Virden, Illinois

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Virden, Illinois

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Comparative Profile of Virden, Illinois

Comparing Virden to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 8 9
Female Share of the Population 8 8
Well-Paid Single Women 7 4
Age of the Population 6 7
Well-Paid Single Men 6 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 4
Male Share of the Population 3 3
Racial Diversity 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 3
Average Household Size 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 6 4
Median Family Income 6 3
People Above Poverty 6 4
College Educated Adults 3 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 8 9
Short Commute Times 4 5
Public Transportation Use 1 1
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 8 8
Affordability of Rents 6 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 7
Housing Recently Built 3 3

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Virden Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 21 miles S of Springfield, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 66 miles NE of St. Louis, Missouri
County Macoupin
Standard Zip Codes 62690
Phone Area Codes 217
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.5
Longitude -89.767

Virden Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station VIRDEN
Distance 0.1 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 35 F
Apr Temp 44 to 66 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 37 inches
Distance 17.1 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 41 to 63 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 67 F
Annual Precip 35 inches
Distance 24.6 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 33 F
Apr Temp 42 to 63 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 44 to 67 F
Annual Precip 35.5 inches
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Virden Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,488 100%
Male 1,635 46.9%
Female 1,853 53.1%
Under 18 834 23.9%
18+ 2,654 76.1%
65+ 695 19.9%
Median Age 38.9
Average Family Size 2.87
White 3,446 98.8%
African-American 11 0.3%
Asian 3 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 14 0.4%
Other 2 0.1%
Mixed Race 12 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 16 0.5%

Estimated Virden Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,472
Growth -16
Growth % -0.5%

Virden Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 26.5%
US/American 17.1%
English 16.9%
Irish 11.1%
Italian 6.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.7%
Dutch 2.9%
Scottish 2.3%
Scotch-Irish 1.8%
French (except Basque) 1.8%
Welsh 1.7%
Lithuanian 1.3%
Norwegian 1.1%
Czech 0.8%
Polish 0.7%
Slovak 0.6%
French Canadian 0.5%
Portuguese 0.4%
British 0.3%
Swedish 0.3%
European 0.3%
Slavic 0.3%
Slovene 0.3%
Belgian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Virden 3,488 $41,511
Auburn 4,317 $49,200
Divernon 1,201 $49,706
Farmersville 768 $41,417
Girard 2,245 $39,028
Nilwood 284 $34,750
Thayer 750 $51,750

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Virden High Schools (2004)

Serves 261 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.1

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