Virden, IL Profile: Facts & Data


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Virden, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Virden had a population of 3,336 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Virden, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 3,336
Population in Households 3,264
Population in Familes 2,564
Population in Group Qrtrs 72
Population Density2 1,782
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $46,070
Average Household Income $56,800
Per Capita Income $24,157


Total Housing Units 1,620 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 970 (59.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 420 (25.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 230 (14.2%)
Median Home Value $81,469
Average Home Value $89,330


Total Households 1,390
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 880
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.55% -0.6%
Households -0.59% -0.61%
Families -0.8% -0.76%
Median Household Income   2.27%
Per Capita Income   2.85%

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, 2018 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 # 416 70th
Population Density # 350 74th
Diversity Index # 1114 19th
Median Household Income # 1013 26th
Per Capita Income # 1021 25th

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