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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  12. Commute
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Virden is a town in Illinois with a population of 3,506. Virden is in Macoupin County. Living in Virden offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Virden there are a lot of bars. Many families live in Virden and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Virden are above average.
About Virden...
Population
3,506

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$91,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$628
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    209.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    89.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,046.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,631.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    239.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    15%
  • 18-24 years
    4%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    39%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Virden

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$53,611
National
$55,322
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Virden Reviews

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My town is small and rather quiet, but serves as a fairly close-knit community that has several town celebrations throughout the year, such as a Fourth of July festival that is held in the center square with many tractor-pulled rides driven by local farmers, another celebration is the Virden Picnic, an annual meeting at the square where carnival rides are brought in. The Picnic also provides the Miss Virden pageant, and several games and stalls that donate to charity.
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Overall, it's not such a bad town. On many of the nice days, though, smoke fills the air because of all the people burning leaves. I avoid going outside on those days, and I also avoid certain areas due to the lack of a sense of safety.
Virden is a very small town with a close group of people. If you ever visit this town, you will realize that many people know of a lot of people. There are not a lot of things to do around there because it is so small. There is a few restaurants and a few hangout places. It's not a place with a lot of job opportunity. If you're looking for a new place to try and grow your family or business, I wouldn't recommend this as a great place.