Glen Lyn, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Glen Lyn, Virginia - Basic Facts

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The Town of Glen Lyn had a population of 123 as of July 1, 2015. Glen Lyn ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Glen Lyn is located at latitude 37.3735 and longitude -80.8511 in Giles County. 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. Giles County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,667 feet.

The Town of Glen Lyn (GNIS ID: 2390209) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Glen Lyn population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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, 2015)


Total Population 123
Population in Households 116
Population in Familes 94
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density1 190
Diversity Index2 6


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 $90,278
Average Home Value $100,641


Median Household Income $40,379
Average Household Income $52,163
Per Capita Income $21,256
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.29% 0.8%
Households 1.57% 1.15%
Families 4.49% 1.15%
Median Household Income   2.28%
Per Capita Income   2.52%
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, 2015 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 # 573 3rd
Population Density1 # 490 17th
Diversity Index2 # 571 4th
Median Household Income # 377 36th
Per Capita Income # 391 34th

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