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Glen Lyn, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Glen Lyn is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Giles County at latitude 37.3735 and longitude -80.8511. Giles County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,667 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Glen Lyn, but most people and references simply refer to it as Glen Lyn, Virginia.

The P1 Census Class Code for Glen Lyn indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Glen Lyn (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.65 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Glen Lyn: Glenlyn, Hells Gate, Montreal, Parkinson Shumates Ferry.

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Glen Lyn, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 122
Population in Households 116
Population in Familes 93
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density1 189
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 51
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 34
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 63 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 39 (61.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 12 (19.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 12 (19.0%)
Median Home Value $92,647
Average Home Value $110,256


Median Household Income $43,775
Average Household Income $55,839
Per Capita Income $22,544
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.4% 0.81%
Households 1.94% 0.77%
Families 5.57% 1.15%
Median Household Income   2.91%
Per Capita Income   2.64%
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.


Glen Lyn, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Glen Lyn to the other 591 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 576 3rd
Population Density1 # 492 17th
Diversity Index2 # 578 2nd
Median Household Income # 330 44th
Per Capita Income # 331 44th

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