Worden is a village in Madison County, Illinois, United States. The population was 1,044 at the 2010 census.
Worden was originally called New Hampton, and under the latter name was laid out in 1860. When the railroad was built through the settlement in 1870, the name Worden was given to the station, after John C. Worden, an English immigrant, businessman, and railroad promoter.
Worden is located at 38°55′56″N 89°50′25″W (38.932241, -89.840216).
According to the 2010 census, Worden has a total area of 0.722 square miles (1.87 km2), of which 0.71 square miles (1.84 km2) (or 98.34%) is land and 0.012 square miles (0.03 km2) (or 1.66%) is water.
At the 2000 census there were 905 people, 378 households, and 261 families living in the village. The population density was 1,370.3 people per square mile (529.4/km2). There were 396 housing units at an average density of 599.6 per square mile (231.7/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 99.34% White, 0.44% Native American, 0.11% from other races, and 0.11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.22%.
Of the 378 households 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.7% were non-families. 27.0% of households were one person and 13.5% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.90.
The age distribution was 24.3% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% 65 or older.