McLean, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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McLean, Virginia - Basic Facts

The McLean Census Designated Place had a population of 49,840 as of July 1, 2016. McLean ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for McLean is located at latitude 38.9435 and longitude -77.1929 in Fairfax County. The formal boundaries for the McLean Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 24.78 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Fairfax County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 285 feet.

The McLean Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389462) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with McLean population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for McLean: Ingleside.

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McLean, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 49,840
Population in Households 49,518
Population in Familes 43,771
Population in Group Qrtrs 322
Population Density1 2,011
Diversity Index2 46


Total Households 17,587
Average Household Size 2.82
Family Households 13,687
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 18,232 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,706 (80.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,881 (15.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 645 ( 3.5%)
Median Home Value $934,700
Average Home Value $945,391


Median Household Income $176,065
Average Household Income $240,396
Per Capita Income $85,452
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.57% 0.61%
Households 0.49% 0.56%
Families 0.28% 0.54%
Median Household Income   1.22%
Per Capita Income   1.38%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

McLean, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares McLean to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 18 97th
Population Density1 # 135 77th
Diversity Index2 # 295 50th
Median Household Income # 7 99th
Per Capita Income # 2 100th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.