Virden, New Mexico

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Population in 2013: 145 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +1.4%
Males: 70  (48.4%)
Females: 75  (51.6%)
Median resident age:  33.7 years
New Mexico median age:  36.9 years

Zip code: 85534

Estimated median household income in 2013: $28,075 (it was $29,375 in 2000)
Virden:

$28,075
NM:

$43,872

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $13,027 (it was $23,184 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $79,899 (it was $56,700 in 2000)
Virden:

$79,899
NM:

$159,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $77,548; Detached houses: $93,912; Mobile homes: $44,052
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    • 11877.6%White alone
    • 3321.7%Hispanic
    • 10.7%Asian alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Virden: 88.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (33.2%), Irish (32.2%), German (6.9%), Swedish (4.5%), United States (3.0%), Italian (2.5%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 3715 feet

Land area: 0.22 square miles.

Population density: 649 people per square mile   (low).

Virden, New Mexico map

For population 25 years and over in Virden:

  • High school or higher: 77.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Unemployed: 9.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Virden village:

  • Never married: 4.9%
  • Now married: 66.5%
  • Separated: 13.6%
  • Widowed: 12.9%
  • Divorced: 2.2%

12 residents are foreign born (8.4% Latin America).

This village:

8.4%
New Mexico:

8.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $205 (0.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $488 (0.8%)

Virden satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Catalina Foothills, AZ (113.1 miles , pop. 53,794).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tucson, AZ (116.5 miles , pop. 486,699).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (187.3 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Franklin, AZ (2.1 miles) , Duncan, AZ (2.5 miles ), York, AZ (4.3 miles ), Tyrone, NM (5.1 miles ), Glen Acres, NM (5.2 miles ), Lordsburg, NM (5.4 miles ), Buckhorn, NM (5.4 miles) , Cliff, NM (5.4 miles ).

Latitude: 32.69 N, Longitude: 109.00 W

Area code: 505

Virden household income distribution Virden home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.5%
New Mexico:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +35 (+32.4%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (33%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (0%)
  • Educational services (31%)
  • Public administration (23%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (15%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (33%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (17%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (23%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)

Average climate in Virden, New Mexico

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Virden-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above New Mexico state average. It is 232% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 446.6 miles away from the city center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 390.2 miles away from Virden center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 446.3 miles away from the city center
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 393.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/15/1979 at 23:16:54, a magnitude 7.0 (5.7 MB, 6.9 MS, 7.0 ML, 6.4 MW) earthquake occurred 386.1 miles away from Virden center
On 1/4/2006 at 08:32:32, a magnitude 6.7 (6.1 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.6 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 363.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hidalgo County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 4, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Virden:

  • Western New Mexico University (about 43 miles; Silver City, NM; Full-time enrollment: 2,456)
  • Eastern Arizona College (about 46 miles; Thatcher, AZ; FT enrollment: 3,810)
  • Cochise College (about 100 miles; Douglas, AZ; FT enrollment: 8,597)
  • Pima Community College (about 115 miles; Tucson, AZ; FT enrollment: 18,794)
  • Pima Medical Institute-Tucson (about 116 miles; Tucson, AZ; FT enrollment: 2,357)
  • University of Arizona (about 118 miles; Tucson, AZ; FT enrollment: 36,324)
  • New Mexico State University-Main Campus (about 135 miles; Las Cruces, NM; FT enrollment: 14,497)

Library in Virden:

  • VIRDEN PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $13,454; Location: 209 CHURCH STREET; 6,696 books; 12 audio materials; 566 video materials; 37 state licensed databases; 10 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Virden: Virden Weather Station (A), Virden Volunteer Ambulance (B), Virden Volunteer Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 51.6%
(54.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.5 people
New Mexico:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  75.4%
Whole state:  65.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  3.3%
Whole state:  8.2%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Virden compared to New Mexico state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.7
New Mexico average:

13.6

Virden travel time to work - commute Virden mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (51%)
  • Electricity (38%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Other fuel (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Virden village (based on Hidalgo County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic2,8713
Other4604
Evangelical Protestant3837
Mainline Protestant1161
None1,064-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Hidalgo County:

6.11 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Hidalgo County:

20.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Here:

8.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.2%
New Mexico:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Hidalgo County:

20.1%
New Mexico:

22.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

9.3%
State:

11.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 4$1,937
Parks and Recreation 0$0 3$179
Water Supply 0$0 4$402
Local Libraries 0$0 3$343
Totals for Government 0$0 14$2,861

Virden government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Fire Protection: $24,000 ($165.52)
    Financial Administration: $24,000 ($165.52)
    Water Utilities: $10,000 ($68.97)
    Libraries: $9,000 ($62.07)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($20.69)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $17,000 ($117.24)

Virden government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $8,000 ($55.17)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($20.69)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $41,000 ($282.76)
    General Support: $41,000 ($282.76)
    Water Utilities: $12,000 ($82.76)
    Highways: $5,000 ($34.48)
  • Tax - Public Utilities: $1,000 ($6.90)
    Property: $1,000 ($6.90)

Virden government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $113,000 ($779.31)

