Virden, IL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


Virden Local Links & Resources:
Hotels | Resources | ALL Virden Content

Also See: Virden, IL ZIP Codes & ZIP Code Maps | Local Area Photos

Virden, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Virden had a population of 3,295 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

EXTREMELY LOCAL Demographic Data

Address Based Hyperlocal Data Input an address and get data & demographics for the pertinent census block group (CBG), a searchable map and a customized directory. The CBG is the smallest geographical unit used by the Census Bureau for reporting demographic data.


City of Virden, IL Boundary Map

Also See: BIG Map | Driving Directions | IL Congressional Districts
Boundary Maps: Township of Virden | Macoupin County | Illinois Counties

Search the map for:

Virden, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,295
Daytime Population: Workers 972
Daytime Population: Residents 1,509
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,481
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.75
Population in Households 3,223
Population in Familes 2,522
Population in Group Qrtrs 72
Population Density2 1,760
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $42,486
Average Household Income $53,410
Per Capita Income $22,730


Total Housing Units 1,621 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 933 (57.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 438 (27.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 250 (15.4%)
Median Home Value $78,596
Average Home Value $84,475


Total Households 1,371
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 870
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.79% -0.87%
Households -0.85% -0.91%
Families -1.06% -1.03%
Median Household Income   1.28%
Per Capita Income   2.5%

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, 2017 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 # 423 69th
Population Density # 360 74th
Diversity Index # 1115 19th
Median Household Income # 1104 19th
Per Capita Income # 1080 21st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Illinois Census Data Comparison Tool.

Illinois Research Tools

Illinois Census Data Comparison Tool

Compare Illinois Census Data
Highest or Lowest: