Aldan is a borough in Delaware County, in the Philadelphia-Camden metro area. The community was named for a town in Siberia. The population was 4,313 at the 2000 census. Its Proximity to Philadelphia is one of the major attractions of this suburban community, in addition to the full spectrum of public transportation available. Tree-lined streets with elegant older Victorian houses abound in this area. The William Penn School District provides a quality education and is known for its community education programs and public use of school facilities.