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Virden is a city in Macoupin County, in the Saint Louis metro area. (The community straddles Macoupin and Sangamon counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.) [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 -89.767W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 686 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,493.
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 14% 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 $16,541, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% 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 $299. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $730.
Libraries in Virden include Grand Prairie of the West Pld ... View libraries
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 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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