6.79% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,423 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.79%
New Mexico average:

6.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Grant County, NM  0.92% ($39,467 average AGI)
from Dona Ana County, NM  0.80% ($17,000)


7.07% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($24,422 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.07%
New Mexico average:

6.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Dona Ana County, NM  1.10% ($17,556 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Virden:

  • KFLT (830 AM; 50 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: FAMILY LIFE B/CING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • KNFT (950 AM; 5 kW; BAYARD, NM; Owner: RUNNELS BROADCASTING SYSTEM, LLC, DEBTOR IN POSSESSION)
  • KUAZ (1550 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS)
  • KMIA (710 AM; 50 kW; BLACK CANYON CITY, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KFNX (1100 AM; 50 kW; CAVE CREEK, AZ; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KHIL (1250 AM; 5 kW; WILLCOX, AZ; Owner: LAKESHORE MEDIA, LLC)
  • KELP (1590 AM; 50 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: MCCLATCHEY BROADCASTING)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KMIK (1580 AM; 50 kW; TEMPE, AZ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KPXQ (1360 AM; 50 kW; GLENDALE, AZ; Owner: COMMON GROUND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KCUZ (1490 AM; 1 kW; CLIFTON, AZ; Owner: WICK COMMUNICATIONS CO.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Virden:

  • K208BT (89.5 FM; SAFFORD, AZ; Owner: AZ BD OF REGENTS/UNIV. OF ARIZONA)
  • K204CE (88.7 FM; CLIFTON, AZ; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • KJIK (100.7 FM; DUNCAN, AZ; Owner: WILLIAM S. KONOPNICKI)
  • KFMM (99.1 FM; THATCHER, AZ; Owner: WICK COMMUNICATIONS CO.)
  • KXKQ (94.1 FM; SAFFORD, AZ; Owner: MCMURRAY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KPSA-FM (97.9 FM; LORDSBURG, NM; Owner: RUNNELS BROADCASTING SYSTEM, LLC, DEBTOR IN POSSESSION)
  • KWCX-FM (104.9 FM; WILLCOX, AZ; Owner: LAKESHORE MEDIA, LLC)
  • KWRQ (102.3 FM; CLIFTON, AZ; Owner: MCMURRAY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KWNM (105.5 FM; HURLEY, NM; Owner: BBC RADIO)
  • KGMG (106.3 FM; ORACLE, AZ; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KNFT-FM (102.9 FM; BAYARD, NM; Owner: RUNNELS BROADCASTING SYSTEM, LLC, DEBTOR IN POSSESSION)
  • KNUW (95.3 FM; SANTA CLARA, NM; Owner: MEL-MIKE ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • K212EH (90.3 FM; SILVER CITY, NM; Owner: CONNECTION COMMUNICATIONS ASSOC., INC.)
  • K204BU (88.7 FM; SILVER CITY, NM; Owner: FAITH COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • Jeffrey D Southmayd, 245 East Richmond Ave., Virden, Hidalgo County, Nm (Lat: 32.688944 Lon: -109.000889), Type: 91.0, Overall height: 85 m
    Registrant: 2023314100, Jdsouthmayd@msn.Com, 1220 19TH STREET, N.W. SUITE 400
  • Stephanie Wilson, Approx 6 Miles Se Of Virden, Just Se Of Hwy 70/A028 Intersection (Lat: 32.598194 Lon: -108.970639), Type: 60.6, Structure height: 35023 m, Overall height: 59.4 m
    Registrant: 9189494551, Curtis.Branch@branchcomm.Net, 1516 S. BOSTON AVE, STE 115
  • Stephanie R Wilson, Approx 6 Miles Se Of Virden, Just Se Of Hwy 70/A028 Intersection (Lat: 32.598194 Lon: -108.970639), Type: 60.6, Structure height: 35023 m, Overall height: 59.4 m
    Registrant: 9189494551, Curtis.Branch@branchcomm.Net, 1516 S. BOSTON AVE, STE 115

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Water Tank Hill (Lat: 32.684389 Lon: -109.011000), Type: Building, Structure height: 3 m, Call Sign: WQKD290
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.975 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/06/2009, Expiration Date: 04/06/2019, Certifier: David R Whipple
    Registrant: Ewa 20828304, 122 Baltimore St, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 337-9630, Fax: (717) 337-9157, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • NM02315A, Approx 6 Miles Se Of Virden, Just Se Of Hwy 70/A028 Intersection (Lat: 32.598222 Lon: -108.970667), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 59.4 m, Overall height: 60.6 m, Call Sign: WQRA594, Licensee ID: L00127664
    Assigned Frequencies: 6063.80 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/04/2013, Expiration Date: 04/04/2023, Certifier: Dan Menser
    Registrant: T-Mobile License LLC, 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Virden)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 210-5(205) (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR I0-470 SERIES (260 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8285Z , Serial Number: 205-0285, Year manufactured: 1963, Airworthiness Date: 02/20/1963
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Hollis L Vaughn, 981 Mud Springs Ranch Rd, Virden, NM 88045, Other Owners: Dorothy P Vaughn

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