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Virden township, IL map Land area: 18.0 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 3,689 (95% urban, 5% rural)
Males: 1,747  (47.4%)
Females: 1,942  (52.6%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 3,571 (2,667 owner occupied, 904 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

33%


Races in Virden township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.5%
  • Black: 0.3%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.4%
  • Asian: 0.1%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 0.4%
  • Two or more races: 0.3%

Median age of males: 39.2
Median age of females: 41.6

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Average household size: 2.34

Virden township:

2.3 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 2.89

Estimated median household income in 2009: $38,880 ($33,566 in 1999)
This township:

$38,880
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $409 (lower quartile is $258, upper quartile is $489)
Here:

$409
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $88,097 (it was $66,000 in 2000)
Virden township:

$88,097
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $70,023 - $127,951

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $112,011
Here:

$112,011
State:

$252,233

In 2-unit structures: $44,471
Here:

$44,471
State:

$282,193

Mobile homes: $39,620
Here:

$39,620
State:

$35,670
Population density: 205 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

9.8%
Whole state:

10.7%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

3.8%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Virden.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Cemeteries: Pleasant Hill Cemetery (1), Virden City Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Virden Recreation Club Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 5 (0% naturalized citizens)

Virden township:  0.1%
State:  12.3%

61% of Virden township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 50% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 78% lived in Illinois.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 3127
  • Northeast: 35
  • Midwest: 249
  • South: 123
  • West: 98

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $50,000

Virden township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

118 people in nursing homes

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,261
  • One, attached: 20
  • Two: 110
  • 3 or 4: 50
  • 5 to 9: 38
  • Mobile homes: 198
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 1

Median worth of mobile homes: $16,500


Housing units in Virden township with a mortgage: 611 (115 second mortgage, 31 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 371

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 6
  • 1995 to 1998: 66
  • 1990 to 1994: 88
  • 1980 to 1989: 135
  • 1970 to 1979: 259
  • 1960 to 1969: 140
  • 1950 to 1959: 190
  • 1940 to 1949: 236
  • 1939 or earlier: 558

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Virden township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 6
  • 3 rooms: 11
  • 4 rooms: 169
  • 5 rooms: 357
  • 6 rooms: 286
  • 7 rooms: 150
  • 8 rooms: 74
  • 9 or more rooms: 70

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Virden township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 12
  • 3 rooms: 68
  • 4 rooms: 104
  • 5 rooms: 96
  • 6 rooms: 67
  • 7 rooms: 16
  • 8 rooms: 23
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Virden township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 18
  • 2 bedrooms: 444
  • 3 bedrooms: 501
  • 4 bedrooms: 131
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 29

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Virden township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 90
  • 2 bedrooms: 172
  • 3 bedrooms: 114
  • 4 bedrooms: 10
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Cars and other vehicles available in Virden township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 36
  • 1 vehicle: 360
  • 2 vehicles: 442
  • 3 vehicles: 208
  • 4 vehicles: 71
  • 5 or more vehicles: 6

Cars and other vehicles available in Virden township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 69
  • 1 vehicle: 196
  • 2 vehicles: 98
  • 3 vehicles: 23
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (10%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (4%)
  • Health care (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (15%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Social assistance (7%)
  • Computer and electronic products (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Child care workers (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Virden township:

  • German (24.8%)
  • United States or American (17.1%)
  • English (16.0%)
  • Irish (13.4%)
  • Italian (6.5%)
  • Scottish (2.8%)
  • Dutch (2.7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • Korea (100%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,438 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 270 (15%)
  • Walked: 24 (1%)
  • Other means: 6 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 70 (4%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (78%)
  • Electricity (17%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

118 people in nursing homes

98.0% of residents of Virden township speak English at home.
1.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (73% speak English very well, 27% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 3,530
  • In family households: 2,925 (732 male householders, 242 female householders)
    804 spouses, 1,037 children (936 natural, 10 adopted, 91 stepchildren), 18 grandchildren, 19 brothers or sisters, 11 parents, 22 other relatives, 40 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 605 (172 male householders (143 living alone)), 345 female householders (311 living alone)), 88 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 118 (all institutionalized)

Size of family households: 463 2-persons, 223 3-persons, 178 4-persons, 70 5-persons, 34 6-persons, 6 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 454 1-person, 53 2-persons, 10 4-persons,

566 married couples with children.
253 single-parent households (78 men, 175 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 13
Here:

5.7%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 41
Here:

28.7%
Illinois:

25.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Virden township:

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