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Virden, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Village of Virden had a population of 143 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Virden: Richmond.

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Virden, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 143
Daytime Population: Workers 23
Daytime Population: Residents 77
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 100
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.70
Population in Households 142
Population in Familes 117
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 638
Diversity Index3 60


Median Household Income $33,196
Average Household Income $47,318
Per Capita Income $19,635


Total Housing Units 70 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 42 (60.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 15 (21.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 12 (17.1%)
Median Home Value $91,071
Average Home Value $133,537


Total Households 58
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 38
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.84% -1.59%
Households -0.69% -1.42%
Families -2.6% -1.63%
Median Household Income   1.06%
Per Capita Income   2.8%

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, 2017 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 # 341 23rd
Population Density # 84 81st
Diversity Index # 301 32nd
Median Household Income # 311 30th
Per Capita Income # 278 37th

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