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Population in 2012: 149 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +4.2%
Males: 76  (51.6%)
Females: 73  (48.4%)

Median resident age:  43.5 years
New Mexico median age:  37.7 years

Zip code: 85534

Estimated median household income in 2012: $28,681 (it was $29,375 in 2000)
Virden:

$28,681
NM:

$42,558
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $10,783

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $82,115 (it was $56,700 in 2000)
Virden:

$82,115
NM:

$157,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $95,107; Detached houses: $96,739; Mobile homes: $87,600

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  • White alone - 118 (77.6%)
  • Hispanic - 33 (21.7%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.7%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Virden: 91.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (33.8%), Irish (30.5%), German (11.3%), United States (6.6%), Swedish (5.3%), Italian (3.3%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 3715 feet

Land area: 0.22 square miles.

Population density: 667 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Virden:

  • High school or higher: 66.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Virden village:

  • Never married: 0.0%
  • Now married: 77.8%
  • Separated: 11.1%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 4.8%

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

This village:  8.4%
New Mexico:  9.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $199 (0.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $429 (0.6%)

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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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.5%
New Mexico:

7.5%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +35 (+32.4%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (60%)
  • Public administration (40%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (75%)
  • Retail trade (25%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (24%)
  • Engineers (18%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (18%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (12%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Extraction workers (12%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (33%)
  • Librarians, curators, and archivists (17%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (17%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (17%)


Average climate in Virden, New Mexico

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Earthquake activity:

Virden-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below New Mexico state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/8/2007 at 07:15:40, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 MW, 3.5 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 70.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2007 at 09:30:41, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 64.6 miles away from Virden center
Magnitude types: local magnitude (ML), 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: 4, Storms: 4, Floods: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Fire: 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:

  • Eastern Arizona College (about 46 miles; Thatcher, AZ; Full-time enrollment: 2,285)
  • University of Phoenix-Southern Arizona Campus (about 115 miles; Tucson, AZ; FT enrollment: 2,465)
  • University of Arizona (about 119 miles; Tucson, AZ; FT enrollment: 33,106)
  • Pima Community College (about 121 miles; Tucson, AZ; FT enrollment: 11,708)
  • New Mexico State University-Main Campus (about 134 miles; Las Cruces, NM; FT enrollment: 14,681)
  • New Mexico State University-Dona Ana (about 135 miles; Las Cruces, NM; FT enrollment: 3,159)
  • The University of Texas at El Paso (about 160 miles; El Paso, TX; FT enrollment: 12,687)

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 2012: 56.0%
(59.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Virden, NM

Virden compared to New Mexico state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly 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 significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Virden travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (52%)
  • Electricity (35%)
  • Utility gas (6%)
  • Other fuel (6%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 90.83%
Here90.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents79.1%7.2%5.3%4.3%4.1%
Congregations33.3%13.3%20.0%20.0%13.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Here:

6.11 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

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

20.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.14 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Hidalgo County:

6.2%
State:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

20.1%
State:

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

9.3%
New Mexico:

11.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
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 3$1,541
Parks and Recreation 0$0 2$143
Water Supply 0$0 3$320
Local Libraries 0$0 2$273
Totals for Government 0$0 10$2,277

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

  • Current Operations - Fire Protection: $24,000 ($161.07)
    Financial Administration: $24,000 ($161.07)
    Water Utilities: $10,000 ($67.11)
    Libraries: $9,000 ($60.40)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($20.13)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $17,000 ($114.09)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $8,000 ($53.69)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($20.13)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $41,000 ($275.17)
    General Support: $41,000 ($275.17)
    Water Utilities: $12,000 ($80.54)
    Highways: $5,000 ($33.56)
  • Tax - Public Utilities: $1,000 ($6.71)
    Property: $1,000 ($6.71)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $113,000 ($758.39)

8.17% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,569 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.17%
New Mexico average:

7.94%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Dona Ana County, NM  1.38% ($21,273 average AGI)
from Grant County, NM  0.63% ($29,100)


9.14% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,299 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.14%
New Mexico average:

7.42%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Dona Ana County, NM  1.43% ($40,565 average AGI)
to Cochise County, AZ  1.00% ($25,750)
to Grant County, NM  0.93% ($29,933)

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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