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Virden, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Village of Virden had a population of 154 as of July 1, 2016. Virden ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Mexico. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Virden is located at latitude 32.6889 and longitude -109.0015 in Hidalgo County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Virden (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hidalgo County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,763 feet.

The Village of Virden (GNIS ID: 2413597) 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.

New Mexico is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Village of Virden is located within North Hidalgo Division of Hidalgo 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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Virden: Richmond.

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Virden, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 154
Population in Households 153
Population in Familes 126
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 688
Diversity Index2 59


Total Households 63
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 42
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 70 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 45 (64.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 18 (25.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 7 ( 10.0%)
Median Home Value $84,375
Average Home Value $100,568


Median Household Income $35,379
Average Household Income $44,000
Per Capita Income $18,414
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.21% -0.26%
Households 0.52% -0.32%
Families -1.45% -0.48%
Median Household Income   -0.22%
Per Capita Income   1.43%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Virden, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Virden to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 338 24th
Population Density1 # 79 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 305 31st
Median Household Income # 283 36th
Per Capita Income # 295 33rd

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