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Virden is a township in Macoupin County, in the Saint Louis metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Virden. For links to other places called Virden, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Virden is 39.500N. The longitude is -89.758W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 669 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 3,689.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Virden demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Macoupin County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 62690 ZIP code.
24% of Virden residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Virden ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Virden was $16,698, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Virden residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Virden, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $304. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $754.
Macoupin County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Virden political report.
The average commute time for Virden workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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