Volken has an area of 3.3 km2 (1.3 sq mi). Of this area, 64.2% is used for agricultural purposes, while 29.1% is forested. The rest of the land, (6.7%) is settled.
Volken has a population (as of 31 December 2019) of 380. As of 2007[update], 6.8% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 15%. Most of the population (as of 2000[update]) speaks German (93.7%), with Albanian being second most common ( 3.7%) and Portuguese being third ( 0.7%).
The age distribution of the population (as of 2000[update]) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 28.7% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 59.3% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 11.9%. In Volken about 90.5% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).
Volken has an unemployment rate of 0.21%. As of 2005[update], there were 46 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 18 businesses involved in this sector. 4 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 1 businesses in this sector. 22 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 7 businesses in this sector.
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- Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 28-Jul-2009
- "Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit". bfs.admin.ch (in German). Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB. 31 December 2019. Retrieved 6 October 2020.
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