Glen Allen, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Glen Allen, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Glen Allen Census Designated Place had a population of 15,348 as of July 1, 2015. Glen Allen ranks in the upper 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 Allen is located at latitude 37.6659 and longitude -77.4844 in Henrico County. The formal boundaries for the Glen Allen Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.79 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Henrico County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 200 feet.

The Glen Allen Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389846) 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 Glen Allen 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 Allen: Glenallen.

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Glen Allen, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 15,348
Population in Households 15,250
Population in Familes 12,485
Population in Group Qrtrs 98
Population Density1 1,746
Diversity Index2 60


Total Households 6,215
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 4,149
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,404 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,681 (73.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,535 (24.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 189 ( 3.0%)
Median Home Value $268,333
Average Home Value $282,756


Median Household Income $67,587
Average Household Income $89,337
Per Capita Income $36,024
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.73% 0.95%
Households 0.63% 0.89%
Families 0.6% 0.79%
Median Household Income   2.79%
Per Capita Income   1.91%
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 Allen, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Glen Allen 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 # 87 85th
Population Density1 # 151 75th
Diversity Index2 # 134 77th
Median Household Income # 169 72nd
Per Capita Income # 138 77th

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