Virden, IL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Virden, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Virden had a population of 3,373 as of July 1, 2016. Virden ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Virden is located at latitude 39.5059 and longitude -89.7711 in Macoupin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Virden (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.87 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Macoupin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 676 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Virden are located in Macoupin County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Sangamon County.

The City of Virden (GNIS ID: 2397150) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Virden is located within Township of Virden, a minor civil division (MCD) of Macoupin County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Virden population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Virden, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,373
Population in Households 3,298
Population in Familes 2,581
Population in Group Qrtrs 75
Population Density1 1,802
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 1,404
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 892
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,625 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 962 (59.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 442 (27.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 221 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $76,667
Average Home Value $81,497


Median Household Income $42,204
Average Household Income $51,418
Per Capita Income $21,930
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.54% -0.62%
Households -0.61% -0.62%
Families -0.84% -0.75%
Median Household Income   -0.72%
Per Capita Income   0.82%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Virden, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Virden to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 417 70th
Population Density1 # 350 74th
Diversity Index2 # 1097 19th
Median Household Income # 1050 23rd
Per Capita Income # 1065 22nd

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