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Glen Lyn, Virginia - Basic Facts

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The Town of Glen Lyn had a population of 119 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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, 2017)


Total Population 119
Daytime Population: Workers 250
Daytime Population: Residents 66
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 316
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.66
Population in Households 113
Population in Familes 91
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density2 184
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $50,449
Average Household Income $60,288
Per Capita Income $25,913


Total Housing Units 60 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 38 (63.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 11 (18.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 11 (18.3%)
Median Home Value $90,789
Average Home Value $117,568


Total Households 49
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 33
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.47% 0.0%
Households 0.58% 0.0%
Families 2.81% -0.61%
Median Household Income   0.52%
Per Capita Income   2.89%

Glen Lyn, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Glen Lyn to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 577 3rd
Population Density # 491 17th
Diversity Index # 585 2nd
Median Household Income # 302 49th
Per Capita Income # 305 49th

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